Notice: This entry was published 5 years ago and may no longer reflect my views today.
I’ve mentioned a few times around the net that I’ve always wanted pink hair. I dreamed of sporting it for years, but work or some other thing always got in the way. This year, I decided not to let anything hold me back from the things I want anymore, and so last week I ordered a pink wig!
I’m still working full-time and I don’t want to deal with my conservative family. I’ve also been considering starting a real wig collection, so a pink wig is a lovely compromise. I love it! It’s made of Japanese kanekalon fiber which looks much more realistic than the cheaper kind. It feels very soft and shiny too, but what I love the most about it is the volume. The thick curls are gorgeous!
I feel really good about this, as well as myself right now. I was never allowed to be experimental when I was younger. I was a Christian schoolgirl with helicopter parents that liked to passive-aggressively control my appearance. Ladies don’t chew gum, ladies don’t swear, and they definitely don’t wear flashy nail art. My dad once told me to remove my alternating black and white polish when I came home from college. My mom freaked out when I came home with a new piercing the next year. Her comment on my wig is “it’s cool, I guess.”
I won’t say I’m immune to those expectations now, especially with in-laws in the mix. I still feel the pressure to conform to their idea of what a “proper lady” or a “good wife” should look like. They weren’t even impressed when I bleached my hair. But if I followed those rules, I would be so unhappy. This is the first time in a long time where I looked in the mirror and liked what I saw. Others might not be like it, but shit, I’m not here to decorate their world.
However, I digress! Here’s a picture of me channeling my ~*inner Tsubasa*~ to lighten the mood.
Did I mention how much I love it? Because I do! I felt a little sad to have to take it off at the end of the night. I wore it out to grab a quick dinner last night. I felt nervous going out in public with pink hair at first, but it wasn’t so bad. Not a lot of weird stares thankfully, and Michael and his sister were very supportive. They’re the best. Now I’ll have to think of outfits that would look good with the pink hair, as well as get better with putting it on.
I ordered my wig on Etsy, but after it arrived I found out that the seller just resells her wigs from eBay at a very high markup. I’m pretty peeved about that, but it’s a lesson learned for me. I suppose the markup is the premium you pay for not having to scour eBay for hours plus two-day shipping, but I’ll definitely be ordering from the real sellers next time. Here’s a few eBay shops I found: wigfever, epiccosplay, and wpf-wigs. They also sell wigs in natural hair colors, so if you’d like to try being blonde, red, or maybe just try those large curls with tons of volume, you most certainly can!