Things That Cause Scalp Pain


The list of what may cause wig pain or wig problems is quite extensive. Below I outline 2 of the most common, but there are several others that may not cause pain but may be a contributing factor to your discomfort. First of all, he is not wearing a wig that breathes. Many wigs advertise that they fit tight, so to look more natural, but this is terrible for scalps.

You want a wig that has an open wefted cap that allows for air to flow in and out so that your scalp doesn’t get overly hot or sweaty causing oil buildup. The other common contributing factor is the use of adhesives on hairlines. Though we all want our wigs to stay in place, using glue on your hairline improperly can cause pain and discomfort and may even damage your hairline.

Wig Fit


One of the biggest culprits in turns of wig pain is wearing an ill-fitting wig. One of the things I do to try to combat this is that - when possible - go to a wig shop and get sized by a professional just like with anything else you might wear. I also am sure to take my wig to my stylist the first time. That way, I can see where I might need help with styling and making sure the fit and placement is correct. Wearing a wig that is too small can restrict your scalp and cause pain, irritation, and a host of other issues.

Don’t forget to take a break


Like any other piece of clothing or accessories, you should remove your wig at the end of the day. Your skin and scalp will get tired and the pain you are feeling may just be exhaustion. Also, take those opportunities to wash days to give your natural hair and scalp some love.

Though these are not the only causes, they are the most common. Regardless, if you are feeling any kind of wig pain, take it off and give your scalp room to breathe.