Need help! So many questions regarding wigs

Hi. I have recently lost my hair over 4 months. Its not coming back. I am distraught. I am having a very rough time wearing wigs esp. synthetic. I purchased a human hair wig and its pouring rain today. I was afraid to wear it outdoors. I wore a bandana and I look awful. This is pushing me over the edge. How do you cope with this? It broke my heart to take off my hair last night and put on a stand. This is making me want to die. I cannot go bare as I have scarring and its not for me. On th?e other hand neither are wigs. So if you are a f-t. Wig wearer. How many do you own? How do you deal with the synthetics I have purchased synthetics in the past and they look fake, they do not hold up.I have the cotton cap. What brand of synthetic is tolerable? What about hot humid summers? I am supposed to return to work and wonder how I will deal with this? I am super depressed and angry. Thank you for any support.

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Comment by Dianna 845 on February 4, 2016 at 2:51pm
Hi Aimee. My name is act. Diane. Thank you for the information. I'm finding this very uncomfortable and upsetting.
Comment by GardenJess on February 6, 2016 at 12:26am

 I am not a full time wig wearer because I still can't accept the hassle and discomfort is worth it, but I do wear wigs when I want to look normal and a scarf or cap when I just want to look sad and pitiful (OK, maybe when I want to be comfortable, and I don't try to hide that I have lost my hair). I have only owned synthetic wigs, and in my experience the higher quality ones look plenty realistic. I have a Jon Renau lace front with a monotop, and I'm confident only someone who was on the lookout for wigs would ever guess it was one. Most people just see someone's hair and don't give it a second thought. One thing I have learned is that short is your friend when it comes to comfort, ease of care, and longevity. Long, tangled, heavy synthetic hair on the back of my neck on a hot day--ugh! The thought is enough to make me want to tear something off my head. On the other hand, a short, lightweight, open cap (probably cooler than monotop) is easier to forget about, can't tangle, and is easy to plop on or off. Be kind to yourself. You may not find one solution for all situations, but you will get through this.

Comment by Dianna 845 on February 7, 2016 at 10:13am
Thanks GardenJess. I Share your sentiment about wanting to tear something off your head. I'm wanting to do that now in Winter. This has caused a major depression. Of course there are many other things going on in my life. I look awful in the short pixie wigs. I must wear shoulder length. I will have to look into a open cap. I'm not working at moment. Synthetic wigs do not last long. I can't seem to find a natural looking one. Complicates matters further.
Comment by Dianna 845 on February 8, 2016 at 7:46pm
Hi Aimee, yes I have. Haven't purchased anything as yet. Funds are an issue right now. I'm a ( was) natural blonde. My friend bought me a Bob wig in a very dark color. I have a hard time with it as not only am I trying to accept what happened, I find it hard to see myself in such a dark color. Anyway this wig was almost $300. I wish it didn't have sooooo much hair! I actually work my wig for 8 hours today. I have not shaved my hair ( what's left) yet. I'm afraid it will cause itching. So you suggest buying 2 of the same and what? Wear every other day? I truly can't believe how quickly my hair has fallen out. If this is genetic as a doctor told me. Why so fast? I was going to cancel my deem.f/u appt. As its just too late but I do not have a diagnosis. Part of me feels. What's it matter? Gone is gone.
Comment by Dianna 845 on February 8, 2016 at 7:47pm
Sorry for the typos!
Comment by Dianna 845 on February 9, 2016 at 1:49pm
How many do you own Aimee?
Comment by Dianna 845 on February 9, 2016 at 2:37pm
Oh the brand is Nortico (so) and human hair is Jon Renau.I haven't washed yet. Sure needs it! Worried about the outcome of that for sure. I definitely need more. I do not have 2 of a wig. I'm concerned about the beach, swimming etc. Ugh this isn't something any of us need. Its made me suicidal.I need to reach acceptance. I just feel so unattractive. I was very pretty. Now I Dont even do much make- up as I have to wash it off and my hair gets all wet!! The strings that is. I'm truly mourning the loss of my hair.
Comment by Dianna 845 on February 9, 2016 at 2:39pm
Do you wear lace front? I Dont feel they are discreet at all. I can see what looks like a screen to me.
Comment by Dianna 845 on February 14, 2016 at 12:18am
Thank you Aimee.. This is a costly condition for sure. May I ask? Have you been able to accept this? I am scared as its so new. I worry about summer. The beach, will I be able to swim in ocean? Those kind of things. I feel most wigs well look like a wig. Even looking at pictures on line. Oh well I Dont hide the fact I am wearing a wig.I did see hats with hair site. Boy nothing is inexpensive!!!.
Comment by Sharalexis on February 14, 2016 at 2:15am

would u be willing to start out with the baseball caps with a ponytail or a turban with bangs. I felt the same way when I lost my hair in 1985 but I was able to start right away with wigs because my job require that plus I had two small children who were scared by mom's bald scalp.


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