Monday, August 14, 2023

Stuff 5

By J.J. Atwell

It’s JJ again! The fact that you are reading this means that you and Stana liked my previous installments of Stuff. I hope you’ll continue to find it thought-provoking.  

Hair Part 2 – how to get it

So, before we resume, you might want to queue up the song from the musical Hair I mentioned in the previous installment.  

Today I’d like to write about getting feminine hair. I’ve got a very male haircut. Or at least what hair I have left. So to present as female, I needed a wig. But how to get one? 

There are lots of ways to go about getting a wig. You can buy them online from several sources including the wig company, on-line wig shops and, of course, Amazon.  

The really hard part is finding a wig that looks good on you. I’ve experimented a bit with various hair styles and colors by using FaceApp. It allows me quickly to see an alternate presentation and narrows down my decision-making. But what you see on screen is definitely not the same as seeing it in real life. 

In my opinion, nothing beats going to a wig shop and actually trying on several. Yes, that’s a big step for many of us. I found a place nearby that is run by a female impersonator (drag queen, if you must) that also caters to cancer patients. Of course, they are very welcoming to CDs, so I was comfortable going there even though I was nervous at first. 

It was a great experience trying on various wigs. Long. Short. In-between. I ultimately went for a shoulder length, after trying some shorter styles. For me, the longer length helped the illusion.  

But the most important factor in selecting a wig, I believe, is actually the color. I tried several different colors and ultimately settled on a darker blonde shade that you see in my headshot above. It was amazing to see the difference when trying on different colors. The shop owner was very helpful in suggesting colors and styles that would work best for me. Be sure to bring along a friend when doing this as it’s always helpful to get a third opinion.  

You’ll know when you get the right one. You’ll look in the mirror and spontaneously exclaim “that’s me,” when you see it! Yes, that’s the good stuff.  

I’ll be back

I hope you enjoyed this installment! As before, comments are welcome either here on the blog or by email to Jenn6nov at-sign gmail dot com. JJ is always looking for more stuff!

Source: Paige
Wearing Paige

Diether Krebs
Diether Krebs femulating on West German television’s Sketchup.


  1. I have always liked dark haired women and wanted to find out if dark hair suited me
    There were no wig shops near me
    I spent a few days in Great Yarmouth Norfolk UK in male mode and saw some cheap £5 "fun wigs"
    I bought a black one and found it did not suit me at all, the colour highlighted every spot or blemish on my fair skin
    Not quite what I intended
    A normal wig would have cost far more than £5 with the same result

  2. Oh what a great memory of watching this show back in the 80s. Thanks for sharing, dear Stana!