A few months ago, Countess Vaughn, the TV star best known for her roles in sitcoms like Moesha and The Parkers, discussed her horrifying experience with lace wigs. She shared how her skin had been discolored and how she now has to use eyeliner to fill in her diminished hairline.
“I went to the dermatologist but he did not let me know the long-term effects of the infection,” she said. “I have skin discoloration and people assume I have vitiligo. I use makeup to cover up, especially the skin under my eyes. Skin came off of my ears. I draw in my hairline with an eye pencil.” said Vaughn
The President of PlatinumWigs.com, an online ecommerce company that primarily sells lace wigs, said he was “of course shocked and dismayed”.
After all, I have enjoyed watching Countess Vaughn throughout her career and I have always thought she was a great actress and sang better than most well known singers. But, what do I know about show business and the music industry?
While all the headlines surrounding her story focused on the dangers of wearing lace front wigs, the real danger is actually in the adhesives. However, I suppose a story about how using an adhesive on your skin resulting in an allergic reaction and waiting six months to seek medical attention is not very news worthy. Again, what do I know?
My heart definitely goes out to Countess Vaughn and I wish her the best in her recovery. However, the story appears to have been sensationalized away from the real problem which was her allergic reaction to the adhesives.
Over 90% of our lace wig customers wear their lace wigs without glues or adhesives, so they should never encounter the problem Countess encountered. For those who require the use of adhesives, please consult with professionals who have a verifiable history of applying lace wigs in addition to doing your own research. There is no more danger in wearing a lace front wigs on your head than there is in wearing baseball caps on your head.