Wig Talk: Why You Should Invest in Wigs?
“Wigs are a protective style; they can promote hair growth and offer freedom to change Black hair without damaging it. Most importantly, wigs can serve as a form of personal expression.”
--- A Voice from the Black Community
Wigs have always sparked diverse opinions and viewpoints. On the positive side, they offer the freedom to change hairstyles, protect natural hair from harmful chemicals, and save time and effort from styling. On the other hand, some accuse wearing wigs of "hating" one's natural hair or being "incapable" of growing or caring for it.
In some cases, black women showcasing their wig collections may face judgment of "wasting money" and be questioned about why they need so many. These types of comments, sometimes even from family members, can lead to self-doubt and make one feel bad about their choices.
For those who find themselves wavering between love and doubt about wigs, let's consider a persuasive perspective from a queen in our community. Maybe you can see wig purchases from a new angle.
"When my hair was relaxed, I'd go to the shop every 2 or 3 weeks, spending around $125 each time. Let's say that's $250 a month which is about $3000 a year, only to look cute that day and perhaps the next. Can't never get the style exactly how the stylist did, so I'm pretty much tossing away that $125."
Managing textured hair can be overwhelming, but wigs offer a more affordable and easy alternative. A good quality wig will provide you with the style, versatility, and durability for a longer time, saving you from spending hours in the salon, money on styling, and overusing chemicals.
When you take control of your hair, you're making a lifestyle out of it. You can choose to go natural and chemical-free or switch up your styles with wigs to match your mood. The freedom to change encourages self-expression and allows you to embrace your hair. Wigs are good investments because, at their core, you investing in yourself.