Breaking the stigma.. why wigs are the hottest new accessory

en 17 feb 2023

 Welcome to our first blog post!

As a self proclaimed hair expert,

(My credibility comes from the many years of unnecessarily damaging my hair and finding anything and everything that would help my questionable decisions)

I've noticed a trend in recent years - wearing wigs is no longer a stigma. In fact, it's becoming increasingly popular amongst people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. But why is that?

First of all, let's address the elephant in the room - the idea that wearing a wig is somehow "fake" or "unauthentic." This couldn't be further from the truth! Wigs are a way to express your creativity and individuality, just like any other fashion accessory. They allow you to change up your look without committing to a permanent hairstyle, and they can be a fun way to experiment with different colors and styles, something I wish I would have taken into consideration before my one too many trips to Sally's Beauty Supply for a little DIYing.

But beyond the fashion aspect, there are a lot of practical reasons why someone might choose to wear a wig. For example, many people who are undergoing chemotherapy or experiencing hair loss due to a medical condition wear wigs to help them feel more confident and comfortable in their own skin. Wigs can also be a great option for people with alopecia, a condition that causes hair loss on the scalp, face, and other areas of the body.

In addition to these medical reasons, wigs are also becoming more prevalent in the cosplay and drag communities. These communities embrace the idea of transformation through costume and makeup, and wigs are a key component of many of these looks. Wearing a wig can help you embody a character or persona, and it can be a fun way to participate in a wider cultural conversation. We treat makeup, nails and jewelry as such so why not wigs?
Another reason to give wigs a go is that the quality and variety of wigs available today is truly impressive. Wigs have come such a long way, from a wide range of textures, colors, and styles that look and feel just like natural hair. Whether you're looking for a short, spiky wig or a long, flowing mane, there's a wig out there that can help you achieve your desired look.

Finally, it's worth noting that celebrities have played a big role in destigmatizing wig-wearing in recent years. More and more famous people are coming out and admitting that they wear wigs, whether it's to protect their natural hair, to try out a new look, or simply because they enjoy the convenience and versatility of wigs. By normalizing the idea of wearing wigs, these celebrities are helping to break down the stigma and encourage others to try out this fun and exciting accessory. That red carpet hair look is fully within your reach! No glam squad necessary.

In conclusion, there are an onslaught of reasons why wearing wigs are worth looking into. Whether you're looking for a way to express your creativity, deal with hair loss, or just change up your look, there's a wig out there that can help you achieve your goals. So why not give it a try and see what all the fuss is about? Who knows - you might just find your new favorite accessory! Or in my case, addiction!

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