Recently, I get an email from my friend, she said “My wig starts itching my head about half way through the day. Sometimes at lunch I go into the bathroom at work and take it off so I can scratch my head. Have you found something that helps with this? Is there a difference in how different caps feel? Should I try a wig cap? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I love my wig but hate this itch.” It is such a common experience for people who wears wig. So I want to help you to get rid of the itchy wig, as long as you follow the guide below.
1.Choose a good quality wig.
Low-quality wigs are more likely to itch and feel uncomfortable. You’re going to be wearing it for a few months at least, so don’t skimp on cost. Take your time and find a quality wig that feels good. Some survivors recommend synthetic hair over real human hair, saying it washes easier and stays comfortable longer.
2.Care for your wig
Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for caring for the wig. A poorly maintained wig is more likely to cause itching. As your wig suffers wear and tear, strands of hair can come back through the base, which can also cause itching. You can help reduce this tendency by brushing and combing carefully and regularly checking for stray loose hairs and removing them.
Rinse the wig thoroughly after shampooing it because shampoo buildup can cause itching. Be sure to rinse the inside base of the cap numerous times since this is the area next to the scalp. The same procedure of rinsing the inside of the cap applies when using a conditioner. Any leftover shampoo or conditioner residue can cause scalp irritation.
4.Consider a cotton or silk wig liner
A 100% cotton or silk liner can be worn under your wig, which will help absorb moisture and heat, making your head feel more comfortable. You can purchase some very thin and light weight cotton t-shirts. Trim them to a shape smaller than the base of the cap and wear under the wig. Be sure to leave the areas exposed to your scalp that will provide security of the wig so that it will not slide around or shift.
5.Take some organic witch-hazel
Oregon Conditioning Scalp Spray is very effective for reducing head spots and skin reactions to wig glue. Take along some organic witch-hazel and every so often, steal into a private place, remove the wig, wet a towel, cloth or cotton pad with the witch hazel, and pass it over your scalp. It will help remove oil buildup and make you more comfortable. You may also want to take along a small bottle of your gentle, non-toxic face moisturizer or your cooling, spray toner to apply to your scalp afterwards.
6.Use Zinc lotion
Zinc is a natural antibacterial and can help prevent infections. Disinfecting your scalp regularly can help reduce mini infections or infected hair pores on your scalp. Any natural zinc lotion either in spray form or as a wound healing skin lotion will be suitable for disinfecting your scalp and should be used once a week. This can help with glue or tape skin reactions which are usually mini bacterial infections caused by the wig glue mixing with sweat, which becomes a breeding ground for bacteria.