Living With Hair Loss, Wearing Wigs & Finding Your Way

by Y on August 12, 2021

There is no universal hair loss solution or path that will work for every woman dealing with hair loss.

When I say solution, I mean finding a way to live with hair loss in whatever way that is for you, whether you choose to treat it, wear wigs, cut your hair short, shave your head or do nothing.

It’s worth mentioning that there is no cure for androgenetic alopecia, aka female pattern baldness. This is the type of hair loss I have and it is progressive hair loss. Treatments do exist, but there is no cure.

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In this video I discuss how I have made hair loss work in my life, and things I may have done different, such as starting to wear toppers years prior to when I began to wear wigs in 2012, when I feel I would have had the hair to be able to make that work for myself.

Dealing with hair loss, dealing with wigs, none of it was easy, it took time and lot’s of it. It’s also important to note, wigs aren’t for everybody. I have had to continue to evolve and adapt as my hair loss has progressed over the years, and when I find my wigs aren’t working for me the exact same way they used to, I have to adapt how I work with them as well.

It takes time to find what works for us, something or everything I do in my hair loss life, may not work for another person and vice versa – it’s important to be open and flexible to finding what can work for you and not giving up, because the alternative to me, is simply not an option.

Sending much love to all!

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JoAnn November 6, 2022 at 2:51 pm

About three years ago I started wearing wigs occasionally, because I have very advanced AGA for my age. My hair loss started in my early teens. I love the way that wigs look, but I’ve learned that I can’t wear them all the time.
I own a handful of synthetic wigs. Each is a fixed style and contains low-heat or no-heat fibers. In the summer, my wigs practically cook on my head. I don’t know how women wear wigs in high heat. I really find it so uncomfortable and damaging to my wigs. Someday I’d like to purchase a heat tolerant or natural fiber wig. Until then, I’ll continue to wear a bandana, hat or hoodie.
I envy women who can wear wigs as their own hair. I’m not sure if I’ll ever reach that level of comfort.


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