What do you mean when you say in your videos that a wig has a "natural amount of volume"?

November 18, 2020

What do you mean when you say in your videos that a wig has a

From a client e-mail:
I watch TV and pay attention to people while shopping. Its is rare to see anyone with hair as thin as the majority of wigs easier on the budget. They may be called “stylish“” but they’re a dead give-away that its a wig, not to mention how very unflattering they are to a “real-woman” face.
I have to throw my two cents into the equation and not necessarily to try to sell you on something. I do have A LOT of clients with narrow faces and/or petite features who find wigs with a lot of hair to be just as “wiggy” as the thinner wigs you’re describing! They will actually thin their own wigs when they get them home to make them more realistic. This is completely normal – and I encourage it! These thinner wigs also tend to appeal to folks (like me) who have gradual profound hair loss over a long period of time. My hair started falling out in clumps when I was 17. Because of this, I used to feel very self-conscious when I began wearing wigs for the first time because I went from virtually no hair too – BOOM – lots of hair. It felt hot, heavy, and unnatural....but over time, I began to realize that, because of my size, these more voluminous styles actually looked the best on me. I just wanted to mention this because perspective is a massive part of this process. A lot of these wigs are thinner because that’s honestly what a lot of women (especially those new to wigs) want. I tend to refer to these in my videos as wigs having a “natural amount of volume.” As in, they don’t look like they’ve been styled much, and they don't have that freshly-teased-in-the-salon look to them. They just look like normal, everyday hair, because that's what these ladies want. They just want to feel normal. That being said, there is a large proportion of the wig community who wears wigs specifically so they can have fabulously styled hair without all the work. You seem like one of these glamorous kinds of gals. If that is indeed the case, you will want to steer clear of anything I define as a “natural amount of volume,” and most hand-tied wigs. Your best bet is probably something with a bump of permatease behind the crown to provide lift and effortless volume day after day.
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