Monday, May 4, 2015
For the past two years, I have had the same hair style. Awhile back I went on a wig search and I ended up with the Zara from John Renau. I fell in love with that wig; which I do still love. But while recently searching through various large cap wigs, I discovered a wig that Jon Renau also makes. It is called the Amber - large cap. It appealed to me and after a little bit of thought, I decided to go for it.
Of course I ordered it from my friends at Wilshire Wigs. They were having a 25% off sale, which was awesome! Plus, whenever I have ordered something from them and it didn't quite work, they happily exchanged it for something else. The other thing I really like about them is they are close to me. Thus I ordered the wig on Thursday, it was shipped on Friday, and got to my door on Saturday! Wow! What service. (And for full disclosure, yes I have received a wig at a deep discount from them in the past, but I was using them before that, and have continued to use them since.)
I was so excited to receive my new wig, that I did something I do NOT recommend; I tried it on while still dressed as a guy. Generally this does not work out very well. I have read of others experiencing this exact same thing. So my first impression of the wig was that it looked okay. Not great, not horrible, but just okay.
Later that day, after finishing my work, showering and shaving, and getting something pretty on, I again tried on my new wig. Wow! What a difference the whole look makes. But still.... there was something about it that made me a bit hesitant to fully embrace it.
And I think that what it is, is that change is tough. For two years I have had the same hair. The same length, the same color, the same style. Thus it can be more than a bit challenging to accept a different look. I have seen this same thing with Jules. We had a funny conversation actually about this. I asked her how many hair styles would she change back to what she had before if she could. She has changed her color, length, and style many times, including shaving it all off once! The thing about a wig is that if you don't like it, you can just send it back for a different one. With real hair, it does not work so easily!
Thus, I think that what I want to do is to embrace the possibilities of wigs. Why should I just stick with one style? I should enjoy what I can do with wigs and get a few different ones. I have been contemplating the possibility of getting a human hair wig, at a cost of about $1000. This new wig of mine ran me about $250. For the same price of a human hair wig, I could get four different wigs like this new one. That would afford me several different styling options!
And that could be super fun! I could go for curly hair one day and straight the next. Maybe even have one in a darker color. How about black? Think I could pull off black hair? I did once upon a time. It is a very different look for me. But why not try?
I think I should dive into the benefits of wearing wigs and look at all that it offers me. Often I lament that I am unable to grow out my own, which leaves me a bit bummed. But I think I have been looking at it all wrong. I need to embrace the options that wigs afford.
What about you? Do you own just one wig? Do you mix up your wig wearing? Or are you gifted with your own natural hair?