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  • Advice needed please
    I haven't been wearing wigs as long as you have, I'm coming up on a year but I also wrestle with the same thoughts. This x-mas was the first time some family members would see me in a wig and I was so nervous it would turn into a "thing" and I would be embarrassed. They didn't even notice and I got myself all worked up for nothing. If these are close friends and you feel comfortable, share, if not, don't, accept the compliments. When I'm feeling uncomfortable, I try to think of my wigs as accessories like make up or spanx. No one I know looks good just crawling out of bed, we go through a whole ritual of hair and makeup to look pretty to the rest of the world. Women get their hair colored and cut all the time, they may just assume you got a new do.
  • Henry Margu Colors
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    Ive got three to compare for you. On the left is Envy's 10 Medium brown, Henry Margu 7H in middle and Jon Renau's 8RH14 Hot Cocoa. This view shows the highlighting the best since its mostly on top.

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    From the back, Jon Renau 8RH14 is on the left, Henry Margu 7H middle and Envy 10 Medium brown on right.
  • Henry Margu Colors
    I agree, Henry Margu colors are difficult. I have a wig in the color 7H and it is my all time favorite color of any wig I own. I normally order Jon Renau 8/14 Hot Cocoa and I loved it until I got the 7H in Henry Margu. It is a really natural, lovely warm brown with a little more noticeable blond highlights than Jon Renau's 8/14 which is more evenly blended. I have received so many complements on the 7H. I'm at work right now but I can take a picture, when I get home, of the 7H next to the 8/14 if that would help.
  • Completely new to wigs, how to put hair up
    It can get pricey with tax and return shipping fees. I probably sent back 20 wigs before I found one that I thought I could work with and that I liked the color. Mind you it was not wearable right out of the box, the bangs were past my nose and it needed some face framing layers, but I could see possibilities. Keep in mind that the manufacture photos of the models wearing the wigs can be very misleading. Most are not even close from my experience. My advise is to watch as many Youtube reviews on a certain wig as possible before buying. Check out their face shape and the length of their neck to get a better idea of what it might look like on you, as well as their description of it's density (if that is something you are worried about as well). It is also really important to try and have realistic expectations. I have tried so many wigs that looked so so cute on others only to have it look horrible on me and send it back. Keep a list of what wigs and brands and colors you try and write a note to yourself why you sent it back, trust me, you will not remember why you didn't like it a few months down the road. It will save you time and money down the road to not buy that color again or maybe that brand runs big or something.
  • Completely new to wigs, how to put hair up
    I pull my hair into a low ponytail like Debbie. The nape of the wig sits just below it making the wig feel very secure and keeps it from riding up. You can feel the bump were the ponytail is banded but you can't see it at all with the wig on. I don't find them any hotter to wear than having a ball hat on, but I don't have any 100% hand tied wigs which I have heard are not as breathable.
  • Heat Defiant Wigs
    The heat defiant fiber gives you the option to restyle if you want but you don't have to use any heat on it at all if you don't want to. It's your choice.
  • help with permatease showing
    Thank you so much for posting the side by side comparison of the two colors!!! That's exactly what I needed! Milkshake would be a perfect color for me to transition to when I start to dip my toe in the grey, it looks really natural. I hate those color swatches on the websites. I prefer when they show the pictures of the side view of the wig on a head, that way you can see how the highlights look. I bought a wig one time that was described as med brown with blond highlights only on top. The color swatch looked medium brown only. I thought for sure from the description that the highlights wouldn't be bold but at least noticeable. When I got the wig it was evenly blended, I had to really look for blond hair on the top.
  • help with permatease showing
    I've looked at Milkshake before but was afraid it would be too grey. Since you have both the Hot Cocoa and Milkshake, would you say the grey is very noticeable or just adds highlight?
  • help with permatease showing
    I laid some heavy items along the part line on my Noriko Cory, the one I had the most problems with, and I think it helped to kind of train some of the permatese down, so thank you! I've worn it about three times since and it was a lot less noticeable.
    I added rooting to my Estetica Charm in R14/8H and that helped tremendously with hiding the permatese so I feel a lot more confident wearing it more. Maybe it's just my attitude changing.
    I recently ordered JR Cameron at the outlet and everyone is right, the hand tied caps are sooo comfortable. I really like Jon Renau's hot cocoa color, so pretty. Sadly, I returned it. For the cost, even at the discount, I wasn't 100% in love with Cameron but at least I have the color for next time already narrowed down.
    I bought Carlotta by Belle Madame on a super sale, and it fits me pretty good if I wear a wig grip, so I agree, that brand runs a bit small. I recently bought Carley by Envy at the outlet. It's an average but I find it fits if I wear the wig grip. I love the monotop on it so decided to keep it but it does have some weft bunching on the sides and back. I've sewed some wefts together to take up some slack but I think it needs a touch more. I haven't worn it in public yet, still trying to figure out how I want to style it as it wants to fall in my face. The ear tabs on it are a little low but not bad, I just have to wear my thinner framed glasses and it barely touches the arms. It has the open ear tabs you can insert your glasses into but I found that very difficult to accomplish and then they didn't want to fit on my face properly so I must be doing something wrong.
  • Ignite by JR in Laguna Blonde
    Have you tried a little claw clip or a bobby pin to keep the hair out of your face on those wigs? I use little bobby pins in almost all of mine to keep the "curtain effect" from happening every time I bend over. I don't even remove them at the end of the day so I can pop the wig back on in the morning, brush and go. Saves me restyling time.
  • help with permatease showing
    I watched that godiva video on making a wig into a topper. When she removed her topper I had to do a double take and replayed it. I thought that was her hair! Just goes to show you I guess...
  • help with permatease showing
    Thank you,I will look at the Henry Margu line. I think I remember Taz having some videos but never watched them yet. All of this is such a learning curve. Just when I think I've researched a lot, I realize I'm doing it all wrong.
    I'm very thankful I found this forum. Reading through all the old posts has been an education and has made me feel a little better everyday knowing that I'm not alone. It has been very emotional coming to terms with my hair loss and starting to wear wigs, more than I thought it would be and I've watched my hair thin for the last 20 yrs. My sister started wearing wigs a couple months before me. she bought me my first wig. She was confident from day one, head held high, tells everyone that compliments her that it's a wig. She says just to own it. I love her for encouraging me but I'm not as strong as she is, I wish I was, which is why I want to thank everyone for sharing their stories. It does help so much more than you might think.
  • help with permatease showing
    Maybe it's time I rethought toppers, that would probably give more options for my head size. Frankly, I completely dismissed them after a disappointing experience at a shop trying some on about 15 years ago. It was not a great experience and I left very disappointed and disheartened. I'm sure there is a much better color selection available now and styles that might work. Looks like I have some review videos to watch tonight. I'm not familiar with 3/4 wigs, or if I saw them, I didn't know what they were. You mentioned that you have toppers, do they feel comfortable, or do they pull on your hair where the clips are? If the wind blows, do the edges show?
  • help with permatease showing
    oh, yes, I've enjoyed the youtube videos showing how to alter your wigs, that is so nice to be able to customize, I'm fair with a needle and thread so I think I could do it. My problem with Average caps is the ear to ear measurements. I have tried RW, ROP, and Hairdo average caps and the ear tabs sit way low on me, to the middle of my ears low instead of at the temples. Not only is it uncomfortable but I wear glasses so the ear tabs are in the way, I had to send those back. After that, I haven't bought anymore average caps. Not sure if all the companies averages would do that. I just sent an Elite, EW wig back that the ear tabs sit real low like it was an average, and it was supposed to be an average/petite which I can wear. It was too bad because I really liked that one.
    Hopefully in a few months I will be as confident as you are. I will say it is nice to have my makeup and hair done in the morning in about 5 mins vs. an hour I used to spend!
  • help with permatease showing
    Thank you Jayne, that is an excellent suggestion, I think I will have to look into monofilament tops. I'm sure no one really sees it but me, but until I feel more confident about wearing wigs I will probably obsess about it. I was called out last month at my job in front of about 15 guests which has really sunk my confidence. My family thinks it looks fine. I wish I didn't have a petite head, averages have so many more styles to choose from. Large heads probably have the same problem.