7 Reasons Why Vacation Hair is the Best Hair

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Earlier this month, I spent a week with my family on a cruise. It was a fabulous week filled with fun, beaches and relaxation. Vacations are always nice, but you know what makes my vacation that much better? The fact that I wear hair!

I brought my cut-down Noriko Milan, as well as my Jon Renau Alessandra, and both of them were troopers.

I got to thinking about all the reasons why vacations are so much easier now that I wear helper hair, and I thought you might be interested in hearing my thoughts.

In no particular order…let’s go!

You Can Debut Hair for the First Time

For those of you who haven’t pulled the trigger on wearing hair yet, let me tell you that on vacation is the PERFECT time to try wearing hair.

Think about it.

You know absolutely no one. Those “no ones” haven’t a clue about your hair loss. I’d argue that most people are pretty self-preoccupied during a normal day, but people on vacation are even less interested in those around them. They are busy having fun with their friends and family. Eating. Drinking. Exploring. You and your wimpy bio hair will never cross their minds.

You Can Wear A Different Color…Maybe Even Every Day

Since I was on a cruise, we had different venue choices for dinner every night, so I never saw the same people twice (well, I did, but not for long enough that people would notice me). I could’ve worn blonde one day, red the next, and no one would’ve batted an eyelash.

Except for maybe our cabin steward, because he was really attentive. But, I figure he’s seen crazier things taking care of all of those rooms, right?

No More Burnt Scalp

I used to hate being out in the sun because my scalp would burn SO badly. I’d have to meticulously apply sunscreen along my wide part, which would mess with my concealers and leave my hair looking greasy.

And you know what?

It still burned, almost every single time. So I’d have gross, flaky scalp on top of hair loss. Not fun.

Since helper hair covers up your scalp, you get instant coverage. My topper was basically sunscreen with clips.

No More Sunglasses Dent

On vacation, you’re in sunglasses all the time, right? But do you experience what I used to?

Are you familiar with that dreaded dent on the top of your hair where you push your sunglasses up onto your head? I used to HATE this, because not only did the dent look stupid, but sometimes it would even leave a gap and show my scalp.

I push my sunglasses on top of my head all the time now, and haven’t seen a dent, ever.

No Brassy Hair Color

If you wear synthetic hair, you can rest assured that the sun will not fade your hair. When I used to get my bio hair dyed, it would turn a brassy red color almost instantly in the sun.

Now my hair stays the perfect shade of mousy brown that I love (ha!).

You Can Get Ready in a Flash

Why waste precious time primping on vacation? No matter hot sticky and humid it got outside, my synthetic hair held up beautifully. It never looked too perfect, but it always looked put together. I never submerged myself, but I did a fair bit of splashing around, and my hair still look great (and yes, you can swim in a topper or wig!).

Even if you wear human hair (which will be subject to the weather, but sometimes less so than your bio hair), you can get it ready ahead of time for when you need it. If you don’t wear your hair at the pool, for example, you can have your hair ready to go, sitting in the room. Or, if you bring two pieces, you can wear one while the other sits pre-styled, ready to go when you need her.

You Can Pack Less

This might vary depending on if you wear synthetic or human hair, but I know I bring way fewer hair products now that I wear hair. My brush, my hair glue, and a travel-sized hairspray (to add grip to my bio hair, for my clips) is all I bring.

Here a quick peek of me the day we set sail out of Texas. Check out how well my Got2B hair glue performed…it was such a gloomy, windy, rainy day!

So there you have it! Have you vacationed with helper hair? What did you love (or not love) about it?

14 thoughts on “7 Reasons Why Vacation Hair is the Best Hair”

  1. I want to let you know how much I’ve enjoyed reading your posts since I came upon your site. Because of the insight you have provided, I recently decided to switch from wigs to a topper (Milan actually). After wearing wigs for the past decade, Milan feels so much lighter and there’s no periodic pulling and tugging to insure things aren’t slipping or sliding. I will definitely use Got2B while out on the boat in the coming months. Thank you so much for care and time you put into your posts!

  2. I am so happy that you shared this post! I don’t wear hair yet, but I most likely will someday (maybe in the next year). I am always worried about vacation, also because I LOVE TO SWIM! Thanks for the positive post!

  3. HI Lauren – Your post came at just the right time. I’m going away on a beach vacation with a group of friends and only one of them knows about my topper. After stressing about it and talking at nauseum with my therapist, I’m going to relax. If it feels appropriate, I’ll tell my friends and if it doesn’t, it doesn’t. I’m a little concerned about frolicking in the ocean and if we go on a snorkeling excursion. I did wear my topper in the ocean last year and my beef said that it just looked like my hair and it wasn’t noticeable at all. I wasn’t feeling so secure about it staying on my head. On a related topic about the hair glue, what is the base of your topper made out of? I used the hair glue you recommended but I didn’t feel like I could get it to really stick even after letting it get a little tacky before putting it in place. I have two that are made from human hair – one is like lace or fine mesh and I have a thicker one that’s almost like silicone.

    • The glue is applied on the poly rim of mine…it won’t stick as well to the meshy part (but my workaround is to place a piece of packing tape on the silicon part that runs into the mesh. The glue will stick to my tape, too. I should do a post on this…

  4. Did,the wig make your hair perspire? In my late 60’s and thinning hair but I can’t wear a hat of any type without feeling claustrophobic (if that makes any sense!) so very concerned. Mentoring your blog but not sure which direction to go yet. More reading in my future!

    • Hi! My topper causes no issue with heat for me. A wig might be more hot especially if you are unaccustomed. I only wore my wig at night and mainly indoors when I was on the cruise.

  5. Hi! Thank you so much for your insight! Let me tell you, you have opened up so many new, amazing worlds to me! I have a question, have you ever tried wearing a wig to an amusement park? We are planning a trip to Disney and I’m most stressed about my wig and riding the rides with my kids.

    Thank you again!

    • Hi, my name is Lauren, and I’m a Disney-holic. 🙂 I’ve been to the parks many, many times with hair with no issues. The clips hold well, but you can always add a stretchy headband over top for extra stability. You’ll be fine!


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