Can You Shower With A Toupee?

Can you shower with a toupee?

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Adam Bennet

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Introducing a toupee into daily routine often raises solid queries, and among them, the question of showering with a toupee stands as a curious yet practical inquiry. Getting into the world of toupees and their care, let us address this issue. We will go over everything you need to know when showering with your toupees.

What are the things you should avoid while showering with a toupee?

When showering with a toupee, it’s very important to take precautions to preserve its quality and longevity.
Here are things to avoid:

1. Avoid hot showers

Hot water can damage both the toupee fibers and the adhesive used to secure them, and will directly impact their life and quality, whereas lukewarm or cool water is preferable whenever you go for a quick or relaxing shower.

2. Neglect constant scrubbing

Say no to constant scrubbing or rubbing the toupee while washing your toupee and it will completely disturb its setting and will make its grip lose, gentle, careful movements help maintain the integrity of the toupee.

3. Harsh shampoos and conditioners

This is one universal fact that using products containing sulfates or alcohol can be damaging to the toupee no matter how expensive they are, always choose mild, gentle shampoos and conditioners specifically designed for delicate toupees or use products that are specially recommended to you by your hair expert.

4. Towel-drying vigorously:

Toupees are often made from synthetic or natural hair fibers. These fibers can easily tangle or become matted when coming in contact with the forceful rubbing with a towel instead patting the toupee gently helps prevent these tangles and preserves the smoothness of the toupee.

So use the towel in a gentle way on the toupee instead of rubbing it vigorously, which can cause tangling or damage to the fibers of the toupee.

5. Avoid direct contact with strong water pressure

Avoid placing the toupee directly under the showerhead’s strong water flow as strong water pressure can weaken or loosen the adhesive used to secure the toupee.
It might cause the toupee to lift or shift from its intended position on your scalp. Direct exposure to strong water pressure might saturate the toupee, increasing its weight and potentially affecting its shape and style.

Breaking a myth : It is okay to shower with your toupee

Yes, because now it is easy and effectively proven that you can take a shower while wearing a toupee and the reasons are listed below;

1. It is time saving

Take a very good care of your toupee exactly the way you do if you have your original hair and you know that it is one easy process to follow where you do not have to spare the whole day, simply go for the shower, follow the necessary steps and you are ready!

2. It is convenient too

We all live busy lives, indeed, where one cannot spare a fair amount of time at the time of the shower and want to do that chaos very quickly, in such a situation you can conveniently go for the shower with your toupee on and clean it up on the go.

3. Get the refreshed style everyday

Nobody likes that boring and dull hair, right? Same is the case with your toupee, wash them, condition them and style them as per your convenience and experience the refreshed look everyday.

4. Gives that natural appearance

A quality toupee will always serve the best and the life long results and gives you that comfort of washing the toupee exactly the way you wash your original hair by giving you that natural feel and appearance at the same time.

5. Sets well with your scalp

Human hair toupees are undetectable and provide a natural look and sets very well with your scalp so that you do not have to remove them every time you go for a shower.

How to wash toupee properly in the shower?

Washing a toupee properly in the shower requires gentle handling to maintain its shape and quality.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you:

Prepare the set

  • Make sure the area around the shower is clean and free from clutter. Lay down a towel on a flat surface nearby where you can place the toupee after washing.

During the shower

  • Detangle your toupee : Before wetting the toupee, gently comb or brush it to remove any knots or tangles. Use a wide-toothed comb or a brush specifically designed for toupees.
  • Wet the toupee : Hold the toupee under lukewarm water, allowing the water to flow down from the base to the ends. Avoid excessive heat, as hot water might damage the structure of the toupee.
  • Shampoo application : Apply a small amount of mild shampoo to your hands and lather it gently onto the toupee. Focus on the inside (cap) of the toupee where most of the sweat, oil, and residue gathers. Avoid rubbing the toupee vigorously as this can cause tangling or damage to the fibers.
  • Rinse properly : Rinse the toupee under lukewarm water until all the shampoo is washed out. Again, let the water flow from the base to the ends to prevent tangling.
  • Conditioning : With the toupee made with human hair, you can apply a small amount of recommended conditioner, focusing more on the ends. Leave it on for a while before rinsing thoroughly with water.

What to do before and after a shower with a toupee?

The before and after of showering with a toupee : It’s essential to take certain steps to ensure the hairpiece remains in good condition and is attached securely.
Here’s a roadmap of what to do before and after showering with a toupee:

Before showering :

  • Prepare your toupee
  • Detangle and brush your toupee
  • Secure the toupee

After showering :

  • Gently dry your toupee after a shower
  • Look for the residue if left any
  • Detangle the toupee very gently and style it accordingly
  • Clean and maintain your toupee as and when the time suggests

When you shouldn't shower with a toupee?

The answer to this question is : When the toupee is freshly or newly installed do not ever take a risk of a shower for at least 48 hours.
The reasons,
  • Certain types of adhesives used to attach toupees may not be entirely waterproof.
  • Excessive exposure to water, especially hot water, may weaken the adhesive, causing the toupee to loosen or come off prematurely.
  • The time of 48 hours will also allow the adhesive or bonding tape to properly set and adhere to your scalp, ensuring a secure fit.


In conclusion, showering with a toupee is feasible with proper precautions and care.
However, it’s essential to be cautious to prevent damage and maintain the toupee’s quality and appearance over time. So, who are you waiting for when all your worries about the toupee are solved? Come and explore the best toupee for you now!

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Adam Bennet

Adam Bennet is a Certified Trichologist at IHS Hair replacement with over 21 years of Unbeatable experience. Throughout his remarkable career, he has successfully completed an impressive 8000 hair replacement systems. Adam is dedicated to transforming lives and boosting self-confidence so that one can live with all the pride and confidence. Adam Bennet has served over 800 satisfied clients and still-counting, while helping them get their natural appearance and emotions back with all the pride and confidence.

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