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Do Wigs Cause Hairloss?

Posted on July 17 2018

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 wigs?! 

 

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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 Friction Alopecia. It's great to know that 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!

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.  Human hair, especially when fine or thin, is delicate.  Teasing, using styling products, and even brushing 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 “greasy” 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 wigs.com, 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!

 

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4 comments

  • The Wig Experts: July 23, 2018

    Hi Barb!
    On wigs.com, we have a great tutorial on how to find your wig size! This way, you can be sure you are ordering the right size without having to try on. I have put the link below!

    https://www.wigs.com/pages/how-to-find-your-wig-size

    Have a great Monday!
    -The Wig Experts

  • The Wig Experts: July 23, 2018

    Hi Barbara!
    Thank you for your question! Lynsey by Envy is a human hair/synthetic blend that is around $500 (we have sales often, so you can get it at a great price!). The Light Blonde shade features 2 toned blend of Creamy Blonde with Champagne highlights. I wouldn’t recommend going into chlorine with a wig, but human hair will probably be a better choice as it can withstand more than synthetic. Human hair is more expensive, so finding one under $500 can be a little difficult! This is why I believe the blend of human and synthetic is a good option for you.

    Here is a link to Lynsy by Envy:
    https://www.wigs.com/collections/human-hair-wigs/products/lynsey-human-hair-blend-wig-envy?variant=32275585226

    Hope you have a great Monday!
    -The Wig Experts

  • Barb Sohm: July 23, 2018

    Shouldn’t I try the wig on before buying online?

  • Barbara Bleau: July 23, 2018

    Am interested in finding a human hair wig or definitely heat sensitive synthetic shoulder length as I’m still a novice at this venture…. I’m turning 70 this August ! ( momma lied!) but still active n young at heart.. please could U direct me w a message via my e-mail… want something under $500 in a platinum w beige highlighted but can withstand sun n heat on summer days n possibly in chlorinated pools n or jacuzzis… is there such a wig ???? 🤗

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