Before I shaved my head I was given a bunch of wigs from my step mother and my mother-in-law to help us out. On top of those I really wanted one that looked close to how my hair was when I would straighten it. I found the perfect one at a Sharon's Wig Shop.
It is amazing how a wig can completely change someone's look and feel!
I feel like I look a little "too happy" in this picture, but its the complete opposite, too many wigs to put on and this is my "come on and hurry up with the picture face".
This is what I call my Olivia from Law & Order SVU wig....
This is a real hair wig that was given to my by my step mom and I ABSOLUTELY love the way it feels. You can definitely tell the difference between this wig and the rest because I think the rest tend to get tangled up quicker and this one has way more shine!
This was the wig that I "treated" myself to at Sharon's Wig Shop, its called "Julia" and I love it, but I had some issues with it for the first couple of times I would wear it....
It's a monofilament wig, which means that compared to the other wigs I have, I can part this one on any side that I want which gives me more flexibility with my style. All of the "hair" is attached to a fishnet style cap, which made it a little uncomfortable before I lost 99% of my hair.
I also had some issues with in part of the netting that was closest to my forehead. Problem was that it literally would rub my head raw. Last Sunday the hubs and I went out to dinner at the Olive Garden for a belated Sweetest Day dinner and I had the smart idea of wearing that wig there. About 10 minutes into our meal my forehead hurt and was SO uncomfortable that I had to take a napkin and put in under my wig and put a winter cap I brought with me to cover to napkin sticking out. And what made it worse was I left my cap at home so I couldn't even switch it out...
It was hard to explain to the hubs so I made him try it on so he could feel my pain and within a minute he couldn't handle it...so frustrated and annoyed we went back to the wig shop the next morning and talked with the main guy that works there and he cut off the excess netting that was hanging down and I haven't had a problem since.
One important lesson learned. Call the store before spending an hour round trip driving to a from there only to have him cut off a small portion..but on a positive note now I have no discomfort!
This is my spunky wig. My absolute favorite out of all of them. The length is perfect. It doesn't end up all in my eyes and I don't have to worry about it getting tangled like the rest of mine.
...and after about a week or so from when I started to lose my hair after my second chemo this is where I'm at....right after this post is when I was bound and determined to get rid of the hair as quickly as possible because then and only then the pain and discomfort really stopped. So after washing my hair with warm water about 20-ish more times within a matter of days this is what I'm at...ALMOST Mr. Clean-ish!
I'm still left with what I call "peach fuzz", but this little stuff doesn't hurt and now I can go against the grain and rub my head without feeling the pain! I just had my third chemo treatment yesterday so I'm hoping that the rest will decide to fall out so I can be a bald beauty!
The hubs took this one because he thought it would be funny to make it look like a turtle was "walking through the desert" aka my head.....This is what happens when you are bored, have a little too much time on your hands and feeling loopy!
I am so blessed to have been given the wigs that I have from family and to have FINALLY figured out my problem with the monofilament wig. It has saved me a ton of stress, both emotionally and financially.
I just had my third chemo yesterday and was able to meet an AMAZING woman, named Kelly, who is also on her way to beating the breast cancer beast. She is keeping people "abreast" of her situation through her CaringBridge page...head over there and login to visit and read about her journey! We are two of the three that were diagnosed within days of each other, so now we are on the hunt of third musketeer!!
Happy Hump Day!!