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Lets Talk With Kim

After starting my YouTube channel “Let’s Talk With Kim” a few years ago, my confidence grew so much. My self esteem increased not only in myself, but also with wearing my wigs. Through my YouTube journey I have had the privilege to meet many unique and inspiring women. Alternative hair has provided an outlet for all types of women with different stories to come together and feel beautiful, strong, and to overcome our insecurity’s.

 

Hi my friends, in today's blog I wanted to address three questions I often get asked. I also reached out to a wig sister Julia. I was curious to how she might answer. You will also be reading her response in this blog.

 

 

If you follow me on any of my social media outlets, you have heard me say this many times. Wigs not only gave me back my confidence but my smile. My wigs put the giddy-up back in my step. I love the person that I see in the mirror. I don’t see all of my imperfections. All I see is beautiful hair. If you ever came to my house on a day that I received hair mail you are going to be in for a surprise, because this country girl is doing a happy dance and smiling so much that my face hurts. I love those days. I try very hard to enjoy them, because I still on occasion have those “why me days” and shed some tears.  

 Julia answered,

“I have always been insecure and self-conscious of my receding hairline, thin sides and growing bald spot at my crown. I also have two unruly cowlicks. All of this is genetic. My mother had the same hair. I was depressed about my hair loss. I was frustrated that I couldn’t style my hair and make it look good. I chose wigs as I don’t have enough hair to securely clip on a topper. Wigs changed my life by giving me confidence. I was finally happy with 'my hair' ".

 

 

 

 

 

I always tell those ladies who are beginning their wig journey to start off with something very close to their own hair. Try to stick to the same color and style this way you are not overwhelmed or become discouraged. Find a reputable wig company, Name Brand Wigs has been that company for me. I ordered my very first wig from them three years ago and I remember how calm they made me feel and also so helpful in helping me find a wig and a good color match for me. The first wig I purchased was Mackenzie by Estetica Designs and she is still to this day one of my favorites.

 

Julia answered,

"It’s difficult to shop for wigs online, which most of us must do. Watch wig reviews and color spotlights on YouTube. Learn about the different wig caps. Read customer reviews on wig retailer websites. Ask a retailer to help you choose a color. Help is available. All of this will help alleviate the disappointment and the challenges of buying a wig or topper. Hair piece shopping should be fun!”

Be sure to check out Julia on her YouTube channel, Blonde Wig Reviews, she does some great color spotlights and reviews.

 

 

 

 

 

 

First, please know that you are not alone. It is normal to feel insecure and maybe even a little awkward. We have all been there. The more you do it the more comfortable you will become. I  compare it to starting a new job. The first day you go in not knowing a lot, but by the end of week you are so much better, and by the end of the month you’ve got the hang of it. My advice is to just keep on keeping on and don’t be afraid to reach out to a wig sister/friend or a wig support group.

Julia answered,

“Wear the wig or topper despite feeling anxious. The anxiety will go away. Everyone feels anxious wearing a wig or topper publicly the first couple of times. I promise that once you start wearing the wig regularly, family, friends and coworkers will get used to it. They’ll accept it. You’ll then begin to have fun trying new styles and colors. You will be judged by some folks no matter what, so wear what you love whether it’s fashion, jewelry or alternative hair.” 

                                                             

I really appreciated Julia’s input. It was a pleasure talking with her. I’m looking forward to meeting more wig sisters.

 

 


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  • Kim on

    Hi Diane! Wow! You just brought tears to my eyes. First, I want to say you are amazing and I’m so proud of you. I’m so happy that I’ve been of some help to you, this is why I do what I do. You have encouraged me as well. Thank you! Happy New Year my friend. God Bless!

  • Diane Galway on

    Hi Guys,
    My mom told me I would wash the life right out of my hair when I was a teen. When I had my two sons by C-section back then I was told the anesthetic could cause some hair loss. Well it did for me, by the handfulls. Then it became a trick to keep it short. I love makeup and clothes so it was an all over look. My husband left me after a tumultuous marriage and having not taken care of myself, my weight dropped like a stone and so did my hair. It never came back. I was ready though. I had a wig that I played with now and again. It was not the best money could buy but it looked like my hair. Now that I look back on that wig, I see how I have grown with my wigs. Sales are the best way to find that colour and style sometimes, not to mention the quality. I do think sometimes it matters but Kim has worn a few that were not an arm and a leg and looked so pretty and natural. For the most honest opinion on wigs I do look to Kim because I know she wil tell it like it is. I can say that she has changed my mind on a few styles and now I do like to play with my hair. I love my packages from NBW….I am not nervous and when someone notices my hair I can tell them I have more than a few. People are amazed and think it is my own hair….that is how good it gets…Now I am taking my older wigs that I have loved to death and even though they once were expensive, I drag another year out of them by steaming them straight and warm air brushing a style back into them. A bob is the easiest, triming the ends with thinning shears and cutting in some dirty bangs…..and it all works….thanks Kim for making me more confident and bold. God Bless You for making me smile again and feel better about myself.

  • Donald E Pleins on

    I LIKE TO WEAR MY WIGS ONCE IN A WHILE. IT CHANGES ME ALL OVER.

  • Renee Galloway on

    As a cancer survivor that dealt with hair loss during chemotherapy and DID NOT wear wigs at that time, I can truly say that wigs have been a lifesaver now. Due to post chemo meds, my newly grown hair grew thin and sparse. After seeing a photo of myself at an event, I was devastated! I had survived cancer to look like this?? I quickly turned to you tube and various blogs to help me learn the logistics of wig shopping and selection. I’ve been wearing wigs full time for almost 2 years and have quite a collection!

  • Laurie Rubin on

    I’ve been wearing wigs for about 10 years now due to genetic hair loss. The Erika by Amore is the style I’ve worn consistently for the past 7 or 8 years. It’s a style that I get lots of compliments on and seems to suit me well. One thing I absolutely love about wearing wigs is that I never have to stress or fuss over my hair. When I go out, I just put on my wig and go. Before wigs, I used to have to allocate an hour before going out to wash, dry and style my hard to work with hair. Now, it’s perfection in 2 minutes! Name Brand Wigs has been my source of wigs for a long time and I love ordering through them. Prices are fair and they are always so helpful with questions and suggestions. I feel blessed to have so many realistic hair options out there to give me confidence to face the world!


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