Back to wearing Freedom wigs again and loving it

20 years ago I bought my first Freedom wig and I was in raptures. The hair was absolutely beautiful with great movement and the fit was awesome. I did everything in it, but unfortunately I worked outside most of the day in the heat and after two years I decided it was just too hot to keep wearing it. So I put it away only bringing it out on rare occasions which I switched to lace wigs, then to thin skin wigs which became my favourite because it stayed on without glue or tape much like the Freedom. The only problem was the human remy hair which sometimes became stiff and bunched up in the back at inopportune times. However, I wore them for the next 15 years or so. Now I'm mostly retired from work and am indoors a lot more so I got out my Freedom - still good after all those years! Still, the writing was on the wall, I needed to get a replacement. So now I have another Freedom wig. Yes they are expensive but when I think of the money Ive spent with other wigs over the years I think the Freedom wigs are on a par. THEN, I won some money which would cover half of the cost of another Freedom wig! Yay! I'm put the down payment on and in the new year will go in and get the ball rolling so I have a back up wig for when my original Freedom bites the dust. Oh happy days!

I am nearing my 70s, 68 to be exact and have had alopecia half of my life so I don't expect my hair to grow back now. I am hoping these two new wigs will last me quite some time, as did my first one which I still wear btw, maybe to my 80s I hope.

I'm just so glad I'm otherwise healthy. I've seen my husband have a series of heart attacks and with other health problems he's not the man he was just 5 years ago. I may not be as active as I was, (I had another autoimmune condition of polymyalgia rheumatica, which has left me with painful joints) but I can still do a lot of things he can't do and I'm so grateful for that.

Alopecia has just become a part of me. I've absorbed it into my life. I still don't like it, sometimes I get frustrated with it, but in the grand scheme of things I'm doing okay. Today, I'm doing okay.

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