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Does anyone wear a wig for fun?

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MTDancer Tue 19-Mar-19 19:41:28

I am seriously thinking of getting some wigs for a change.
I have short hair in a pixie style but thought I could have a wig that gave me longer hair.
I would also like a few different colours.
BUT how will they look? I don't want it to look like a wig. My nana had one and we used to call it her 'hat' that was many moons ago though as I turned 60 this year.
Does anyone else wear a wig for fun?

BlueBelle Tue 19-Mar-19 19:57:29

Well if you go from pixie style to long and back again people will know it’s a wig won’t they ?
No I ve never used one bit if that’s what you want to do why not ?

Urmstongran Tue 19-Mar-19 20:14:52

My friend does occasionally! The first time I saw her in it I told her that I loved her new style. It was very similar in length, not pixie but chin length. She looked bluddy amazing!

Then she started giggling and fessed up. Gosh, I tell you, next year when I get my state pension (age 66y) I’m going to treat myself to one!

Tangerine Tue 19-Mar-19 20:17:01

I know people who wear them because of hair loss or thinning hair and they look great.

Most people have told me they itch but, if you want to try one, why not? You won't know until you try.

Fennel Tue 19-Mar-19 20:36:21

I know a bit about wigs, saying no more. Except this is a good site, and cheap.

kittylester Tue 19-Mar-19 20:40:19

Welcome op, if you are new.

Urmstongran Tue 19-Mar-19 21:20:45

Yes ‘hi’ MTDancer - as kitty quite rightly says.

Thank you Fennel I’ve saved that link for next summer when I’m ‘in the money’ hehe!

hdh74 Tue 19-Mar-19 21:34:42

This is something I've often considered but never got around to trying. Love the idea.

Cherrytree59 Tue 19-Mar-19 22:05:26

Wow Fennel if I was brave enough there are several wigs that I would love to buy.

Complete wig virgin here so would read with interest any wig info such as...
Cap v Non cap wigs?
Hair net required?

paddyann Tue 19-Mar-19 22:46:08

I used to have some when I was younger,my hair has always been quite long but I loved my afro style wig I looked completely different in it .I also had wigs in red and platinum blonde ,simply because I didn't fancy getting my hair bleached .I've had it loads of colours since then and no wigs for a long time.I was just saying to my OH I fancied a new red one after watching Nicola in Emmerdale whose hair is a fab colour.Go for it ,at least go try some on an dsee the effect .

MTDancer Wed 20-Mar-19 12:10:50

Thanks, I'm going to try one.
No kittylester and Urmstongran, I am not new, I've been around and contributing for years

Fennel Wed 20-Mar-19 12:19:18

The advert I showed has 'capless' wigs but they do have a sort of elasticated cap inside. If your hair is cut short you don't need a hairnet.
I should add, as these wigs come from China ((or Russia) you might be charged customs duties.
I've bought other hair coverings from an american company which is aimed at people having chemotherapy. Their prices are higher, and you do have to pay customs duty. I'll look for the link.

Fennel Wed 20-Mar-19 12:23:05

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Fennel Wed 20-Mar-19 12:25:35

oh dear links to my email account shock
I've asked for deletion.

Fennel Wed 20-Mar-19 12:42:34

Hazeld Wed 20-Mar-19 13:02:19

I have started to lose my hair at the front and have been thinking of trying a wig. I love the idea that I could go from long to short, brown to blonde or black all in a few minutes. Or even try some of the more modern colours like pink or purple. I'm 66 and certainly wouldn't think twice about using them. Good luck if you go ahead and let us know where you get yours from if you would.

Craftycat Thu 21-Mar-19 10:28:33

I used to wear a wig for a change in the mid 60's- era that is not age!
It was great fun- I think I had 2 or 3.
A good friend has recently lost all the hair on her body to to a form of alopecia (which is probably not spelt like that but no checker on this site). She wears a wig now looks amazing. However she does find it hot & it was a very expensive one too!

Helennonotion Thu 21-Mar-19 10:55:28

I worked with a lovely lady who always had gorgeous shiny hair. One day after we had worked together for several years I commented on her hair and asked how she kept it in such good condition. She looked at me amazed and said, "Didn't you know its a wig?" Chemo had left her with thinning hair. I truly didn't ever think it wasn't her real hair!

Magrithea Thu 21-Mar-19 11:18:36

MTDancer if you're going to get one get a good one! Or what about extensions so that you can have long(er) hair for a while?

RosieLeah Thu 21-Mar-19 11:23:01

I have been thinking about it, but I want one which looks real. I'm fed-up with my hair, it keeps growing! I go to the hairdresser and get it cut the way I want it but in no time, it's all long and straggly again. Keeping my head shaved and wearing a wig seems a much better option. (I know I shouldn't say this but my hair is still thick and dark brown, not grey, so I should be proud of it, but it's just a nuisance.)

MadGrandma Thu 21-Mar-19 11:37:15

I got a wig following chemo. (NHS paid some towards it, I paid balance so I got a good quality one). I wear a "stocking cap" as otherwise it tended to slip about - not a nice look! But I will say that it does make your head rather warm! Probably no bad thing in our winters, but going into shops can cause you to sweat buckets! I'd recommend a shop rather than online purchase as often they will "style" the wig, trim it etc to suit you before you leave.

ninathenana Thu 21-Mar-19 11:44:15

I worked with a lady who's silver coloured pixie cut hair always looked lovely. I complimented her one day and she confessed she always wore a wig. She had two identical ones which she wore in rotation.
I have very fine hair and have considered a wig. I think it would irritate me after a couple if hours though.

ninathenana Thu 21-Mar-19 11:47:57

Helen sorry, I didn't read your post before I typed mine.

Coincidence smile

lovebeigecardigans1955 Thu 21-Mar-19 12:30:34

I've two wigs 'left over' from when I had chemo four years ago. I haven't worn them since but have considered putting them on if I'm having a bad hair day.

Fennel Thu 21-Mar-19 12:34:17

As Mad grandma says it's better to go to a shop where you can try on different styles, but then you have to pay more.
I know people who have paid a few thousand pounds for a "custom made" real hair wig. Looking gorgeous.
Too much for me.