Do Wigs Cause Hairloss?

Do Lace Front Wigs Cause Hairloss?

We have all heard the Old Wives' Tale that claims "wearing a hat too often will lead to baldness", but is this actually true? And if wearing hats causes baldness, then what about lace front wigs?


Lace Front Wigs

While many people believe that wearing wigs or hats causes baldness, this is actually a MYTH!  Wearing clean hats and wigs will not damage hair follicles as long as they are not too tight. If the hat or wig is too tight, it can result in Traction  Alopecia. It's great to know that lace wigs and hats do not contribute to thinning hair, but the good news doesn't stop there! Did you know that wearing wigs actually comes with benefits? It's true!

Will Lace Wigs Make My Hair Fall Out?

Lace front wigs do not cause hair loss or breakage and are very safe to wear over natural hair. In fact, one benefit of wearing wigs is the protection of the biological hair underneath.  While washing and styling hair is a fundamental part of many people’s daily haircare regimen, damage or breakage can often occur as a result.  Lace front human hair wigs are great for wearing over natural hair especially when fine or thin.  Teasing, using styling products, and even brushing natural hair can eventually take a toll on the health of the hair.  Many people find it necessary to wash their hair every day because of the oil that builds up. 

With wigs, it doesn’t matter how oily biological hair looks underneath!  Wearing wigs gives the bio-hair underneath a break from the harmful heat-styling tools and chemicals that come from many styling creams, gels, and pomades. 

Many people, including The Wig Experts at, use deep-conditioning treatments and masks on their real hair while wearing wigs during the day to strengthen and heal damaged hair underneath.  Wigs in the past have had a reputation for looking fake, but those days are long gone!  The evolution of wigs has brought them to a point where they are now virtually undetectable due to revolutionary new features such as lace fronts, monofilament tops and cap construction types. You can now be confident that you look amazing while protecting and strengthening your biohair underneath your wig!

Do you have hair loss? We want to know your story so tell us about you in the comments below!



Hi Tami,

We are so sorry to hear about your experience and how this has impacted you. We are here for you and would love the chance to help you feel good about YOU! Hair loss and issues can be devastating and impact anyone’s self-esteem but we are here for you.

The Wig Experts

I’ve been losing my hair since I was 30 years old I’m so depressed and I don’t have money to buy wig. Want to wear my real hair

Wendy Nicholson

Hair loss due to heredity and thyroid disease my whole life. I always have been here and always been embarrassed of it still am self-esteem



We are deeply sorry to hear you are going through this. We know this experience can be devastating and difficult to navigate. We are here for you and we hope you will allow us to hold your hand through your journey with hair loss.

We are pleased to offer you the benefit of licensed cosmetologists on staff ready to assist you and provide expert advice on color and style. We are happy to answer any questions. We now also virtual consultations if you would like to schedule an appointment to meet-face-to-face for a full consultation. If you would like to speak to us directly, please call toll-free 1-800-581-2001 (outside the U.S., please call 1-214-443-4848). Licensed cosmetologists are available to take your call Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 6:30PM CST.

Best Regards,
The Wig Experts

The Wig Experts

I am 55 and have been slowly loosing my hair for several years now. I’m convinced it’s from it’s from my medical history as in surgeries, medications and the everything else. But now it’s coming out by the brush fills everyday! It’s just horrible, so depressing.

D Saylor

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