What are the risks associated with wearing hairpieces?

Release time:2023-08-10 16:48

The Hazards of Wearing Hairpieces

What are the risks associated with wearing hairpieces?

The primary risk is that improper methods of wearing hairpieces can lead to traction alopecia. If the wig is worn in a way that pulls on the natural hair and presses against the scalp, it can easily lead to hair loss caused by external forces.

Wearing a hairpiece can exert pressure on the scalp, and prolonged binding of the hair can result in unhealthy hair growth patterns.

Wigs are flammable materials. Most wigs on the market are made of low-temperature synthetic fibers that are combustible. Therefore, wigs need to be fireproofed, and wigs made of protein fibers are flame-retardant.

Wearing a wig too tightly can cause discomfort on the scalp and lead to scalp swelling caused by external forces.

If the wig is not kept clean and hygienic, it can cause allergic reactions due to the material. Unclean wigs can lead to allergies, and if a wig is worn for several days, it needs to be cleaned of dust.

Colored wigs pose a significant health risk to the human body. National standards require wigs to have formaldehyde levels below 75 grams per kilogram, and the raw materials are not allowed to decompose aromatic amines under reducing conditions. Aromatic amines may be carcinogenic. This is one of the most severe hazards of wearing wigs.

Newly purchased wigs should be washed with water to remove industrial materials and chemicals, as they may cause scalp infections and harm the body.

How to Wash a Wig

Wigs should generally be washed every 3 to 7 days. Before washing, gently brush the wig from top to bottom with a wide-toothed soft brush or a sparse-toothed wooden comb to remove dirt and dust.

Then, place the wig in warm water (25-30°C) containing a detergent and soak it for about 10 minutes. Gently rinse the wig with your hands during soaking, and you can use a comb to remove any sticky substances from the wig.

Tip: Do not rub or scrub the wig in the water, as this can cause shedding and breakage.

Finally, rinse the wig with clean water, gently pat dry the wig with a towel to remove excess water, apply a little hair conditioner, hang it in a ventilated area to air dry naturally, and then use curlers or a blow dryer to set the style. If the wig is not frequently used, store it in a sealed plastic bag.

In addition, human hair wigs can be cut, permed, and dyed according to the user's requirements, just like natural hair. When wearing the wig daily, use a soft-bristle brush and a wide-toothed wooden comb to gently comb and maintain the desired hairstyle.

If not in use temporarily, fix the wig in place with hairpins in the direction of the waves; before sleeping, remove the wig cap and store it in a well-ventilated area.