Color Me Happy: Natalia’s Color Update! [Video]

by admin on October 13, 2013

What’s better than an awesome wig? An awesome wig with a color touch up! Wigs fade, the color lightens or whatever… I don’t know the technical mumbo jumbo other than the color changes over time. I got Natalia (my Follea Lifestyle 5030) in May 2012, and she had lightened up to the point where her color just wasn’t working as well for me, so it was quite clear she needed some color-love. I took her to see Vicka at Follea and explained to her how naughty Natalia was, and how her color just wasn’t right for me anymore.  I didn’t want her to be a totally different color, I just wanted to get her as close to the original color as possible. Vicka suggested that would best be accomplished with low lighting the entire wig, and it indeed proved to be a great suggestion because Natalia is looking slamming hot! I am sooooo happy with how the color came out.

It’s really just a subtle difference, but it makes a huge difference in how it blends with my bio hair and looks against my skin color. I feel like I have a brand new wig again, it’s awesome! After seeing how supa fabulous Natalia came out I’ve decided to take Anya back to Follea, so Vicka can work her color magic on her as well. I’ll be looking forward to her updated freshened up 2013 color :)

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Ciella October 13, 2013 at 3:07 pm

WOW!! Natalia and you look truly stunning! And I cannot believe how FAR you have come, being able to share your secret w others as comfortably as you do… That is so wonderful…you are truly an inspiration :) XX

Linda October 14, 2013 at 2:58 am

Natalia looks gorgeous and you look amazing. Your video brought me to tears. When you said that this is “my reality”, you are do right and that is the attitude that I have been trying to embrace. I agree with how liberating it can be to talk about it and share it with others. How wonderful that you have come such a long way and you look so confident and at ease with yourself. Thank you for being such an inspiration.

Linda October 14, 2013 at 3:01 am

Btw, are you still integrating your hair line into the wig. I have been having some trouble lately with my follea. Maybe because it is almost a year old? The lace front doesn’t seem to look as natural as it did when I first purchased it. I dont have much of a hairline do i really cant use it. Any suggestions?

Carolyn October 14, 2013 at 3:04 am

Hi,

Natalia looks awesome and seeing how totally natural your looks gives me hope! I wanted to ask your opinion in regards to Follea Lifestyle and Aero wigs, I am looking at getting my first wig and I am unsure which way to go. I don’t have the opportunity to go to Follea salon and I will be buying online through Follea Australia stockiest, they send colour swatches and cap in different sizes to try but I won’t be able to see an actual wig. I have very thin hair especially at the front so it’s hard to know if I should buy the Lifestyle wig or not. I like how the lifestyle wig looks on you it’s so natural which I would really love but I just wonder if I’d have enough bio hair to be able to blend it in? With the other option of the lace front Areo wig would be fine but I have one question about the lace, do you ever feel self conscious that it may be noticable? If you could please give me a few pros and cons of each option I would be so greatful. I love your blog, it’s my lifeline!!
Thanks so much?

Carolyn October 14, 2013 at 3:20 am

Oops the ? was supposed to be a :)

Linda October 14, 2013 at 4:46 am

Y I hope you do not mind me giving Carolyn some input. Carolyn, I have the aero lace front. I have no hairline to integrate. The wig has been life changing for me. I have worn wigs for six years. All of them were synthetic. I just did not know the difference and had no advice in this matter. Once I saw Y I knew that I needed a follea because my hair is not coming back and I needed to be as comfortable as possible in public. I wear my aero every single day. I wear the front like y and you cannot notice anything. I pin it back like y does in many of her photos and it looks totally natural. I work in a field where I am up close with people and no one notices anything.
Good luck!

Angie T October 14, 2013 at 7:53 am

OMG….you.look.incredible.

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen Natalia, but damn is that girl smokin hot! And I love how confident you are, being comfortable enough to share with people. I don’t even tell people I use a concealer, only my dh and best friend (and of course those gals at Sally’s) have any idea that this isn’t all my “real” hair. Well, I guess the lady who cuts it knows, too.

I find it interesting that people have NO idea you’re wearing a wig. That’s a true testament to the quality of Follea, and has convinced me that when I eventually end up on the wig route, as I’m certain to do – I’m starting at the top, baby. I’ll save up until I have one that looks as good as yours, or I won’t bother at all.

Anyhow, I also love your Y necklace and think you should wear it from now on with every video you make.

Much love to you and all your girls! :)

Marianna October 14, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Hello everyone!!!!
Thank you for sharing this video, your hair looks really great and I was not surprised at all when you said that the sales ladies could not understand that it is not your bio hair!!!
I am wearing a hairpiece too, a decision I made thanks to you and your videos and I quickly felt really comfortable with it-I concider it to be something absolutely normal, (like wearing my clothes or my accessories,) so I don’t feel anxious at all when I go out with it, on the contrary, I feel carefree and happy as I was before the hairloss!!!!
Now, I never think about my problem and people around me don’t seem to care about what I did to my hair as I thought they would!!
So, my advice to everyone here is to not be anxious at all when deciding to improve our appearace!!As simple as that!!!!
Hugs and kisses to all in here!!!!

B October 15, 2013 at 10:13 am

Hi! First of all love your necklaces and love the message even more. Glad you are feeling comfortable in your wigs and get a sense of freedom from sharing. I have only recently began to wear my wigs again as all my hair grew back after I started on Finasteride. It grew back rather quickly once it started to grow back but it also fell out just as quick and within 6 months I am where I was a year ago and wearing my wig again. I began wearing wigs with you in May 2012 as a coincidence. You have inspired me every day since because my feeling is if she can do it why can’t I? Some days suck lots and I get times where I am like why me? But I get a little longer in between those feelings now and I don’t think that would have happened or happened as quick without knowing about you and seeing your updates. So thanks so much for posting videos it helps me on some of those not so great moments and helps me turn things around and feel much more positive.

admin October 25, 2013 at 7:20 am

Oopsie oopsie sorry for my delayed reply. That’s life you know.. can’t live with it, and, well.. uh, you certain;u can’t LIVE without it. LOL :) many thanks for all the awesome replies!

@Ciella – Thank you!!

@Linda – Thank you, Yes, we do have to accept and embrace our reality, as hard as that really is. The alternative is worse: Self loathing, depression and choosing to hide from the world. < <<< That sucks more, trust me I know, as well as you and many others. Wigs aren't perfect, I won't say they are… it's still a wig, it isn't my hair, but I'm okay with that. I have to be, I use them to add to my life and not detract from them. I accept my hair babies for their awesomeness and their limitations. I am still integrating my hairline, but honestly I don't use much at all, just a teeny tiny bit, but I'm definitely still using it. I know on the Follea Aero's that the lace can be replaced on the units, so you might to contact them to inquire about that (process/ cost etc) if you find the lace is being uncooperative. Thanks for chiming in below in response to Carolyn's question.

@Carolyn - I'm so glad seeing "my" hair gives you hope! I don't wear my lace front as a lace front, I still put it behind my hairline a tiny bit. I always have some small amount of my own hairline showing, except for a few months last year: http://www.womenshairlossproject.com/wigs/pay-attention-to-the-scissors-jacked-up-hair-cut/ I have a really good friend that wears the Aero with just the lace, and not behind her hairline and it looks uh-mazing on her.

@Angie T – Thank you! It is indeed a true testament to the quality of Follea. I have never had a weird wig encounter.. never been asked, never been called out for wearing hair. I’ve been called out only a few times on hair cut length changes and color changes, but not that I was wearing a wig, which is awesome. My “Y” necklace has been in my jewelry box for so long, it was from my parents awhile back for Christmas I think. I saw it there and thought it looked good with my fav necklace that says “Love.” :) Love Life. Love Wigs. Love Yourself. Y Love.

@Marianna – It is absolutely normal to wear hair, I mean if you’re not wearing hair then you’re the weirdo right? LOL. Well, in my world that’s how I like to see it. Ha. Stacking the acceptance odds in my favor. Perception change. I’m so glad your hair piece has brought you the freedom that you deserve. Magic can happen we we let go of what we hold on so tight to, like the idea that we can’t live or exist if we didn’t have every strand we were born with. That was a hard one for me to let go of. Congrats on moving forward!

@B – Thank you much! Oh awesome, our hair baby birth dates are the same — May 2012! Go May hair babies! Hair loss is a journey, wearing hair is a journey and it’s all new and a lot to take in. I think we have to be REALLY patient and forgiving of ourselves with all of it, and I believe we all have the ability to conquer this and move past, in whatever way that means for each of us. It takes time, in my case it took a really long time. I’m so happy that by sharing my journey with everyone that others, maybe find hope and solace and don’t’ spend nearly the amount of time that I did stagnant in a isolated depressed stupor self hatred, loneliness and sadness. If I can move forward, I truly believe anyone can. My hair was what I think WAS my best physical attribute way back before this happened in 1999. That was the one thing I got complemented on more than anything else. From the thickness to the color, so when it started going I felt I really lost everything. What was I gonna fall back on ? My personality? ;) Seriously, it’s hard, but here I am waving my wig flag, a super short bio hair cut, a cessation of all hair medication and volunteering an admission of my wig ventures to complete strangers in department stores. Can I get a hallelujah? !

XOXO

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