Magic Baltimore Listen Live
Magic 95.9 Featured Video
CLOSE

Countess VaughnFormer TV star  Countess Vaughn of the 90s — “Moesha” and “The Parkers.” is experiencing health issues due to her love for lace front wigs! Vaughn appeared on “The Doctors” to share her story and raise awareness about the dangers of wearing too many lace fronts. See video below.

Vaughn said, “It’s crazy how one day everything’s fine then the next thing, the simplest thing, can mess up your life. 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 pus had a horrible smell and it was painful. I let it go by for six months.”

Vaughn continued. “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. 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 was embarrassed, you have to be at home, and be bald as she teared up. “I had to go through this to teach my little one, ‘you have to love yourself before anyone else will.’”

Serena Williams and Naomi Campbell both experienced severe hair loss due to wigs and weaves.

High toxic levels of hair glue can even cause death, due to allergic reactions.

Also On Magic 95.9:
Then & Now: The Evolution of New Edition
New Edition
8 photos