This natural hair wig can be used to help with a variety of skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis and acne.
But it also has the added benefit of helping to control water loss.
Dr. Laura J. Jones, a dermatologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center, has been studying the efficacy of natural hair hair wands for years.
She has found that they can help to reduce water loss in the face and neck, but the wigs can also help to control the rate of dehydration and even prevent it from occurring altogether.
“What is important for us to note is that the wands don’t need to be used daily for this to work,” Jones said.
“For a longer time period, you might want to use them at night, when you are not sleeping,” she added.
Jones found that her wigs did help to maintain hydration for those who had not been properly hydrated, but for those with dehydration problems, it could be beneficial.
“There is an opportunity here, especially for women who are using a lot of shampoo and conditioners,” Jones explained.
The wigs are made of a special, super soft material called microcrystalline cellulose (MC).
This material is so soft that it can be folded up into a ball, and then rolled into a shape for your face or neck.
Jones says she has found the MC in natural hair products is a more effective way to help reduce water retention.
“This is a good material for moisturizing and hydration, especially if you are on a diet, but it also helps you retain moisture, which is important,” she said.
Jones has found MC can be mixed with water, which can help hydrate the hair, but she says she is also aware that you can’t mix it with soap or shampoo, which may also leave behind traces of water.
“I don’t think the microcrystal is really as good as the gel,” she explained.
Jones is not the only one who has found a way to use MC in the natural hair industry.
Another dermatologist, Dr. Amy Gentry, has also been studying MC.
Gentry has been experimenting with different types of MC to see if it can help with hydration and even control water retention, but is now working to find a more permanent solution.
“It may help to use it as a washable product, but I don’t have any experience with it in that way,” she told ABC News.
Gage has been using MC in her natural hair for about five years now, and has found it to be a very effective moisturizer.
She said it is easy to use, which makes it perfect for those people who are already using the right products.
“As a first step, you can do it by applying a little amount of it to your face, and it’s good to have it on hand for any sort of problem that may arise,” she stressed.
“If you have an eczemas rash or other skin conditions that you don’t want to be drying out, you could use it for that,” she continued.
Gentz also told ABC that her research has also shown that MC can also be used as a treatment for psorabies.
“The fact that it is super soft, that it does not have the usual water retention issues that we’re used to, it actually does have a lot more of an effect on psorias than we might expect,” she emphasized.
Jones said she is very pleased with the success of her work, and hopes that others will find the MC wigs as helpful as she has.
“One of the things I have learned in my research is that I should really just focus on the hydration aspect, and not the hydrating part,” she concluded.