Wigs for disguising thinning hair


If your hair is thinning, you might be self-conscious and quite sure that everyone notices. (By the way: people probably don’t notice and even if they do, they still totally love you. Really.)

As a gal with thinning hair myself, while I’m working with my doctor to regrow a thick head of hair (we started with some tests of various nutrients, apparently, I’m enough deficient that vitamins may help), I turn to my wig collection a lot.

But, when I just want to look my best, and not necessarily like I’m wearing a wig, I usually use a wig that’s as close to my regular hair length and color as possible. So, today I thought I’d share my tips for finding the right wig.

My hair is currently about shoulder length, cut in a simple bob. Polished Babe, from Forever Young, comes quite close.

So, all that was left to figure out was which color would be closest to my natural color. I highly recommend using a color ring for this step–it’s really the best way to get as close as possible. But, if you don’t want to spring for the $30 ring (usually refundable if you return it, but I like having it on hand for when I want to try a new color), another option is to head to the drugstore. Those little color swatches can help you learn more about your natural color–whether it’s warm or cold in tone and where it falls in the spectrum (for instance, I have dark blonde hair, but by going to the drugstore, I noticed that it was more a medium blonde than a dark blonde).

Of course, if you have thinning hair, and you want to wear wigs that aren’t even remotely similar to your own hair, you can do that too! But if you’d like to get a wig that looks like your own natural hair for those days when you don’t want people to know you’re wearing a wig, but are feeling a bit sensitive about how visible your scalp is, use these tips to find a wig that comes as close as possible to your natural style and color.

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