The curls on Paulina were very cute but several issues made me wish I had returned her before trying to make her work for me.
First, there are no monofilament features and I can't figure out how to make a part that I like, one that I think looks even semi-natural.
Second, the hairline was not at all realistic. Take a look at the second manufacturer photo, with the model in blue, where she's facing the camera straight on, and you'll see what I mean. A solid block of hair. I was actually able to fix that by taking a pair of tweezers and irregularly plucking out hairs to thin the hairline.
Third, I'm on the fence about permatease. I don't particularly like it but I don't let it dissuade me from trying a wig. Kendall by Margu is my go-to, and I've found that the permatease in Kendall tends to settle down pretty quickly. I found Paulina very poofy, and even after wetting, some careful steaming, and a fair amount of time sitting on a stand it was just too much permatease and hair on top.
I thought Paulina looked great in Rachel and Taz's videos, also in Heather's pictures and Rachel F's customer photos. But on me it was just too much--too high, too wide, too unnatural. Maybe she works better in a lighter color (my Margu color is 4H). I wish I had trusted my instincts and returned this one but, alas, I kept her, thinking I could tame her.
The positive (?) outcome from this experience is that I have learned that I will not be happy without at least a monofilament part, if…