|Actress Elke Sommer with a wiglet look. My mom's was not this exaggerated.|
If you remember your mom going to the beauty shop to have her wiglet styled along with her actual hair, you might be a child of the 70's like me.
My mom wore a wiglet for several years. She would go to the beauty shop weekly and have the wiglet styled into her hair and hair-sprayed like crazy. She would then maintain that hairdo throughout the week...regardless of sleeping, baths, whatever.
There were ways that women would preserve their wigleted do's. One of them involved wrapping the entire hairdo in toilet paper while you slept.
Which leads me to a funny story. My grandmother was searching for a particular toilet paper brand at the grocery store many years ago. When the grocery boy pointed out a different brand that was on sale, my grandmother said, "No, that kind sticks to my hair."
Referring, of course, to preserving her hairdo while sleeping.
I would have loved to have seen the look on that boy's face. :)
Well, my sister Beverly got to thinking. With all the extensions available today...why not wiglets?
And she found out wiglets are alive and well. No, not like the one in this picture....and you don't have to carefully preserve your hairdo between salon appointments.
She got one! And she loves it. She just has to secure it into her own hair, smooth it all out, and voila, instant volume.
Here's just one of the companies that currently sells wiglets.
Below...a couple of current examples of wiglets, also called "additions", from Ultimate Looks:
By the way, my mom always bemoaned her thin locks, and often wished out loud that wiglets were still in style. If she had only known!
Do you remember wiglets? Would you ever consider wearing a contemporary one? Let me know in my comments!