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Wig Out: 7 Summer Activities Wig-Wearers Should Avoid

Wigs are a lot of fun, trust me. But, the truth is, they’re just not ideal for all situations, no matter how great you look. In the past I’ve been pretty adventurous with my wigs, and because of it, I’ve often paid the price big time. One minute I was enjoying the moment, and the next I was standing their mortified and missing my wig, which was usually laying somewhere nearby. (True story!) I learned from my mistakes so you don’t have to. I’ve compiled a little list of activities I recommend that wig-wearers avoid at all costs. Ladies, take heed! (Note: Even the best glue is no match for some of these activities, so unless your wig is sewn on, listen up.)

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By Charli Penn · July 22, 2014

I know every Yonce hit is your jam (mine too!) but beware of breaking out into her signature moves without a plan or a properly clipped/attached hair weave/wig. It wound end well for you. Again, I’m speaking from experience.

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Signing yourself up for Zumba and kickboxing classes are the perfect way to stay in shape this summer, but I can’t promise you that your hair will stay put. Why put yourself through that? Throw on a scarf or a tie back your hair and check the vanity in the locker.

Before you even say it, let me stop you right there. No, it’s not okay if “it doesn’t go upside down.” I once thought the same thing too. Only, when I got off of the ride and checked out the freeze frame photos, I was the only one holding my head and looking horrified. There was no “amusement” in that ride!

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Nothing will send your lace wig flying faster than a crash collision with a friend on a bumper cart course. It’s all fun and games until the hair goes flying. This doesn’t have to happen. Think twice before you buy two tickets for the bumper cars.

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The little ones don’t know your hair isn’t growing from the root. They will grab, pull and tug. Steer clear!

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If you’re in the heat of the moment and he doesn’t know about the “don’t ever touch a Black girl’s hair” rule, a mortifying moment is imminent.

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Friends don’t let friends ride in convertibles with wigs – especially on the highway. Case closed.

Hey, don’t leave me drinking alone. What’s your most-embarrassing wig/weave fail? Tell me below!