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Just wondering if you still experience any of these problems / how long the wig made your skin sore for? I am looking to get a vacuum wig myself soon but my main concern would be to experience the problems you have had! I currently use tape that I get rashes from and leaves my scalp red for a few days after use so am hoping a vacuum wig would not do the same.
Also does anyone have any other negatives about vacuum wigs, other than it being quite hot/sweaty and not being able to sleep in it?
From what I've the positive tend to outweigh the negatives but being so expensive want to make sure I though about everything!
Yep 😥 After 18 months of much discomfort and back and fourth my GP with various failed attempts at being treated for various fungal infections I finally got referred to a dermatologist who basically said it was irritation caused but the suction part of the cap and the label part inside. I've been given lotions and potions that keep it under control but nothing will make it go away. So just persevering really until it's time for a new wig. Very sad as I really loved this wig but it's become so uncomfortable to wear there is no way I can get another one.
I've googled this extensively and cannot find anybody else who has had the same problem as me. So fingers crossed it would not happen to you. But I guess it is just he chance you take.
As for being hot and sweaty..... I don't find it any more so than any other wig. Would it not be for my red raw scalp I would buy this wig for the rest of my life.
Thank you for sharing your experience but oh no that is so horrible for you! :'( do you usually have very sensitive skin? I have eczema, food allergies that cause my skin to flare and get allergies from pollen, sitting on grass, some animals, and rather clothing that isn't super soft like wool, plus sore red skin from the tape I use to secure my hair at the moment. ...... so worried I am likely to experience the same issues as you with a vacuum wig! And as they are so expensive I'm not sure if it's worth the risk although I do really want one! :(
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