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Would You Wear a Wig?

I'm wiggin' out today. First, I saw Britney the cover of next month's (generously Photoshopped) Allure, and was entranced by her hair. Of course, it's a wig—but it looks natural and luxurious, and quite beautiful. On the other end of the spectrum are these hilarious dog wigs, which—well, you just have to see for yourself.

This got me thinking about wigs in general. I've only worn them for Halloween (Supergirl, Tippi Hedren in The Birds), so they've been ten-dollar cheapies that looked obviously fake. But high-quality wigs, which are often made of human hair, are convincing and cool. I think it would be fun to try out a Louise Brooks bob one day, then try a Farrah Fawcett feathered 'do the next. And of course, for women who've lost their hair because of cancer treatments, wigs can provide comfort and confidence (just ask Beautiful Lengths spokesperson Hilary Swank, who's growing out her hair for a wig right now). So I want to know: Would you wear a wig outside of a costume? And if so, what would you wear?

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dana2130 dana2130 5 years
Recording Artist, Gypsy Purl wears a cute short blonde bob. Love this look. http://ladygagablog.co.uk/gypsy-purl-2/
dana2130 dana2130 5 years
Recording Artist, Gypsy Purl wears a cute short blonde bob. Love this look.http://ladygagablog.co.uk/gypsy-purl-2/
Butterfly11 Butterfly11 7 years
Nicole Kidman, Catherine Zeta Jones, Gwen Stefani and Christina Aguilera have great wigs they wear. If I could find some of those qualities, I would definitely wear them on bad hair days or if I wanted to change my style for fun.
helloevery1 helloevery1 8 years
Britney Spears always looks fabulous. She's always been pretty, and you all make it sound like she's 60 years old! Not exactly the perfect role model, but no one can deny she's always been super pretty.And wigs? I'd go for it. You can always try something once right?
helloevery1 helloevery1 8 years
Britney Spears always looks fabulous. She's always been pretty, and you all make it sound like she's 60 years old! Not exactly the perfect role model, but no one can deny she's always been super pretty. And wigs? I'd go for it. You can always try something once right?
tandythom tandythom 8 years
Yea, i definately wear wigs to take on different personas when i am going out, just something my girlys do
snickerdoodle snickerdoodle 8 years
I remember that wigs were a big part of school plays in high school - whether it was twenty kinda-realistic bobs and far more elaborate pin-curled wigs for Thoroughly Modern Millie or long curls for Steel Magnolias. I always thought it would be fun to play around, risk-free, with different colors and cuts. I know a few girls who wore a different color or length for a play, fell in love with the way that it looked on them, and then maintained that style on their real hair. I wish you could do that with a hundred different styles, really learn what suits you best!
snickerdoodle snickerdoodle 8 years
I remember that wigs were a big part of school plays in high school - whether it was twenty kinda-realistic bobs and far more elaborate pin-curled wigs for <i>Thoroughly Modern Millie</i> or long curls for <i>Steel Magnolias</i>. I always thought it would be fun to play around, risk-free, with different colors and cuts. I know a few girls who wore a different color or length for a play, fell in love with the way that it looked on them, and then maintained that style on their real hair. I wish you could do that with a hundred different styles, really learn what suits you best!
diorbaby diorbaby 8 years
Maybe if I wanted to try a new look before investing my whole head of hair-and I would buy a high quality wig.
mlmoreno47 mlmoreno47 8 years
I would wear a wig for the experience. Maybe on vacation...I love that commercial for Las Vegas where the two ladies swap wigs to trade places with the guys they are talking to, so funny!
ickivicki ickivicki 8 years
Oops; sorry about the double post!
ickivicki ickivicki 8 years
I was actually just thinking about this... I recently chopped off all my hair (NOT crazybritneyspears short) because it wasn't healthy from all the coloring, blow drying, ect. I would totally wear one because I really miss my long hair (unfort my hubby won't let me buy one because he thinks it's weird). As long as it didn't look fake, I say go for it! Plus it would be awesome for cutting down time getting around in the morning!
ickivicki ickivicki 8 years
I was actually just thinking about this...I recently chopped off all my hair (NOT crazybritneyspears short) because it wasn't healthy from all the coloring, blow drying, ect. I would totally wear one because I really miss my long hair (unfort my hubby won't let me buy one because he thinks it's weird). As long as it didn't look fake, I say go for it! Plus it would be awesome for cutting down time getting around in the morning!
ickivicki ickivicki 8 years
I was actually just thinking about this... I recently chopped off all my hair because it wasn't healthy from all the coloring, blow drying, ect. I would totally wear one because I really miss my long hair (unfort my hubby won't let me buy one because he thinks it's weird). As long as it didn't look fake, I say go for it! Plus it would be awesome for cutting down time getting around in the morning!
ickivicki ickivicki 8 years
I was actually just thinking about this...I recently chopped off all my hair because it wasn't healthy from all the coloring, blow drying, ect. I would totally wear one because I really miss my long hair (unfort my hubby won't let me buy one because he thinks it's weird). As long as it didn't look fake, I say go for it! Plus it would be awesome for cutting down time getting around in the morning!
katlovesclothes katlovesclothes 8 years
When I was a sophmore in college, I donated my hair to a charity that provides wigs for pediatric cancer patients. It was one of the best, most rewarding experiences I have ever participated in, and i would definitely do it again. P.S. I wore a wig for like, the first month or two until I grew out of the Chimpanzee-phase, then I had a cute pixie-cut!
katlovesclothes katlovesclothes 8 years
When I was a sophmore in college, I donated my hair to a charity that provides wigs for pediatric cancer patients. It was one of the best, most rewarding experiences I have ever participated in, and i would definitely do it again. P.S. I wore a wig for like, the first month or two until I grew out of the Chimpanzee-phase, then I had a cute pixie-cut!
everythingnice everythingnice 8 years
i OWN ONE AND YES ON BAD HAIR DAYS I DO, IT LOOKS NATURAL
Minikin Minikin 8 years
As someone who had to (well not had to, but opted to) wear a wig for a few years due to alopecia areata, I think wearing a wig is a pain in the butt. I attached my wig to my head with velcro (sticky-tape velcro on my head, other part sewn onto the cap of the wig), and it would still shift around sometimes, especially when it was hot and I got sweaty. I am so glad that my alopecia regressed and I have my hair back. I will say that many people were surprised when I told them that I wore a wig; I had mine hand-made for me, and it was EXPENSIVE.All that being said, I think it would be fun to wear a wig as part of a costume... as long as I have to option to go without.
Minikin Minikin 8 years
As someone who had to (well not had to, but opted to) wear a wig for a few years due to alopecia areata, I think wearing a wig is a pain in the butt. I attached my wig to my head with velcro (sticky-tape velcro on my head, other part sewn onto the cap of the wig), and it would still shift around sometimes, especially when it was hot and I got sweaty. I am so glad that my alopecia regressed and I have my hair back. I will say that many people were surprised when I told them that I wore a wig; I had mine hand-made for me, and it was EXPENSIVE. All that being said, I think it would be fun to wear a wig as part of a costume... as long as I have to option to go without.
tysontysonxv tysontysonxv 8 years
They definitely cleaned this shot up a lot. It barely looks like her. Meanwhile, I would wear a wig if it didn't feel uncomfrtable and it looked natural on me. I think it would be fun to have a whole new head of hair for a night.
tidesong tidesong 8 years
I think it would be fun to wear a wig for colours that normally dyeing would kill the hair for. Apart from that, if I ever decided to get a short hair style and really wanted a long one the next day. Never ever tried one before though, so I am not sure how comfortable or not it would feel.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
Not digging Brit on the cover of allure. She doesn't deserve it at all. She's probably wearing 10lbs of makeup and there was a lot of photoshopping on top of that. I don't think that I would ever wear a wig. Obviously everyone would know it's a wig when you have different hair everyday. My hair is pretty nice when I do something with it.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
Not digging Brit on the cover of allure. She doesn't deserve it at all. She's probably wearing 10lbs of makeup and there was a lot of photoshopping on top of that. I don't think that I would ever wear a wig. Obviously everyone would know it's a wig when you have different hair everyday. My hair is pretty nice when I do something with it.
vinnie vinnie 8 years
If it were a great quality wig and I had just shaved my head bald in a psychotic meltdown I would wear it. Otherwise they make my head itch and that bothers me.
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