After I first wrote about wigs and hairpieces, I ended up ordering a cheap synthetic wig – I chose the wig in the picture of the wigs and hairpieces article – “Picture Perfect” by Forever Young. I spent countless hours sorting through all the reviews and pictures of different wig styles and wig colors on VogueWigs.com and I thought I had picked out the “perfect” wig!
Buying my first synthetic wig
Vogue Wigs ended up being out of stock of the color I wanted (F18/22 Dark Ash Blonde frosted with Champagne Blonde) so I got it from WowWigs.com for about $40 plus shipping. When the wig finally came, it looked absolutely horrible on me! The color was terrible on me (it looked like the frosted grayish blonde color Angela had on the 80s sitcom “Who’s The Boss?” and it looked super fake. It was also really thick on the top (but you can always thin it out) and it looked like I had a tall bubble head. From the back the wig looked great, though. Since it was a lot lighter than my natural medium brown color, you could see the sides of my hair peeking out, which made it look even worse.
The only downside of the Glow Girl wig is that it still looks slightly big on top, and there isn’t much of a scalp showing, so that looks sort of fake – most people don’t have enough hair to completely obscure their scalp. And because the wig has nice highlights, I can imagine people asking me where I got my hair done! I’ve wanted nice hair for so many years now, but the flip-side of having great hair is that people are going to notice your wig and ask you where you got your hair cut or colored! Or worse – they’ll ask you where you got your wig:(
I don’t know when I’ll actually wear the wig in public – I need to play around with it more and maybe trim the bangs (which are really long). If I wore it in a ponytail with a headband, I don’t think any strangers would notice I had on a wig. I have dark lighting in my house, though, so I could imagine it would scream “wig” if I went into overly-lit Target or Wal-mart. And in bright sunlight – I don’t know:( Since the wig is thicker than my own hair, and it has so many highlights, it would definitely be obvious to people that I know, and I don’t know what I’d say. I’ll probably try the wig out on Halloween – the greatest day of the year for women with hair loss!
After my first wig buying experience, I haven’t found the hair replacement that looks 100% perfect, but I feel confident there are wigs out there for all women that can look natural enough to instantly give you hair again. Wigs are not without problems and limitations, but if you are embarrassed to be seen with your real hair, I would suggest looking into wigs, hairpieces, and toppers now – most women say their only regret was not wearing hair sooner.