The Women’s Hair Loss Project Presents… Hair Never Looked So Good (Video)

by admin on October 3, 2009

I am constantly inspired by the women who have taken the bull by the horns and made the choice to move forward in their hair loss journey. Whether it is making the bold and beautiful choice of shaving their heads, or choosing to wear toppers, integrated hair, or full lace wigs — they remind me that there is life after hair loss, we are beautiful as we are, with hair or without. I think often sometimes when we are confronted with hair loss we begin to feel that life is over, on the contrary, it has only begun.

I put together a video showcasing some of the women from the network who are either wearing hair or wearing nothing at all (on their heads that is). In this video, “Hair Never Looked So Good” each woman either has a full wig, an addition, topper, or is showing her beauty sans hair. The only exception is Kendalkins friend in one of the photos, I simply had to include it because she looks stunning.

Thank you to all the ladies who agreed to be in the video. You inspire me, and I know you will do the same for others. XOXO

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

Angela October 3, 2009 at 11:32 am

Beautiful! Thank you bringing us all together.

Muah!

admin October 3, 2009 at 11:36 am

Thank you for being in it! :) Have I told you how much you inspire me? xoxo

Bonnie October 3, 2009 at 12:37 pm

love it! thank you. so far, it’s brought tears to my eyes every single time I watch it. thanks for putting this together, Y!

emmee October 3, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Y- Fantastic, fabulous, heart warming! What a beautiful inspiring video. Thanks for putting it together. –E.

tb2003 October 3, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Thank you. You are all so beautiful and help me feel that I am not alone.

purplesky October 3, 2009 at 1:41 pm

Thank you so much! You ladies look wonderful (both with and without hair!) and for those who have hair in the video, I want to learn your tricks for looking so natural!

Where could I go to learn about your expertise and where you bought your “accessories”?

Thank you again!

purplesky

gypsy October 4, 2009 at 9:01 am

wow you ladies look amazing? any one have any suggestion on what kind of wig ishould get , to look great like you gals did in that video???ive been tossing the idea around about getting a wig but i dont want to look fake, but you girls look awsome , didnt look fake at all!would not have known !since you girls looked so great im thinking of getting one also.. i have female pattern baldness all over my head… any suggestion would be great?
thank you for that beautiful video….

NiceLid October 5, 2009 at 1:54 pm

Thank you so much for this beautiful video. Who needs hair when you have such beautiful windows to the soul to show the world? Very inspirational and motivating. Much admiration to all of you!!!

NiceLid

AshleyBuff October 20, 2009 at 1:18 pm

I watched this video several times. Love it! Good song choice. *AshleyBuff

Linda October 20, 2009 at 7:43 pm

I must say, you are all gorgeous!

Vanessa October 23, 2009 at 1:03 pm

This is incredible. As someone who has just started having hair loss, I must admit it’s inspiring to see so many happy, vibrant, smiling women. I am, of course, hoping mine stops and rectifies. But what I really want is to stop being so scared and ashamed and feel inside what I can see outside in all of you ladies.

unwritten October 27, 2009 at 11:12 am

Fantabulous!

Traci October 28, 2009 at 11:29 am

Hi, Great video! I was just wondering if the gal with the super short hair between Angela and Milo and about 35 seconds into video is wearing a hair piece or if she is the one girl in the video that is not. I have short hair and really liked her hair but I’m guessing it’s her own.

Traci

admin October 28, 2009 at 12:29 pm

Hi Traci – That girl is Bonsai35 – she appears in the first and second photo of the video and then again in the photo you are making reference to. In the first she is wearing a wig she ordered online that turned out to be a disaster, and then in the second she has her head shaved. The photo you are talking about is her with her hair growing in. Kawawa who appears early on in the video has a short cut which is really cute and she is wearing a topper.

xoxo

faby November 4, 2009 at 7:23 pm

Thank you so much for this video. I am considering shaving my head and wearing a wig, but I have no idea as to where to look. Any advise would be deeply appreciated. Thank you

Bisou November 8, 2009 at 10:45 am

Hi! I just found your site today, and it’s wonderful! I’ve been dealing with hair loss since I had my son four years ago. I am 35, and never expected to be dealing with something like this! I had tons of hair when I was pregnant and knew I’d lose a lot of that when I had my son, but then it just kept going and going! Instead of going back to the amount of hair I had before pregnancy, it was just getting to be less and less. Suddenly I realized I could see my scalp. As you all know, this is devastating! I am a single mom and haven’t dated in five years, and thinking about trying to date while going bald is just horrifying!

In watching the video, I had two questions/comments.

1) I’d LOVE to know which women in the clip were wearing wigs, which were wearing hair pieces, and which were wearing their natural hair with some special styling techniques. (Of course the women who had shaved heads were pretty obvious! ) It would be cool if you could have captions on the video. Some of the women’s hair looked so natural I thought there was no way that could be a wig, but if it was, that would be really cool to know!

2) I wonder what it’s like for women with hair loss to date, especially those of you who wear wigs or hair pieces. Does anyone have any experience to share about that?

Whomever created this site: you are AWESOME. This is the first thing I’ve found anywhere online that is in the least bit uplifting and not just a site to sell their magical hair products!

Thanks!

admin November 8, 2009 at 7:00 pm

@Faby – I think it would be a great idea to contact Cara aka KatKat in the Network, she wrote a piece about the Q & A of hair pieces:
https://www.womenshairlossproject.com/wigs/hair-pieces-demystified-cara/

You can contact her through the network or on her website. She is a very sweet and caring woman and she’ll help answer your questions.

@Bisou – I’m so glad you found the site and have been encouraged and uplifted by it! Dealing with hair loss at any age is incredibly difficult. I started losing my hair at 21, 10 years later — I still have hair on my hair… I was sure I’d be bald by now :)

Every woman in that video is wearing hair expect the friend of Kendalkins in one photo, the male friend of Embryonic, and also the short hair photo of Bonsai35 in the very beginning. Those pics of the hair that looks so awesome, well it is added hair. Amazing right?

I watched the video again and jotted down who was wearing what:

Bonsai35 – Wearing first a messed up wig then has a pic of her head shaved and later her hair growing in a bit.

Kawawa – wearing a bonded topper

Happytobeme- wearing a wig

Angela – Shaved head and also wearing a wig toward the end of video

Milo – clip in topper

Becca – Wig

KatKat – bonded wig (i’m pretty sure, could be bonded topper ) you can read an article on the Q & A of hair pieces by Cara here:
https://www.womenshairlossproject.com/wigs/hair-pieces-demystified-cara/

LDK – Wearing a Reprieve Hair System (integrated piece)

Julie – Reprieve Hair System

GtrGirl – Shaved

FeelinWiggy – I think this pic might be of her topper

Hdawn – Wearing a wig in the first photo and the one after is a Reprieve system

Toppie The Topper – Is Milo’s Topper :) she is in the photo after it appears and earlier in the video

AmberC – Bonded lace front wig. She shaves a part of her hair to attach it.

Embryonic – Sans Hair

Frozen – Topper

Hornsnhalos – Topper

DayDreamer – Wig

AndiCat – Clip in Topper

Jzsnyc – Wig

I encourage you to join the network: http://community.womenshairlossproject.com/ all these gals are there and so many other amazing women.

xoxo

Kaye November 19, 2009 at 2:34 am

Wow how very beautiful.. There is hope… Thank You…

suki March 23, 2010 at 1:20 am

beautiful. thanks. gathering courage to wear hair. this helps. xo suki

Cat April 21, 2010 at 5:56 pm

WOW! I think you are all amazing and beautiful women. I’m 28 and have been slowly but surely losing hair for the last 3 years. My hairline has been receding and experiencing some thinning as well…and I know you all understand how disheartening the experience it. But I LOVED that video–thanks for sharing and inspiring me.

sherae April 24, 2010 at 7:45 pm

this was a great video and so helpful to see how great everyone looks no matter what route the chose with thier look.
Thanks for sharing.

Erica Bable-Pidcock November 2, 2010 at 3:56 pm

You all are beautiful. None of us asked for this, but really nice to see others in my shoes.

Nicole Smith January 7, 2011 at 12:58 am

So beautifully done. It was amazing and so inspiring. Loved watching every minute of it. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

z May 30, 2013 at 5:19 pm

so what do you wear/ do when you want to go to the gym to work out. this has been the most troubling thought about losing my hair. i sweat alot and a sweaty wig does not sound fun nor clean. i dont want stares or people to know i have no hair. im sorry, people look ok in this video but for me personally, id rather be DEAd than wear a wig! or walk around bald. its NOT OK! i have prayed for the cure to my hair loss and for others everyday since i was 26. i am 44 and it is just getting worse. ive lost 3/4 of my hair. i will die soon. i will not live like this much longer. i know you understand how i feel.

lina May 31, 2013 at 11:33 am

z,

wow, I am extremely sad to hear you would rather die than be bald or wear hair. I too am 44 and I have been dealing with hair loss since 18 years of age. I felt like I wanted to die but I was just so sad and wanted the pain to stop, I really didn’t want to die.
This site is about a connection of women who have experienced such trauma, sadness and despair over hair loss, who have found they are not alone, that they are worthy, compassionate, lovely individuals inside and out.
I wear a wig now, is it my dream? Absolutely not, but it has given me the tools to pick up the pieces, find meaning and happiness.
May I ask you – do you think any less of me because I wear a wig?
How about if someone you loved went bald, would you prefer they be dead? I’m sure not, so don’t be so hard on yourself.
Wearing hair takes getting used to but if I can do it, I’m pretty sure anyone can do it.
I wear a buff to the gym (like on Survivor). You know, I always hid my strands under a hat, so even if people are wondering what is going on underneath, I’m there to work out.
My life experiences, not just hair, have taught me that some people will talk no matter what – you can’t stop the nature of some people.
Hair loss sucks large – it ripples into so much more of our lives and robs us. I hope you find the strength from all our sisters here to see that there is and can be more.
Good luck on your journey.

thank you to Y and all the ladies here for giving me a sisterhood and the perseverance to move forward.

Happy Friday,
Lina

L June 8, 2013 at 4:18 pm

In response to one of the comments in this thread……I have never heard of anything so ridiculous from anyone in my entire life. You would rather “die” than go bald or wear a wig??!!! You would rather “die” than watch a beautiful sunset, go dancing with your husband/boyfriend, dig your toes in the sand and watch the waves crashing on the beach, spend time with your children or your mother or your siblings or your friends? You would rather be dead than travel to a foreign land, feel the rain on your face, eat a piece of chocolate cake, pet a sweet little fluffy kitten? It sounds to me like something more serious than hair loss going on. It is insulting to those of us who have lived completely hair free for decades and have raised our families while working full time IN OUR WIGS…and YES! even sweating in them. Oh the horror of it all!!! Yes..it sucks, it is uncomfortable, it is HOT in the summer…you can’t swim in them either but trust me…I won’t drown myself in the deep end because of it. I have a family that relies on me for comfort, love, advice and support…don’t know what I’d say in my suicide note that could make a strong enough argument for me offing myself because I didn’t have hair. Hair is “Vanity”, period. Please…go spend a couple hundred bucks on a nice wig and live your life..change the length, the color, the style..try to have fun with it…there are more of us than you realize..yes..wigs are THAT GOOD! They aren’t affected by the weather and ALWAYS look great too. I am thankful that I have all of my body parts, I can see and hear and I don’t have a terminal illness. I guarantee you this… one day you will wish the only thing you had to worry about was wearing a wig.

SabineTawni June 12, 2013 at 7:00 am

I don’t think wanting a normal appearance is “Vanity”. I have alopecia universals. I find it very frustrating, but I am not depressed over it. I do wear a wig, and I have “gone on with my life” (whatever that means). But I also know that some others are not able to do that.

Phillygrl June 14, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Dearest “L”…I’ve been in a bad place and trying to stay off the boards for awhile but just ran across this thread in my email.l
I will try to stay on the high road as I respond to what I’m sure was a well meaning post that came across unintentionally snarky,condescending and down right cruel. THIS is the place where we can vent freely. THIS is the place where we can say our darkest thoughts and feelings about our hairloss without someone telling us we are VAIN or it’s all in our head or how LUCKY we are to not have something worse.
Of course we know all that in the biggest part of our brains but these feelings of despair and,yes, suicide are all real and we all deal with things in our own time and at our own level.
There are many nights I don’t want to wake up in the morning and have to deal with this anymore. I have become a near recluse and am only a ghost of myself due to this hair loss hell. It may sound stupid to someone who is dealing with it just fine but if I didn’t have this place to say “I’m in the dark place” or “I’m thinking I’d rather die” I don’t know what I’d do. Its exhausting having to pretend those feelings arent there.This is the only place I don’t have to be strong and put on the show of strength for everyone.
So,”Z” I understand what u meant when you wrote those words and please know that this is the place to get that out without feeling stupid or judged. And thank you so much my dearest friend Lina and to Y for pulling me out of those darkest days without making me ashamed for it. Xoxo
LOVE TO ALL OF YOU

Angie T June 16, 2013 at 9:41 am

@Phillygirl – I know how it feels to be suicidal. And I lost my brother to suicide. Sometimes I think if he hadn’t done what he did, I would’ve killed myself years ago. In my case, there is much more going on than my hair. (I have a daughter w/atypical Rett Syndrome who is severely autistic, non-verbal, and has many physical issues. I also have some health issues of my own.)

Anyway, coming here for the last few years has made me realize that, yes…I will most likely end up wearing hair at some point in my life. Whether I’ll bond, or wear a wig, I don’t know….but it WILL happen, and it’s OKAY. Right now I use Toppik (lots of Toppik!) and my hair looks fairly decent. I have done so much to try and save my hair and you know what? I’m finally getting to the point where wearing a wig would be a relief.

So, we might wear wigs. So what? We’ll look fabulous! We won’t be loathing and self conscious anymore! We all have to exit this earth at some point and I don’t want to look back on life and realize how much time I’ve let myself be utterly miserable when there ARE solutions out there. FABULOUS SOLUTIONS!

My little girl, who is ten years old, is never going to get better. She will never speak, read, or write. She’ll never live on her own, hold a job, or have a family of her own. In comparison, my whining about my thinning hair seems pretty pathetic. My daughter has the most gorgeous hair you ever saw – thick, straight, luscious hair. I could shave it all off tomorrow and she could care less, she would still be HER, the fabulous girl I know and love.

Anyhow, sorry to get so lengthy. To the person who said they would rather die than wear a wig, that is your choice. But as someone else said to you, there will come a day when hair loss is the least of your concerns. Enjoy life while you can! Or, come live a day of MY life and see how good you actually have it!

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