So after a lengthy delay, I got my hair buzzed last night. The non-bald portions had gotten way too long, so my fro was full of "dents". {Yes, it was kind of hilarious to see.} I asked her to take it as low as possible fully aware that I had the bald spots. I assured her it was okay. She really didn't want to do it until I told her I had a wig on standby. I also told her that I'm eventually going to shave it all anyway because the bald part isn't growing back. She asked why ... I told her alopecia ... she said what is that {my eyebrows raised in disbelief} ... I said an auto-immune disorder, but before I could elaborate, the phone rang. Opportunity missed. I just find it strange that a beautician/barber does not know what alopecia is.

Anywho ... here's the wig I had on standby. I'm taking her for a spin today at the office. Saturday schedule is only 5 hours, so I'm trying to see if I can last that long. Had it on since 11:00am. Right now it's 1:18pm. So far so good. It's a bit snug. Not a "give you a headache" snug, but a "too tight to really forget it's there" type of snug. And the room I'm in is hovering around 72/73 deg, so I'm not going to have to worry about getting hot.

Her name is Tina, from the Junee Manhattan Style collection. A bargain at $22.99 from a BSS in the 'hood. :)

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Comment by Karen Smith on February 19, 2011 at 7:17pm
Sooo cool. You look great!
Comment by Anne Williams on February 19, 2011 at 9:22pm
Totally cute Angie! I tried on my first wigs today and will make a decision soon as to what I want to buy and whether or not to buzz my remaining hair.

I can't believe your beautician didn't know what alopecia was! Mine was the one that diagnosed my aa after my first bald spot showed up!

Anne
Comment by Annette Burrus on February 19, 2011 at 11:05pm
Hi Angie,

nice wig - glad to hear you were brave enough to try it at work. I have a closet full of wigs and I haveto say the wigs are HOT!!
Comment by Tallgirl on February 19, 2011 at 11:47pm
How did it go?
Comment by Angie P on February 20, 2011 at 2:15pm
Hi everyone:

It went okay. It was bearable, but by no means something I would want to do everyday. The snug/grippy feeling was just irritating, and I never found a really comfortable way to position my glasses. The ear tabs on the wig were interfering with my glasses going over my ears properly. By 3:30 or so it was sort of painful, so I shifted it around a bit and it got better.

I had to stop at the market after work, so I actually didn't take it off until about 8:00 that evening. Then it took quite a while for the indentation from the wig cap to fade. It led me to wonder if tight wig caps affect scalp circulation to any degree.

While I don't believe I will become a regular wig-wearer, I will continue to experiment. After all, it is kind of fun to change up the look from time to time. I can totally see a BSS wig addiction developing the same way my makeup addiction has developed. {D@mn Sephora!!!}
Comment by Lili Añel (aka Eulalia) on February 20, 2011 at 11:47pm
Angie you look great in your wig. I will be cutting my hair down/buzzed for the same reason you did, can no longer hide spots. I ordered two wigs that I should get in the next couple of days, just to see if I lie how they feel. Got two different types. I suppose I will post how it works out. Such a big step. Thank you for sharing your experience. I have a BIG head; I had to get large size wigs and wonder if they'll be tight. Not something I want to feel. Ultimately I will get a custom wig when I have the money. You look great, wig or not-thanks for sharing.
Comment by Diana Carter on February 21, 2011 at 10:44pm
I LOVE IT!!! It looks great on you, and look like a fun style!
Comment by Angie on February 22, 2011 at 10:50pm
Alright now! watch yourself cutie! lol It look very nice on you. short and sassy. I love short hair.
Comment by Monica LUPUS MATTERS Ellis on February 24, 2011 at 8:59pm
how cute is that?..... VERY!!!!!:):):)

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