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Scalp Conditions, what they are and when not to wear a wig

There are a number of scalp conditions that can also affect the hair, many of these conditions can be successfully treated and would not prevent you from wearing a wig, however there are a few conditions where we would advise that the wearing of a wig could exacerbate the condition and add to the symptoms, these are:

General Scalp Health

General Scalp Health, we offer a hair loss consultation service that will not only look at your hair but also your scalp, we can advise on the correct care such as Bio-trichological treatments on your scalp to ensure that you keep your hair, scalp and follicles in the best condition possible to optimise the hair that you have to and slow down progression of some hair loss conditions.


With Psoriasis, this condition can be very itchy and would be further irritated by the wearing of a wig, once the condition is being treated and kept under control, then looking to wear a wig would not be a problem.

Folliculitis decalvans

Folliculitis Decalvans, is an inflammatory scalp condition that attacks the hair root, whilst it is active the scalp becomes very tight, sore and often has pustules, which lead to scarring and hair loss. The itching and pustules can be treated and during this time it is best not to wear a wig, once the scalp has calmed down and the hair loss is apparent then look at either hair pieces or wigs as a solution for the resultant loss.

Tinea Capitis

Tinea Capitis, commonly known as ringworm, is a fungal infection that is highly contagious, wigs and hairpieces should not be worn or tried on whilst this condition is active.

Bockhart's Impetigo

Bockharts Impetigo, an infected form or folliculitis, wearing a wig would aggravate this condition, best avoided.

Frontal fibrosing

Frontal fibrosing, this autoimmune disorder can be an acute onset with rapid loss or a slow onset with slow loss, it will result in scarring of the hair follicles and hair loss will result, avoid wearing a wig whilst this condition is active, once stable we offer an amazing range of custom made pieces that will fill the area of loss and blend seamlessly with your own hair.

Frontal fibrosing alopecia is a form of scarring hair loss affecting the hair margin on the front of the scalp. This happens due to inflammation and destruction of the hair follicles. There may also be hair loss from the scalp near the ears and from the eyebrows.

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