Contributed By: Lisa Jackson, Houston Hair Weaving Center
Whats underneath that lace wig?
I was so excited to see my long lost client after two years of her notÂ coming to the salon HoustonÂ Hair Weaving Center. I remember her saying she was thinking about going allÂ natural. After all the hugs and updates on whats going on in both of our livesÂ she sat in my chair, pulled off her scarf I gasped for my breath and she beganÂ crying about how she was wearing the full lace wigs and things took a turn forÂ the worse.I began to examine her scalp and I was shocked to see that sheÂ had a scalp fungus,scalp abrasions,along with permanent scalp damage. Angie notÂ realizing she was allergic to the adhesive she was applying to her scalp causedÂ a severe scalp infection called Demodex Folliculorum species ofÂ parasites that causes a major hair infection (actually an infestation) inÂ people and it is more likely to develop in people already affected by pattern baldness. However in Angie’s case her hair loss cameÂ from lack of knowledge and lack of experience. Angie like most of AfricanÂ american women are suffering from hair loss called Traction AlopeciaÂ damage to the scalp by using to much force or pulling of the hair.Â Also one of the most popular adhesive for lace wigs have been tiedÂ to Traction Alopecia and several scalp disorders when not applied correctly andÂ a skin test before applying to the scalp.