I’ve been natural for almost 4 years now, and I decided to invest in a high quality lacefront wig* at the end of year 3, and it was one of the best hair investments I’ve ever made.
I used to be addicted to getting sew ins during my relaxed hair days, and I cringe thinking about how much money I spent on hair and installations, when I could have just bought a wig*!
At my previous job there were more minorities so I didn’t feel weird switching it up from a wig to wash and go mid week and vice versa. However, now that I am at a new job, with a lot less minorities, I don’t quite feel comfortable doing that mid week switch up.
I started on the first day wearing my straight lace front wig, and fast forward to now, 4 months later, I have been wearing my wig everyday to work. It’s became a routine of mine. Every Saturday is wash day, so I tend to rock my natural hair on the weekends, and then Sunday nights I braid my hair into cornrows and rock the wig for the next 5 days, only to take it off in the evenings after work.
Typically, I wear my wig in a sleek ponytail pulled back, so it doesn’t really get much attention. However, this past week I felt like getting a little fancy at work, so I straightened it and wore it sleek, down and out.
Everyone gave me so many compliments on how nice my hair looked, and some even asked me how to I get my hair to stay so straight even in the Texas humidity. I just smiled and said, good luck I guess knowing fully well that they thought this wig was my natural hair.
I am literally living a double hair life and now I don’t think that I can ever wear my natural hair out at work because I’ll feel to uncomfortable and frankly I’m not interested in answering any questions or getting any stares.
Have you ever dealt with this double hair life phenomenon? How did you handle it?
Sivon Lockhart says
I get where she’s coming from. I also like to switch my hair up often and working in a corporate environment sometimes it’s just easier to wear a straight style/wig than to deal with the scrutiny and awkward questions when wearing my natural hair.
Yvonne Demetria says
Gwen Thomas Easley lmaooo this u
Gwen Thomas Easley says
Yassssss, I can witness to living a double hair life ????????????
Gwen Thomas Easley says
Oh, btw… I took my braids out this past weekend and of course today at work… I’m getting asked tons of questions about my hair… wig life is so fabulous… is that your hair??? Your hair is so cute… did you curl it this morning??? Bah bah bah
Shame you have to live a double life. Sad in fact. The implication here is that nature has committed a crime. Consider that.
True talk. Natural is beautiful but hard to maintain