Was catching up with an old friend recently, it had been a few years since I’d seen him. He’s been slowly losing his hair since his mid-20s, whereas mine is simply going grey — genetics can be a cruel thing. When we met up, something looked different, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. A beer or two later, he asked “so, what do you think?” and pointed to the top of his head.

He told me about his wig, very realistic, real hair in fact, rigorously and regularly maintained to look real. Which it did. Good for him, I reckon, it’s like anything, if you think you’ll look and feel better, go for it, if it doesn’t involve surgery. That’s where I personally draw the line.

I couldn’t believe how real it looked. “It’s real hair” he told me, “real hair from some guy in India.”

“I don’t believe it!” I replied. “You’ve out-sourced your hair to India!”

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

4 replies on “Out-sourced”

The wife of one of my colleagues here at work has spent the past six months undergoing treatment to fight breast cancer. She is wonderfully social and has found the power of living positively to be her best medicine. I guess we were all sorry that she’d lost her hair, but she arrived at a social dinner recently with a new wig that suits her perfectly! It totally revamped her. With today’s technology, it’s amazing how much wigs really do pass for the real deal!

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