This month we asked our customer Sarah to share her story with us.
Tell us a little about yourself
My name is Sarah Moss, I am (almost) 40 years old, I am a wife & mother of 4, I am an author, and I currently live in Songdo, South Korea, but hail from Washington State in the USA. My husband works for a pharmaceutical company here, and so we are living the expat life for the next 2.5 years. My children are 16, 13, 8, and 7, and they keep me very busy, and always on my toes. I write women’s fiction, contemporary romance, and some young adult fiction under my pen name, Brooke Moss. Before we moved abroad, we were foster parents, and as one of our children is on the Autism Spectrum, I am a passionate Autism awareness advocate. There isn’t much else to share, except that I am a voracious reader, always up for a good laugh, and believe that being transparent and open about your struggles makes it easier for others to face similar challenges without fear.
How long have you been wearing wigs and Jon Renau for?
I started losing my hair after a significant loss in our family, followed by a hundred pound weight loss. It came out in patches, and I wore wigs during that time (about a year,) but then my hair grew back. When we made the decision to move abroad, the loss started happening again. Now I have significant loss on both sides of my widow’s peak, and at the crown, exposing my scalp. There is no medical explanation for my loss, as I am in great health otherwise. It appears to be simple female pattern baldness, that was initially triggered by stress and my weight loss. We’re not sure if it is permanent, or will grow back again, or if I will continue to lose/regrow for the rest of my life. Now we just wait and see. I’ve tried Nioxin products with some small results, but feel most comfortable wearing alternative hair to cover my loss. I discovered Jon Renau wigs last spring, and haven’t wanted to try another maker since. I rotate between the Scarlett and the Kristin.
What do you love about our brand?
I love the Smart Lace front. It looks like it is growing straight out of my own follicles! I once had to actually lift up the front of my wig to prove to a friend it wasn’t my hair. I also enjoy the monotop on the Kristin. It is nice to be able to change the part whenever I want, provides me with some diversity. I enjoy the colors, too. My signature color (currently) is “Toasted Marshmallow”, or 27T613F. I really love the tipped ends, as it is very trendy right now, for that “ombre” look. When I wear Jon Renau wigs, I never feel like the hair is wearing me. I am always wearing the hair—I always feel in control, something that is important for a wig wearer, as our bio hair isn’t in our control, and that can be frustrating. I feel beautiful when I wear my hair, and when I feel beautiful, I exude confidence. The fibers feel incredibly natural, too. Friends are always shocked when they find out that it is synthetic hair.
What advice would you give to a new wig wearer?
You wear the hair, the hair doesn’t wear you. If you feel like it’s “too much” then it isn’t right for you. Take your time, try different styles, and find what feels best for you. You may think you’ll want long hair, and discover that a short pixie cut is what works best on you, or vice versa. Just be open, and understand that finding the right look/color is a process. Never be willing to compromise how good you look to save a buck. Get a quality wig, you’ll thank yourself later! Then, when you’ve got it….just put your head up, your shoulders back, and walk with your head held high. You deserve to feel good about yourself. Never under estimate the power that good hair will give you, and never let anyone tell you it’s silly to want to look and feel beautiful.