Many of you have emailed the blog, some great “comments” for others to read. Keep them coming, as this site/blog can be your site for tg image related questions and help.
Jasmine, you ask about “other” hair salons. Hair, is so difficult for ALL women, gentic girls (GG’s) and TG. I have many genetic women clients, who have “thin, fine hair”. And, most all TG women, will find they have thinner hair than most genetic women. When, the wig goes off, many of you see the “male” face. I am a broken record on this, but here I go one more time! Finding a good hair salon (not WIG SHOP) is 100% key to having your new feminine hair look natural and authentic. Some full time women, lose the interest and desire for spend a lot of time on their hair. The thick, heavy wig is often the first thing they decide to take off, and they believe growing out their “male” hair…is the best option. NO. NO. I have only a “hand-full” of full time clients who can actually grow out their own hair…as they have
1. thick enough head of full hair
2.with no balding spots and no
3. receding hair lines….
4. who know how to color and style their own hair.
5. they have hair, but do put implants in the front receding hair lines. This does work, but it also expensive.
6. have facial surgery, that lowers their receding hair line. However, if they are bald, this leaves a scar across the forehead. They must then have a parital made that glues on the top to cover the scar.
Now, this is very important for you to really consider, before tossing that wig.
Again, I have said the one thing you will wear every day and will determine how well you pass…is your hair/wig/partial and if you have to save for a year or two, then so be. Most gg’s over 40 yrs old, spend about $125.00 every 6 weeks to color and cut their hair! So, get on board.
If you have male “thinning and some balding” find a good hair SALON that makes partials, and who carry quality wigs. You can pull your own hair, through the holes of a partial made to match your own hair and head. If your completely bald on top, another type of partial can be made for you. You will shave the top of your head every 4 weeks, and then apply glue. The partial, will be applied to the top, bald area, and you will grow out your side and back…to blend in. Is this a lot to keep up? Yes. But, if you do not want to wear a full wig, this is the answer I have come up with, and have made for many blad, or severe thinning clients.
I have received so many emails, asking me where to go in your area for a hair salon. I don’t know, any area but here in the San Francisco area. Begin, with a web search for a salon in your general area. Ask others. If you research it enough, you will find someone! If you don’t, perhaps you can plan one trip to San Francisco and arrange to have one put together for you. Email me directly, if you would like me to help you with this, we can do a phone consultation and photos.
Next, find someone who will help you with cleaning and styling your wig/parital or glue on. The people who make this for you, should be able to have your wig shipped back to them for cleaning, and they ship it back to you within a week. With time, you will want to have two identical hair applicances, so you can wear one while you ship another.
Also, check with wig stores that do carry wigs for cancer patients, as they generally have a better wig. A better wig is thinner on the top crown, and you can see a little “pink” scalp through the crown and bangs. They are not expensive, and have both real human hair and quality rayon. Perhaps do a goggle search for this type of wig shop…. in a large city near you. This is your best choice, if you can not locate a quality salon. Good luck Jasmine, I hope this helps.