During my relatively short time in the hair wear business I have met lots of wonderful women all at very different stages of hair loss and for a myriad of different reasons. Losing your hair whatever your gender can be devastating and meeting other women in a similar position has reminded me of how difficult it was for me to accept that I would need to wear hair if I wanted to get on with my life and be the woman I needed to be.
Its important to remember that I have been a full time hair wearer for at least 6 years so when my lovely ladies comment on how confident I am in wearing hair I can honestly say that I am BUT it took a while to get here. I kissed a lot of frogs before finding my prince and that can knock a fair bit of stuffing out of you...... receiving pieces that were quite frankly abominations can be crushing and remove all hope of ever feeling normal again.
When I received my first Hair Topper from Enchantop, I knew it was the best one I had seen but it still took a couple of weeks of wearing it around the house, spending a lot of time in front of the mirror getting used to seeing myself with a full head of hair and lots of encouragement from my husband before Betsy and I stepped out into the big wide world. I remember the night well, we went to the pub with George (our dear friend) and the first thing he said as I walked through the door was 'wow, your hair looks great!' at which point I wanted the ground to open up and swallow me whole. An odd reaction, you might say but my mind interpreted that compliment as 'Oh, I can tell you are wearing a wig'. Of course that wasn't true, George had no clue I was wearing hair, he just saw me and thought I looked smashing and wanted me to know but I was too altered by my hair loss to believe that I could look attractive so ran to the bathroom to check that Betsy hadn't crept down my forehead.
Over time I stopped doubting Betsy, stopped worrying about what other people saw and I remembered my manners and reacted graciously to compliments...... I learnt to smile and say thank you which of course is the right way to react to a well meaning comment but none of the compliments were about Betsy they were about me which I was genuinely pleased about. I had grown in confidence and was back to being Paula. Nobody knew or suspected I was wearing hair, they just saw me....... What a relief!
None of this was easy, neither did it happen overnight. The support of my husband and the close friends I had confided in was essential, I knew I could rely on them to give me their honest opinion and they truly supported me during my transition into a full time hair wearer. My advice is to really consider if you are ready for Betsy, make sure that you have support among family and friends and if you can, come and visit us at Betsy HQ
Below is a video which I have put together to show how I apply Betsy and I would encourage you to book a Skype consult with me when you receive your Betsy if you are unsure you are putting her on right, between us we can make sure you are getting the best out of her and you can be sure that I will give you my honest opinion.
Take Care Everyone
Hi, I am Paula and welcome to Beautiful Betsy....... born from a desire to spread the word about the best solution I have found for my own hair loss. Since finding Betsy my life has been transformed, I am back to being me and I cannot tell you what a relief it is not just for myself but for my husband, family and friends.