If you’re interested in buying a new wig for the first time, you may have some hesitations. How do you choose a color and cut? How do you secure your wig? Or, better yet, when you’ve done both of those things: will you possibly have an allergic reaction? How will an allergy impact how, and if, you can wear a wig?
Allergic Reactions to Synthetic Wigs and Lace Front Caps
The most common type of allergic reaction to a wig is generally caused by synthetic materials, but it’s possible to be allergic to lace front caps.
Symptoms of a wig allergy include:
- Itching and burning.
- Breakouts and rashes.
- Hair loss and hair damage.
Wigs are either made of synthetic hair or natural hair. The chemicals in synthetic wigs can sometimes cause an allergic reaction, as well as low quality materials. Other times, allergic reactions to wigs can simply be caused by the friction caused simply by wearing it. If your skin is sensitive or you are new to wearing wigs, natural human hair wigs are recommended to reduce chances of irritation or allergy.
To prevent allergic reactions to wigs, washing your wig before wear will cleanse any excess residue or chemicals from manufacture. Investing in hair extensions may be a great solution that will cause less irritation and risk to experience a wig allergy. Other tips to reduce wig allergies include limiting wig wear and caring for your natural hair as well as you would for your wig.
Wig Salons in Center City, PA
Buying from professionals at a wig salon ensures you are investing in a high-quality wig with safe, long lasting materials. If you need help choosing a wig for the first time, visit Wig Elegance—a local wig salon to Center City, PA. Our friendly wig experts can help you choose the wig that is right for you, as well as any wig products or wig accessories to maintain and compliment your wig. Give us a call at 215-945-4900 today!