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The discomfort and damage that adhesives on wigs and hairpieces cause to the scalp.

Wigs and hairpieces have long been popular for those looking to enhance their appearance or conceal hair loss. They offer versatility and the opportunity to change one's hairstyle quickly and easily. However, while these hair accessories can be a fantastic solution, there's a downside that often goes unnoticed: the discomfort and potential damage that adhesives used to secure them can cause to the scalp. In this blog post, we'll explore the adverse effects adhesives can have on your scalp and offer alternatives for a safer, more comfortable experience.

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The Unseen Side Effects of Adhesive Usage:


Skin Irritation

Skin irritation is one of the most common issues associated with adhesives used in wig and hairpiece applications. The adhesive, whether it's a tape, glue, or bonding solution, can contain chemicals that, over time, lead to skin problems. These issues may manifest as redness, itching, or even blisters on the scalp. In severe cases, contact dermatitis can develop, which can be uncomfortable and painful.


Hair Follicle Damage

The adhesive application requires a tight hold, which means that hair is often pulled and tugged in the process. This constant tension can lead to damage to your natural hair and hair follicles, causing breakage and even hair loss in the long run.


Pore Blockage

Adhesives, especially when used repeatedly over an extended period, can clog hair follicles and sweat glands on the scalp. This blockage can result in acne, ingrown hairs, and infections. Additionally, a blocked scalp can become itchy and painful, making it difficult to wear wigs comfortably.


Allergic Reactions

Allergic reactions to the chemicals present in adhesives are not uncommon. These reactions can cause redness, swelling, and itching on the scalp. If left untreated, they can develop into chronic skin issues.


While wigs and hairpieces can be a great way to change your look and boost your confidence, the discomfort and potential damage that adhesives can cause to the scalp should not be overlooked. It's essential to prioritize the health of your natural hair and scalp. The clip-in or comb-secured hairpieces are probably the safest option for the short term, but for a guaranteed and permanent look of more density on the scalp SMP or Subdermal -Micro Pigmentation is the way to go !

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