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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 6 years
Recording Artist, Gypsy Purl wears a cute short blonde bob. Love this look. http://ladygagablog.co.uk/gypsy-purl-2/
Butterfly11 Butterfly11 8 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 9 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 9 years
Yea, i definately wear wigs to take on different personas when i am going out, just something my girlys do
snickerdoodle snickerdoodle 10 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!
diorbaby diorbaby 10 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 10 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 10 years
Oops; sorry about the double post!
ickivicki ickivicki 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 years
i OWN ONE AND YES ON BAD HAIR DAYS I DO, IT LOOKS NATURAL
Minikin Minikin 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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.
redfiretruck redfiretruck 10 years
I heard that the cover was barely photoshopped, though... I kinda wish she really could look this good.
BABILUV BABILUV 10 years
WOW THEY MADE HER LOOK GOOD
sapphiresecret sapphiresecret 10 years
Maybe..but it would have to be high quality and look good!
jessiedallas jessiedallas 10 years
of course the wig would look fab on her now, too bad it doen't look like that everytime she wears one! bleah!
CestLaVie CestLaVie 10 years
I have only worn them for plays. I am not opposed to it, my grandma has worn one for as long as I can remember. I think it would be fun for a night out just to try something new.
JustMe21 JustMe21 10 years
I probably wouldn't wear a wig unless I had a medical condition that required me to.
slumberlite slumberlite 10 years
Only if my hair fell out, or for a costume, or if I was on the lam. Too hot and uncomfortable.
Schaianne Schaianne 10 years
I remember wearing my aunt's wigs when I was 10 or 11 ... and I hated it ... it itched and bugged the crap out of me. I can't really even wear hats nowadays, so I think I'd have to say no. And at least she's wearing something decent on her head instead of those stupid locks glued into some sort of hat or headband. =P
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