I’ve had DUPA for around 8-9 years now, during that time I’ve tried finasteride and Minoxidil for periods over 12 months with no success. I’m not that hairy so even a BHT is out of the question. Lately I’ve been visiting some wig stores, i must say, I’m very impressed by what i saw and tried on, my only worry is traction alopecia, i was wondering if shaving my head could help prevent any damage caused by wearing the wig? the type of wig I’d go for would be a full wig (including nape and sides) glue and tape would be used to secure the wig.
I often get similar questions asked about finasteride and minoxidil use with DUPA. They do not usually work. Hair transplants might work if the balding area is relatively small (like a Class 3 balding pattern). Using FUE, one can select the good hairs from the donor area and use them in the small recipient area.
Wigs are one alternative for men and women with hair loss. But as you point out you may get traction alopecia and there are no particular wigs or tapes that I know of that can prevent it. You can also shave your head (as you point out) or apply tape to affix a wig (hair system) to your scalp but some people get scarring and discoloration with long term use of any device that affixes a wig to your scalp.
Another alternative to wigs is scalp micropigmenation (SMP) if you like the shaved look. You will not make your DUPA worse with SMP and if some new treatment or cure comes out in the future, you can always take such a treatment. If your hair is thin, SMP may also make it look thicker. For more information you can see my website here.