Countess Vaughn says lace-front wigs damaged her scalp
Countess Vaughn of “Moesha” fame recently revealed that her affinity for lace-front wigs was so severe that she ignored warning signs that the hair pieces were doing permanent damage to her skin. The actress, 35, appeared on “The Doctors” this week and shared her hair horror story that includes oozing and hair loss.
According to Vaughn, her hairstylist introduced her to lace-front wigs in 2004 and she “instantly fell in love” with them. Five years later after gluing them to her scalp on a consistent basis, she knew something was wrong when a pungent pus began seeping from her skin.
“It’s crazy how one day everything’s fine then the next thing, the simplest thing, can mess up your life,” said Vaughn.
“The red flag was the oozing from my ears, from my forehead, the whole nape around my head. The pus; it had a horrible smell, it was painful,” she added.
After waiting five months before seeking treatment, Vaughn went to a dermatologist who revealed that she had a skin infection.
The star now has a severely diminished hairline and discolored skin underneath her eyes, which many people assume is caused by vitiligo.
“Because of the hair situation I was embarrassed,” said Vaughn. “It was just, you have to be at home, and be bald.”
“[I] had to go through this to teach my little one that you have to love yourself before anyone else will,” she added while holding back tears.
Viewers of the program have criticized Vaughn for her excessive use of the wigs and questioned why she waited five months to see a doctor.
See Countess Vaughn’s lace-front wig horror story below -danielle canada