Helpful Advice for Wearing a Wig While Receiving Hair Treatment

A number of factors such as stress, pollution, and medical conditions can cause hair loss. Losing your hair can often be an uncomfortable and overwhelming process, which is why many people experiencing this seek out solutions to help ease their discomfort. One means of doing so is by wearing a wig. For individuals going through chemotherapy or for people who are receiving scalp treatments to help conditions such as alopecia, hair regrowth can be a gradual and long process. Wearing a wig during this time can help to make the stages of loss and regrowth easier to manage.

A common myth associated with wigs is that they can cause damage to your hair and lead to eventual hair loss. This is false. Wearing a wig can not only help to ease insecurities during hair loss and hair regrowth periods, but it can also provide substantial protection for your scalp while it is receiving treatment. When experiencing hair loss, your scalp can be subject to more sensitivity and irritation. A wig can serve as a defensive barrier against environmental irritants, providing comfort and security for your scalp.

Finding a wig that mimics your natural hair and compliments your appearance can also help to ease some of the distress associated with treatments like chemotherapy. For many of our clients, wearing a wig while receiving chemotherapy or hair loss treatments, provides a sense of normalcy, control, and consistency. It can also provide security and help deter others from asking questions about your condition that you may not want to answer.

For clients seeking a hair system to help them through their hair loss journey, we recommend following these tips. They can help to prevent any potential damage to your hair or scalp, and they can help to ease what can often feel like a very difficult and long process to endure.

Ensure you are wearing the correct wig size. An important aspect to keep in mind when purchasing a wig for hair loss, is to make sure the wig is fitted to you. Wigs that are too big or too small have the potential to cause you further discomfort and irritation.

Avoid wigs that do not allow your scalp to breathe. Wearing a wig on a daily basis should be both easy and comfortable. However, if your wig is made from low-quality materials, such as heavy synthetic fibres, it could potentially cause you additional irritation and discomfort. It is important to utilize the consultation process when purchasing a wig to ensure you select the right materials best suited to your needs. Click here to read our article on Custom Wigs, which covers the many different material options we offer for our wigs at Kapenzo™ Hair.

Choose a reputable and reliable retailer. There are a number of retail wig stores available, but not every store can offer you the quality and assurance you deserve when purchasing a hair system. We recommend finding a retailer that has a strong reputation, is knowledgeable about the industry, and who can also offer additional services to you such as wig repairs.

Give your scalp a break between uses. Even though high-quality wigs provide great protection and are very breathable, your hair and scalp will still require an occasional break from use. This is the perfect opportunity to clean your wig and give it time to air dry. Regular rest and maintenance for both your scalp and wig can increase the product’s longevity and keep you feeling comfortable at all times.

Avoid hair toppers. Hair toppers are designed to be worn by those experiencing minimal hair loss, and therefore, they cannot be worn by individuals who have little to no hair. Although hair toppers can be appealing for those desiring a small, targeted area of coverage, such as people who are in the beginning stages of hair loss or who have had some hair regrowth, they can end up causing further damage to your hair and scalp. Since hair toppers only cover a small portion of the head, they require clips to stay in place, which can cause added stress to your hair. Therefore, wearing a topper for extended periods of time could lead to substantial hair loss. This is why we recommend avoiding hair toppers altogether, especially if you are undergoing any type of hair loss or scalp treatment.  

Ensure regular cleaning and maintenance for your wig. If you decide to invest in a high-quality hair system to help you through your hair loss journey, ensure you are taking care of it. Contact your retailer and confirm the level of maintenance and care required to retain the quality and longevity of your wig. Make sure you follow these instructions to keep your hair system in great condition.

Experiencing hair loss and receiving treatments can be challenging and distressing. If you’re looking for the perfect hair system to help you through this journey, contact Kapenzo™ Hair today. We offer free, complimentary consultations to help you find a hair system that will meet your needs, wants, and budget.