How Prosthetic Wigs Affect Women’s Confidence
Most of us cannot imagine a life without the comfort and aesthetic support of our hair. Women, in particular, tend to feel an emotional attachment to their hair as an integral part of their identity. From chemotherapy to alopecia, medical hair loss is a struggle that countless women face each day. Fortunately, prosthetic wigs have been proven to be foundational part of improving the mental and emotional health of a woman facing these issues.
Hair Loss: More Than a Cosmetic Issue
Women who battle with terminal illnesses such as cancer already face a significant amount of stress. Throw in the social stigma of hair loss and balding into the mix, and you have a recipe for serious mental health issues, such as depression and social anxiety. According to a 2012 study, 29% of women who reported hair loss were documented with at least two
key symptoms of depression.
The Difference of a Realistic Wig
Stepping into social settings with a low-grade wig can often cause just as much anxiety and self-esteem issues as hair loss. After going through something as traumatic as chemotherapy, the last thing you need is to have your coworkers staring at your hairline and whispering behind your back. A high quality, realistic prosthetic wig unit can make all the difference. We have seen first-hand the difference on our clients’ faces when they see their customized wig fitted for the first time. Nothing compares to the strength our clients feel to get back into the world feeling like themselves. Many women report feeling that they regained their selfconfidence for the first time in years, and others brought to tears in disbelief at how beautiful they could be, despite their health struggles.
Making Realistic Wigs Accessible
Knowing that a realistic wig is one of the most reliable ways to help a woman with hair loss regain her confidence, Vital Grace is committed to create more accessibility for those in need. By raising money for this cause, we can offer realistic prosthetic wig units to women who are struggling with medical hair loss. We source high quality prosthetics and employ hair specialists to help build customized wigs because we believe that every woman deserves to feel her best.
A realistic prosthetic wig is more than just a cosmetic solution—it changes the way that women see themselves, even through the toughest of times. Our mission is to provide women with the customized wigs they need to infuse some positivity in their life and show them the light at the end of the tunnel. At Vital Grace, every donation supports the mental and emotional recovery of a woman in need.