Wig shopping was overwhelming and confusing. There was no one to guide me as I scoured hundreds of websites and went to dozens of boutiques, searching through seemingly endless options. As the the weeks went on, I wasn’t any closer to finding the right wig for my lifestyle and personality. There had to be a better way. This frustration lead me to do my own research, building up a vast wealth of hair knowledge.
Shortly after purchasing my first wig, I made a huge social media blunder: I thought a was sharing a video of my new wig to three of my closest girlfriends, but instead, I had messaged everyone I knew. I cannot adequately convey the level of panic and tears that followed – I had publicly shared something that my family and I were not ready to share.
I was shocked by the huge, unexpected amount of support that I received form old and new friends on social media. This helped me to make peace with my new identity, to feel connected in a time when I felt so alone. I connected with women who weren’t just coping with hair loss – they were thriving. And I could, too.