HEY LADY!!!! HEY LADY!! Don’t hide your hair under a hat! Get a wig!!
It’s true. I’ve been giving this a lot of thought lately and have come to the conclusion that every woman not only should own a wig, but every woman needs to own a wig. Or two. Or more.
Ohhh something magica happens when I think. And I’ve been thinking about why every woman needs a wig!
I’m not even going to broach the subject of hair loss. Those of us who experience hair loss –whatever the reason being, are used to wigs. We are adept at making them our own. Our wigs are not merely accessories, but they are our new normal.
THAT was a couple of years ago. The spot has grown substantially. Too bad my bank account hasn’t grown as substantially as my baldness!
And when I was caught off-guard last wig week with the question of “If all your hair grew back just as it was before you lost it, would you continue to wear your wigs?”
What great food for thought! I pondered. I reflected. I examined my conscience. I deliberated. I contemplated. Finally, I concluded.
I even tapped my hands on the table in serious contemplation!
Absolutely! I would still wear wigs. And I would still embrace them. And love them. And cherish them.
I’m overcome with emotion simply because I WOULD still wear my beloved wigs if all my hair grew back! I need a moment hair…I mean…HERE!!
Because wearing wigs gave me so much more than the hair I lost.
My confidence and esteem were regained because I felt good when I made the transition over to wigs. No longer was I self-conscience about my “spots”. No longer did I have to deal with the constant prepping and fixing my hair. I felt more like the woman I am rather than feeling like Friar Tuck’s twin sister!
That’s for sure! I smile a hella lot more than when I worried about my bio hair falling on the floor!
And then I thought about all the other reasons that wigs are greatness and why every woman should own one.
Before I continue, do you remember how popular wigs and falls were in the 1960’s? They were considered an accessory so you could switch your look up from day time to date time. From short too long. And it didn’t even matter that the wigs didn’t look natural. It was all good!
Back in the ’60’s, women OWNED wearing fake hair. And it was popular. No stigma attached!
Then things got serious and women stopped wearing hair for fun. Fake hair don’t care and neither should you.
Be still my heart. That hair on the far right? I would very much wear it today! It’s FUN!!!! Remember–the higher the hair the closer to God!
But enough about that, let’s talk about why you need a wig!
You have frizzy, coarse, unruly hair. Summer weather is especially cruel to these tresses as is rain and heat.
This is my hair! It’s actually a bit tame today because it’s been under a wig! I stopped coloring it and stopped blow drying it. I can’t wear it down anyway due to the massive bald spot in the back. If you think I’m going outside like this, I have a bridge to sell you!
Why put yourself through the misery of having to constantly pull your hair back? Why allow yourself the frustration of a beautiful blow out and as soon as you leave the comfort of your air-conditioned home to head outside, the coif that was so smooth moments ago has now grown into a wild mass and keeps on growing—-outward and upward.
And, like this guy, the weather oftentimes, makes the hair I have grow upwards!
A wig is the remedy. A synthetic wig is the remedy. The hair won’t grow out. It won’t spurt up like a weed. It’ll stay put. You can go outside; rest assured and feel confident and pretty and your summer will suddenly turn into your favorite season!
The straight hair I never had! This is High Society by Gabor Wigs in the shade Toasted Pecan (or Pea-can, as I say).
You have the opposite of hair that goes wild in humid weather. Your hair goes limp and loses any curl or shape that you toiled over for hours with that barrel curling iron.
A wig is what you need. One with those perfect waves. They waves won’t go limp when you head outside. In fact, they’ll stay put all day. You can bounce up and down the avenue and strut your hot stuff!
Look at those waves! This is Avalon by Estetica Designs and is one I’ve worn over and over and over this summer. These waves will stay all day without falling!
You’re going on vacation? You’re traveling for a while? The beach? Europe? Antarctica?
Beach vacay? Doesn’t Bonaparte look fetching? He doesn’t need a wig.
Heavens to Betsy—don’t forget to bring some hair with you!
Have wig. Will Travel. And when you get bored waiting for your flight, you can take the wig out of your carry on and comb it! That’s what I do!
Seriously. A stay at a resort that offers a pool or beachside means that you’ll be swimming like a Bubble Guppy. Because that is what we do when we are near the water—whether fresh, salt or chlorinated.
Caveat–I have to wear a wig to the beach. This is Alice by Uniwigs Lavivid collection. But for the woman who HAS a full head of hair and doesn’t want to be bothered styling it after a day of swimming (and I swim in a wig too), don’t fret over blowdrying–wear a wig to dinner!
And when you realize, at 4:30 that you’ll be attending Happy Hour followed by a wonderful dinner, you excuse yourself from everyone else because it’ll take hours to get your hair just so!
Cheers! It’s Happy Hour! And I’m wearing Model Model’s Storm wig. This is one of the first wigs I’ve ever worn and at $32.00, she’s still looking grand!
Well, if you bring a wig or three, you’ll have options. Let your hair dry then stick a wig over it, put that face on, get that hotsie totsie dress on, slip into those strappy sandals and head off to make everyone wonder just how you turned into Becky With the Good Hair in a matter of minutes!
Better yet, call Cathe with the good wig...
Take that Becky! My fake hair gets combed back into a killer Bardot pony tail! And Alden by Estetica designs is the perfect wig to put into that do!
Oh. Wait. You’re playing tourist on a visit through the UK or Europe. You’re sightseeing all day. That’s cool. You are a comfortable, yet, tasteful ensemble that doesn’t scream “tourist”. You are wearing your hair back for lack of time in getting ready this morning. So why, then, didn’t you bring a wig with you?
Why’re you wearing your hair back like that …
…..when you can be walking the streets in this casual loose do, Soft & Subtle by Gabor!
And don’t even mention that meal at the five-star restaurant that you saved your dollars for so long to enjoy every morsel of that tasting menu. You gotta dress like the star you are. Ohhh but you came back to your Airbnb or hotel a bit later than expected and you are pressed for time. If you had a wig, you would be saving a hellalot o’ time. Just sayin’!
Yeah baybay! I wore Envy wigs “Chloe” to dinner at Allard in Paris last November! I wonder which one I’ll wear this year!!
Let’s bring it back a step. To every day.
You had a rough night last night. Full moon kept you from getting a good sleep. Perhaps you were in a frisky mood and was up doing a bit of the Bouncy-Bouncy! Or maybe that meal you had from the take-out has kept you on your throne a good portion of the night.
Whatevs. You have a meeting at 8 in the mornin’ and your hair is not behaving. A wig works wonders! And will keep ‘em guessing!
Jamison by Estetica Designs. My favorite bob of all time! I have 12 of her. An even dozen!
Or you can switch it up with a short do! Jones, also by Estetica!
Dinner guests are arriving tonight. You’ve been slaving in the kitchen all day. Or it’s the Holidays and you’ve been slaving in the kitchen for many days. Time is of the essence and of that delightful aroma from the roast. You have choices. Either put the makeup on or do your hair. If you had a wig you can do both! But don’t put your head in the open oven to take anything out or your synthetic wig could become damaged. Be the royalty you are and make your husband/significant other take the food out of the oven.
Dinner guests tonight? Put the makeup on and go with a short little number like Jon Renau’s Ignite wig! And if you have long hair and are thinking of going short–a wig is the solution to checking the shorter lengths out!
And with that wig you can present the feast to your guests looking more fetch than Donna Reed or June Cleaver!
Hello dinner guests? Oh..why thank you! It took NO time at all to get ready! *wink*
OHHHH…OHHHH. You have a special event approaching. You are a Mother-of-the-Bride or …Groom! Perhaps you are hosting a fancy-schmancy shower or group event. You’ve worked your butt off. Don’t even give the hair a second thought. If you have a wig, you can party like it’s 1999 all over again!
Alden in the shade Caramel Kiss was a Mother-of-the-Bride gift from my friends at Estetica Designs. I danced all night. I mingled and I received a ton of compliments on my hair. It took less than a minute to style. I took it out of the box and put it on my head. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
You see? That’s the point I’m making. Ask any woman if she likes her hair. Most will find something wrong. Either it’s too unruly or dull or limp or too thin or too thick or the color isn’t right. Some of us have hair that hasn’t aged well. Instead of fighting it, cover it. With a wig.
Stop the fight. Stop the fright. Get wiggy with it! You’ll discover a new freedom!
Years of dying hair isn’t good. A wig provides great coverage if you are tired of coloring your hair.
Here I am in Estetica’s Brooklyn wig. Wigs in various shades offer a safer alternative to hair dye!
And for those who have gone gray, not everyone has beautiful gray hair. A gray wig will give you that beautiful gray hair—and more than Fifty Shades of it too!
Gabor’s High Society in Sugared Nickel. This is a GREAT wig for those who want to transition to gray!
Estetica Designs Avalon in ChromeRT1B. This is such a gorgeous shade of gray. I have a Jamison in this shade too!
A platinum gray is a gorgeous shade too!
Wigs have changed my life for the better. Where I used to hate summer because of my unruly hair, I love it now. I plop a wig on my head and fuhgeddaboudit. And wig companies now make incredibly lightweight and summer-weather friendly wigs.
This is Pandora by Uniwigs Lavivid. It’s the only Human Hair wig I have. Personally, I prefer synthetic because it’s low-maintenance. But. I go swimming in this wig and she dries wavy! It’s a great beach wig!
I used to spend all morning washing, conditioning, setting my wet hair in rollers, letting the hair air dry till damp, blow drying each section straight, then rolling my hair back up. Keeping it in the rollers for an hour. Taking the hair out of the rollers, spraying it with hairspray, and still worrying that it didn’t look right.
That’s what I heard after I rolled and dried my hair because I got my bio hair all over the place. I shed worse than any dog!
And that, my dear friends who I love so much, is why you need a wig!
And with a great head of fake hair, you don’t even need makeup. This is Enchantress by Mane Attraction wigs in the shade Latte!
And whether you are wiggin’ it or not–the objective is to just have fun!