This week I came to the conclusion that the four inches of wispy split ends I was trying to rock as “long hair” wasn’t fooling anyone. I wanted them off and I wanted it done yesterday. I couldn’t wait until my normal stylist could fit me in. I started calling around and within a few minutes I had an appointment at a new salon.
My new hairdresser started off by telling me everything I was doing wrong. No more layers, no more curls and no more highlights. My terrible styling habits combined with the massive post-pregnancy hair loss (times 2) had resulted in a perfect storm of shitty hair. Yay me. Having established his expertise and my incompetence, he took over and completely restyled me.
I left the salon a new woman. I honestly expected Pantene to offer me a modeling contract. I walked all through the center on my way home and called my husband to book a dinner date. I needed to maximize my hair exposure because, as we all know, it won’t look this good again. And that got me to thinking. Why can’t we bring wigs back in fashion?
Stay with me here for a minute. How much easier would our lives be if we could put on a wig each morning? We wouldn’t have to lament over the handfuls of hair that fall out thanks to our permanent ponytails. We could enjoy the gloriousness of full pregnancy hair without the heartburn and 30 extra pounds of weight.
And think of the freedom! We could skip showers and justify long soaks in the tub. We could take our ponytail holder and clip budgets and spend them on more wine. We wouldn’t have to pretend that greasy, fried thin hair “looks good on us”.
If you think about it, wigs could be women’s answer to ballcaps. We could have three or four (or fourteen) in different styles and colors. We wouldn’t have to wait for the two days per year when our hairdresser and your babysitter can fit us into their schedules. We could drop off our wigs for a blowout and pick them up after playgroup. Perfect hair, all the time, and truly hassle-free.
Here is my plea to the internet world – someone out there, please please help me bring wigs back into fashion. We moms need a break and deserve to be beautiful all the time!