I wanted to write my own thoughts here about choices about wearing supplemental hair/wigs/hairpieces.
My first point is if your choice is not to wear hair that is a personal and empowering decision that I fully support.
If you choose to wear hair there is a confusing melange of information to work through.
My advice to anyone who is starting this journey and feeling often vulnerable and alone...take a breath...you will find something that suits your needs.
Think about your needs .... What are they?
Make a wish list... When I started my own journey with my daughters alopecia, this is what I did and these are the things we came up with
SECURITY, REALISM, FLEXIBILTY AROUND STYLING, EASY CARE, COMFORTABLE.
She was 12 years old at the time and we needed something she could live in. Be her as she wanted to present herself.
Once I worked these needs out ...I started researching. I took my daughter and tried on all the alternatives available. I started to really educate myself around what could be achieved. I learnt about what implanting, hair attachment methods, we're going to mean to her and us. I educated myself on the differences between processed and unprocessed hair. What were the advantages and disadvantages of synthetic hair.
I have continued to educate myself for years around what suits my daughter the best and most people will realise for me and her that is a freedom wig.
Your wish list and needs may be very different than mine. I believe there is room in this community for educated choice and there are many people here that love the wigs they wear which are varied as the companies that supply them. I fully support them if their choice is working for them.
I feel passionate about this community and passionate about freedom... I would never insult or be unsupportive around someone's hair choice.
Educate yourself on your own needs and you will find an alternative hair choice that fits your needs. Talk to others but be mindful of opinion even my own as I'm not you.