I have dealt with some pretty significant hair loss since my early 20's, when my PCOS began to really run wild. It has gotten to the point that I have to keep my hair very short because it is so fine that when it does grow out, it looks like a bad combover. I have recently come to realize that my hair loss has really been affecting me...more than I ever knew. I got a bad haircut the other day. They basically butchered my hair. I was taking pictures to show a friend of mine that was trying to console me, and realized just how thin my hair has gotten.
This hair loss evidently runs in my mother's side of the family as well, because my Mom and Grandmother both have significant thinning...so much so that they both decided a couple of years ago to get wigs. They are adorable and look so natural on them. My mom jokingly said one day that if I quit smoking that she would buy me a wig (because she knew my hair loss bothers me so much). I didn't think much of it until earlier this week, when I got that bad haircut. It got me to thinking how I haven't felt "pretty" or attractive in a long time, and how I never want to go anywhere because I'm so self conscious of my hair loss. I know "it's just hair", and hair doesn't define me, but I liken the way I'm feeling to someone who has had to wear dorky coke bottle glasses or someone who has really crooked teeth. They might feel self conscious, their self esteem might take a blow. But...the first time they wear their new contacts or get their braces taken off to reveal a straight smile...imagine how good they must feel about themselves!
So...I decided to take my Mom up on her offer of a wig. We went to get it today. And I love it!!!
It matches my natural color perfectly, and I think the style is just adorable! My hubby loves it, my "inner circle" (big sis, best friend, parents) all love it, so it definitely passed the test!!! It's similar to how I used to wear my hair back when I had hair, so it's not a drastic change.
I couldn't be happier!