I went with my friend C to try on wigs during my DF visit a couple weeks ago. I wanted to get a wig I could wear to work events over the next few months as my hair grows in. I’m increasingly comfortable going without any sort of head covering, but there are times when I want to be able to blend in without anyone asking any questions. C came with an ulterior motive: finding a wig that could also serve my Halloween purposes, since we both love the holiday.
I posted these pics on Facebook, but neglected you, dear readers! My bad.
First off, here’s me, au naturel, on the way up to Boston:
The wig fitter was very accommodating, even though she struggled to find something that fit the bill. I told her I was looking for a dark brown wig, short to medium-length. C took pictures along the way, but we agreed the very first wig was NOT worth a photo. I can see how people really get into wigs, though, after having the chance to try on all these different looks. So here you go, a selection of the good, the bad, and the ugly.
I felt like a bad ass in the Mother of Dragons wig. It’s hard to tell in the photo, but it had a hint of lavender with the silver color, as well as black at the roots. I loved this wig. It definitely satisfied C’s Halloween objective, but it didn’t fit in with my work objective very well.
Finally, I picked the winner. Nothing fancy, but it felt most like me (without all the grays!). It’s much straighter than my real hair, and a different color, but C and I agreed that this one looked most like real hair. It has a shine and movement that looks natural.
After all of this excitement, it was on to bloodwork and then infusion for chemo #11. Thanks for such a fun day, C. 🙂