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Are Wigs Bad For Hair Growth?

Are Wigs Bad For Hair Growth?

"Don't tell me wigs can't help promote hair growth & retention." That is our customer, Evans. She has been wearing wigs for almost 4-years. 

"I started wearing wigs after my stylist said no more sew-ins. My edges were bad. And now I take care of my hair every single day under my units. Everything is going better." 

Are Wigs Bad For Hair Growth?

If you are new to wigs or are about to take a chance on your first wig, you may be asking the question, "Are wigs bad for hair growth?" That is one of the most common questions asked by wig wearers.

The answer is NO. It helps protect your natural hair while wearing since that avoids damage to the hair caused by styling, exposure to the elements, and everyday handling.

How To Promote Hair Growth Under A Wig?

1. Top advice - choose a glueless wig if possible. 

It can help you avoid problems such as scalp allergies caused by glue. You can also take it off whenever you want to let your natural hair relax and breathe.

2. Wash your natural hair often.

Make sure that your natural hair under the wig stays clean. Wearing a wig usually causes your scalp to sweat more frequently. Washing your hair often will ensure that the hair underneath the wig does not suffer from the extra heat.

Before you put on your wig, you need to make sure your hair is dry to avoid the growth of harmful bacteria.

3. Minimize contact between your hair and the wig

Wearing a wig cap is a great way to add a protective layer between your wig and your natural hair. Also, wearing a hair cap can make the wig look more natural.


Wearing wigs are good for hair growth. Cleaning and protective measures are the keys to promoting healthy natural hair growth and ensuring no damage is done to your hair as it naturally occurs.

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