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Hi Jackie, I love these conversations. I think everyone is different and everyone wants something different. I am a comfort person, I can't even where 2 different socks or one foot out from under the covers. So the wigs for me were just not going to work. For someone like me, it makes sense to see if there is another way to go through life as an alopecian. Then there are others who love going to have their hair, nails, eye lashes... done and for them I can see having the wig making their lives more pleasurable and more in line with their preferences. Equally, I am sure there are many different opinions and reason for someone to wear or not not wear a wig. But definitely a great conversation started and one that also needs to be heard. Thanks for sharing.
You said everything eheheh I have alopecia universalis for about 25 years and I could relate to what you said. I chose to wear a wig after some years not wearing. Each option has its problems, so I think there are no big differences. We are all bald!
I have had frontal fibrosing alopecia for about 20 years. I have very little hair left now, just some at the back of my head. When I had chemo 10 years ago I lost all my hair and then little of it grew back. As some of you will know this is a progressive irreversible condition. My hair will never grow back. Once I couldn't hide the condition with a change of hairstyle I started wearing wigs and never stopped.
My reasons were that I didn't want to draw attention to myself. Also as an older woman I look nothing like the glamorous pics of young women beautifully made up with small neat blemish-free heads. To be frank I have a double chin, I have wrinkles, my head is not an attractive shape, I have a couple of scars on my scalp from accidents - I just look awful! My hair used to be my crowning glory - thick and glossy, and I mourned losing it for a long time. Now I wear decent quality wigs and most people don't even realise I am wearing one. Only close friends know and that's how I like it to be.