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How Can Wigs Damage your Hair and Scalp?


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October 25, 2016


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WigWigs can work wonders for those with medical hair loss. If you have lost hair because you are undergoing chemotherapy treatments, you can get a wig until your treatment is complete and your hair grows back again. When you wear a wig, you feel more confident and beautiful.

People, who have thin hair or suffer from eczema dermatitis, can use wigs to look comfortable in their social circle. Today, wigs are very different from the heavy and uncomfortable wigs from the past. They are comfortable, lightweight, realistic, and painless to wear. Even though modern wigs have several advantages, you could face some problems when you wear them.

Possible Problems

Here are some common problems people face when they use wigs.

Headaches

If the wig is not worn properly, it can cause headaches. At times, wigs that don’t fit properly can put pressure on certain areas of the head which can cause frequent headaches. This is not a major problem and can be easily avoided by loosening the wig cap or changing the wig.

Hair Loss

Another common problem associated with wearing wigs is that they can damage your hair. To avoid this problem, you must clean and condition your hair regularly. Secondly, take time to position you hair and wig. If you simply jam your hair under the wig, it will make your hair weak and increase the risk of breakage.

Prevents Hair Growth

Wearing synthetic-hair wigs can lead to several scalp health problems because it prevents it from getting the natural oil. This can make the scalp extremely dry. A dry scalp can be extremely painful and reduce the chances of new hair growth. If you want to avoid this problem, you must avoid wearing wigs continuously for several hours. When the scalp is exposed to fresh air, it prevents the scalp from drying.

Cause Permanent Damage

Lace face wigs are usually fixed using bonding glue or a spirit gum. When these products are applied to your hair repeatedly, it can thin out the edges of your hair and can even create patches at the hairline. This can permanently damage your hair and these effects cannot be reversed. Here is the experience of Countess Vaughn who wore wigs regularly:

Countess VaughnHer experience clearly shows that wearing wigs does have some nasty side effects.

Allergies

If the wig is made using a material that you are allergic to, it can cause itchiness and can even damage your hair. To avoid this problem, you must buy good quality wigs that don’t contain harmful chemicals. These wigs are relatively expensive but they are worth their price.

The Science of Getting a Wig

So what are the points you should keep in mind when getting a wig? When you shop for a wig, you will find many varieties of wigs available in the marketplace. Some are expensive while others are relatively cheap. Most expensive wigs are high quality wigs that reduce the risk of allergies and diseases, and will remain beautiful for several years to come. So decide on the amount you want to spend when you go shopping for a wig. If you plan to use the wig occasionally, you can get away with an inexpensive wig. However, if you plan to use the wig regularly, you should get a good quality wig.

The way you plan to style your hair will also decide the wig you should buy. Synthetic-hair wigs cannot be permed, colored, or curled. So, if you plan to curl or style your hair, then avoid getting an inexpensive wig. Natural-hair wigs are a bit expensive, but they can be easily cut and curled.

If you plan to use your wig daily, you must look for wig hairpieces that are finely woven and light. This will allow the air to circulate through the wig and prevent dry scalp. They are also comfortable and reduce friction.

Taking Care of Your Scalp and Hair

Once you get a wig, you must learn to use it properly. Some of the things you can do to take care of your scalp and hair are:

Rinse the Wig Thoroughly

Make sure you rinse your wig thoroughly after washing it. If the wig is not rinsed thoroughly, it can leave conditioner or shampoo residue, which can cause scalp irritation.

Plan a Refresher

If you plan to wear the wig for the whole day, you must plan to refresh the scalp several times. You could carry organic witch-hazel with you and every few hours, go to a private place, remove your wig, take a wet cloth with witch hazel, and apply it on your scalp. This will prevent oil build up and make you comfortable. You could also carry an organic soothing gel to soothe the skin on your scalp and face.

Consider Using a Cotton Liner

You could use a cotton liner under your wig, which will help in absorbing heat and moisture and make you feel more comfortable. These cotton liners are inexpensive and can be easily bought from a wig shop or online store.

Care for your Wig

Frequent use of wig can increase wear and tear, which damage the strands of hair and can also cause itching. This problem can be avoided by taking care of the wig according to the manufacturer’s instruction.

Use Zinc Lotion

If you notice redness, bumps, and skin irritation after wearing the wig, you could try some organic zinc lotion. The antibacterial properties of zinc prevent irritation and skin infection.

Final Thoughts

You must be extremely careful when getting or using a wig. If you have sensitive skin, you should get a good quality wig that reduces the risk of skin irritation. People, who suffer from allergies or skin problems, must consult their dermatologist before getting a wig.

References

http://www.hairwizz.com/how-to/wigs-cause-health-problems

https://www.funadvice.com/q/are_wigs_safe_to_wear

http://www.ehow.com/facts_5622654_effect-wigs-hair-growth.html

Possible Causes and Treatment for Red Spots on Penis


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December 2, 2014


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penile spotsMost men avoid going to their doctor, particularly when they face genital problems. One of the problems that men ignore is red spots on their penis. Spots on the penis are usually not a sign of serious problem, as these spots may be harmless. However, it is best to show these spots to your GP. If the spots are painful or recurring, you must consult a health expert at the local genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic.

If is natural for men to be concerned when they notice spots on their penis. Most men assume that these spots are cancer, which will eventually spread to other parts of their body. Also, some men get alarmed after seeing the spots because they believe that these spots will affect their sexual performance. However, most of their fears are unfounded, as it may be a simple problem that can solved by applying ointment or by taking medication.

Common Causes for Penile Spots

When you notice red spots on the penis, you need not panic. Here are some common causes of red spots on the penis.

Pearly Penile Papules

These are small bumps that appear on the head of penis. These bumps are usually the same color as the skin, but are pearly in appearance. These glands are not infectious and don’t require any treatment. However, some men may remove it for cosmetic reasons.

Fordyce Spots

If you notice tiny yellowish or white spots on the shaft or the head of the penis, you could be suffering from Fordyce disease. These spots look more prominent if your skin is black or brown in color. These spots are sebaceous glands that are usually a part of the natural structure of the penis. These spots are not sexually transmitted and don’t cause any harm. Since these spots are not associated with disease or infection, you don’t have to take any treatment for these spots.

If these spots are an irritant, you must increase the intake of antioxidants. Some of the items you must include in your diet to increase the intake of antioxidants include avocado, vegetables, and garlic. Additionally your doctor may also prescribe tretinion cream to deal with the problem.

Pimples or Septic Spots

Just as people get pimples on their face, some men get septic spots or pimples on their penis. This problem is particularly common in teenagers and young adults. When pimples appear on the penis, no treatment may be required. However, you must not squeeze the pimple as it can spread infection. Also, you must avoid sex until it is completely gone.

If the pimple or septic spot does not go away in a week, it is best that you ask a doctor to check it.

Hair Follicles

It is a known fact that men have hair growing around the base of their penis. Often, the hair can also appear on the lower penile shaft and the scrotum. Appearance of hair on penis is common in people of Middle East background.

Hair grows out from small pits known as follicle. These follicles may appear quite prominent on few men. These follicles are normal and harmless, and you don’t need any treatment to deal with them.

Genital Warts

Most causes that are previously mentioned in the article don’t require any treatment. However, if you are suffering from genital warts, you must approach a doctor for treatment. Genital warts are transmitted through sexual contact and may appear ivory, brown, black or pink in color.

Genital warts appear as soft-to-the-touch, flesh-colored bumps that look like the surface of the cauliflower. They grow in more than one place and appear as a cluster of large masses. They are usually painless, but may itch. Genital warts usually develop within 6 months after infection. However, in some cases it may take longer.

Genital warts can be easily passed on during oral, anal, or vaginal sex. They can grow more rapidly when the immune system of the person is weakened by HIV/AIDS, diabetes, Hodgkin’s disease, chemotherapy and taking anti-rejection drugs after organ transplant.

If you are suffering from genital warts, you may require treatment at GUM clinics. Your doctor may suggest the use of creams or ointments to deal with the problem. At times, your doctor may suggest surgical remove of warts. This is usually done using laser or probe and is virtually painless.

It is best that you avoid sex until you are completely cured.

Molluscum Contagiosum

Also known as water warts, Molluscum Contagiosum is a viral infection of the skin. Molluscum produces dome-shaped and pearly lumps on the skin. They produce brown or pink in color, and have a little dimple on the top. If these spots are squeezed, white cheesy looking material comes out from these spots.

In adults, Molluscum is usually passed on through sexual intercourse. These spots often appear on the penis, though they could appear anywhere else in the body.

If you are suffering from Molluscum, you must go GUM clinic. Doctors will diagnose the problem and suggest the right treatment for the problem. At times, the spots may disappear in a few weeks. Avoid sexual intercourse or go to the bed naked unless the problem is solved.

Serious Problems

There are some serious problems that can cause penile spots. Fortunately, these causes are rare. Here is a brief of some problems that can cause penile spots:

Syphilis

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that can cause serious problems. About 0.01% of the world’s population suffers from syphilis. This disease has an incubation period of 9 to 90 days. At the end of the incubation period, the disease announces its arrival as a lump on the penis. The color of syphilis will vary depending on the color of the skin. The lump breaks down into an ulcer, if steps are not taken to treat the problem. Most men ignore the problem because both lump and ulcer are painless. At times, the ulcer may go way without taking any treatment. However, it will come back if you don’t take the right treatment.

If you believe that you are suffering from syphilis, you must contact your doctor immediately. If possible, visit a GUM clinic for tests and examinations. The disease is curable provided it is caught early and you take the right treatment. Avoid sex with anyone until you are pronounced cure by a health expert.

Herpes

People, who suffer from herpes, have blisters on their penis. It is a virus that is transmitted during sexual intercourse. The first symptom of herpes is brownish or reddish penile discoloration. After a few days, you may notice blisters which are filled with straw-colored fluid. These blisters can be extremely painful and last for several weeks. Even though the blisters vanish after a few weeks, it does not mean that you are cured. It is in your interest to visit your doctor, who will examine the problem area and suggest examinations and test.