“The Red Flag Was The Oozing:” Countess Vaughn Speaks Out About Skin Infection Caused By Lace Front Wigs
Growing up, we watched Countess Vaughn become an icon on black sitcoms. She initially got her start in the entertainment industry by performing on Star Search. Her acting career took flight when she starred as Alexandria DeWitt on 227. Later on Vaughn appeared on Thea and Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper. She eventually acted in Brandy’s hit show, Moesha and debuted on her own show as the lead actress, The Parkers. As her rise to fame grew, Countess’s appearance began to change with the actress donning various wigs. Unfortunately, in 2004 she was introduced to lace-front wigs by her hairdresser. Countess immediately fell in love with them and began to wear them 24/7. Recently she appeared on The Doctors and shared the terrifying aftermath of consistently wearing lace front wigs. Read below and consider yourself warned.
Countess’s History With Lace-Front Wigs
“In 2004, my hairstylist introduced to lace-front wigs and I fell in love with them, immediately. You have a full-hair line; I was wearing them 24/7. Five years later the drama came in. The red flag was the oozing from my ears, forehead, the whole nape around my head. The puss had a horrible smell and it was painful. I let it go by for six months. What I did not realize, I had a bad reaction to the glue I used to apply the wig. My hair started to fall out.”
Receiving Help To Heal From Her Skin Infection
“I went to the dermatologist but he did not let me know the long-term effects of the infection. I have skin discoloration and people assume I have vitiligo. I use makeup to cover up, especially the skin under my eyes. Skin came off of my ears. I draw in my hairline with an eye pencil. I had to go through this to teach my little one, ‘you have to love yourself before anyone else will.’ “
Check out the interview in the video below.