Is This Fair?

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Have you ever been out and about and you’ve been 100% sure that someone was wearing a wig?

The hair is just too perfect.

The color is just too unrealistic.

The hairline is just too precise.

You get the picture.

I often find I think like this about people with picture-perfect bio hair…I’m SO sure that it’s a wig because WHO HAS HAIR LIKE THAT IN REAL LIFE?

Usually I’m wrong. Because there are some people out there with perfect hair (damn them).

In today’s example, I’m pretty sure this is a wig. Surely an animal can’t have a head of hair like this.

Am I right?


We came across these horses on the side of the road during a drive on Easter Sunday. I was immediately envious of this gorgeous hair that this horse has! Do you know how much 24″ of real pale blond hair costs?

(This color reminds me of the blond Ellen Wille wig I tried…and I think I’m wearing the same shirt in that post, for shame.)


Ok, this is kind of a silly post, but you know when you have your own hair issues, that you just see “hair” everywhere! And this horse was too magnificent not to share.


It was amazingly hard to get a decent selfie with such a huge animal, but we managed to get a few. Here, I’m wearing the Noriko Milan in Almond Rocka-R, and it was blowing around in the wind quite nicely. I’ve been having good luck with the hairline lately, if I do say so myself. πŸ™‚

Have you noticed hair in any weird places that you probably would not have if you didn’t have hair loss?

P.S. Be sure to check out Dawnita’s guest post. Dawnita is a reader and Corner of Hope & Mane Community member who recently started wearing helper hair. She’s loving Noriko’s Geneva–check out her mini-review and photos!

24 thoughts on “Is This Fair?”

  1. I’ve hit up your blog a few times over the last 8 months while I’ve been deciding whether or not to start wearing hair. I’ve got trichotillomania and I’m mostly bald on the top of my head and down the left side. I’ve been doing the combover for years and my lack of hair is blatantly obvious. I finally finally finally decided to go for it. Made a second consultation appointment with a wig person who was amazing. I placed my order for a human hair medium topper In a strawberry blonde/red shade that is so so so close to my own colour. Now, as i’m waiting for it to arrive so she can work all her magic and fit it and highlight and blend to my hair . . . I AM SO NERVOUS!! I keep thinking of how embarrassed I will feel walking into work that first day wearing it. What will people think etc, but then I think, I walk in to work every day half bald. How much MORE embarrassing could walking in WITH hair be?? Hahaha! Ah well, for every bit nervous I am, I am also so excited. It’s going to be a weird, wonderful world, not thinking about who is standing behind me, or going out in public, or if there will be people I don’t know at a party. Any who, thanks for this blog, seeing how beautiful and realistic you look in your toppers helped make the decision and I’ve now spent the last two hours reading post after post after post. Once I’m comfortable with this topper, I’m on the hunt for a synthetic topper for splashing around this summer. πŸ™‚

    • I think you hit the nail on the head – what’s worse? To walk in with decent hair or to walk in with extremely thinning hair? Good luck! You might be surprised- maybe no one will notice (no one did for me!).

  2. That horse’s mane is lovely! I find myself always looking at hair as well. I’d never heard of Beau’s lines either, so I did some checking. Low and behold, I can now identify my “ugly” thumbnails! My right thumb nail has very heavy grooves; and my left one to a lesser extent. My hair loss seems to have hit a stopping point since I began using Biotin, but not until I reached the 15K/whatever-the-unit-of-measure-is amount. It is not getting any worse, but is not getting any better either. I’m just so happy I was able to stop the loss. I really appreciate this forum to get the kind of information & support that I feel is so helpful. Thank you very much!

  3. I pass a horse farm everyday going to & from work…glad to see I’m not the only one with horse hair envy! Seriously though, your hairline does look VERY good! πŸ™‚

  4. Hi, thanks for your update and the comments, make me feel so much better today πŸ™‚ I’m considering buying the laser helmet theradome. Anyone know anything about it? Do you think it works or it’s a waste of money…? Thank you for your help?

    • I have had it and been using it since November I do think it has helped some but won’t know for sure until summer when my loss is worse, I still loose at least 50 but was loosing more and the quality of my hair feels better. I also started Pur a Dor hair loss sgampoo which I love.

  5. Ha!! I love that horse. I’ve seen some amazing heads of hair on horses. Definitely makes me jealous!

    I finally located the source of my hair loss… for me, it was a zinc deficiency that wasn’t showing up on my blood tests (not deficient enough for that, I guess?) but the clue finally emerged when Beau’s lines started forming in my toenails! Aha! A little simple supplementation and most of my lost hair grew back. But what I found was that I didn’t want to stop wearing my hair. It looks so much BETTER than my bio hair… thick, luscious, EASY TO STYLE (that’s the biggie for me), so easy to CHANGE the style, too.

    So I continue to wear my hair, even with the majority of my bio hair returned. Nothing beats hair-wearing. I can’t believe it took me so long to do it. I’ll probably never give it up. And I have this blog to thank for that!! πŸ™‚

    • Lib,

      I’ve never heard of Beau’s lines before. A quick Google search and sure enough, I have them on my big toes and thumbnails. They aren’t super deep, but this makes me think perhaps I will give zinc a go even though, like you, my blood work shows everything in the normal range. Doc says I have AGA, which is probably true, but I’ve been taking biotin and a few other good-for-hair vitamins for about 9 months and have noticed that the hair I have breaks less and is (at least currently) shedding less. … Can I ask how much zinc you take and how long before you began noticing any difference?

      Thanks for sharing!

  6. That’s not at all what I was expecting when I read the email!!

    I felt like a princess today. I got a new wig (Freetress Equal Chantae in a black/red ombre) and I was surrounded by people complimenting my hair when I went into the office this morning. They had no idea! I don’t look at anyone else’s hair now, because I know mine is the best. Lol.

  7. I have horsey hair envy..and hair envy all the time on humans too!! πŸ˜‰

    I am noticing a lot more topper and wigs on TV..I guess they have always been there..just now I am paying more attention!

    You look fab in blond btw!! I too have a Ellen Wille wig..the colors are great..

  8. Lauren, your hair looks fantastic in the pic you posted. Would I be remiss to ask if that is your natural hair, or helper hair? Either way, it looks great.

  9. I have 2 shih tzu’s and they have beautiful hair also. I wonder why theirs doesn’t fall out or thin? I guess it’s just a human issue, like we need another one! Thanks for your fun post!

  10. I really needed to see an update here today! I had planned to spend my whole therapy session talking about my desperate hair situation, but instead it didn’t come up at all.

    I always appreciate a reminder from you that there’s another way to do hair when i’m ready! <3


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