Meeting THE Heather

Hi! My name is Heather.

No, not THE Heather but close enough. I do work for her however and I thought it’d be nice to share my story of meeting Heather and the impression I have of her and Cysterwigs.

First, my own hair loss story begins in 2006. I noticed lots of strands falling out and eventually decided to wear my hair in a ponytail to hide the fact that I was balding at my crown. I was in a bad time in my life at that point and wasn’t working, aka no insurance to see what was wrong with me. I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2014 and decided to make the leap into wearing wigs.

I had no idea what to do or where to go. So one day while playing around on Google I stumbled upon the Cysterwigs website. I started watching Heather’s vids on YouTube and quickly became a huge fan. We emailed back and forth and she guided me on making my first wig purchase. An Allure by Jon Renau.
That wig sat in a box for about 2 weeks before I had the courage to cut my very long ponytail off and finally embrace my hair loss. I remember crying for a solid hour after I cut it off and was extremely nervous when I wore the wig out for the first time. I swore everyone would know but surprisingly all I got was “Wow! Your hair looks so nice!”.

I’ll be honest, it was another few months before I was completely comfortable with wigs and even saying the word “wig” was a challenge. These days, however, I preach the wig gospel far and wide and could care less who knows.

After I made my first purchase I decided to see if I could help Heather in anyway with her mission. She hired me PT to help when needed on the site. For about 3 yrs I was working just when needed but in April 2017 I became an official part of Team Cysterwigs.

What do I do, you might ask?

I know most of you who are hard core Cysterwigs fans have never heard of me. Mostly because I work behind the scenes. I’m a detail monkey of sorts. Anything from tracking, creating product listings, editing CC on Youtube videos, bookeeping etc is my workspace. Although I have worked most of my career in customer service, I feel I’m at my best behind the scenes.

I’m so proud to work for Heather and my team at Cysterwigs. I believe 100% in the Cysterwigs mission to empower women to embrace themselves and wig wearing. It’s wonderful to be able to support women like myself who have hair loss, especially those that are just starting out. I’m fortunate that I met Heather when I did as she has been not only a wonderful boss but an amazing friend.

I encourage all those who are experiencing hair loss to understand first that it’s not your fault. You did not consciously make this decision and no amount of wishing or daydreaming will make it better. It’s time to be a big girl and embrace yourself with all your faults and failures. It’s the only way to pull yourself out of the pit of despair you’ve fallen into.

Wigs are not a cure but a tool. Embrace them, have fun with them. Notice all the looks you get from those cute stockboys in the grocery store. Girl, own it and your womanhood. No one really looks at your hairline (unless they wear wigs too). Flaunt it, be bold and live your life your way.


Product Listings:
Dakota by Envy (seen in Sparkling Champagne)
Angelique by Jon Renau (seen in Cherry Cobbler)
Biscotti Babe by BelleTress (seen in Pumpkin Spice Latte)
Mila by Jon Renau (seen in 14/26)

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5 Comments

  1. Cynthia Lewman
    June 16, 2018 / 4:47 pm

    Hi Heather! This is such a wonderful thing you and your co-workers at Cysterwigs are providing for clients such as myself, sharing your personal hair loss journeys. I’m really touched and moved by your openness and honesty. You look fabulous in your wigs and your complexion looks beautiful framed by a broad range of hair colors! The beachy wave styles look like they were made for you. Your last line says it all, “Flaunt it, be bold and live your life your way.” So true. Thank you for your post.

  2. Zanetta
    June 16, 2018 / 5:17 pm

    Behind the scene work is so important. It just makes things run smoothly.
    Thanks Heather!

  3. Lori
    June 16, 2018 / 5:45 pm

    It’s nice to meet you Heather 😊

  4. Kathleen Ryan
    June 16, 2018 / 6:33 pm

    Hi Heather…its so wonderful to hear your story….I se3 a theme here..;-) I like you was lucky to f8nd Heather and CysterWigs righ5 off the bat…and its great to hear what you do at CysterWigs…..thanks for sharing…nice meeting you at Al’s concert too..all the best -Kathleen

  5. Holly
    June 19, 2018 / 3:31 pm

    I appreciate all the work that goes into Cysterwigs as a community, and it’s nice to meet you! You have a great attitude and you’re right, no one looks at your hairline unless they wear wigs too.

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