Let’s go back to the beginning. It was a sunny, 72-degree day in Ma…okay maybe we don’t need to go into that much detail. But I do remember that the day I bought my first wig was May 12, 2021, and that date sticks out because it was 2 days before our 10th wedding anniversary.
After showering that morning I stood in the mirror and for that brief moment, before I combed my hair, I thought maybe today is the day that my hair will stop falling out. Maybe today my comb won’t be full of hair. But May 12th was not that day. When I pulled the comb away from my head it took with it a tumbleweed of hair. And almost immediately the pit in my stomach that had been forming daily made its appearance, the lump in my throat began to rise and the tears began to flow. This had become part of my morning routine.
I went downstairs to the world’s most loving, patient, wonderful (and ridiculously good-looking) husband and cried about my hair, again this had become part of my morning routine. Alex had gently brought up the idea of a wig multiple times before which I had previously met with a scoff and an “absolutely not.” But this time when he suggested it, I think was just so exhausted by the whole hair loss ordeal and wanted so desperately to find a solution, that I agreed. I did a little googling and Lena’s Wigs had the prettiest website (I don’t recommend using the “who has the prettiest website” method for choosing a wig shop, but it definitely worked out in my favor), so I called and was able to get an appointment for later that day.
The drive to that appointment was a whirlwind of emotions. Angry, sad, frustrated, nervous, anxious, yet hopeful and a little excited that maybe, just maybe a wig could be the answer. I had never liked my hair, it was always my biggest insecurity, so maybe being able to pick out the exact hair I’d always wanted wouldn’t be so bad, right?
That appointment changed my life. I wish everyone could have a local Lena. I wasn’t sure what to expect going in, but Lena made the entire experience feel so normal, it was actually fun! We didn’t talk about my hair loss, it was all about finding my dream hair. And let me tell you, once you try that first wig and realize how incredibly beautiful and realistic they are, you’ll be hooked. Lena talked all about the different cap constructions, the pros and cons, and the hair itself. But I don’t think I absorbed all the info, because I was just sitting there, running my fingers through this gorgeous wig thinking “why didn’t I do this sooner?!” I tried on a bunch of wigs, but a stunning dark brown silk top was the winner. I took the picture above as soon as I got in the car after my appointment. I felt like a rockstar. And the rest is history. Well actually there’s a lot more to the story, but we’ll save that for later.
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