Let's talk about wigs, baby...let's talk about all the colors and the styles that may be....let's talk about wigs ; ) I had to, sorry
Wig shopping, never thought I'd have that one on my calendar! So, to be honest pre-hair loss I really wasn't going to care or worry about getting a wig in the beginning. I figured I'd save my money (they are super expensive) and not waste my time putting one on and taking care of it etc....I'm bald whether you like it or not and if you don't then just look away because even a gallon of Rogaine wouldn't help me at this point.
Then I lost my hair and you tend to think a little different. Not only do people stare, but you also think about the people who have to be seen with you and you don't want to embarrass them or have people stare at them as well. I also thought that if I ever went up to my nephews schools to see them I wouldn't want to show up bald for all their friends to make comments to them (we all know how kids are). Finally, it made me think since nothing else is normal in my life anymore: i.e. working, living alone, finances, having a life, going to school etc... that it might be nice to have one thing that made me feel a little normal still (although a long stretch). So I decided to get one.
If you've never been wig shopping, I mean lets be honest most people haven't and I was one that never envisioned having to, it is definelty an experience. If I were to compare it to anything I would say shoe shopping at Nordstroms. First, as you can see by the pictures there are several wigs to look at and choose from ranging from all different styles and colors. I knew I didn't want my same straight boring hair but I also didn't want it to look fake. I think I tried on about 10 and honestly hated them all but finally decided on one I thought looked the least fake out of them all even though not very appealing. The whole time you have a stylist putting them on you to fit good/style it etc...just like shoes.
They didn't have the color I wanted in stock, so like shoes, they had to order it. My wig ended up coming in the week I was in the hospital for chemo so I had to wait awhile to get it. When I finally picked it up, just like shoes, she put it on me, adjusted it, and made sure it fit and looked good. Now, also like shoes, unfortunately, you have to wear wigs in to make them look "good". The reason I hated so many wigs was the top and front were so high I looked like I was in the 1980's....not gonna fly. The lady swore it would all go down after a while....she better be right or I may have to learn how to do the running man and roger rabbit soon. Needless to say, I now have a $500 thing that goes on my head to make you think I'm not bald and pass for my real hair...(yes, they are that expensive).
PS: did you know theres such a thing as wig shampoo and conditioner...shoot me...this thing is going to take more work than I ever did on my real hair lol