Happy Hair-iversary! Two Years and Counting…

My little guy just turned two years old, so you know what that means.

I’ve been wearing hair for TWO YEARS.

Isn’t that nuts?

I started wearing hair within days of my son’s birth, because I knew I was about to lose a ton in the post-partum shed, and was trying to be proactive. I’m so glad I took this path—it changed my life!

Today, I thought we’d look back at five of my favorite posts from “year numero dos”. We have so many new readers on the site that I thought this would be fun and beneficial for everyone.

Plus, I like to reminisce. πŸ™‚

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#5: BoostnBlend Hair Fibers: Crazy Before and After!

This was SUCH a fun post to do. How could it not be when you go from this:

womens hair loss

To this:

hair building fibers

You can read more about these hair fibers in my BoostnBlend post, but basically, these little sprinkle-on hair fibers are awesome for concealing hair loss.

Unlike other formulations, they don’t run, they don’t turn green, and they look really natural. The post talks about what technique I like to use (check out the comments) to help make them look totally believable.

I haven’t forgotten that many of you requested a video. It’s definitely on the to-do list.

My bio hair is (sadly) just too plain wimpy to wear hair fibers at this point, but you can bet that if concealing was still an option I’d be pairing BoostnBlend with my beloved Bumble and Bumble Hair Powder to cover up all the thin areas.

#4: Airport Security and Fake Hair

Wear topper or wig clips in your hair?

Never fear, there’s a good chance you can get through airport security without setting off the alarm.

For additional peace of mind, you can always wear your hair in a fun half up/half down style like you see below—pin some of your hair back with bobby pins, and if you set off the alarm anyone will think it’s just the pins that did it.

hair topper worn half up

#3: Remember That One Time Y’all Preferred the Color I DON’T Wear?

Yeah, I do. Because you kind of murdered my soul that day.

I was super-excited to show you guys my new Noriko Milan in Almond Rocka-R.

She was new!
She was custom!
She was the most beautiful color I’d ever seen!

I still love her and wear her to this day. But, while the initial tally was pretty even, it seems many of you preferred Marble Brown to Almond Rocka-R.

Maybe it was because it was the dead of winter when that post went out, and you were pining for a little less cool, and a little more warm. Marble Brown definitely lends itself more to the warmer/golden side.

I’ll never understand why Marble Brown edged out Almond Rocka-R, but I’m glad you shared your opinion with me!

I still vote for Almond-Rocka-R. So, there.

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P.S. If anyone is dying to get her hands on a custom, brand new with tags Noriko Milan in Almond Rocka-R, please leave a comment below and I’ll shoot you an email. I just got my custom order in and I have an extra. Price is $175 plus shipping.

#2: Alert! Wig in a Ponytail!

I love taking assumptions and turning them on their heads. No one thinks you can wear wigs in a ponytail, but, you absolutely can!

A low pony will work for most wig wearers no matter how much bio hair you have, but if you have some long bio hair to work with, you can make an amazingly believable ponytail in just two minutes flat.

Looking at this photo makes me want to try blond again…

wig in ponytail

#1: Super Sexy in Fake Hair (Yea!)

We all have had moments with this hair loss thing where we’ve felt that we’ll never feel sexy again. Like we should feel like less of a woman because we don’t have luxurious, flowing locks sprouting from our heads.

I get it. I’ve been there.

I’ve not had that feeling in a long time since I’ve been wearing hair, and because of my hair I did something that I never thought I’d do.

For my husband’s birthday gift, I had a boudoir shoot done, and lived to tell the tale.

(Bonus: My makeup artist was two inches from my face and was AMAZED when I revealed I was wearing hair!)

(Extra Bonus: This pic has never been seen before. Is the hair not drool-worthy?)

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There you have it. Five of my favorite posts from my second year of wearing hair.

Did your favorite make the list??

I still can’t believe it has been two years since I’ve been on my hair-wearing journey!

Remember, let me know if you’re interested in the Noriko Milan!

39 thoughts on “Happy Hair-iversary! Two Years and Counting…”

  1. Hey Lauren,
    I just recently found your blog and am loving all the great information and tips for women struggling with hair loss. I’ve struggled with fine thin hair all my life and it’s only gotten worse as I’m 5 months post partum with baby #2. Yay hormones!
    I’m interested in getting a topper but just don’t know how to match the color or which one to go with. I’m very new to this journey and don’t want to start throwing money at pieces that won’t fit my life style and natural hair.
    I also live in Central Texas and would love to meet up, if possible, for a “consultation”. πŸ™‚

    All the best!
    P.S. I promise I’m not a creeper or anything like that. haha

  2. Holy buckets you look smoking hot in that last picture (from the shoot). Of course, u r goth in all of them, but wowza girl:)

  3. I love reading your blog! I started wearing hair three months ago and will never look back! Thank you so much for making me realize I am not alone in this hair loss thing. One question for you…if you have any tips on anything I can do to lessen breakage from clips I would appreciate it! I wear a top secret sauvage and love it….but I’m only three months in and am definitely having breakage from the clips. I know I need to see in more clips so I can rotate but am terrified of messing up the hairpiece! Any other advice/tips are much much appreciated.

    • What is the perimeter of the piece like? You can always super glue some on. In terms of lessening breakage, the best bet it to add in more clips, replace existing clips with the ones that have a rubber strip (if yours don’t), and just being, super, super careful when removing.

      • Thanks for the tips! I’m pretty sure I could super glue with the base I have but (eek!) I think that scares me more than sewing!:) I have a spare topper that I can practice on so I’ll probably try that first. I do have the rubber strip also already on the clips. I have a small head so the size of the sauvage is perfect for what I need right now but because of the shape/size the clips hit where my hair is at its weakest…unfortunately. As long as I have enough hairs to clip it in that’s what matters (since I either wear a hat or have my hair in) but I’d still like to protect and care for what hair I have left! πŸ™‚ thanks so much!

  4. Love all this! Congrats on 2 years of wearing hair!!
    i’m almost at 6 months and I never looked back. It’s become so much a part of who i am. Also, where did you get your makeup done for your va va voom pics?! It looks awesome! πŸ™‚

  5. 6 weeks into wearing “helper hair”- jon renau topnotch, after almost 5 years of wigs. I’m loving it & would not have tried if I hadn’t found your inspiring & helpful site Lauren. Thank you!

      • I’m really pleased with top notch, it’s super realistic and after 6 weeks of constant handling, twisting & General abuse, it has not a single kinked hair. And it’s not shiny( I got color latte). Two thumbs up. Also got a mono headpiece from estetica( too fake looking) & chameleon from R Welch- like it but not really enough hair for me.

        • Hey Barbara – I’ve been looking at the RW Chameleon. Is that your only issue with it? Does it look realistic? I’m looking for a small topper and thought that one would be a good first topper to dive in with. My hair is shorter, kind of a bob right above my shoulders. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

          • Hi Kate, yes the chameleon is a very nice lightweight piece that is easy to put on, easy to wear, practically weightless. It has good coverage on the top, good bangs/fringe in front but almost no hair in back. It comes almost to my chin. It’s slightly shiny, I haven’t tried to dull it down, it’s not objectionable to me. I have the color golden walnut, VERY realistic color, very subtle. Hope this helps:)

          • Too shiny& I tried everything to get it down, soaking, washing, spraying dry shampoo-also it has a mono part, nice, but lots of permatease. It’s ALOT of hair,as much as my old wigs & the base is really big. That could work well for some people, but I have a small head& it feels too much like a wig which is what I’m trying to get away from

    • Do you find that the one clip in the front of Top Notch is good enough to hold down the topper? It seems like it might have some lift … just curious. I have a Follea topper which looks pretty but it’s very heavy and it would be nice to have another option to give my head a break where it clips in.

      • Yes, the clips are really nice- no lift. I can’t say enough good things about the top notch- so realistic & comfortable, not heavy at all

        • Thanks Barbara! This helped A LOT! I think I will go with the Top Notch over the RW Chameleon. I wasn’t sure about the bangs and if I’m going to wear fake hair then I am going to grow my real hair out and be fabulous. I think the Chameleon would be too short.

        • Barbara,
          I have most my hair loss in the front and can’t really count on integrating my front hair for a topper. I have enough hair behind my front hairline to keep it in, but will it look really unrealistic if I can’t integrate (the top notch?). I have a Follea topper and had bangs cut into it for this reason. I would rather not have bangs. Or do any other readers have a good suggestion on a topper for my issue? I have a full Follea beautiful wig, but I would rather stick with a topper as long as I can as I still have quite a lot of hair on top of my head. My hairline is just yucky! Thanks!!

          • Late reply, Courtney, but maybe you will see this. I actually cut the clips, 3 of them, out of the front & only use the 2 back clips, they fall pretty much on the top of my head. I use a body/ wig adhesive for the front, works great. I also have hair loss in front, well pretty allover really. The adhesive is easy to use & gentle, washes off with water. Hope this helps! Oh & I cut some long fringe in the front & push it over to the side- very like Laurens. Top notch doesn’t have a lace front so not sure if no fringe at all would work, but I would say a full fringe is not needed.

          • Hi Barbara. DO you use It Stays or something else? I’m curious to know your method for using this! If used It Stays under wigs before and it works beautifully but with a topper you don’t have the same tension.

          • Hi Lauren, I bought something on eBay called holds up body adhesive. I roll it on my forehead close toy my hairline, which is very receded, let it sit about 2 minutes or so til it’s tacky, then put the piece on putting some pressure til it feels like it “takes” Then I do the 2 back clips. The topnotch has a nice wide, silicone maybe, band across the front, glue works great with that. Then it easily releases at night, no hair is pulled out, washes off with water. I am very active, run & do yoga, & this is completely secure.
            You’re a Godsend, Lauren, I never would have tried stopper if O hadn’t found your website!

  6. I love this site! I’ve been wearing hair for over a year now and I love it! I’ll buy the Almond Rocha-R from you, if it doesn’t work out with Amanda. Thanks.

  7. I 100% agree on the Almond Rocka!! I’ve been meaning to reach out to you regarding the custom orders because I’m considering purchasing hair for the first time. Shoot me an e-mail as I would love to buy the Milan in AR from you!

    P.S. Your blog is responsible for finally stopping my tears as it relates to my hairloss because I now realize that I have options! Thank you!

  8. I’ve been wearing helper hair for two days! I already love it and am amazed at how natural it looks. Congratulations on your milestone, and thank you for all of the tips and support you give here!

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