• Elizabeth Wigs com Team
    3
    Hello! My name is Elizabeth and I work with the marketing department at Wigs.com.

    My team and I are starting an inspiring blog series. Blogs where we can connect and empower other women experiencing hair loss.

    Experiencing hair loss can be a difficult journey for women. Our goal is to provide solutions and help women redefine their confidence.  

    If you feel comfortable answering: 

    - What lessons have you learned while dealing with hair loss?

    - What words of advice would you give someone just confronting their hair loss journey?
  • Tav
    16
    I learned that my head got cold in the winter without hair. It was a revelation at the time.

    I had to dig deeper to find my worth without hair. Something causes hair loss to begin with and that's the battle one has to face. Hair does not compare to life so wigs and a sense of humor helped me to face the hair loss easier. No great revelations here, but that's the bare bones of it.

    Words of advice would be to take it easy on yourself. You are not alone. Now you get to play with any type of hair you want. Play with styles and color. Own it and don't feel bad about wearing wigs. You are ultimately doing this for yourself.
  • Debbie
    21
    My loss of hair has limited me my whole life from a young teen. I used to wear falls when I had a bit to clip in. That would be impossible now due to loss of complete no hair at crown. There was no swimming, no camping, no slumber parties.
    I just started wearing wigs from Wigs.com a couple of years ago. This has helped me tremendously. To feel confident and just be brave.
    I appreciate what Tav says when she says to find a sense of humor. I have done that. I have always stayed pretty positive and I will continue to stay positive .
  • alicexm
    108
    My hair loss began in my 20’s following radical neck surgery for malignant melanoma. Due to resultant nerve damage, most of my hair loss was on the right side of my head as a result of nerve damage. I “dealt” for almost 40 years before I finally admitted it wasn’t going to get better.

    Once I faced the truth, I researched and chose a wig that looked most like my natural hair, length, style and color. That made it easier initially to go out in public, especially to the office. The staff at wigs.com have been a great help in expanding and supporting my journey, always ready with tips to make wig wearing more comfortable and secure.

    My advice to a new wig wearer is to try to find a wig shop locally if possible to try on various styles. There’s a big difference in caps - lace fronts, mono top, basic caps, hand tied or machine wefts, synthetic and heat defiant synthetic, human hair/synthetic blends. And most important? Be patient and find what makes YOU feel good. Friends and family will have their thoughts and opinions, but how you feel about your new hair is the most critical because if you aren’t feeling it, it won’t work as well.
  • Dogmom
    207
    Hi Elizabeth, I'm one of the Hair Ambassadors for Wigs.com and have been a faithful client since the beginning. I lost my hair in 95 and it never was a big deal for me. Perhaps because I was already had training with wigs and extensions years previous to my hair loss. I knew about synthetic fibers and how to care for them. Wig designers have come a long way since then and I'm glad. Most of my family has been supportive and I am blessed for that. It's when I'm around my husband I will not take my wig off in front of him for fear of being judged and he looking at someone else with hair. Other than that, I love wearing wigs, it's a fashion accessory now for me.
  • Cathe Lartigue
    324
    My hairloss is to work emotional issues. Stress, anxiety-I have Trichotillomania. I pulled my hair and picked at my scalp since my early teens. Thus, creating damage that caused permanent loss.
    Since the hair that I do have left is thick and longer, I wore it up until I just couldn’t deal with it anymore and switched to toppers.
    Because of the wiry, coarse and porous texture of my bio hair, toppers didn’t work-in addition, it was a PIA to keep adjusting them so I switched to wigs.
    It took a while to get the wig-wearing down Pat but through trial and error, I was able to figure out what works for me as far as wigs go.
    In fact, it’s been a pleasure for me to work with various wig companies to review their many styles of wigs.
    Stereotypes are something I abhor and have tried to focus on the older (I’m 66) woman NOT wearing those horrific granny wigs. And wig companies need to get away from that. As younger generations age we are, or rather should be, getting away from that “old lady” wig stereotype. I like to showcase a more youthful wig vibe.
    That being said, it’s important to normalize wigs. I.e. on my IG feed I’ll add the wig as part of my outfit of the day. Sometimes I won’t even mention the wig.
    But one thing I really want to bring up—especially regarding social media: a number of wig influencers of the mature demographic, filter and blur the bejesus out of their photos, creating a delusional cloud that will have other women thinking a wig will also get rid of lines and wrinkles.
    To age is a privilege that many don’t get to experience. So if you are over 50 or so and on social media, please be honest and transparent and showcase the wig without filters or blurs or photoshop. Or don’t photograph yourself.
  • linda
    85
    Cathe,
    It is nice to read your thoughts and opinions once again. Especially on the subject of the "mature demographic." I agree with you about this. Especially regarding the use of filters and blurred lines:)
    However, what about the opposite? The use of "Babes" to model wigs, skin care products, anti aging solutions, and clothing.
    It is asked over and over who wants to view clothes on the (older) "mature model." ME, I DO!! And not just the "token, "mature model."
    Fashion and the Wig industry are missing out on huge profits. From where? It is the "mature customer demographic." I can show ya the money...the "mature demographic."
    When women need to cut back in certain areas of their lives, they will always (save) their dollars to spend on beauty and fashion. And we want more of it with options, options, options.
    Enough Said? Not really...let's keep talking, and speaking up.
    Squeaky wheel and all that.
    Just sayin"
    Linda
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