So for the past 6 months I've been wearing the same black scarf everywhere I go. Through a mutual friend I have now gotten a wig for a really great deal, but I'm not sure if I really want it. Everyone has been so eager to help me, which I am very grateful for, but I'm just not sure if I'm ready to completely change my look again. My friends and family have just now seem to be used to the scarf I wear. I don't get any stupid questions from people at school. If I start wearing this wig I feel as if I'll be starting all of the stares and side comments all over again. My friend has been so helpful in giving me the opportunity to get a wig, and I don't want to blow it off and continue wearing my scarf because I know how much she worked to help me get this. I'm kind of used to just minding my own business and not bothering anyone else, but now with alopecia I feel as if my entire life is being publicly broadcasted everyday. I just don't want the change of a wig right now and I don't know what to say to the people that have worked really hard to allow me to get one.

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Comment by Debs on January 8, 2014 at 1:55am
Sarah please don't feel guilty because you don't want to wear this wig, you have found a coping strategy that works for you wearing your black scarf, so if you feel comfortable with that then continue. Your friend will understand that you do t want to change your appearance again and the wig will be something you can keep for special occasions when you want to dress up and look a bit glamourous. Your every day look is your black scarf, it is nice and casual the wig is for when you need to dress up. I think you will find that in the future there wi be times you will want to have a nice wig to wear to dress up and thanks to your lovely friend you now have one. Your friend clearly really cares about you and will be happy that you now have another option of how to manage your hair loss.
Comment by Sarah on January 9, 2014 at 9:11pm
Thanks for your advice. It really means a lot to me. It's good to know that there are some people out there who can help.

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