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Holly's Discussions

Platinum blonde full-lace wig over dark bio hair - how should this be done?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sunkiss Jul 26, 2014. 1 Reply

Any advice from seasoned full-lace wig wearers? I have just gone and bought a platinum blonde long full-lace, HH wig from ebay. I don't know what it will look like exactly yet. But I am wondering how…Continue

Tags: blonde, hair, human, lace, full

Up-styles with full-lace wigs (?)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Holly Feb 20, 2014. 2 Replies

Hi wiggers, I need your expertise!Although my hair has grown back quite well since March 2013 (much thicker and curlier than it was before it fell out in Sept 2012) I still have the ophiasis pattern…Continue

Tags: wigs, full-lace

Are there any nice, short, 20s-style finger-wave wigs for white women?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Holly Jan 28, 2014. 10 Replies

I can't seem to find any 20s finger-wave style wigs anywhere, except for costume wigs in cheap synthetics that look laughable, and nicer, often human hair wigs for black women only. There don't seem…Continue

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Holly replied to pippinsgirl's discussion How to accept being ugly
"I'm not. I think he looks like an arrogant superficial ass."
Jul 8
Holly replied to pippinsgirl's discussion How to accept being ugly
"Also, fortunately for men, women tend to be most in-demand as partners in their 20s and get less in-demand after the age of around 35 as their fertility declines. It's natural. Men on the other hand are less in-demand in their teens and early…"
Jul 8
Holly replied to pippinsgirl's discussion How to accept being ugly
"Well, as I'm not attracted to women, I have to say I wouldn't date a woman with alopecia. A man between the ages of 20 - 50? yes. If I liked his insights and sense of humour and found him to be a kind, cheeky, respectful person with…"
Jul 8
Holly replied to pippinsgirl's discussion How to accept being ugly
"Hey are we ever going to see a real pic of you, Andrey?"
Jun 29
Holly replied to pippinsgirl's discussion How to buy wigs?
"these are good: http://www.reneofparis.com/wigs/rene-of-paris/ BTW the other reason for going for short, rather than long, is that above-the-shoulder wigs with bangs / a fringe are SO much less hassle than long wigs or wigs with no fringe. The…"
Jun 28
Holly replied to pippinsgirl's discussion How to accept being ugly
"How do you define an "attractive" woman anyway? If you mean "looks like a model", then I wouldn't be surprised that you're getting turned down for dates. You could try modulating the physical attractiveness level of the…"
Jun 28
Holly replied to pippinsgirl's discussion How to accept being ugly
"I tried injections while it was falling out but it didn't make any difference except to make ugly dents in my bald scalp.  After six months of bald, it just (almost) all started growing back white, then got the colour back. Now I have…"
Jun 25
Holly replied to pippinsgirl's discussion How to buy wigs?
"Depends where you live. If you live in the US in a large town or city you can probably get a decent wig for $150 or less by looking around at wig shops and having fun trying them on. Go for a short one as they are cheaper -- also a kanekalon one…"
Jun 24
Holly replied to pippinsgirl's discussion Job interview as a bald female
"I do respect and appreciate your viewpoint but you must understand that it is different for women.... sadly..."
Jun 24
Holly replied to pippinsgirl's discussion How to accept being ugly
"It's strange that so many women never question their femininity. For me, being a performer and constantly experimenting with my outward appearance, even to the point sometimes of cross-dressing or appearing older or younger than my real age, I…"
Jun 24
Holly replied to pippinsgirl's discussion How to accept being ugly
"This is great. It taps into a lot of what mindfulness meditation is about. :-)"
Jun 22
Holly replied to pippinsgirl's discussion How to accept being ugly
"I agree with your statement that "some people can be beautiful in spite of being bald but that it will always detract from their appearance".. except that I think on some rare people it actually doesn't detract.  BUT I do NOT…"
Jun 21
Holly replied to Sugar's discussion My story
"ha! I just realised this is a really old post. I hope things have improved for you by now. :-)"
Apr 12
Holly commented on Natasha's blog post Thinning hair ruined my relationship!
"try to re-focus your energies on yourself and your interests. What do you enjoy doing in life (that wasn't with your boyfriend)?? "
Apr 12
Holly replied to Sugar's discussion My story
"Oh my goodness. Where to start? I feel so sorry for you! My advice: * get rid of the gun. It is NOT a good idea to have a gun around when you have depression and you have a mentally unwell and aggressive child in the house. Anything could happen and…"
Apr 12
Aimee commented on Holly's blog post Why you shouldn't buy Raquel Welch's wigs
"I know, Tallgirl rocks the RW wigs! My very first wig was a Raquel Welch and was just as you described, Holly, a very unrealistic hairline in the front.  I actually had someone point out to me, "Is that supposed to be there?" and that…"
Sep 7, 2014

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28 year old arts PhD student
Do you have alopecia?
Alopecia areata
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Yes - I am 18 or older

Holly's Blog

Baboon with alopecia and vitiligo

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 9:00pm 4 Comments

So we are not the only ones who get this disease. This may make you feel better, as I'm sure that, even if you have vitiligo as well as alopecia, you don't look as bad as this poor baboon!

Baboon with Alopecia & Vitiligo

Fasting to jump-start your immune system

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 9:13am 1 Comment

So I saw this today (yes I am sorry it is the Telegraph, I couldn't find the original paper). 

Fasting for 3 days can regenerate entire immune system study finds

This might be useful to try for those with auto-immune disorders like AA. It can't really hurt, right? Three days with only water is not going to kill you. And just…

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Why short wigs are better

Posted on June 4, 2014 at 10:30pm 10 Comments

To all you newbies to the world of wig-wearing: welcome! It has its pros and cons like everything else in life.

You may think "ooh, I've always wanted thick, long, luscious [insert colour/style here] hair... now's my chance!" 

By all means, invest in a long luscious wig if it makes you feel better about losing your bio hair.

BUT! Please think about the practicalities.

Short wigs are WAY more practical than long wigs. Here is why:

* They don't tangle nearly…

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At 9:08pm on January 27, 2013, Serge said…

Hi Holly,

My PhD is progressing a little slower than I would like. I'm about 3 yrs 4 months into it and would really like to be finished by the end of this year. How's your PhD going?

At 10:42am on November 7, 2012, Alliegator said…

Hi Holly! Thank you so much. Thank you for looking at it. That is so nice of you. :)

At 11:34pm on November 2, 2012, Holly said…
How are you going, LeslieAnn? Congrats on your book :)
At 11:33pm on November 2, 2012, Holly said…
So I'm feeling pretty upbeat. Now I have to channel some of that into my thesis chapter!
At 5:45pm on November 2, 2012, LeslieAnn Butler said…

Hello and welcome, Holly!
How are you today?
Leslie Ann

 
 
 

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