Have you ever heard the expression “Live in the moment?” I encourage you to do so when choosing a wig color. While you may want to change as little as possible about your appearance while undergoing cancer treatment, you need to consider various changes that may suggest a better choice when selecting a wig.
First, consider your current skin tone. Try to choose a color that best flatters your skin tone right now in this moment. While you may normally be a brunette, your natural hair color may be too dark for your skin tone at this time. You need to look your best now and remember that a wig serves as a temporary tool.
In addition to skin tone, you need to consider whether you have experienced the loss of eyebrows and eyelashes while undergoing treatment. If so, dark or cool colors may not be the most flattering for your complexion during this time. Don’t be afraid to play with colors and hairstyles.
Also, keep in mind that you will have days when you want to wear your wig but not make-up. The best choice is to find the color that best flatters your current skin tone. Experiment with color. It’s cheaper and faster than a trip to the salon.
Many times choosing a lighter color like a light brunette or golden blonde, or a color with some warmth to it like a light red or copper can brighten the skin, soften the face and provide a more flattering appearance.
When selecting a wig, keep in mind that you want to look your best right now. View a wig as a temporary tool and feel free to experiment a little. So maybe you weren’t born a red head or a blonde. Let go of your preexisting notions of what a wig should be and find the one that best suits your current skin tone and needs. Remember to look at your skin when choosing a color, not your hair. You’ll end up with a better, brighter you.