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January 09, 2022 4 min read

In Part One, we talked about the classic categories of feminine and masculine wigs as well as wigs for children. This time, I want to talk about using wigs to defy gender stereotypes, to achieve a gender transition smoothly, and to express your identity fully.

Wigs are a great means by which to change your look quickly, experiment with something new, or stay fluid from day to day. Even wearing a wig in your own private time can help you identify what look you eventually want to present in public and decide what’s right for you.

 

Wigs help to defy gender stereotypes, to achieve a gender transition smoothly, and to express your identity fully.

Wigs Are a Way to Learn More About Yourself


Wigs are a wonderful way to experiment with different looks, feel more confident about your appearance, and get used to seeing yourself in ways that make you feel more like you! Thanks to the temporary nature of wigs, this experimentation can happen entirely privately with no long term consequences. You will be able to learn more about what looks and feels right without dying or cutting your hair. This might mean trying out a different length, playing with more stereotypically masculine or feminine cuts, or seeing what a different color palette does for your skin tone.

InPart One, we covered advice for complementing your skin tone and measuring your head for the right-sized wig. It's also important to take your face shape into account. The basic face shape categories are oval, heart, oblong, triangle, square, and round. Our site has great recommendations for choosing a wig style that fits your face shape.

 

It can feel intimidating to present yourself differently in public whether or not the changes you want to pursue have to do with gender identity.

  

Using Wigs to Change Your Look Overnight


It can feel intimidating to present yourself differently in public whether or not the changes you want to pursue have to do with gender identity. Some people want to take a slow approach to any change they know will make them feel better and more like their true self. You can let your natural hair grow out gradually over time or progressively try shorter and shorter haircuts. For some people, however, a rapid change is a great way to feel instantly more confident and true-to-self. Wigs are also a terrific way to try out a public look while knowing you can easily alter it if it doesn't feel quite right.

For wearing wigs in public, it is important to use a wig that fits your head properly. A wig that doesn’t fit right will look unnatural and make you feel uncomfortable. So, make sure to do your measurements before ordering. And, if you want to wear your wig for an extended period of time, try using a wig cap underneath it. This will help keep your natural hair in place, manage sweat, and prevent the wig from slipping around on head.

 

 

Try to keep an open mind and be kind, especially to yourself.

 

Using Wigs to Express Your Gender Fluidity or Non-Binary Identity


If you want to vary your gender expression across different days or weeks, wigs really open up options for you without requiring a long-term commitment to a specific look. Plus, high-quality synthetic wigs are affordable enough that you can invest in a few that will serve your well on different days. Then, you can see what feels appropriate depending on how you want to present on a specific day.

This adaptability is equally valuable to cis-gendered individuals who want to access a range of self-expression through hair and styling as well.

 

 

If your hair is thinner than you would like, you can use a wig to achieve the locks you've always wanted.

  

Wigs Are a Beautiful Way Around Hair Loss or Damage


Wigs are incredibly helpful when you want to defy the annoyances of thinning hair, bald spots, or damaged hair, and they are also a means to try a new look without having to bleach and dye (and potentially damage) your natural hair.

If your hair is thinner than you would like, you can use a wig to achieve the locks you've always wanted. You can seek hair loss treatment while using your wig or decide on a wig style that will keep you happy for years to come. Wigs are convenient for those times you might want to try out lighter hair colors. Wigs are a fantastic way to wear hair colors that work more precisely with your skin color and style, but would be hard to achieve with you natural hair.

 

 

Wigs can be an essential part of any performance -- whether on stage or in the real world

  

Wigs for Performing


Wigs are not only a great way to express who you are, but they can also be powerful tools for expressing something entirely different. Anyone who's ever worn a wig in real life can attest to the fact that people might not even recognize you in your new hair. This is the power of the transformation a good wig can provide. You can literally cosplay as someone else for a day. For this reason, wigs are an essentially tool for theater, burlesque, exotic dance, and a number of artistic professions where a radical transformation is required to get into character. 

 

If you're a performer who loves to present a dramatically different look while on stage, a quality wig is a requirement. But it's not just any wig that will do. You need something that fits your performance and is easy to style and care for.

Quality synthetic wigs are an amazing way to get the quality you need without a price tag that may seem like too much for a wig you don't use every day. You can even get synthetic wigs that can be heat styled in fun and dramatic ways.


Wigs are an affordable, easy, and user-friendly means of feeling more comfortable with yourself and more prepared to meet the day on your own terms. Check out HairKittyKitty for some great wig styles and colors.

 

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