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From celebrities to everyday women, old to young and black to white women, lace front wigs have become very popular in the past few years. But users have reason to part ways with the trend. Researchers have finally come to the conclusion that lace front wigs are the leading cause of forehead cancer in African American women. After years of studies, this cancer has shown to be more prevalent in women, especially African American women, who wear tightly laced wigs because of the abnormal cells that are able to form under the moist heat that is usually a result of over-wearing the head pieces.

Cancer Center of America Representative Ronald DePinho described the hair trend as a forehead eating disease. “The amount of wig wearing youngsters has increased 3 fold,” he admitted during the study.

Click to see a photo of what happened to one woman after years of wearing lace front wigs. Proceed with caution; the photo is graphic.

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