I have a small truth to share: I wear wigs. Every single day.
This is something that I once thought would be impossible to share. But, I've grown a lot in the past year and in doing so I've been able to be braver than before. Previously the thought of someone finding out I wear a wig was fear-inducing, but now I'm comfortable enough to share this fact with many friends, acquaintances & dorm-mates and now even with you, my blog readers. I've been wearing a wig since spring of 2009, so I've been a wearing a wig the entire time I've been blogging. If you've asked me a question regarding my hair and I ignored it, this would be why. Sorry!
When I first decided to begin wearing wigs, I found a wig specialist in Edmonton and bought my wig through her. She's a really wonderful, knowledgeable woman and if it weren't for her I'd probably still be clueless about wigs. I bought my first two wigs through her, and while they're perfectly lovely wigs they are pricey! We're talking hundreds of dollars for synthetic hair wigs. I never thought of buying wigs online, it seemed absurd to me and I worried I'd be sorely disappointed with the quality. This was until I saw Kaelah's video review of Miss Violet Lace on her blog Little Chief Honeybee. Seeing the wigs up close in her video and the 100% positive feedback on the Miss Violet Lace Etsy shop (not too mention the beautiful, trendy hair styles) made me decide to finally bite the bullet and order the wigs online. It was hardly an impulse purchase, as I first needed to create PayPal and Etsy accounts, but it was still a step outside of my comfort zone because I don't usually shop online.
I bought two wigs from Miss Violet Lace, both ready to ship as I couldn't wait to try them out. The first is this long brown curly one for $75 CAD.
This wig is all kinds of gorgeous. I've always wanted long, curly hair & I can finally have it now. I received a compliment on my hair the first time I wore this wig out. The quality is on par (if not better) than those wigs that cost me hundreds of dollars. It's a bit thinner/less voluminous than my other wigs, but this is something I prefer and Miss Violet Lace does offer thicker wigs.
The second wig I purchased is this platinum blonde beaut. Although it is called silver I find it to be a true white-blonde. I really love this wig too. I've always wanted white hair but even before I began wearing wigs I was never able to achieve such a lovely colour. The wigs' scalp cap fits nice & snug, and they're not itchy in the least.
What I love about the wigs from Miss Violet Lace is that they're of such good quality that you can wear yours everyday, but they're affordable enough that even if you only wear wigs occasionally it's still a bargain. I never ever thought I'd be able to buy a wig for less than a $100 that was anything other than cheap and costume-y, but Miss Violet Lace has definitely changed my mind about that. As someone who wears wigs daily, I am so happy to find a shop that offers affordable, funky, good quality wigs. I'll definitely be ordering from Miss Violet Lace. Next on my list? Purple, red, and lavender wigs!
If you have any questions about wigs feel free to ask me in comments or on Formspring.
While I'm happy to talk about wigs, please don't ask me why I wear a wig. Being real, honest and genuine on my blog is important to me, but so is a certain sense of privacy. Thank you for being respectful of this fact.
I'm also really stoked because it's only the first day of 2011 and I'm already being brave!