I would first like to explain that I understand every hand-tied wig (heck, every wig) is going to be different from its sister wig. All these units, even those with machine backs, begin with a human hand. That said, I was so excited to try the Julianne Petite. A hand-tied mid length wavy style? Who wouldn't want to wear that? So cute!
When my wig arrived, I was gobsmacked by how beautiful Shaded Peach looks in a longer style. I mean, GORJUS. But when I looked at the cap, my first though was "this is going to be too big." I tried her on. The circumference, ear to ear and front to back measurements were spot on. The cap was big where I figured it would be - too deep, too much stretch. Note to wig manufacturers: A petite head needs stretch like a fish needs scuba gear.
Sagging wig back or not, I knew it was an easy fix. Seam up the center. Problem solved.
But that wouldn't fix the hair, which I find heavy and chunky. On my Julianne (notice I'm saying mine, not all), the hair, when falling loose, looks pretty, but feels like lead. The waves are beautiful but stagnant. There is simply no movement in this hair. If I fluff the hair to lighten the load a bit, it doesn't stay. Eventually, the hair clumps at the bottom, which I know is necessary to keep the wave pattern. It's doing what it' supposed to do, but it doesn't work for me.
So why do I give her 3 stars? Because this wig looks absolutely beautiful with a loose pony, especially if you roll the layers in and pin them with…