I have a 10 year old daughter with Alopecia universalis who started wearing freedom wig in January. Usually during the summer she goes to camp and is swimming every day. Does anyone have any experience with wearing freedom wigs to go swimming? Am I asking for trouble to consider having her wear this in. Pool every day?
while you CAN swim in your Freedom wig every day, you do have to realize that swimming in chlorinated water is very bad for human hair. Any human hair, even your own naturally growing hair. Chlorine is a bleach and it will turn blond hair green, dry your hair and in general is not a good thing for anyone. I usually recommend that anyone who wants to swim every day in chlorine invest in an inexpensive alternative. If you only want to swim in chlorine occasionally, then you can certainly swim in your Freedom piece. I suggest that you wet your hair (even if it is you own growth hair) in non-chlorinated water before going in the pool. Spray it with a good leave-in conditioner and when you come out of the pool, rinse it or your hair off in non-chlorinated water to stop the action of the chlorine bleach. It's hard for saturated hair to suck up the chlorine. That's the reason for going in with wet hair and coating it with a good conditioner.
If it is important for her to swim with hair you may want to get a cheaper lace wig for that purpose.My daughter tapes hers on with super tape and dives in. We order them from qdbeauty.com
I have a Sydney Swim from the same place I think. That way I don't have to restyle my Freedom when I'm on vacation - I can just head directly to the bar while my husband is still washing and blowdrying his hair!
I agree with Debbie-get a cheaper version of hh wig for camp swim time and save the Freedom from such stress. I think that the Asian hair version of the Gemtress wig is "fairly" cheap, and suctions on to an AU head, and with some extra blue swim tape would be very secure for swimming- I have used it when swimming, both with and without a swim cap.She can "not worry" so much about the chlorine on the hair, if her swimming at camp is in a pool. I have really always wanted to have some hair on my head when I swim, not just a swim cap-so I use older human hair wigs, that I don't care about. I can certainly understand your daughter wanting to have hair when she is crashing about having fun in the water. The blue swim tape is a bit overly sticky to deal with but it is REALLY great stuff.