Losing your hair can be a very difficult life event. You might feel isolated or like nobody understands what you’re going through. But honestly, more than 80% of people will experience some form of hair loss during their lifetime. So that means you are not alone.

Hair loss can occur for a number of reasons–many of those reasons are even out of your control. But the process can still bring about feelings of shame and embarrassment, especially if you feel like your hair styling options are very limited. Thanks to wigs and toppers, you actually do have two solid options for helping to restore your confidence despite your hair loss. If you haven’t considered them before, it’s time that you do.

Wearing a wig or even a topper is not a last resort. Instead, it’s a way to take back your strength and prove that hair loss doesn’t have any power over you.

Even if you don’t choose to cover your hair, know that your story can be an inspiration and help build courage in yourself and others. Remember, you are more than your hair and losing it should not stop you from living the life you want or deserve.

After the initial period of adjustment, many women find that they have tapped into a new reserve of resilience that they never knew they had. They are able to seek solutions to problems that once would have rattled them much easier.

So don’t see hair loss as the end. Instead, look at it as the beginning of a new chapter. It’s up to you to decide exactly what the story will be. There is hope, there are options and you will always be the same person–hair or not.

The great thing about wigs and toppers is that they’re not just for people experiencing hair loss. They’re for anyone who wants to change their style. So just because you have a few wigs in your closet, does not mean they are a beacon to let people know what’s going on. They also shouldn’t be viewed as a negative. In fact, wigs are constructed so well these days that most people won’t even realize that you’re wearing one. And even if they do, they will never know your reason for wearing one–unless you want them to.

Instead of seeing this as a method to cover your hair loss, use it as a tool to showcase your personality and your strength. Whether you choose to go with extravagant styles or keep it as simple and as close to your previous hairstyle, your wig is only as important as you want it to be and does not define you.

Some people’s hair will grow back and for others it will be a permanent change, but don’t let it affect your character or hold you back.

By Morgan

The dating game isn’t the easiest to play. There’s a lot of effort that goes into the first few months of getting to know people and choosing how much information you give up in the process (old exes, your punk rock phase or the slight obsession that you have with cats) is ultimately up to you. But there are a few things you should never be shy about. One of those things is how you express yourself. And self-expression includes your wigs.

Dating with Wigs

When it comes to your makeup, shoes, clothes and accessories, you should feel completely comfortable with flaunting your innate style with anyone surrounding you! And the same rules apply if you like to wear wigs.

Wigs, like any other accessory, outfit, or hairstyle, are a part of your personality. And they’re becoming increasingly popular not just for hair loss, but for stylistic flexibility that allows for both men and women to bounce between looks. And when it comes to dating, just like removable makeup, wigs are just another extension of yourself.

Finding Confidence While Dating with a Wig

If you’re a little nervous about how your date will react to you wearing a wig, you can arm yourself with the basic fact that a wig is just another element of style. It’s as simple as that.

But honestly, there’s no need to explain yourself. In any dating situation, if the opposite party doesn’t accept you for who you are or what you wear, it’s time to move on and find someone better. Because odds are, their own lacking confidence and questioning the decisions of those around them isn’t going to be a great contributor to a new relationship.

Already Dating Someone and Want to Start Experimenting With Wigs?

If you’ve been wanting to step into the wig world and see what this delightfully hairy business is all about, you may have been a bit nervous to begin—especially if you already have a partner. Wondering what they’d think about you wanting to try a wig may be preventing you from taking new stylish steps.

When you’re feeling up to the conversation, it’ll be much easier than you think. It can go like this:

“I wanted to start exploring different hairstyles, and have been thinking about trying out a few different wigs or wig toppers. How do you feel about that?”

Odds are, there will be no hesitation. But if you get any negative pushback, that’s a bit of a relationship red flag. Remember that if you want to do something—wear a wig, get a piercing, or take up something new—don’t let anyone or anything hold you back. Stick to your roots, and let your true self shine through!


You can see all of Morgan’s posts here.

By CysterWigs’ Contributor

Everyone feels down every now and again. It’s natural. Sometimes our moods will affect our productivity and even the quality of our lives. Fortunately, there are many ways to counter negative feelings. Being happy doesn’t have to involve a complete overhaul of your emotions. There are simple things you can start doing that will completely revitalize your outlook on life. Each one is easy and enjoyable. Implementing these habits and activities will only take 30 minutes to an hour a day and have been proven to bring a little more happiness to people’s lives.

1. Starting A Gratitude Journal

Starting a gratitude journal is one simple thing that you can do to help you focus on the positive things in your life. Sometimes, it’s easy to let a bad experience or two dictate how your day will go. But this simple technique can help you end the day on a positive note.

Every night before bed, write down three good things that happened that day. By consistently reflecting on the good moments of your life, you will develop a positive perspective going forward. This exercise helps cultivate gratitude, which plays a pivotal role in how happy you are. In no time at all, you’ll be able to see things in a positive light. If they are comfortable with it, get your friends or family members involved. Ask them to share three positive things they experienced that day. Sharing and recording these good memories will help bring you closer together and lighten things up before you go to sleep. As an added bonus, you’ll have an entire book of good memories to read through next time you’re feeling down.

2. Taking A Walk In the Sunshine

Taking a walk outside is an easy way to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air and get in a little exercise. Sunlight stimulates your brain to create serotonin, the chemical most closely related with happiness. The rays of the sun also tell your body to produce vitamin D, which is crucial for health and brain function. Meanwhile, exercise is the number one way to boost your mood and energy levels. Exercise does not have to be EXTREME or super-intense for you to benefit from it either. Something as simple as a walk can reduce stress, while increasing your positivity and productivity. Getting even just a little bit of exercise will also improve your sleep, which will help your brain get refreshed so you can wake up in a positive mood.

3. Calling At Least One Person Important to You Everyday

Socialization is one of the most important factors of human happiness. Even though we might have those days when we don’t want to see or talk to another person, communicating with loved ones reinforces our feelings of contentedness and gratitude. No matter how introverted or distant you feel, calling at least one family member or friend a day will improve your mood and life. It’s very easy to do, especially with a hands free headset. Turn walking your dog, doing your dishes or grocery shopping into a time to catch up and connect with other people. Planning who you are going to call can also help since science suggests we are happier when we have something to look forward to. Verbal connection is a simple human desire that will do wonders for your outlook on life.

4. Writing A Thank You Letter

Studies have shown that one of the most scientifically sound ways to boost your levels of happiness is to express gratitude. In fact, a 2012 study showed that practicing gratitude could increase you happiness by as much as 25%! This is because gratitude is the emotion that takes delight in the things we already have. Starting a gratitude journal is a good way to begin developing this emotion. The next best thing you can do is share your gratitude with a loved one. If someone has meant a lot to you in the past, start writing an email or handwritten letter for them, it’s an activity that will bring joy to both of you. It doesn’t matter how small their deed or role was. Thanking people in your life and telling them what they mean to you is a surefire way to increase your happiness.

By Julia

Everyone wants to live a healthy life. Because of this, we often implement diet, exercise, and other lifestyle changes to achieve this goal. However, setbacks and stumbling blocks tend to cause us to get discouraged. As a result, many health and wellness goals are often abandoned before encouraging progress is made.

There are specific attributes which should be kept in mind while setting realistic health and wellness goals. Make sure they’re:

Rational – Your approach should be realistic rather than idealistic. It’s important to always keep the objectives by thinking rationally and logically.
Achievable – Your goal should be such that you can achieve that in a specific time-frame without jeopardizing another required task.
Appropriate – The target should be accustomed to your desires, not to someone else’s wants.
Quantifiable – Measurable goals will inspire you to go a long way in obtaining the pre-defined goal.

Here are few things to help you set, keep and reach your health and wellness goals.

Eat Better

In the minds of some people, eating better means dieting or depriving oneself. That shouldn’t be the case. It is the quality of your diet, and not necessarily the amount consumed, that determines its impact on your health. Better nutrition means making better choices.

For example, consuming more fruits, vegetables, fish and high-fiber foods is a simple and effective strategy. Limiting your intake of alcohol, salt, high-calorie foods and high-fat or high-sugar foods will also help you clean up your diet. Aim for the long term to reap the full benefits of your approach. Have more home-cooked meals. It always feels better when you eat at home. You tend to spend less money and eat healthier. Grabbing a few new cookbooks can help refresh your inspiration to cook.

Try To Be More Present

Life is so busy and loud with numerous distractions. Endeavor to be more present. That means taking a chance to savor each moment. It can be at home when you’re with your family. Try to be there physically and mentally. This implies knowing when to put your phone down and give them your complete attention. Or, maybe you don’t know when to disconnect from work. Make an effort to unplug daily after a certain time, or try to avoid working on the weekends. It’s important to take time out to recharge and get centered.

Get out more

The more you spend more time in your room, the lower your spirits will sink. Form it as a habit to go on a nearby hour-long walk in natural settings. This can have a significant uptick in your overall mood and wellness. Something as simple as a brisk daily walk can help improve your health and wellness. For instance, brisk walking can help you: improve your balance and coordination as well as help improve your mood. The farther and more often you walk, the greater the benefit(s). Also, this can have a positive impact on people who’ve endured recent stressful experiences.

Make time for quiet time or “me time”

Daily life can be so loud. It’s vital to your mental health to sneak away for at least 20 free minutes to enjoy some “me time.” It can be stealing away for a few minutes to read, take an uninterrupted bath, or paint your nails. To get in the habit of taking a little “me time” daily, try taking yours at the same time every day.

Get some rest and manage your stress

For you to stay active and at the top of your health, your body needs rest. Stress can cause sleep disturbances and, conversely, lack of sleep can contribute to stress. Good sleep hygiene is therefore essential to physical and mental health, as well as good stress management.

How many hours a day do you sleep on average? It may be time to work on getting more if you’re not getting six to eight hours a night. When it comes to stress, it is challenging to quantify or eliminate it, but it can be better managed. Recognized stress management techniques such as breathing exercises, yoga, meditation, and massage therapy can be beneficial.

Conclusion
Experts say that if you want to achieve any goal, it is necessary to remind yourself every day about it. Health and wellness goals are an ongoing process. Therefore, there is a need to maintain it further to remain healthy. So, changing the way you carry out daily activities will encourage and inspire you to perform better. Therefore, setting goals can help you develop inner strength and the endurance to fulfill your aspirations.


You can see all of Julia’s posts here.

I want to let it be known that this is a place where we should all come together to be supportive of one another in our respective hair journeys, whether or not we support (or understand) each others’ life paths. This could be a fabulous opportunity to learn from one another, provided we maintain respect for each other’s boundaries.

That goes both ways, y’all. No preachy stuff, but in exchange, give folks space if it seems like they need it; they’ll come around in their own time or they won’t – that’s their right

I’ve always been under the impression that the best way to foster compassion is to show people just how loving and caring you are instead of just focusing on all the things you disagree about. You have hopes, dreams, and people in your life you care very deeply about. You’re a complete package, and by sharing these parts of yourself in casual encounters, the commonalities between you and those you think you have so little in common with become much more difficult to ignore!

I feel like we can love each other and suspend judgement . . . and make this about helping each other feel our best during the times in our lives when we may physically and emotionally feel our worst. We can lift each other up to help each other feel our most beautiful. How cool is that? 🙂


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