Top 10 Fun Reasons to Wear a Wig
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
April 15, 2011
Filed Under Beauty
Contributed by Cindi Pearce, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
Anytime you can transform your look, easily, to some other look, even just for a day or an evening. It is fun. Wigs are a great accessory.
Ditch your inhibitions and become a blonde or brunette for the night by donning a wig that suits your mood. Fling caution to the wind.
Here are the top 10 fun reasons to wear a wig:
10. Instant change
A wig allows you to have long hair, even though your natural hair is short or curly hair, when your hair is straight as a stick. Not only can you change the color of your hair with a human hair wig, but the entire style and your total look. There are wigs for every complexion, skin tone and ethnicity. It’s like playing dress up and none of us ever really grows out of that.
9. Trick or Treat!
It’s Halloween! What better excuse to put on a wig (if you even NEED an excuse) and morph into some fantasy creature for the evening.
If you are into Skype-ing and video conferencing and all of that other Internet technical jazz where the people on the other end can actually see you (egads), wear a wig (and sunglasses and a fake mustache) so they don’t realize that you’re really their next door neighbor. Of course wearing a disguise when you are doing these things for professional reasons probably isn’t advisable, but if you’re just fooling around online, well, then remaining anonymous might be in your best interest.
7. Pure desire
Wear a stunning wig just because you want to. You don’t need any more reason than that.
6. Social experiment
It is fun to find out if people react to you differently when you pop up on the scene as a red head or as a blonde, when you are naturally dark haired or vice versa. Do this as an experiment, which is easy with a natural looking wig, or you can push the envelope and go with a wig that really pushes the envelope. Tell your friends you are writing your thesis on hair color and its effects, and you need empirical data.
5. Hair rescue
If your hair looks like death warmed over, and you don’t have the resources or time to do anything about it fool the world into thinking you have beautiful bullet proof hair and show up in a killer wig. They don’t need to know that what’s underneath is definitely a sight for sore eyes.
4. On a dare
Dare your husband to dress up like a drag queen. This could be interesting and turn an otherwise humdrum evening into a real spectacle. Turn him out in a spectacular Las Vegas-like wig. Pay him to sing show tunes and video him. Put it on You Tube. It could go viral and make you famous!
3. To have hair
It’s a necessity, although maybe not that fun considering the circumstances, to wear a wig if you don’t have any hair and desperately need some because you HATE going out in public hair-less. Just ask any woman who has lost her hair to chemo or alopecia areata. Wigs are a life saver.
2. Play time
When it gets boring in the boudoir a wig (a platinum blonde Marilyn Monroe wig may be the go-to one) might be just the accessory to spice things up. Just saying. Don’t know that for a fact. Hey, nothing wrong with bringing a fantasy to real life for the guy who takes out the trash and traps rodents so you don’t have to.
1. Spy work
A wig is essential, just like a fake passport and an alias when going undercover. You never know when you might need to do some sleuthing. Decide in advance what kind of Mata Hari you want to be — A seductive temptress? A white haired old lady who blends in? Exotic? Foreign? Dangerous? Pollyanna-ish? And then go from there, picking the appropriate wig to convey the look you are after. Wigs are a great camouflage. No one will ever know, courtesy of your wig, that it’s you lurking outside the 7-11 at midnight in a trench coat and fishnet hose.