Managing Skin Irritation

Sometimes, skin irritation can occur with hair replacement systems. People tend to assume skin irritation comes from the tape or adhesive, but it can also be from any number of products or combinations of products, such as solvents, shampoos or exfoliates. If you develop skin irritation at any time, let us know and come in for a regroom. 

A hair system is pressed firmly against your skin for the entire attachment period, so it’s normal for there to be some redness or marks left behind when you remove it. It’s also perfectly normal to see some redness on your scalp when you remove tape or use cleaning products. However, if the redness is accompanied by swelling, severe itching or blisters, speak with your doctor as soon as possible. In the meantime, we recommend leaving the system off so your skin has a chance to breathe and heal, let us know and we can take this off for you. 

If you experience minor skin irritation, it doesn’t mean you can’t wear a hair system. It may take some work as you experiment with different types of adhesives, and possibly different base materials, until you find a combination that doesn’t react with your skin.

If your problem is related to itching, please see Common Causes of Itching.

How to prevent skin irritation



There are steps you can take to avoid skin irritation that develop during the attachment and wearing of a hair system.

  • Don’t scratch

Itching is common for new hair wearers. Often, it’s just your scalp getting used to shaving and having something so closely pressed to your skin, and is not always a reaction to something. If you’re experiencing excessive itching, understand that it can be caused by many different variables. See Common Causes of Itching to learn more.

How to recover



If you develop skin irritation, we recommend you stop wearing your hair system and allow the skin to breath.

Contact us

For further help, for product recommendations, or if you would like to make a change to your base material or attachment method, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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