Countess Vaughn is best known for her roles on “227,” “Moesha” and “The Parkers”, but sh’e also known for her love of lace front wigs.
Vaughn recently appeared on “The Doctors” to discuss her horrifying experience with the hair pieces that require constant application of wig glue to stay in place. Countess realized she developed a severe scalp infection from the wig glue, but 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. There have even been reported instances of death connected to the high toxic levels of hair glue.
“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.”