Chomped, coming from someone who has done a lot-decide what you want and go for it now, while you're young. Wearing a wig is VERY different from wearing a hairpiece. There are some great men's wigs out there righ now (finally). I in particular think the HIM Collection by Hairuwear is superlative--cut and style, colors, quality of the HD synthetic hair. They're great--I wore "Edge" by them for a short time and got compliments from strangers on my great, natural blond hair! But wigs, even with adhesives or tape, feel much more wig-like and limit what you can do in them--no swimming, saunas, etc.. Wigs also come mainly in synthetic fibers, which are really getting more and more like real hair, particularly heat friendly HD fibers, but still when you see them side-by-side with human hair, even highly processed human hair (as most hair pieces are), it's just not the same. Human hair glows and moves like, well, human hair...!
Hair pieces when glued or taped, are much more flexible in terms of what you can do. Swimming, saunas, working out, hiking--it's infinitely more like having your own real hair in day-to-day life. Wigs may give you an idea of what you would look like with certain styles of a head of hair, but they fall short in giving you true confidence with a new head of hair. Trust me, I've worn both.
Again, decide if you want a full head of hair, and then do something about it--get a a hair replacement unit you glue/tape to your bald head for weeks at a time, and revel in it, enjoy it, make it yours. If anybody comments on, or stares at (people you know) your drastic change, smile and warmly say, "Yeah, I got some hair--do you like it?"
That's why you have to decide what you want, and then own it. Being on the fence about hair replacement, pondering wigs, well, it's just an ends to a means in my experience. If you decide to get some hair, get a quality unit with a good cut-in, be proud, and own it. It's a big change, but trust me, people--family, friends--will take their cue on how to react to your new change, from YOU! OWN IT! Be proud of yourself and your hair and others will gobble that up...!
(okay, yes, everyone has a negative soul or two in their lives who will not gobble it up because they are so self-consumed and negative oriented--but do you even like these people?!)
__/ __/ Todd--Monterey Bay, California