Countess Vaughn Reveals Scalp Infection from Wearing Lace Front Wigs

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen Countess Vaughn on our TV screen. However, the actress who is best known for her roles on “Moesha” and “The Parkers”,  recently appeared on “The Doctors” to discuss her terrifying experience with lace front wigs.

As her rise to fame grew, the actress appearance began to change. In 2004, her hairdresser introduced lace-front wigs to Countess and she has been wearing the wigs ever since.

After a five-year long love affair with the hair pieces that require constant application of wig glue to stay in place, Countess realized that she had developed a severe scalp infection. But because she couldn’t accept that a wig could be causing such damage, the actress let the oozing and hair loss that resulted from the infection go on for six months before consulting a dermatologist.

“It’s crazy how one day everything’s fine then the next thing, the simplest thing, can mess up your life,” Countess said while taping the CBS show.

Now the 35-year-old star uses eyeliner to fill in her diminished hairline and discolored skin, which many people assume is caused by vitiligo,  a skin condition in which there is a loss of brown color (pigment) from areas of skin, resulting in irregular white patches that feel like normal skin.

“I was embarrassed, you have to be at home, and be bald,” Countess said while holding back tears. “I had to go through this to teach my little one that you have to love yourself before anyone else will.”