• Wig and itchy scalp.

    Asked by Kathy on Monday, December 3, 2012

    Wig and itchy scalp.

    Does anyone have any advice for my scalp that can feel itchy under my synthetic wig?

    13 Answers from the Community

    13 answers
    • karen1956's Avatar

      I hated my wig, so I put it in my closet after wearing it about 10 times and just wore hats.....and when I was home, I went "naked"....

      almost 8 years ago
    • attypatty's Avatar

      I agree with Karn. Skip the wig and wear hats and beautiful scarves. Embrace the exotic gypsy look!
      Fight On,

      almost 8 years ago
    • RachelB's Avatar

      I went to look at wigs again yesterday after having to wear them 6 years ago, There is a difference I noticed (and I am in the hair industry) in some of the wigs I tryed on. The lining in some of them are scratchy. The sales woman said that some better made wigs have better and softer lining so it won't be scratchy and hot.I still need hair for some occations if only for the reason that I don't want to always talk about why I don't have hair. The turban and hats all work really well most of the time but..... sometimes I just want to look normal. You could try to wear one of the really light weight caps that you wear under wigs. They use them for patients who have brain surgery and don't want to have any thing touching the scalp it's self. Like a newborns cap.Good luck!

      almost 8 years ago
    • JennyMiller's Avatar

      I also hated my wig. At first, I wore it for outings and church. Then, I became less concerned about what others thought -- and started wearing my pink baseball caps -- even to church. I was comfortable and people accepted me just the way that I was -- I even got a few compliments that I looked good in a cap! At first, I would also wear it at home because I felt funny being bald in front of my husband -- but that wore off fast -- and I was just myself in all my baldness -- however, I tried to avoid mirrors!! My husband was so caring and kind -- he would massage my head -- then apply hot cloths -- and wash it with a shampoo that is supposed to induce hair growth. One evening while we were watching TV -- out of the blue, he said to me "you have a nice shaped head" -- now, how about that? --- an actual compliment on baldness!!!

      almost 8 years ago
    • invokethestars' Avatar

      If you are having an itchy scalp, try to find Eucerin Calming Itch Relief lotion and use it on yourscalp. Or mix some hydrocortizone cream with a lotion of your choice.

      Also, make sure you are wearing a soft, skin-toned skull cap under your wig, too. That way the inside doesn't irritate your scalp even more.

      almost 8 years ago
    • gwendolyn's Avatar

      If you hair has just fallen out (or is still falling out) your scalp will be super-sensitive, maybe even painful. After wearing my wig a few weeks I became less aware of it. I still love to take it off as soon as I get home. Maybe a light dusting of Gold Bond powder on your scalp would help?

      almost 8 years ago
    • Carol-Charlie's Avatar

      Mine itched at first... I searched for a better wig. Found PaulaYoung.com... ordered one... Relief. They even make one now that has a 'lace front' and the hair looks like it actually is growing out of your scalp and it's synthetic. I love it, and people think I got my hair back. It's been seven years, after two years of chemo and tad of radiation... my hair did not grow back enough to wear. I can't stand the sight of me bald... I still wear wigs. These wigs are not high priced, they are comfortable, and they sell head covers for wear under the wig, but I can't stand that. My friends all know and in the summer when it's hot. If I'm with friends... off it comes.. I swim with my crew cut, and my husband too, has told me that I'm beautiful, bald or with my hair on. He likes to rub my crew cut... Gotta love the man.

      almost 8 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar

      I rarely, if ever, wore my wigs. When I did, I had a satiny skull cap thing to put under it. But I embraced the GI Jane look.

      almost 8 years ago
    • cris' Avatar

      I also got a wig, wore it only once & wear only hats now, everyone loves them they say I am styling, I match scarfs with my hats & it makes me feel pretty!! At home I usually go bald unless my head gets cold then I wear my warm beany hats. Good Luck...

      almost 8 years ago
    • HeidiJo's Avatar

      I found my wig to be hot and uncomfortable, and I also ditched it in favor of hats and scarves. i figured who was I going through all that discomfort for? I was getting the chemo, so I should be comfortable

      almost 8 years ago
    • Lorip's Avatar

      My 'wig lady' had me buy something called a WiGrip comfort band...it has really helped..it is a velvety band, adjustable, that you put on before wig. About $20.. i
      bought it at her shop, but website is www.MCwigs.com. good luck

      almost 8 years ago
    • Okiegrandma's Avatar

      dithched the wig and went native. I have a little hair so I got it cut at the local barber just to shape it up and not have long stragglers that didn't fall out. Great sense of freedom.

      almost 8 years ago
    • Scottnsandrac's Avatar

      That's all fine and dandy that most of you wanted to go natural but that wasn't the question. I don't want that, I want to wear a wig and this question asked a specific question. Thanks to those that actually answered it and to the others, don't answer if you are going to go off base and make it about you.

      over 4 years ago

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