TikTok has really come into its own in 2020. At the beginning of the year, the social media platform was very much the domain of teenagers sharing silly music videos. But by the end of lockdown the whole family was on board. Even the grandparents! And now the site is being used for educational purposes too. One lady is using TikTok to teach others about how to wear a wig.
Jennifer Brown, has androgenic alopecia – or female-pattern baldness, as it is more commonly known. Brown was afflicted unusually early, in her twenties. She shares how she spent a long time being very unhappy with her thin hair.
“In 2020, I decided I was done hating myself. So I purchased my first wig. Wigs have given me back my confidence”, she says.
Brown now has an impressive array of wigs at her disposal, and she has been using TikTok as a platform to educate the world.
Sharing the hair love
Brown wanted to show women the world over that wearing wigs can be fun. She wants to dispel any myths or prejudices around wig wearing.
“It’s a common misconception that you have to be bald, going through cancer, or have a certain degree of hair loss before you can wear a wig. Before it’s socially acceptable,” she explains. “But that’s just not the case anymore. Women are wearing wigs because they don’t like their hair or they just want their hair to look different.”
How-to wear a wig videos
She also wanted to show people how to get the most out of their hair pieces. In one of her most popular videos she teaches viewers how to put on a wig so that it looks its best.
In the video, Brown first of all shows her natural, thinning hair. She then pulls her hair back into a small bun at the nape of her neck. After selecting her wig and securing it tightly on her head, she then applies some concealer along the parting to make it look more realistic. She then straightens the hair on the wig to add the finishing touch.
Viewers were blown away by how realistic the final effect was and the TikTok gained over 9.5 million views.
Want to try and wear a wig?
There is a wide selection of hair replacement systems available nowadays. If you are keen to try a wig, then you should easily be able to find one to suit you.
You might want to be like Brown and have several different wigs to suit your mood. Or you might prefer to stick with just the one. The wigs of today can offer a great opportunity to improve the appearance of thinning hair, or just to revamp your style.