Does Wearing a Wig Cause Hair Loss? Here is What We Should be Aware of

“Can wearing wigs cause hair loss?” Some first-time wig wearers, especially those who have already been experiencing hair loss, will ask this question before buying their first wig.

We can truly understand their worries. People choose to wear a wig for feeling and looking better. No one expects wearing wigs to harm their natural hair or make their hair loss even worse.

Put simply, wearing a wig does not cause hair loss. On the contrary, wearing wigs can protect the wearers’ scalp and hair underneath the wig from dirt, UV rays, etc., and promote better hair and scalp health. Hair wigs are a great means for covering and protecting the wearers’ natural hair, especially when it’s fine or thin. 


However, wearing certain types of wigs, and wearing or taking off wigs improperly can sometimes develop a type of hair loss called traction alopecia, which is caused by excessive and constant pulling or pressure on the hair follicle.

You don’t have to worry too much about traction alopecia as it doesn’t happen to everyone. And you can absolutely avoid it by choosing and wearing the wig in the right mean.

Following the important tips below can help reduce your risk of developing traction alopecia from wearing wigs. Now let’s directly dive in!

Choose the Right Wig Size

Using wigs that are too tight or too small is a widespread cause of traction alopecia. Many wig wearers prefer smaller sizes because they want a strong hold that ensures their wigs stay in place and do not easily move around.

However, wearing a very tight wig puts more pressure and friction on the hair roots, thus causing the hair to fall off or break over time. So, it is vital for the wearers to get the right size of wig in order to make sure the wig stays in place and firmly secured while preventing it from causing hair loss.

Check our instructions on how to measure the size for a full cap wig or watch the video below.

Using a Wig Cap

Before wearing a wig, we usually suggest the wearers have their hair braided and wear a wig cap to protect the hair from friction. If you do not follow these steps, the hair is more prone to damage from the wig base.


Most wig wearers do not enjoy the process of putting on a wig — finding it quite a hassle. They often skip some steps to save time and effort. Skipping steps might seem trivial and insignificant but they can actually make a huge difference in whether you will experience hair loss due to wearing a wig.

Pressure from the wig on the scalp can damage the hair roots and gradually loosen the roots before the hair falling even starts happening.

Don’t Put Your Wig on Wet Hair

Wet hair underneath a wig is a breeding ground for bacteria and wet hair is also more fragile and prone to breakage and shedding. Thus, always let your hair dry naturally or use a blow dryer if you’re in a hurry before putting on your wig.


Using the Right Way to Comb Hair

Many wigs are designed with the hair mixed with the wearers’ hair to achieve a more natural-looking appearance, such as hair integrations and hair toppers.

These kinds of wigs are meant to add more volume to the wearers’ existing hair to improve the appearance while still looking natural and being easy to use.

After putting on such wigs, the wearers usually need to use a comb to have all the hair evenly and naturally mixed.

Instead of using a regular comb to comb the hair, try a wide-toothed one.

When detangling the hair, many people like to pull on the hair while combing it through, leading to hair falling.

What they need to do first is use a wide-toothed comb to untangle the hair before using a brush to neaten and straighten the hair. Gently brush to untangle the starting from the tips, then the middle part, and move up to the roots.


Use Tape and Water-Based Glue

Some wigs need the help of tape or glue to be fixed onto the wearer’s head.

Choose tape or water-based glue(eg. Ghost Bond Adhesive ) instead of solvent-based glue(eg. Walker Tape Ultra Hold ), which contains fewer chemicals and thus won’t s irritate the wearers’ sensitive skin or harm the hair follicles.

Using a glue-less wig that does not require adhesive to be installed is also a good choice.

Choose a Comfortable Wig Made of Human Hair

Bad wigs are made coarse and rough. When put on the head, the base can cause very intense friction against the wearers’ own hair and therefore, lead the hair underneath to shed as time goes by.

Choose a highly comfortable human hair wig that is soft and lightweight, like medical wigs. They won’t cause any form of discomfort, itchiness, and pain to the wearer’s scalp.



Wearing wigs doesn’t mean that you are developing or will develop traction alopecia. You can absolutely avoid traction alopecia by choosing the right kind of wig and treating your hair the right way.

At New Times Hair, all our wigs are top-class products that are not only made from the most superior base and hair materials but are handcrafted by the most specialized and experienced workers.

Besides, none of our wigs have been reported to have caused hair loss by the wearers. In the case that you or your customers have experienced more severe hair loss after wearing a wig, whether manufactured by other hair wig manufacturers or by us, please feel free to reach out to us to examine the problem as we would be glad to help you out given our expertise in this field!

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June Chen

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June is detail-oriented, excellent at simplifying complex issues, making them understandable to all our clients, particularly those new to our services and products or unfamiliar with China.

Originally from Weifang, China, known as the hometown of kites, June moved to Qingdao in search of a better work-life balance. This has been her first job ever since. Over the years working at Newtimes Hair, she has cultivated a friendly demeanor and a sense of humor. June considers Newtimes Hair her second home, a place where she invests her passion wholeheartedly.

Her role extends beyond just solving problems; June acts as a bridge between our team and our clients, embodying our commitment to impeccable customer service.

● What hobbies and interests do you have?

I enjoy exercising. That’s a very important part of my life. I’m a super active person.

● Do you have a phobia? If you do, what is it?

No, not that I know of. I’m a very realistic person. If you mention outlandish stuff like aliens, monster in the bush, I’d be out of my mind.

● What is something you would love to do in the future?

I want to learn how to swim. I know it might sound a bit sarcastic, as I just mentioned that I enjoy doing exercise. Unfortunately, swimming hasn’t been on my list. I think I better catch up on that.

● What wig would you wear if you wore one and why?

I’d give HW1 a try. It looks natural and beautiful. Though we categorize it as a medical wig, almost any female can wear it. It’s got a lace mesh base, breathable, and flexible. You don’t need glue or tape to fix it to your head. Pretty easy, and it gives you all the long hair look a girl could want.


Sherry Sui

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Are you new to China or the hair-making industry and feeling a bit lost about where to start? Sherry is your go-to expert. With a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of our products and services, Sherry will help you identify the perfect product combo aligning with your business needs and client requirements.

Grew up in Yantai, and moved to Qingdao in 2015 with a medical background, Sherry’s thoughts are beyond simply selling hairpieces. She cares about the end user’s health, too. In the process of sourcing the most suitable hairpieces for your clients, it’s worthwhile to pay attention to what Sherry says in terms of scalp health and hairpiece maintenance. You can think of her as a comprehensive, yet concise hairpiece encyclopedia, equipped to offer you top-notch recommendations and ideas for exceptional customer service.

  • How would people in the office describe you?

At our end-of-year conference, my colleagues agreed that I’m a warm hearted, positive, and easy-going teammate. It gives me a sense of reward.

  • Do you have a phobia? If you do, what is it?

I don’t like being confined in a very small space. I believe it was due to a childhood experience. When I was six years old, I accidentally tripped and fell into a shallow well. I had to wait for two hours before I was found. Since then, I’ve found I just can’t tolerate the idea of being alone. I guess that makes me an active team player.

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This may sound boastful, but it’s true. It’s just part of my nature to help others. When I actually see that what I did for them has helped them achieve something, it just makes me excited.

  • Which mens/womens hair system do you sell the most? Why that model?

I recomend HS25V. Oftentimes I’d introduce this model to my new clients to start with, so they can introduce this to their new clients see if hair systems are what really suit them, before they carry on with lace or mono hair systems.


Winni Yu

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Born in Weifang, China’s kite capital, and moved to Qingdao in 2013, Winni has never looked back. Since joining Newtimes Hair, Winni has been a dynamo of efficiency and innovation. She is a problem-solver brimming with ideas and has become a vital part of our team.

From your first contact with Winni to the moment your orders are delivered, Winni ensures a smooth and exciting experience. With her at the helm, the business isn’t just easy but exhilarating, and every challenge becomes an opportunity for innovation.

Transitioning from a client developer to a retention specialist, throughout the years, Winni has successfully assisted numerous clients in solving their issues, particularly concerning product details, logistics, or custom hiccups.

  • What hobbies and interests do you have?

I’m into so many things. All the popular stuff you name: Swimming, badminton, running, all for keeping me in good shape.

  • How would people in the office describe you?

They keep calling me “pretty Winni pretty brainy.” I’d take that as a compliment. I’d say I’m generally pretty fast in term of thinking and figuring out solutions. My teammates often turn to me for help, too. And It turned out that most of the time my ideas worked for them.

  • Do you have any pet hates?

I’m a typical town girl, you know. I’m into cats and dogs. But things like snakes, all sorts of insects, and hamsters; they are not my cup of tea. So, never get them near me.

  • Which mens/womens hair system do you sell the most? Why that?

Most of my clietns are after Q6. And their clients happened to be guys who are into hair systems that are durable and natural. Q6 is a pretty good pick for them. With proper care, it should easily last 6 months.


Tori Zhang

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Tori or Victoria to be exact, originally from Heze, brought her passion for life to Qingdao in 2016. An avid reader with a Teacher’s Qualification Certificate, Tori is known for her professional yet intriguing persona at the office.

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At Newtimes Hair, Tori thrives on the thrill of a sale, her triumphs now fueling the empowerment of her peers. Her journey at Newtimes Hair is marked by three profound words: abundant, proficient, and revolutionary.

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I’m always fascinated about an exotic lifestyle. I really wish I could travel a lot, go to many different countries, and try their local gourmet food, and get in touch with the locals to actually have a feel of their culture.

  • Do you have a phobia? If you do, what is it?

I’m always afaid of heights. With any tall buildings, be it a chimney or TV tower, I look at it, and imagine I’m looking down right from the top, it will give me sweaty palms.

  • Do you have any pet hates?

Not at all. I generally love all pets. Dog, cats, guinea pigs, rabits, etc. I love them.

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When you feel tired,it means you are walking uphill. I believe this quote as a truth that gives me a lift whenever I’m down. I believe there’s no gain without pain. Without trying, we can’t achieve anything.

  • Which men’s/women’s hair system do you sell the most? Why that model?

With me personally, the best-selling hair system has been HS1. It has what it’s required out of a good quality hair system, in terms of a natural-looking hairline, undetectable scalp, etc. Most wearers and salon owners are familiar with it. Plus, all our clients have faith in the quality of this hair system. According to their feedback, this is an easy-to-attach, easy-to-maintain hair system for both men and women.


Ivan Mu

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Born and raised in a quiet town named Binzhou, China, where the Yellow River whispers its final secrets to the ocean. Ivan’s life was set to transform in ways he could hardly imagine. After completing college in Qingdao, young Ivan little knew that this vibrant coastal city would capture his heart and chart a new course in his life.

Ivan joined Newtimes Hair in mid-2022 soon after his graduation from his master’s. As a trilingual and someone with a professional understanding of Western cultures, Ivan plays a critical role in establishing customer relations in the US and Europe. His approachable nature and a mind of precision make him an invaluable asset to the team.

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I eardrop, and I hear them talking about me. I’m optimistic, proactive, and very friendly, and eager to help.

  • What is something you would love to do in the future?

I love basketball. And I’m a basketball freak. You can call me that. That’s just me. I’m looking at organizing a basketball team in the near future. 

  • Do you have a phobia? If you do, what is it?

I don’t know why I share the same gene with Doraemon. I’m scared of rats. I’m a 6’3″, but I hate rats; seeing one really freaks me out.

  • Which men/womens hair system do you sell the most? Why that model?

New Australia. When it first came out in early 2023, it made me top of sales. I think most wearers like it because at the design statge, our experts considered all possible aspects people could want from a hairpiece, such as a natural look, a level of comfort, and affordablity; it’s similar to lace, but most wearers can afford.