I was told by a shrink who had seen my hair both curly and straight to wear it straight when I interviewed for exec. secretary jobs. In retrospect, I think it was poor advice although well intentioned. It just makes me so angry that we have to make ourselves into something we are not, which shouldn't have anything to do with our job performance.
A couple of other thoughts:
This is a terribly tough economy, as you know. You may not have gotten the job just because there are 30 applicants (or 300) for every job - not because you weren't very qualified, not because of your hair, etc., just too many applicants for one job.
Are you interviewing for something in a very conservative corporate environment? If so, maybe take your friend's advice, if you can stand working in a place where you may not feel comfortable.
If you have any doubts at all, and wearing a wig will make you feel more confident, go ahead.
I know how extremely hard it is today to get a position, and I wish you all the very best luck in the world. It may just be a numbers game - keep trying and eventually you'll win. I hope so!!!
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Experimenting with cones & sulfates while the dews are high. Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift