Did you know? Wigs are designed to hide baldness and can make baldness even worse. You need to be careful when wearing a wig. Here are two causes of baldness progression and countermeasures.
Cause 1: Steaming
One of the reasons for wig-induced baldness is scalp steam. With the advancement of technology, there are more and more wigs that are breathable these days, but it has not been possible to eliminate wig-induced steam. It is the same as when you wear a hat for a long time and it gradually becomes stuffy.
This inevitably leads to the growth of bacteria. This is very uncomfortable because the increase in bacteria tends to cause itching and inflammation. The poor condition of the scalp also increases stress, which further worsens the condition of the scalp…a negative spiral.
Cause 2: Load on the mounting
The second reason for wig-induced baldness is the strain on the scalp caused by wig wear. There are five main types of wig attachment methods. The main attachment methods are pins, adhesives, tape, braiding, and composite type.
All of these methods place a load on the area where the wig is worn. In addition, depending on how it is worn, it can become very steamy and cause poor circulation. Some methods of attachment are such that the wig cannot be easily removed by the wearer, while others are such that it cannot be easily removed by the wearer.
As a result, the condition of the scalp deteriorates, causing hair loss to gradually increase and baldness to progress.
Reduce wear time and give your scalp a break.
A major cause of wig-induced baldness is leaving the wig on for long periods of time. You can choose not to wear a wig, but doing so can cause stress because of the publicity, which can lead to baldness.
If you choose to use a wig to hide baldness, minimize the amount of time you wear it and allow your scalp time to rest. For example, always remove the wig at night before going to bed, do not wear it on holidays, and cover your baldness with a hat when going out.
To give your scalp time to rest, choose a method of wearing your wig that allows you to easily remove it yourself.
Hair regrowth is possible even with a wig.
Even if you wear a wig, it is possible to receive hair growth treatment at an outpatient hair growth clinic. However, if the scalp is in poor condition, treatment must start with the scalp. The longer you wear the wig, the worse the condition of your scalp will become and the less efficient the treatment will be.
If you are considering hair growth in the future, try to reduce the amount of time you wear the wig in order to improve the efficiency of treatment and the effectiveness of hair growth. The shorter time you spend wearing the wig, the less stress and discomfort it will cause you.