• JohnD
    27
    My wig journey started about a year and a half ago. I was not happy being very thin on top as you can see in one of the pics. I started to rely on wearing a beanie and a ball cap most of the time. It was a very good look for me. However, I became tired of it and had thought about wearing a wig. I knew I didn't want to wear one of those fake looking men's toupees (rug - lol). I have now been through about 30 wigs. Half are synthetic and the other half are human hair.

    My fave by far is the Raquel Welch couture line. I have 15 of them and it's tough to beat that pinnacle cap. Fortunately, I have a good job and can afford them. I only buy them when they are on sale. Five of them (Raquel - Couture) have been ruined with bad cuts and over thinning. I finally found someone who could really style them and knew how to cut them right. In my opinion, the synthetic wigs did not work for me for various reasons. It really has been an incredible journey with a lot of learning and trial/error. It's definitely been 100% fun and worth it for me.

    I look and feel amazing when I wear one. Life is too short for Rogaine - lol and all of those other hair treatments that do virtually nothing anyways. I love wigs and the many different looks I do and wear. I get compliments all the time on: "cool hair" - I tell them it's a wig and most say: "no way". I have since tired of this and taking the time to explain it. So now I just say - thanks and go about my business. Here are some pics of some of the styles I do and wear.

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  • dc21
    319
    Whoa, you look very handsome in the pic where you are wearing the dark glasses and dark hair! It looks like your own hair! The RW Couture line is HH, correct? I haven't ventured into HH yet. So it will be nice to hear your opinion on the quality and maintenance of this line.
  • Crystal
    214
    you totally rock all of the looks. Looks 100% natural.
  • JohnD
    27
    Thank you for the compliment. Yes, you are correct it is HH. With each strand being hand tied in the pinnacle cap you get a natural movement of the hair. Which, In my opinion is superior to synthetic wefts. Synthetic wefts don't have the natural movement, are a lot hotter on your head to wear and not as secure. RW Couture feels like a "scalp" on your head and a gale force wind would not blow it off. I did have to occasionally use - "It Stays" - which was a glue on my synthetics. With the RW - it's not needed.

    It does help that I have a buzz cut and those short hairs (the ones I have left - lol) do help grip the cap better I feel. For me maintenance is simple. I wash and condition, towel dry, put on my head and then add some gel/pomade and walk out the door. I'm sure being a man helps because I don't have to have a styled blow dry. If it's messier looking on a guy it looks better. Just like when I wear guyliner sometimes. For women it has to look just right. For a guy you just smear it on and it's good to go..
  • Sunset
    460
    You look great in all the pics.
  • Moonlitnight
    1.7k
    How lovely to have another guy here and a huge, warm welcome! Oh my, I'll go for the last pic :wink: But back to wigs... I am really wanting to try a HH wig and more so after your comments here. I think you look fabulous in all the pics and completely natural. I love the wet-look with the bun and the toque ones.
  • Sunset
    460
    I have a male friend who was wearing hair pieces before I knew him, and he said he got more compliments from women, and women looking at him when he wore them. Now, he's decided not to wear a hair piece & is just bald. I guess he's happy not wearing one. Each to their own.
  • JohnD
    27
    For now I'm happy wearing wigs. That may change one day. I do like this silver/black synthetic wig I'm wearing in this pic. I also included a pic with a black wig as well. I have many - lol.

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  • Sunset
    460
    I like those. Looks good.
  • BeatA
    672
    welcome John, great to get some guys here. I think there are probably some around, but maybe too shy , so thanks for coming out to play and showing all this versatility in male wig wearing. You’re a very cool dude.
  • Moonlitnight
    1.7k
    Totally love that last pic.
  • Alex K WIGSCOM TEAM
    843
    omg! So awesome to hear (and see) your story! You look amazing in longer styles, I love it!! Life is too short not to have awesome hair ;)

    I haven't tried Raquel's Human Hair wigs, but now I want to! I have one human hair wig (Ellen Wille) and I LOVE it. So comfortable and luxurious looking... it's the best. :hearts:
  • Dogmom
    206
    I applaud you for being here and sharing with us. Welcome... You rock all the styles. We are a family here so any questions about wigs just ask. All questions are great!
  • drift3r
    609
    Welcome John!! Love everything about your look. And life is DEFINITELY too short for rogaine, hahaha. As someone who’s tried it in the past, that really made me chuckle. :lol:
  • Ali
    115
    All I can say is good for you John! You look like you are having a ton of fun with your different looks and I agree, at first I enjoyed the surprised expressions when I told people my “beautiful hair” is a wig. But now just saying thank you is so much easier. Although part of me wants to let everyone know as a sign of courage and wig solidarity! This comes in part from witnessing a friend go transgender - a person who is really such a great inspiration to how brave one can be in expressing their true selves. Bravo to you and the rest of us for going after what makes our lives more fulfilling and fun!
  • JohnD
    27


    Thanks Alex - I appreciate it. You have awesome style as well. Us guys gotta stick together you know! Don't want to get ganged up on by all these women around here - lol.
  • A7X
    70
    Love all your styles! You make them all work. You look like a fellow metalhead?
  • Alex K WIGSCOM TEAM
    843
    LOL, fortunately i've met some of the most amazing, awesome women through this forum! Definitely nice to see men joining as well! Great hair is for everyone!!
  • drift3r
    609
    Great hair is for everyone!!

    AMEN!! :cheer:
  • dc21
    319
    You know, I think you could pull off a Tom Petty look too if you wanted!
  • JohnD
    27
    I'll consider that. By far my best is Criss Angel.

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  • Moonlitnight
    1.7k
    Bahaha I love the zombie. It looks just like my first husband. He's actually a very sweet guy.
  • Crystal
    214
    ,you are spot on for Criss Angel. Whatever happened to him? It's like he disappeared or something.
  • Samantha
    133
    OMG I’m loving the Rob Zombie look! That’s my taste lol. You look great in all your pictures, thanks for sharing and welcome to this forum!
  • buckeyegal1963
    621
    Hi and welcome John! I'm late to the party, but better late than never, right?
  • A7X
    70
    Love the Rob Zombie look - I met him a few years ago with John 5. Very laid back guy.
  • JohnD
    27
    Here is my Slash from Guns N' Roses look. This one got out of control, with people wanting to take pics and everything. I started to get a little uncomfortable. Was mayhem at the Restaurant in Vegas I was at with this look. Had the nose ring and everything just like him.

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  • Moonlitnight
    1.7k
    Lol! That looks just like him. I'm not surprised :)
  • samfalcon99
    58
    Wow John looking really cool! Welcome!
  • Vee1028
    1.1k
    Chris Angel is alive and well in Vegss!
  • Larry
    5
    John, you definitely aren't the only man who wears wigs. The following is an essay on baldness and self esteem from my college days when I ministered to women with alopecia areata.
    I hope you all will like it.

    A Special Wardrobe
    “What’s in here?” Susan asked. We were shifting some of my belongings and among them was a storage box with the word “Herman” scrawled across the top.
    “Take a peek,” Denise advised with a twinkle in her eye.
    “Eek! There’s something furry in there!” Susan screamed as she dropped the box.
    As Denise laughed, I picked up the box and with mock indignation over the word, “furry,” and explained to Susan that she had picked up my wig box.
    “But these wigs are all different colors and styles, Larry, are they all yours?”
    Susan had asked the question most people ask fairly soon after a relationship is formed.
    “I’m totally bald and my lifestyle includes wearing wigs on those days I feel like being a “haired” person. I adore my bald head and spend time making it look good and feel nice. I like hair too, and with wigs I can enjoy a variety of looks in different hair styles and colors.
    It is possible to be both bald and “haired,” and enjoy being both.”
    “I think that’s wonderful!” Susan exclaimed with a look of sincere delight and approval.

    The way we feel about the way we look is important. Physical beauty is one of the cornerstones of self esteem and it is one of the most vulnerable. This is an article about how I have dealt with this subject in one area and I hope that it will inspire the reader to find solutions to their own threats to self esteem.
    I have been fortunate in that my hair loss experience was not burdensome or a source of great anxiety. The reason for this is simple -- I did not see baldness as a disfigurement in others so I did not see it as such for me when I went bald.
    I am a Christian; as such, I strive to see people the way God does. I don’t see “ugly” people. The physical body is much too frail to be a vessel in which a person’s beauty and worth can be housed. Even those who are deemed to be “beautiful people” will be stripped of their attributes through age, disease or accidents. So much of what society labels as beautiful is not even intrinsic; a cursory examination of history and other cultures will show the great diversity and transitory nature of so called Perfect Beauty. The diversity of beauty in human beings is staggering if we are receptive to developing an appreciation of it.
    Most bald headed men and women I knew or had ever seen never struck me as disfigured or ugly. I believed that they possessed beauty in ways that were different from someone else; indeed, those bald people who incorporated their baldness into their self image in an open and positive way seemed even more attractive and even exotic in their beauty.
    It is hard to believe in one’s beauty especially if it flies in the face of conventional standards. It can be done and I have had some success at doing so. It does help if there are people in your life that will support you and believe in your beauty, too.
    The first wig I got was a present from someone who knew I wanted one but couldn’t quite get the nerve to get it myself. I think that I would have eventually but this speeded things up for me. The wig was christened “Herman” by my friend Holley and became the first for many more to come. The support Holley provided cannot be praised enough. She genuinely liked what I was trying to do and did everything possible to help me create my lifestyle and get all I could out of it. She encouraged me not to wear hats or wigs in public after I began to keep my head clean shaven because she knew that I really wanted to. She and many others have made my balding experience one of the great blessings in my life.
    I love being bald and feel special and attractive even more than I did before my hair fell out. Rarely do I use the term “hair loss” because I don’t like the connotation that I have “lost” something. I feel that my beauty was changed and not lost when I went bald. I will probably be self conscious of being bald for the rest of my life, or as long as bald is perceived as unusual. The option is whether or not to feel good or bad, attractive or unattractive because of it.

    After we finished moving my stuff, I treated Susan and Denise to a “fashion Show” complete with bad jokes and funny stories about my experiences. When it was time for Susan to go, she kissed my nude scalp, cooed that she thought I looked cute, and said that she believed that bald is beautiful. I thanked her and told her I thought she was beautiful, too. She grimaced and said that she was hardly beautiful considering that she was this, that and the other thing. I took exception to her self deprecating remarks and tried to put into perspective what I have written in this article.
    “Having hair does not make one beautiful, nor is it true that bald is beautiful in and of its self. Being bald doesn’t make a person beautiful, Susan, but a person can make baldness beautiful. The same, perhaps, can also be said for this, that and the other thing.”
  • mcvoice
    52
    you look great in all the pics! Good for you to “be all you can be!” Thanks for sharing!
  • JohnD
    27
    Still here. Xmas pic taken last week and loving wigs still.

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  • JohnD
    27
    Here is a Shogun Man Bun. Wig is a Raquel Couture - as are all of my wigs.

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