Wearing wigs is something that many women living with alopecia choose to do every day as part of their personal style and comfort. However, wigs are so much more than just an accessory – they can actually help boost your self-confidence and make you feel like yourself again.
Despite their prevalence and growing popularity, some still baulk at the idea of wearing a wig. What if it doesn’t suit me? What if it’s uncomfortable? How do I care for it? All valid questions and ones that we at Hair to Ware have been asked time and again.
When you’re wearing a wig, it’s crucial to take the time to find one that fits your personal style and colour preference. You’ve dealt with enough; now it’s time to focus on finding a comfortable, beautiful wig that lasts.
Living with Alopecia
We appreciate the frustration you feel living with alopecia. Hair loss is often unexpected and quite sudden, and regrowth can be unpredictable which leaves us in a semi-permanent vacuum of wondering what to expect next. We all hope that the medication we choose will work and we’ll be able to return to some semblance of normality – but we also understand the cyclical nature of this illness. In many cases, patients can live with patchy hair loss for years, while others find that this develops into alopecia totalis or universalis.
Additionally, when stemming from an auto-immune disorder, hair loss is just one distressing effect that we must cope with, whether from the disease itself, side effects from the medication, or simply the stress of the illness. Other problems associated with autoimmune issues come from inflammation, compromised organs, hormonal imbalances, and nutritional deficiencies.
It’s a lot to deal with, and sometimes it feels like finding the right wig is pretty low on our list of priorities. But when you feel like your life is no longer in your control, it feels good to take charge of the choices that you can make.
Wig Wearing Comfort and Style
In the world of wigs, there is absolutely no room for a one-size-fits-all approach. And why should there be? Our hair colour and style are as unique as we are. With the amazing range of wigs available today, there’s simply no reason not to focus on finding one perfectly suited to your personal style. The colour, cut, and feel should leave you confident and comfortable daily.
As you go through the process of finding the ideal match, you’ll find yourself considering several factors.
If you’re active, you’ll want a wig that won’t get in the way or cause you to overheat. You may also need one that allows for easy ventilation. Likewise, if you’re going to be sitting at a desk all day, look for a wig with lightweight material and durable construction so it will stay put on your head without pinching or pulling.
Wigs come in such a range of colours, so it should be easy to find one that matches your natural hair colour as closely as possible. Alternatively, a bespoke wig can be coloured to suit precisely what you want, and who knows – you may consider something a little bolder than your previous natural tone.
Cut and Style
Many of our clients choose to style their wig based on their previous haircut and colour. They feel more comfortable knowing that those who know them aren’t likely to comment on a change of hairstyle while they adjust to life with a wig. And that’s absolutely fine! On the other hand, some may take this opportunity to rock a brand new look, perhaps a style or colour that they have always wanted to try.
Whatever your personal preferences, we know that you want to be comfortable and look and feel great! Take all the time you need and do as much research as you can to find the best hair solution for you. If possible, reach out to those who have walked this path before and find out how they coped and what worked for them.
Investing in a Follea Wig
While you’re doing your homework, we invite you to consider the Follea wig brand. This is one of our best-selling products, and for good reason.
Follea wigs aren’t cheap, but they are a smart investment. They are high-end products that can be custom coloured, cut, and styled to suit each individual and ensure that they are as comfortable as possible. Their completely natural look and feel is complemented by a wonderfully natural movement, exactly what you would expect from a superior quality wig.
Additionally, they can be re-laced, re-haired, and the silicone replaced, making these a worthwhile investment. We can’t recommend the Follea range highly enough; it is the best there is and is comfortable, stylish, and durable.
Wig Wearing the Hair to Ware Way
The incredible team here at Hair to Ware have first-hand experience in wig-wearing. Amanda herself has worn wigs for over 27 years and is therefore in the perfect position to help you find the right product and the best fit. She can also empathise with the chaotic emotions that you are likely battling with and walk you through the process of choosing and wearing the right wig.
We also offer a unique fitting service to ensure that you leave with a wig that is perfect for your scalp size; not too loose, not too tight, but just right!
Our services are available to clients nationwide. If you can get to us, we encourage you to book an appointment; we are absolutely sure that it will be worth your while, and you will be thrilled with both the product and the service.