I keep returning wigs that don't suit me. They don't suit me because they are designed to look like healthy, young, attractive hair.
And I am old and unhealthy.
This makes me sad.
I don't think that would ever have looked natural on me, even when I was young. It's a cruel trick of fate that if you were born with thin, curly hair, and you want a wig to look normal, you are trapped into short, low-density, wavy wigs for your lifetime.
It's a shame, because that brand of wigs fit my skull perfectly, but even the shortest styles are made of healthy, thick-shafted fibers.
Well, I need to enjoy what i can wear now, because in a few years (months?) I'll need to transition to gray. Gather ye roses, young people who long for good hair.
Actually, I think that wig would look fine on you (*with* your current face!) as long as it was grey or had some streaks of grey in it; the very solid color does not work well with the I Am Not In My Twenties face, though.
(it would almost certainly still look odd to you, though, because you have been seeing not-that-thick hair around your face for your entire lifespan, so, there is that)(but I know some older people who have thick hair even as they have aged; *but* it's always greying/grey/white after a certain age, presumably because if you color hair it doesn't stay that happy?)
Posted by: KC | February 12, 2023 at 12:02 PM
I agree with KC. I'm going backwards here, but would your manic overconfidence extend to dying it?
Posted by: Allison | February 13, 2023 at 08:25 PM
KC - Yeah, it needs something. If I went with grey I would have the issue with the “sideburns” we all have. I’d need to dye them or shave them. But you are right, it would need something to de-glorify it.
Allison - Can’t dye it! It’s plastic. or nylon or some synthetic.You can coat it, but then that washes out.
Posted by: theQueen | February 13, 2023 at 11:30 PM
Does silver hair mascara still exist to put a streak or two in it to try out? (hair mascara: not something I think I've seen on shelves since 2000 or so...)
Posted by: KC | February 14, 2023 at 12:23 PM
KC - Yes, it still exists. There are a number of spray-in hair options (even silver), but the all wash out. I tried some on a wig that had surprising colors of eggplant AND red, and it made the wig feel sticky.
Posted by: theQueen | February 14, 2023 at 05:01 PM