Rockin' a new wig any day you WANT!

Hello All,

Just thought I would pop in to write about this next stage I am moving into.  I would love to hear peoples thoughts and experiences :)

I have been completely bald for over a year now and wear a wig everyday.  The only folks who know I have alopecia are my close friends and family. I wear the same style/color wig everyday and never switch it up.  I recently started feeling like I want to embrace the fun/flexible and beautiful world of wigs more and rock different styles and colors more often.  I am anxious for this step as I know it raise questions from others and I will no longer be hiding behind my one wig that I pretend in my head no one knows is not my natural hair ( probably many of them don't ). I am nervous...but a part of me knows this is the next step to accepting my alopecia.  And there is a part of me that keeps saying "once you let it out to the world, you can never take it back" and that to me is scary.

Deep down I feel a sense of relief will come over me if I can "let go".... And somehow bringing fun creative, beautiful hair styles adds an element that makes it exciting.

I just went on a wig shopping spree online and got 3 new styles...they are on their way.....

I know so many amazing people on this site rock their style weather its completely bald, what you have on your head or a wig everyday. Each of you is so strong and I would love to hear your thoughts/experiences on what this step was like for you.

Cheers! :)

 

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Comment by Lexi on April 6, 2014 at 8:25pm

KStew, what wig have you been wearing that nobody knows?  Is it HH?  I always read that people don't know someone is wearing a wig, yet I find that hard to understand.  That is just me.  But if one has to wear a wig, it makes it at least somewhat fun to be able to switch it up, colors, lengths, etc.  I would always worry about someone knowing, but really, who cares?  Really, they don't, we just think they do, and that makes us feel self conscious I think.  I feel odd about wig wearing, and would love to go out with a different wig on every day.  I fear the looks from people I see daily.  I fear what they are thinking.  I feel like I owe them some kind of explanation, when in reality, I owe them nothing.  It is my life to live as I choose. Sorry I don't have an experiences in this area, but just adding my two cents for what it is worth.

Comment by KStew on April 6, 2014 at 8:41pm

Much appreciated Lexi - I often feel this way too. It's our life to live not anyone else and we shoose what makes us happy and feel beautiful inside and out! I love hair and styles and colors...seems only fitting that I use my alopecia to my advantage a rock all kinds of different styles. 

:) your thoughts and sharing are appreciated. 

Comment by Lexi on April 6, 2014 at 9:45pm

Join Wigsupport.com.  They know how to rock different wigs !!  Lots of good people on that site who do rock them!!

Comment by Aimee on April 7, 2014 at 9:58am

I do have a huge variety of wigs - blonde bobs, longer red wigs, my "Scarfabulous" in my profile picture, a baseball cap wig, a swim wig, and a long, glamorous blonde wig.  I wear my bob in the spring/summer and my longer red wig in the fall/winter. 

Lexi, I think since we are in the "wig world" it is easier for us to spot wigs.  Before I had alopecia, I never would have noticed if anyone was wearing a wig.  It just wasn't on my radar.

Comment by Lexi on April 7, 2014 at 8:26pm

Hair is always on my radar!!  LOL.  Or lack there of, or wigs.  I always notice the women with thinning hair, or patches of hair loss.  Aimee, that is so cool that you wear whatever color and style suits your mood for the day!! KStew, take a lesson.......LOL

Comment by Alliegator on May 21, 2014 at 10:59am

Hi, I agree about wigsupport.com.  I rock the different wig styles!  I typically will wear the same one to work during the week, and then a different wig on the weekends.  It can be a lot of fun.  I will usually wear the same wig to work for about 2-3 months, and then switch it up.  I was wearing the "Samantha" in blonde, and I just last week changed to the "tori" in a red color.  I had one girl say to me "oh, did you get a hair cut".  I said "I wear wigs".  I don't think she had any clue!  You just have to learn to "let go" like you mentioned.  You will get all sorts of responses.  I think you just have to do what you enjoy and what makes you feel good!  For me, it is changing my styles a lot.  You don't have to tell the people anything that you don't want to tell them.  The 1 negative that I have found with changing wigs often... people may not recognize you.  For example, I work with the Board of Directors at my job.  Some of the directors can't seem to remember me, because they don't realize it is me.  I want them to remember me so that is the negative part of it.  However, if you don't want the person to remember you, then it can be a blessing!!  :)  I hope that helps.  Have fun!!

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