We all know our hair is supposed to be our crowning glory. No pressure there! What happens if you’re having a bad hair day? Or a bad hair lifetime?
I’ve been blessed or cursed with what I call English hair. It is both curly/frizzy in humidity in addition to being fine and oily. Did I mention fine to the point of perfect for threading through a needle! Adding insult to injury as I approached my forties my hairline started to recede along with any lingering hopes for a luxuriant looking hairstyle. Hairdressers would often want to lop it off in desperation and gently remind me that it wouldn’t layer well.
Looking back I realized it’s all relative. I certainly had more hair in my thirties and forties than I do now but without resorting to a Trumpian combover, my options are limited. Or so I thought.
My life changer was reading an article about how one woman had a rotating wardrobe of hair pieces she used to supplement her own hair. Apparently more than half of Hollywood avails itself of hair augmentation on the red carpet and off! Ever seen a male actor with a suspiciously full head of hair when he’s well into his fifties or sixties? Aha. Now you know the secret.
I’m about to tell you the secret to having your very own crowning glory.
Buy yourself a hair piece, whether human or synthetic and start to look forward to styling your hair again!
It’s literally changed my life. I found a hairpiece or topper as they are sometimes called just as I was fast approaching a milestone birthday. This piece was a little darker than my highlighted hair but worked really well with my skin tone and no one noticed when I wore it! I got endless compliments on how good my hair looked. It just goes to show people (men) usually don’t pay much attention.
Google hair pieces or hair extensions. This is one I use by Rene of Paris and it’s under $80.00. Although this topper is not mono – which means individually hand tied with a more natural part – it has other redeeming features. It has just the right amount of curl. I trim it or have my hairdresser cut it to frame my face and blend in with the length of my own hair.
Toppers typically have four to five clips that snap and clip on to your own hair. If you find you have very little hair to work with there are some fabulous wigs out there also. Be prepared to experiment a little with styling them, cutting them and feeling comfortable in one. Your perfect “crown” will immediately feel right.
You’ll feel a little self conscious when you first start wearing your hair piece or topper. Mine was longer and thicker than my own hair and it took some time for me to become less aware of the difference.
Although you know it’s not the real you, chances are no one else will even notice. Supplementing your own hair gives you options. You may not wear your new look every day, but a special occasion crowning glory gives you the chance to look and feel your best. Say goodbye to bad hair days and hello to “Wow, I love your hair”!
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