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Niamh

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I've have a variety of wigs in terms of style and colour but my favourites are red/auburn which everyone compliments me on - even my wife who is tolerant/accepting rather than supporting. 
 

The practical issue I have is how to cope with my own hair which is now mostly grey. The hair behind my ears and on the top of my head is not a problem but if I have to reach to put earings on (clip ons) or fasten a mask - the grey hair in front of my ears is quite visible. I'm reluctant to cut it all off in that area as it would create a strange cut into the hair at the side of my head when I am in male mode (I'm not currently full time as Niamh and may never be)

I can't quite think what to do so I don't expose this grey hair from under my red hair at these times when I need to mess about with something around my ears

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I am trying to envision how the problem would really come up.  If the wig is in place on your head properly., the area you are talking about should not be visible, unless you are keeping some sideburns for masculine wear.  The wigs have a ear tabs that cover the area.  Right now as well, people are not getting their hair colored as much, and an ombre look is ho-hum that  will not get you read.  I put up these pictures on wig placement in my gallery if they will help.  https://www.transgenderpulse.com/forums/gallery/album/1573-wigging-out/

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7 hours ago, VickySGV said:

I am trying to envision how the problem would really come up.  If the wig is in place on your head properly., the area you are talking about should not be visible, unless you are keeping some sideburns for masculine wear.  The wigs have a ear tabs that cover the area.  Right now as well, people are not getting their hair colored as much, and an ombre look is ho-hum that  will not get you read.  I put up these pictures on wig placement in my gallery if they will help.  https://www.transgenderpulse.com/forums/gallery/album/1573-wigging-out/

Thanks @VickySGV- it is the sideburn area. I have started cutting and shaving it so it is not visible to the front of my ear, but  unless I were to pull the wig cap almost around my eyes I can't see how to stop some grey hairs being visible when I have to access my ears and these contrast strongly with my red/auburn wigs when thy show. Admittedly it's only a small area and only for a brief period of time but I find it annoying!  maybe I will have trial cutting a bit further up, but I do worry that it may look odd when in male mode.  I suppose I could consider dyeing my remaining natural hair (of which there is hardly any on top, but I suspect that would get more comment from people that know me than.

 

One of the reasons I also have a grey wig is that the problem disappears then  - but that's so boring!

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It is a little hard to find, but there is a point at which your hair's hair and beard hair separate about half way up your ear.  Many men shave their beards up that far and no one has a problem with it. 

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