Hair issues in tropic locations

Ok, bare with me. Has anyone considered buying a human hair wig to not have to deal with humid/hot conditions on cruises? I'm considering buying one, that way my family doesn't have to wait for me to go through the processes of making my own hair presentable. Nervous

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That was never a thought for me. I have very thick, longish and wavy hair. Most of the time, I just put my hair in a pony tail if I'm at the pool or knocking around in port. For dinners I will tend to wear it wavy or a partial up do. I am a no muss no fuss person. A wig just sounds like it would make me hotter.

Well, I've heard that there are 'breathable' wigs out there that are realistic-looking and won't make you feel overheated Nervous

No, during tropical vacations its hot, you sweat sometimes, there's salt water and a lot of direct sun to your hair. Its vacation, why worry about your hair? My hair doesn't look bad on a cruise but that's another female vice that I leave on land.

I would think that it would be very uncomfortable........ something that thick and heavy on your head and sweating under it. I know that even if I wear a baseball ​cap I take it off to cool my head down a bit a few times when out on an excursion. I'd think a hat would be more comfortable, easier to pack, less expensive and easier to put on and off then a tight fitting wig.

Now if you took a wig in a different hair style and color then your real hair, your husband may like a blond or a red head for a change. Big Smile

The advantage of being a guy -- we can just cut it all off.

If blond or red doesn't suit you, go a bit more modern with neon green or purpleBig Smile.

Seriously, though, if you are on a cruise, then you should relax. Nobody will know who you are or how you look. Just run a brush through it if it gets too frizzed out.

I'll bear with you... but don't know you well enough to bare with you Big Smile.

In tropical locations where I am spending a lot of time outside, I pull my hair back. Once on the ship, the climate is better controlled. We shower in the afternoon before dinner instead of the morning. It has worked for us for many, many cruises. I deal with hairstyling before dinner.... rather than before hitting the ports.


I've lost my hair this year due to cancer treatments, so for my cruise in March I tried to use several wigs. Well guess what it did not matter which type I used, the wigs made me swelter so much more than my waist length hair ever did. I brought w/ me one that was just above the shoulder length in (ash blond) human hair, a pixie cut fully synthetic one (auburn colored) , and an updo hybrid one (honey blond), none were comfortable to wear, though I wore them all winter right into spring. I wound-up at each port looking for hats and head scarfs to use instead. Simply put unless you grew up wearing wigs during the summer don't bother to bring any on a cruise, it's a waste of packing space. Just put your hair up in a pony or loose bun, or at your first port have the locals do the braiding. With my previous waist length locks I used to have my regular stylist do a deep conditioning treatment about a week before the cruise then have my hair (Heidi) braided the day before leaving for the cruise that would get me to at least the first Elegant or Formal Evening of the cruise w/ a low maintenance style then afterwards just tossing it through a scrunchie or clips to keep it off my neck.

Well I'm bald so I don't have to worry about itHappy. I think hair is overrated.

That's a good idea. A quality wig or pony tail looks real so why not?! You certainly would save a tremendous amount of time preparing for evening activities.

Keratin treatment!!! Get the one that last 6-9 weeks. Wear a hat. Conditioner after every beach, pool and sitting out baking. I guarantee you will come home with healthy hair!


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