Confessions of a wig wearer

OK, so i’ve had a change of heart. I love fashion and I will still be blogging about fashion every now and again, but personally, without blowing my own trumpet I think I have a lot more to give. I want to inspire, advise and tell my story and journey about wearing a wig. I enjoy telling my story. There are good memories and bad memories but most of all it’s made me the person that I am today. Riding out the storm, has made me stronger, and in terms of my alopecia, I have never been more confident. I want that to help people.

I don’t know if there is many of you out there that will be interested, never mind inspired. But i’ll be blogging about everything from fashion wigs, styling your wig, to genuine trivial problems like exercising in a wig. There will also be some laughs thrown in along the way, I’ve had my fair share of wig problems. I hope to build a few more loyal readers along the way and I look forward to hearing from you all, but in the meantime if anyone out there, happens to come across this post, then please, let me know if you want me to cover anything in particular.

In the next few days, I’ll be posting about my fave wigs. I have a growing collection that I’d love to share with you all. I’ll also be changing my domain name to confessionsofawigwearer very soon so keep posted.

s x

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Wearing a wig -My Journey

bobSo I’ve mentioned that I wear a wig, but I haven’t really gone in to the details. Seen as though it’s one of the main reasons I decided to start this blog, I thought that it’s only fair that I share my journey. The short version!

So a time where I can barely even remember I was diagnosed with Alopecia. The worst part about it, is that there is no reason, no answer and no cure and for a 10 year that is pretty tough! I remember the day that I decided enough was enough. It was time to take the plunge and get a wig. It was scary, but now its the norm for me.

There is nothing better than that new wig kinda feeling. The fresh fibres and bouncy locks which resemble a Loreal advert. Better than any blow dry. I suppose at first, I felt like people would know that I was wearing a wig. But eventually as I grew up, I realised that the important people that I surrounded myself with didn’t care if I had hair or not.

Now a wig is just part of who I am, so why not be selfish? I have a collection probably of about 15 different wigs now, and I get to take my pick each and every morning. Over the years my confidence has grown and I want to share my challenges and how to overcome them. There’s an important person in my life who has helped my confidence- I never imagined that I could really show my true self, my wig-less self to a BOY. YES A BOY. & even now a year on from the day I revealed all, he still claims that he prefers me with no hair at all! I can honestly say I am completely comfortable¬†with myself wearing a wig & every hair related challenge that comes my way I overcome. Even things so small..

One night out, when I was a student, after a few too many drinks and drunken hair flicks, I remember picking my wig and my dignity off of the dance floor embarrassed. I look back it now and howl with laughter! But these things happen and I learnt from it.

My stories, my experiences, and my advice. That’s what I want to establish on here. As well as my fabulous style (obviously) HA. Over time, i’ll be posting about the challenges anyone suffering from hair loss and wearing a wig might come across.

How it stays on? How to wash it? How to regain your confidence. I hope that my blog can help in some way shape or form. If not for advice, for laughs, because there’s a few good stories to read along the way!

I’ve added a a pic of todays wig. What do you think? I think it feels pretty natural but I’d love to know your opinion!

S x