Women are fond of wearing hair extensions. The most common are the synthetic ones, which are used for plaiting and weaving.
Synthetic hair is quite advantageous because it helps create excellent looks without breaking the bank.
Its flipside though is that it can irritate sensitive skin. This problem manifests itself as itching on the scalp, and forehead rashes and pimples. In some cases, the entire face and neck is afflicted by pimples. The scalp itching is caused by the tension caused when hair is manipulated while plaiting. When the synthetic hair is placed on the area, it causes further irritation due to its rough texture.
To avoid this, request your hairdresser to plait the hair without pulling it. Once plaited, apply a non-itch formula that contains menthol. In case of prolonged and intense itching, swallow an antihistamine. If this does not help, the only solution would be to avoid these hairstyles.
Forehead rashes and pimples brought about by the use of hair pieces are classified as contact dermatitis. The synthetic hair continuously scratching the skin is bound to cause tiny abrasions which can become inflamed and irritated and they tend to swell in bumps.
Gradually, these bumps become pimples. The oil used on the hair pieces is usually transferred to the face and may aggravate the problem. The solution is to select soft hair pieces and to use human hair if possible. Select styles that do not touch the face and forehead. Once you notice rashes, apply an anti-inflammatory cream.