I’ve never been one to take risks with my appearance or style. I didn’t care how I appeared as long as I was presentable. But a few years back, when I learned about wigs, everything changed. I was suddenly exposing myself to various hair colors, textures, and styles that I had never tried before. I also discovered through wig experimentation that they significantly affected my mood in addition to changing the way I looked.
My stress-related hair loss gave it its beginning. My fine, straight hair had always been sparse, but it was now substantially less so. I felt so self-conscious about this that I avoided playing around or being creative with my hair in case it drew more attention to it. I simply pulled it back every day, thinking it wouldn’t be too noticeable, and wore it in a simple ponytail or braid.
Emily, a friend, observed how depressed I appeared regarding my hair. She once questioned me, “Have you thought about wearing wigs?” Sincerely, the thought had never entered my head. I had no idea what wigs were and thought they would be ridiculous or false. However, Emily suggested that I try them on, noting that today’s synthetic wigs can actually seem rather realistic.
We visited the neighborhood beauty supply shop a few days later. Aisles of wigs in every color, texture, length, and style imaginable astound me with their variety. No one would even be able to tell they weren’t my own hair, Emily assured me as she assisted me in choosing a few to try on. To get a feel for it, I put on a black butterfly locs that is similar to my natural hair color. I was astonished to see it in the mirror since it seemed so natural.
After that, Emily pushed me to take chances. Next, I attempted a bright red wig, a color I would never have dyed my own hair. But playing along was enjoyable, and I like how confident it made me feel. The following cut was a blue-black pixie, which really caught me off guard because I had never imagined myself with such short hair. By the time we left the store, I had four new wigs that completely altered how I looked from how I typically did with just my natural hair.
I noticed a mood lift the moment I put the colorful Braided Wigs on at home. I felt as though I were adopting a whole other persona. Every time I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror, I grinned. I felt upbeat, self-assured, and eager to be attempting something so outside of my comfort zone. From that point on, if I felt depressed, I would change to a new wig to boost my mood.
Bright hues have always made me feel happier. My electric blue ombre ends on my hot pink bob never failed to make me smile. I felt happier wearing wigs in cobalt and turquoise. I felt more confident and daring when I wore edgier hairstyles like my silver-purple pixie cut. My mood was uplifted by the wavy mermaid-inspired hair and the softer hues. I could embrace a different attitude or mood with each wig.
My joy increased along with my collecting. I collected various Knotless Braids Styles. I hope these wigs can change my mood. And the result shows that trying out different looks turned out to be quite therapeutic. When I changed into a cheery wig on dreary days, my mood immediately improved. I also felt more confident when I used bright colors and cuts to express distinct aspects of my personality. I felt more liberated to be myself without self-criticism because I was no longer as concerned about hair issues.
My relatives and friends began to notice the changes in me as well. Conversations that started with comments on my wigs led to me opening out more. Our shared feminine expressions helped us bond, strengthening relationships. I felt more confident taking chances in other areas of my life after realizing I had some control over certain aspects of my appearance. My brand-new collection of colorful wigs gave me access to a world of creative expression I had no idea existed
It’s incredible to consider how much wigs have helped to improve my outlook and mental health. What initially served as a cover for receding hair evolved into a creative outlet, self-esteem builder, and mood enhancer. I’ve rediscovered facets of myself that I had either forgotten about or shied away from. Now I have a complete rainbow of personalities to try on and lift my spirits, even on the darkest of days. I get to celebrate all the amazing ways wigs allow me to express myself rather than being depressed about hair problems. I’m so happy I tried them and discovered my colors.