I Wore a Hat With a Wig Attached Every Day for a Week

It was the best week of my life.
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It was the best week of my life.

The very week that I shaved my head, I was sent a few samples of Adorna by Milano hair extensions to try out. The timing couldn't have been better. 

That's not to say that I don't like my new hairstyle, but sometimes a girl wants to switch things up a little bit. So for the past week, I've been having a lot of fun going from almost no hair to a lot of hair and back again.  

These aren't just any wigs, however. You can choose any kind of hair piece you want, from full 24-inch extensions to bangs. Then, you choose a hat to go with it, because the extensions are made to be worn attached to one of the Adorna hats with velcro. 

That's right:there's no top attached to this hair, so you can't wear it without one of the accompanying hats. It seemed odd at first, but after thinking about it, I could see how this would make sense. I've heard that the front and top part of a wig is the hardest part to get right, so these bypass that issue altogether. 

Besides, you get to wear a really cute hat, and I couldn't think of many places where I'd have to take the hat off other than a fancy restaurant or a Catholic church. I wore mine all around town and no one batted an eye (until I nonchalantly took it off, that is). 

It's easy, too: You simply take the top part of the extension and attach it to the back of the inner rim of the hat via velcro strips. It takes only a few seconds to apply and remove. 

I also like the mix-and-match potential of this setup. Adorna offers over a hundred hats in lots of different styles, from beanies and straw boater hats to wide-brim fedoras and baseball caps. 

They also have a variety of blonde and brunette hair colors in different lengths. (I only wish I could have been a redhead for a day.)  

I had a lot of fun pairing different extensions with different hats, as you can see below. I was basically a different person every day.

First was Fiona, a self-described "easy-going chick" who likes to surf, whiten her teeth several times a week, and make her own sea-salt hair sprays. 

Wearing the Peru Fedora. 

Wearing the Peru Fedora

Below is Jade. I quickly discovered that Jade is super outdoorsy, likes to smoke cigars and drink scotch, and is very good at spitting long-distance while riding a horse.  

Wearing the Jade Fedora (yes, I stole the hat's name, so what?). 

Wearing the Jade Fedora (yes, I stole the hat's name, so what?). 

Jade was kind of exhausting, to be honest, so I was happy to switch over to Emma. 

Emma loves ice cream (OK, I just made that up because I really wanted ice cream) and spends all of her free time pinning intricate braids on Pinterest but can only attempt the most basic of braids, as seen below. 

Wearing the Cayman Isle. 

Wearing the Cayman Isle

And finally, there's Charlie. Charlie thinks she's more mysterious than she really is just because she has a boy's name and wears all-black outfits and lipstick regularly. She enhances this air of mystery by choosing to reply with half-smiles instead of talking. She's also really proud of her boobs. 

Wearing the Marsala Fedora.

Wearing the Marsala Fedora.

If you're curious, I'm wearing the 16" Light Blonde extension in the first photo and the 20" Dark Brown extension in the other three photos. Since these are made of 100% natural hair, you can even wash and heat-style them to your liking. 

They also were soft, silky, and smelled nice. I was sad to part with them at the end of the week, but in the end, this made me realize long hair isn't for me. I look so weird with all that hair, and it also made my neck sweaty. 

That said, if you're in the market for a wig, I would recommend checking these out. In many cases, this would be cheaper than a full human-hair wig and may even look more realistic. And thanks to the hats, you're not just buying a wig—you're buying a whole new personality that you can take on and off whenever you want. 

  • What do you think of this hat/wig combo? 
  • Would you ever try this?
  • If so, which hat and extension from the Adorna site would you choose to pair together? And, of course, I'll need to know the name and personality of your new alter-ego. 

Photos by Joshua Kirby