Hi, my name is Kim and I am a proud wig wearer. I have been wearing wigs for over three years and it has been amazing. Okay, at first it wasn't, if I’m being honest. I was terrified to walk out of my house with a wig on my head; I just knew that everyone and their dog knew I was wearing a wig.
It took me some time to build up the confidence to go out and own it! I had so much to learn. There was a time that I almost gave up and thought, “Oh well, I'm just going to lose my hair, and this is it.” But I didn’t give up; I continued to learn and educate myself about wigs and what looks realistic. I soon learned how to choose the wigs that worked for me and how to style them. Eventually I started to get comfortable with having more hair and found so much excitement and happiness in playing with and styling my new hair.
After a couple of years of learning and finding new confidence, people started asking a lot of questions like, “Kim, why are you wearing a wig?” Are you sick? Do you have cancer? And, my favorite comment, “Your bio hair is thin but it's fine”. At first, I was overwhelmed and felt like crawling back into my comfort zone and staying there. I couldn’t do it! I had gained so much confidence with my new hair, and actually started feeling pretty and complete again.
Some people started to notice my new found confidence and unfortunately have tried to make me feel as if there was something wrong with me just because I wore wigs. First, I want to say there isn't anything wrong with wearing wigs. We wear fake lashes, fake nails, get cosmetic treatments and those things help us feel good, right? Therefore, wearing wigs is no different. If it gives you that added confidence and joy, then simply go for it.
Wearing a wig, whether it be because of an illness, or because we want a different look, style, or color without commitment, should not make us feel inadequate or odd; especially if that wig is giving us confidence and new found self-esteem. My advice to you is, when you get your new hair and you feel like a model than strike a pose. Life is too short not to feel pretty.
If someone asks, are your wearing a wig? Stand tall and firm and answer with that new found confidence, yes, I am. No need to explain why, unless that is something you want to do. To summarize, we owe no explanation for the choices we make. The goal is to be content with ourselves, and that requires a certain level of confidence and happiness.
I will leave you with this my friends, wear your hair and wear it proud. Wishing each of you happiness! Go kill it Gurll!
Kim is a mom, wife, wig enthusiast, and YouTuber. She started her channel Let’s Talk With Kim in hope to inspire women, like herself, who struggle with hair loss. Also, to share a love for beautiful hair, and living a happy life.
Kim wearing the Taylor by Estetica
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