With age has come acceptance of, and contentment with, my odd hair. Modern products for curly hair are so much better than the original Dippity-Do. So these days I wash my hair gently, air-dry, add some pomade or cream, and let my hair do what it wants. Some days I like to wear other kinds of hair, hair that I could never achieve on my own.
Wearing wigs and hairpieces once carried some stigma, or associated the wearer with chemotherapy losses. I remember my mother, in the early 1960’s, warning me not to tell her boyfriend that she was wearing a “wiglet” on their date. Times have changed, my friends, and wearing hair is no shame. In fact it’s a joy to change your whole look, make no drastic commitments, and boost your hair-esteem with fabulous add-on hair.
Here are some ways to temporarily sport a completely different head of hair:
Extensions are great because they give you extra length and thickness. I’ve tried the clip-ins with some success. The secret for clip-ins in thin hair is to use the smallest clips, then lightly tease your own hair over them. I haven’t tried the fusion or bead or glue-in types.
I was recently gifted a set of tape-in human hair extensions by Amazing Beauty. I can’t say enough about how wonderful the hair is: soft, silky, like the hair I’ve never had. They are top of the line hair, at a modest price. Sadly, I couldn’t blend the colors to my hair, but I wanted you to see the extensions IRL. I just bobby-pinned a few in, and took a curling iron to them.
Toppers. I wore a human hair topper for about a year, after a surgery caused hair loss. It worked for every-day because it blended nicely with my biological hair’s texture (I had the wig-maker perm it). It was my first experience with wearing hair on the regular and it converted me! If you go this route, it’s important to choose a color and wave pattern close to your own.
Full wigs. These are the easiest by far, because you don’t have to worry about matching your own hair. Go curly or bone-straight, try a copper red or pale blue, get a pixie for a day. They’re lighter and more comfortable than ever. A good starting place to browse is a major retailer, like Wigs.com.
Are you wearing hair? Or considering an add-on? Go for it and enjoy.
Stay fabulous, xo
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