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Unread 11-05-2010, 01:29 AM   #1
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Wigs + Pool?

I'd never purposely get pool water on my wig... but... i was considering a photoshoot in a hotel pool. So if i were to fall into the pool on accident and get my wig all wet... should i be worried? Would the chemicals ruin my wig?
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Unread 11-05-2010, 01:44 AM   #2
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nope.

Wigs are plastic

The chemicals, unlike real hair, can't penetrate the plastic

and in a hotel pool, there isn't a concentration of chlorine or bleach strong enough to be safe for humans if it could hurt plastic :]

of course don't.....throw your wig in there and leave it for days, but yeah. you should be fine.
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Unread 11-05-2010, 09:21 AM   #3
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I might be worried if the wig was dyed though. I don't know how dye would react to the cholorine. You could always test some of the fiber before you go trapezing into the pool. =^^=
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Unread 11-05-2010, 10:30 AM   #4
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It would take FOREVER to get the chlorine out and as chlorine tends to do it makes your hair feel awful.

But It wouldn't "wreck" your wig just tangle it like crazy and make it smell like chlorine xD

I don't know but it might change the texture of the wig.

Obviously it would need a good washing after but you should be fine.
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Unread 11-05-2010, 09:03 PM   #5
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I've worn wigs in the pool before (in addition to the ocean)!

My wigs were fine and nothing happened to them at all, but I didn't do any serious swimming with them on, just posed for pictures in the water and then hung out. Hotel pools do have a much higher concentration of chemicals compared to a house pool though, so just make sure to wash it out if it needs to be washed out! (Moreso because of the smell of the chlorine and the netting of the wig) Honestly I was pretty nervous wearing a wig in the pool when I first tried it. XD
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Unread 11-05-2010, 09:40 PM   #6
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If pure chlorine bleach can't damage wig fiber (and it can't), then a pool won't have a hope in hell.

You'll just want to make sure you rinse the wig cap thoroughly, however. A dunk or even a swim won't hurt it, but bleach/chlorine is rough on elastic and you'll want to take care of that before letting the wig sit in storage.
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