This may seem like a trivial issue, but it is something I think about every day, many times a day. (If this belongs in some other area, feel free to move it.)
I am in my late fifties and have been losing my hair for over ten years. It is a heredity thing with the females in m y family. My own mom is nearly bald and wears a wig. Her mother was the same way, but never wore a wig - just grew what little hair she had sort of long and always permed it. Grandma had a sister who was also very bald by the time she died.
I have two sisters and they have seemed to have avoided inheriting this affliction b/c they each have the most beautiful thick hair you can imagine - which makes me so jealous.
My hair is an unusual shade of auburn-strawberry blonde and a bit wavy. I have the typical redhead coloring, but no freckles. So I was always happy with the way I looked. I am no "knock-out" by any means (even though my DH thinks I am) but I always liked my hair. When I was young, I wore it pretty long. It was always the thing my DH loved and says he still does.
Well, like I said, for about ten years or fifteen, it has gotten thinner and thinner and thinner. I have tried Rogaine and have seen a dermatologist. There is nothing that really will help. Now I spend every day fussing about how it looks, and before I go anywhere I look at my hair from all angles to see that it is styled and "placed strategically", as I put it. I have worn it short for a long time to help maximize what I have. My scalp shows through on the top and sides of my head. I HATE THIS. I look at every female's (and some male's) hair and wish I had theirs. I avoid having a picture taken b/c usually it shows how thin my hair is. I look at magazines and TV at people's hair and wish I could have my long, wavy auburn locks back. I look at old photographs of myself and wish I could reclaim that hair....I have cried over this.
I have looked at buying and wearing a wig. I have ordered one or two but did not like the way they really ended up looking on me and I sent them back.
DH does not care what I do. He says I look great. (I don't. He loves me.)
Anyone else have this problem? What do you do about it? Have you worn (or do you currently wear) a wig? If I were to find a wig I like, how do I transition into wearing it? If someone out there wearrs a wig, do you find it comfortable? What do you do about swimming or sleeping or doing things like riding a motorcycle - things that blow around your hair? (or sex?!!? :eek:)
I work at a hospital ----- how would I be able to just "show up" with HAIR some day????
I wish females could just shave their heads the way men do and look so cute.........