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    How Sweating Is Good for the Scalp | My Hair System Diary



    I've recently returned from a two-week vacation where I visited Saigon, Vietnam and Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand. Both countries are known for their high levels of humidity throughout the year. While the humidity can be uncomfortable for many, it also has some surprising benefits, especially regarding scalp health. I will explore the impact of humidity on our scalp and how sweating can be good for the scalp.

    First of all, let's look at the evidence:


    What Is the Impact of Humidity on the Scalp?


    1. Moisture retention: High humidity helps to retain moisture in the scalp, preventing it from becoming excessively dry.

    2. Decreased scalp itchiness: The moisture in the air can alleviate scalp itchiness that may occur due to dryness or other factors.

    3. Increased blood circulation: Humidity promotes blood circulation in the scalp, delivering essential nutrients and oxygen to the hair follicles, leading to healthier hair growth.


    Sweating: The Scalp's Natural Moisturiser


    1. Natural conditioning: Sweating helps to naturally condition the scalp by providing moisture and nutrients to the hair follicles.

    2. Cleansing effect: Sweat acts as a natural cleanser, flushing out impurities and debris from the hair and scalp, reducing clogged pores and promoting a healthier scalp environment.

    3. Strengthening hair: Sweating can improve the strength and elasticity of the hair strands, making them less prone to breakage.



    While you may read and think that some of these facts do not apply to me because I was wearing a hair replacement system—they still can.

    I was not as itchy on the top of my scalp as I thought I would be because the hair system still retains moisture.

    When I examined my scalp closely, I noticed the sides (where hair is growing) were far more itchy than the crown area where my partial hair replacement sits.

    I enjoyed massages and mentioned to the massage therapists that they should keep their hands away from my head. Fortunately, I wasn't embarrassed or ashamed about showing them the outline of my men's partial hairpiece.

    Some therapists had forgotten my request and this caused the system to become a little detached over time Luckily, I brought along some glue so that when it was needed, I could reattach any lifting edges. I found that applying glue to the bristles of a disposable toothbrush gave me even coverage and an easy way to handle it.


    Embrace Sweat, Embrace Human Hair Replacement Systems



    When I first began my hair recovery journey of wearing a non-surgical hair replacement system, I opted for human-hair hairpieces with lace bases. However, once thin skin hairpieces became more affordable to me, I switched and have remained loyal to this option ever since.

    When I was younger, I recall trying on costume wigs in fancy dress shops and remember how instantly uncomfortable and hot they were on my head. Synthetic wigs are also non-resistant to heat and may be flammable - when visiting places like Bangkok where street food is common and open fires abound, it's crucial to be cautious around such sources of heat.

    Coming home from my trip, I couldn't wait to remove the hair system and wash my scalp. Upon doing so, however, it was clear that hair growth had increased tremendously: not enough for me not to need a system at all but certainly more than normal.


    What Is Your Sweaty Scalp Experience?

    While the humidity in some countries may be discomforting at times, it brings some surprising benefits to our scalp health regardless of whether hair grows in the area or not. Embracing sweating and understanding its positive impact on the scalp can help maintain healthier hair and skin.

    Please share your experiences with humid climates and sweaty scalps. It’s possible that your experiences were different from mine!


    If you do wear hair systems or are thinking about doing so then know that sweat doesn't need to be an issue. Heat, sweat, and physical activities and sports will not be a problem while wearing a hair system. Be sure to check out the full range of Lordhair men's stock hair systems and don't hesitate to contact our customer service team for expert advice.



    Ray is a guest contributor to our blogs with an extensive background in PR. Ray loves to discuss his own hair system journey by offering insights into wearing and styling a hair system as well as providing observations on the role of hair in sexual and gender identity from an LGBTQ+ perspective. Be sure to check out more of Ray’s Diversity content.