Wigs are one way to deal with thinning hair. Women often wonder, though, about the ins and outs of wearing wigs: How do you put them on? Where do you find a realistic wig? How do you care for it?
The woman who anonymously writes the blog Women’s Hair Loss Project recently shared her experience shopping for a high-end, realistic “hair replacement wigs.” She visited Follea’s salon, which starts at nearly $1000 and goes up to nearly $4,500.
So is a high-end wig worth the money?
“The first thing I can say is that touching the Follea hair is an experience all by itself, silky silky smooth hair. Just amazing,” she writes. “This cap perfectly cups and cradles your head. In my very short wig journey I have yet to find a cap like this.”
She wasn’t happy with other aspects of the first wig, though, including the hairline. But as they moved on to the luxury collection, she found a wig she absolutely loved that blended perfectly with her own hair color.
She was upset, however, when she returned home and found the hair tangled and it wasn’t easy to untangle. This was unusual, she points out; none of her other wigs tangle badly and if they do, it comes out easily.
She was able to return the wig, and picked a style less likely to tangle. More surprisingly, she says, even her own mother didn’t notice she was wearing the wig. The writer also shares that there’s a new way to attach wigs. It’s a device called a grip, and it’s basically a strap worn like a headband. It attaches to the wig’s grip without using combs or clips.
If you’re dealing with female thinning hair, and ready to switch to wigs, she offers this advice about staying the course.
“One thing I learned in my very short amount of time with buying wigs is to try not to get discouraged if the wig you are trying isn’t working out, keep looking and searching for the wig that best fits you in most every way that is possible, color, length, style,” she writes. “If clips hurt, use a WiGrip or a similar type headband to get the wig to stay in place.”
While she admits she still wants to try a bonded hair topper, she adds that she is “just loving my new hair and wondering why I didn’t do this before.”
If you’re dealing with female thinning hair, regardless of whether or not you’re using a wig, be sure to check out our free report, Hairstyles for thin hair: Best Treatments, Products, and Haircuts for Fine Hair.