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TSA Wigs-Do I Have To Take Off My Wig?

TSA WIGS

After appointments, treatments, and maybe even some surgeries, you finally have the strength to take a much-needed break for some time to enjoy yourself. While packing for your trip, something crosses your mind, “Am I going to get stopped by airport security because I’m wearing a wig?” When you’re planning a vacation, wearing your wig through security should be the least of your worries, but women who have undergone cancer treatments may be concerned about it.

It makes a lot of sense to be concerned. After going to great lengths to have a wig that looks just like your hair you sure don’t want to have to take it off in front of hundreds of travelers. Don’t worry, though, you should not have any TSA wigs problems when you are traveling. 

While we know how “comprehensive” the TSA agents can be (seriously, you need a separate travel agenda to keep up with all of the TSA regulations), we also hope that they won’t be concerned about your wig. The scanners that they use can scan right over your wig just like they do with your clothes.  

We stopped and asked a TSA agent at O’hare International Airport what is the TSA wigs protocol.  She said the only time that you would need to take your wig off for any TSA agent is if they suspect that you may be carrying something under the wig after they have scanned you. If this happens, you would be taken into a private room with a female TSA agent where nobody else can see you take your wig off of your head. The TSA agents are trained to handle these situations and will do it while keeping your dignity intact. 

Now that you know you’ll be just fine traveling with a wig, contact us to find a comfortable wig you can wear on vacation. 

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