Monday, March 16, 2009

Last chance...

Well, tomorrow is D-day when it comes to my hair. I've got a consultation appointment at the best place in town with the best hairdresser experienced in hair extensions and such. I imagine that even if she can do some magic with it, it will cost so much that I can't afford it. But I want to find out for sure, not knowing would haunt me. My next alternative is going to a better wig store and see if a hairpiece will be acceptable to me. I have a thing about not wanting anything 'fake' about me. I was fake when I was a man, it just seems right that now that the real me is here, everything about me needs to be real. And yes, I know the extensions would not be real, but they would function and look as if it was my own hair. That's important to me, I just hope it's feasible. You girls who are lucky enough to not have a male hair problem may not understand, but this hair issue is infinitely more important to me than even SRS. I will feel as though I have arrived, a coming out party WILL ensue. There will be no more remnants of my old life exposed to the world, I will be free of that old self. The baseball cap will be buried and tears will be shed, most assuredly before I leave the salon. Wish me luck!

Stephanie

5 comments:

Michelle said...

hi Stephanie,
I know exactly what you mean, mine is thin to and I hate it. Luckly I'm not bald but it's still a pain for me. I do have a good wig, but it still is not the same. I hope you enjoy tomorrow.
Hugs Michelle

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Renee said...

It's interesting...as someone who doesn't suffer from the problem you describe, I almost feel like I shouldn't say anything here. Like it would be rubbing salt in a wound coming from me, or something. I often feel that way about this topic actually, because I know so many - some of the good friends - who struggle with this.

But I hated wigs too, and I never wanted to be fake in any way. So I understand at least partially. I wish you luck!

Keri Renault said...

There are plenty of options out there. Check out transitions hair replacement systems for locations. I have 2 trans-friends who swear by these glue/tape custom hair systems. Very realistic looking. They're less expensive than hair extensions. Before I left Wisconsin, I consulted about extensions. I was quoted $1,600 every 6 MONTHS! While I realize I could likely find a salon for less than half that price, it was just too outrageous to consider. Good luck whatever you decide. You deserve to feel good about yourself & your presentation.

NickyB (aka the CFG) said...

Good luck stephanie! x