Guest Blog By: BW
Hello, Ladies! As some of you now, I recently transitioned from a 3/4 cap topper to a full wig. I’ve had lots of questions about that and why I decided to stop bonding and so I figured I better post something! I have LOTS of reasons for trying something new with my hair and so far, I am VERY happy with my decision.
One of the most important reasons for trying out a full wig which I can remove whenever I want to is that my hair seems to be growing back again. Obviously, I want to give it a chance. Right now, it’s growing like weeds. I am however, extremely prone to major seasonal shedding in the spring so we will see how that goes. I just moved to a much more temperate climate though, where it is much warmer all year. And my hair, like the rest of me, has always loved warm weather. So, I am hoping that without a major weather change with the seasons that maybe, HOPEFULLY, I can escape the seasonal shed/. This wasnt my reason for moving, but it sure could have been!
Also, since starting with bonding in June, I found myself missing out on two of my favorite hobbies – water sports and motorcycle riding. I actually never tried swimming with the bonded topper (and I have a huge mental block against it) and I really did not like bike riding with it as the helmet affected the bond at my hairline. I really felt like i was giving up alot last summer with not being able to do all of the things that I love and especially now that I live somewhere where these activities are available to me year round, then bonding wasn’t enough for me. if I’m going to go to the expense and hassle of wearing hair, I wanted my whole life back. not my life minus 2 things that I LOVE, which are two things that I like to do with my family. All of us suffered last summer with me not swimming or riding.
Bonding was a little challenging with my travel schedule and I was scheduling too much around my hair. Also, though it doesnt seem to be an issue with anyone else here, at least not that I’ve seen, I had a major problem with getting my hair on straight! One would swear that I bench major weight with my left arm and that my right arm is a shriveled useless mess! not so, but my hair lots of weeks said otherwise. For the most part, no one could have possibly noticed this but me, but of course, it bothered me when my hair was (quite) crooked for a week or more. practice makes perfect and I was doing great with my learning curve, but I decided to try something that’s easier for me and for my lifestyle.
Blending with my own natural texture was also a little difficult for me and I just didnt have much hope of blending well with my natural texture. My hair is quite wavy and from what I have seen in European hair, there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot out there. I have really, really been misssing my waves these last few months. Alot.
For me, the list actually goes on and on…… but these are the major reasons. And so I decided that I would give my bio hair a shot again and try a full wig! I stopped shaving the top of my head 2 weeks before I got my full wig and it seems to be filling in pretty well. At this point, my whole head is cut down to about a half inch maybe. I wear it around the house like this (which feels great!) and I rode the motorcycle yesterday without hair, for the first time in a long time. It felt fantastic, though my helmet was way too big with no hair. Tomorrow I am off to Italy and I am actually going to fly without my hair. mainly because I always feel filthy after flying and I just dont want it getting all yucky. I’m a little nervous about it but I keep reminding myself that I have done this before, plus once I get to Italy, not one person will look twice at me with a buzz cut. I dont know why it feels like a way bigger deal this time around to show my buzz…… Maybe because I FREAKING LOVE MY NEW HAIR!
I’ll have to write a Gush Blog at some point when I have the time. My new Follea hair is simply amazing. It is beautiful and when left to its natural texture, it is so close to looking like my own hair it’s incredible. My husband is blown away! Yesterday, after leaving her to air dry overnight, my husband said “OMG. it looks like it did on our first date.” this is all I ever wanted – my own hair back. And right now, I get the best of both worlds – super short and long.
So far so good! I love sleeping without my hair (which is not what I thought I wanted in the beginning of my hair-wearing journey), I love showering without my hair (so quick!) and I love only having to wash her once / week. And I love HER. She’s gorgeous. Love my ponytail, love my braid, love her swish and getting back to loving a micro-short cut.
Hair wearing is definitely a journey! Not only is it different for all of us, but for me, the things I wanted from it at first changed a little bit. And maybe it will change again. I have no idea….. It’s fantastic to have so many options though and if I continue wearing a full wig, I’m going to increase my options by getting some more wigs! I love my wig.
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