Will People Know I'm Wearing a Wig?

One of the most common questions we get here at Lusta is "Will people know I'm wearing a topper or wig". This was also the question on my mind before I started wearing hair.

Hey, I'm Kimberly and since I've been losing my hair since I was 19 years old. I have androgenic alopecia, otherwise known as female pattern hair loss. It's a genetic condition which makes my hair super thin.

androgenic alopecia

So, naturally, I thought that when I put a topper on my head and debuted it to the world, EVERYONE would know something was up. I thought I was going to walk into work and all eyes would be on me. I worried that people would whisper about my hair, wondering what had happened to my once thin locks.

I’m sorry to break this to you, but…. Nobody cares about your hair as much as you do.

That first day I wore hair was so anticlimactic. I worked as a high school teacher and my students would comment on every little change I made. If I wore a different necklace they would comment on it. If I wore a headband they would comment on it. So when I walked in with my brand new hair topper I was SURE they were going to say something.

But...lesson 1 came and went....then lesson 2....then lesson 3. Not a SINGLE person even mentioned that I had done something different. I realised something super important that day...nobody gives a shit.

That doesn’t mean that your feelings around your hair loss aren’t valid. They 100% are. But, what I’m trying to say is that people don’t notice what’s going on with you and your hair (whether that’s your bio hair, a wig or a topper) nearly as much as you think they do.

Although you might be analysing every hair line you come into contact with, they’re not doing the same for you. People are way too caught up in their own lives and their own problems to pay attention to your hair strands. Think about it. We all have a friend that's super insecure about part of their appearance, whether they think their nose is too big or they have a zit. Do we notice these things about them? Probably not. Are we going home and thinking about Ashley's nose? Definitely not.

To me, this was the most empowering realisation. It changed the narrative for me. Instead of focusing on how I could improve my appearance to others, I started thinking about making myself feel confident and happy- and yes, sometimes that means wearing hair!

And it's all about how you present yourself. I don't mean that in an appearance way, I mean that in a FEELING way. If you hold your head high, walk through life with CONFIDENCE, people are going to pick up on that energy. If you walk into work with a brand new wig and you're confident, no one is going to think twice.

So, will people know you're wearing hair? It's pretty unlikely. The only people who *may* notice are other hair-wearing sisters (we're well-trained to spot a fellow hair-wearer out and about). But if a member of the secret hair-wearing society does notice your piece, they're a) not going to make a fuss about it, and, b) you might have just made a new friend!

Breaking Down The Technical Aspects of Hair Toppers and Wigs

Let's dive deeper into why Lusta hair toppers and wigs are virtually indistinguishable from natural hair, which plays a significant role in why people rarely notice them.

1. High-Quality Materials: Lusta hair toppers and wigs are crafted from top-notch materials. They're 100% human hair, so they move in the same way that real hair does.

2. Advanced Cap Construction: Today’s wig caps are built with lightweight, breathable materials that sit snugly and comfortably on your head, ensuring a natural look. There's no "bunching" or "puffing" that might give away the fact you’re wearing a wig or topper.

3. Customizable Styles: You can style, cut, and even colour many high-quality wigs and toppers. This means you can tailor your wig to your preferences, making it as unique as you are!

realistic wig

The Power of Perception

The saying goes, "it's all in the head", and in the case of hair toppers and wigs, this couldn't be truer. How we perceive ourselves often dictates how others perceive us. If you wear your hair topper or wig with hesitance or insecurity, you're unconsciously directing people's attention towards it.

But, when you embrace your new look with the spirit of 'this is me now', that confidence shines through, and all people see is your radiant energy and personality.

Dealing with Questions (If They Come Up)

Let’s hypothetically say someone does notice or even comments – how should you handle it? The answer lies in your comfort level.

  • Honesty: "Yes, I'm trying out a new style with a wig/topper. I love the flexibility it offers!"

  • Deflection: "Oh, I tried something new with my hair. Thanks for noticing!"

  • Humour: "I told my hair we're doing something different today. It listened!"

  • Empowerment: "Hair is a form of self-expression for me. This is my current mood."
  • Light-hearted Confession: "Caught me! It's my alter ego coming out today."

  • Gratitude: "Thank you for the compliment! I thought I'd switch things up a bit."

  • Curiosity: "What do you think of this style? I'm experimenting with different looks."

  • Affirmation: "Life's too short not to play with different hairstyles, right?"

  • Educational: "It's actually a topper/wig! There's actually thousands of women all over the world wearing them for so many different reasons. I actually have been dealing with hair loss, so I wear it to feel more confident! If you've got any more questions about it I'd be happy to chat more about it"

  • Casual: "It's just one of those days. Felt like a change!"

Whatever the response you choose, ensure it aligns with how you truly feel. Your authenticity will resonate, making the interaction smoother and more genuine. Being comfortable in your choices is paramount, and remember, every comment or question is an opportunity to educate, inspire, or simply have a lighthearted exchange. The key is to own your narrative with confidence.

Remember, it's your narrative. How you choose to address it will set the tone for the conversation.

Empowering Your Journey

Whether you're new to hair toppers or have been wearing them for years, the journey is deeply personal. For many, it's not just about hair loss but regaining a sense of control, empowerment, and self-expression. As with any change, there may be moments of doubt or self-consciousness, but these are natural emotions. Over time, you'll become more comfortable and confident in your choices.

A Community of Support

One of the incredible aspects of venturing into the world of wigs and hair toppers is the supportive community that comes with it. From online forums, social media groups, to workshops and events – there's a network of individuals who understand your journey. Sharing stories, tips, and even wig care hacks can make your transition smoother and more enjoyable.

Final Thoughts

Hair is an integral part of our identity, representing style, personality, and sometimes even our mood. Choosing to wear a wig or topper is a personal decision, and it's essential to remember that it's for you and no one else. It's about feeling your best and reclaiming a piece of yourself.

Embrace this new chapter with openness, seeking support when needed, and always wearing your 'hair' – real or added – with pride and confidence. After all, the ultimate goal isn’t just about hair; it's about feeling whole, radiant, and authentically you.


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