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4 Dangers of Using Wig Glue

by Jeanette Nkwate |  | 1 comment

Many wig and lace front wig wearers use double sided tape and wig glue, which is (let’s just be honest) just straight up glue. However, there are many related dangers of using wig glue to secure wigs, affecting the health of your skin, and hair underneath your wig. Find out some of the most common dangers of using wig glue and how to prevent them. 

1. Blocked Pores

Like we mentioned before, wig glue and glues in general aren’t really made to be used on our skin and hair. And because glue is difficult to remove from the skin, it has the potential to block your pores and can lead to damaged skin and hair follicles. 

2. Allergic Reactions 

Find that you have red, raised skin around your hairline and on your scalp? If you frequently use wig glue, these could be signs of an allergic reaction to the glue. Other symptoms include, hives, general scalp reactions, swelling and in extreme cases, trouble swallowing and breathing. 

3. Itchy Scalp

Following on from our previous points about allergic reactions and blocked pores, another issue that can arise from using wig glue is an itchy scalp. Although, there are many causes of itchy scalp, wig glue usage can cause itchiness and irritation. 

4. Hair Loss/Alopecia 

As you can imagine, the combination of blocked pores, damaged hair follicles and general scalp and skin irritations are not great for encouraging healthy hair growth. This impact on hair growth can lead to thinning and hair loss and bald patches.   

Wig Glue Dangers: What Can You Do to Prevent This?

First, thing’s first: Please stop using wig glue to secure your wigs or hair extensions. Once you have removed the source of the issue, we would recommend using hair care products such as the Afrocenchix Under The Wig Set that are free from common allergens including parfum and other artificial fragrances.  

Afrocenchix Under The Wig Set

 

Seek medical advice if you’re experiencing a severe or continued reaction from the wig glue and use glue-free solutions to secure your wig such as The Renatural’s The Wig Fix ™ (a specially engineered, silicone ‘gripper’ that secures your wig).

 

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Comments (1)

  • Wig user on June 05, 2020

    That wig fix is only concerned about
    the wig not shifting. If you have seen it in person you would see that it has studs on both sides. So it’s quite aggressive on the edges as it puts pressure on the hair line.

    When you take it off theres a studs marks due to the pressure .

    It’s great that its form a black uk company but it’s not concerned about edges. It’s only concerned about wigs but shifting

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