What Happens When You Sweat In A Hair System?

Working out is a normal part of many people’s lives. It’s healthy, it makes you fitter and it helps you destress. However, with working out comes the problem of extra heat, the secretion of sebum and of course, sweat. With this in mind, you might be wondering if you can exercise with a hair system in place. 

The answer is, if you exercise the right amount of caution and take the right preventative steps, you should be good to go. This means that your hair system will stay on even if you’re building up a sweat at the gym. But to find out more, take a look at our discussion below. 

The effect of sweating on a hair system

Working out builds sweat and naturally, heat in the body. This is emitted through your skin’s pores. And in addition to this, the body naturally produces sebum, which is body-based oil, that can affect your hair system. However, you may be wondering if this heat, sweat and sebum will affect your hair system. And the answer is not simple. The reasons for this are manifold but we’ll cover a few of the most important ones here.

Firstly, it’s important to know that the adhesive type that you use to secure your lace system to your scalp will vary and these glues or tapes will have a different reaction to the sweat and sebum released by your body.

In addition, when you work out and your body produces heat, or if you live in a climate where heat and temperatures can go quite high, you should also be aware that your hair system may be affected. 

The good news is that with the right care and preventative measures, your hair system won’t be affected. Wondering what these measures are? Take a look below.

What you can do to prevent any unwanted results

If you don’t want your sweat, body heat and sebum to affect your hair system, it’s advisable to follow these measures for optimal results:

  • Don’t exercise for a period of 24 to 48 hours right after your hair system has been attached
  • Use a lace system because it offers a more “breathable” material
  • Consider using a scalp protector/monofilament cap to absorb the sweat and ensure that your hair system stays securely in place
  • Be aware of the types of adhesives you use

As for other preventative steps you can take, consider the following. Firstly, you may wish to use an old wig for your gym sessions and keep it clean and in good condition for as long as possible. Secondly, you may wish to exercise with a sweatband or cap to ensure that you don’t experience any embarrassing moments. 

Finally, think about using a shorter hair system as opposed to a longer one because longer ones may pull down on your hair and damage it more. This is especially the case if you are planning on swimming. And speaking of swimming, while it is perfectly safe to swim with a hair system on, consider using a swimming cap to avoid exposing your hair to the chlorine in the pool. 

Concluding thoughts

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