In the larger segment of the population, that has little real knowledge of contact with the wig wearing population, wigs often seem glamorous or extravagant. In fact, most people who are not thinking about it probably have many friends and even relatives who are living successful lives with a toupee or wig as an important part of life and nobody knows about it or needs to know about it.
The image that people that wear wigs are flashy, movie stars, show people or musicians is just a misconception that, like most misconceptions, comes from TV or the movies. Little do they know the humble life that wigs actually live adding value to thousands of everyday moms and dads, businessmen and housewives all over the nation every day. But the fact that most hairpieces go completely unnoticed is not a gross injustice. In fact, for the average user of a wig, the idea is that the hairpiece fits their look and wears so naturally and durably that nobody ever knows you are wearing a hair accessory or wig at all. So that means that if a wig is well made and does its job right, it will always remain humble, unnoticed and unglamorized as it makes its owner look great day in and day out.
The reasons people like you and I need or use a wig are many. For many men, it is a viable way to go if hair loss becomes a problem in middle age. Compared to the expense and difficulty and the uncertain outcome of hair replacement procedures or trying medicines that are supposed to grow hair, a toupee is a fine alternative. It is reliable, easy to use, easy to take care of and replaceable when it wears out or you want a new look.
It really is not fair to sit in judgment of men who seek to look better through the use of a well made toupee or wig. The truth is that for men in the professional world, a well maintained head of hair is of significant value particularly in certain settings where the job calls for meeting with customers, investors or partners. A quality wig can do a lot to create a striking and professional look that can help in many avenues of business success.
Other uses of wigs in contemporary society are just as valid. They are useful for woman as much as men who need to enhance their look easily and quickly when fast changes are just not possible any other way. Many falls or partial hairpieces fit into a woman's hair to make more full and rich for that fancy outing or just for a romantic evening. And if the hairpiece does its job and the romance sparkles that night, it was worth the effort.
Above all, even for those who don’t give wigs a second thought, its good to recognize that they play a valuable part in the lives of many of our friends and neighbors. And when wigs provide that real value to a wig owner, it is every much appreciated, even if that thankfulness is quiet and unspoken.