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Wendy Williams is not only the self-proclaimed Queen of All Media, she’s a self-proclaimed wigologist!
The talk show host will be releasing a new wig collection called Wendy Williams’ Hair World this fall and she’s telling all weave-wearers she’s got the best product and supply.
“I’ve got a PhD in Wigology,” she said during a recent ‘After Show’ video on YouTube. “There are a lot of people with hair lines out, wigs and whatnot, but I am the only one who wears a wig every single day. I don’t wear weave. I don’t wear clip-in hair. I am wig. So, if you’re going to get a wig or you’re going to hear about wig talk, who better to hear from.”
In an interview with The Daily Best, Williams revealed that she started wearing hair pieces 15 years ago after she was diagnosed with thyroid disease.
“I had to learn about ‘magic hair’ because my own hair became so thin as a result of my disease,” she said. “I have long hair, but it’s too thin to do anything with it. Hair and skin are the first two things people see when they look at woman. Those two things have to be on point to be really in the game from my point of view.”
The personally went on the say she “stayed in the wig closet for so long” because of “hating-ass girl friends.”
“I would never admit to wearing wigs early on. I said I had a weave instead because they are bit more acceptable. Wigs have too long been considered just for those who are baldheaded or for the old lady who sits in the fourth pew in church every Sunday,” she explained.
And as far as Beyoncé’s new short haircut, Williams says “natural is for personalities, not hair.”
“I don’t want to see that on Sasha Fierce,” she said. “When I go see her in a show on stage, I want the diva fan blowing and the long hair flowing. That short hair is good to take Blue Ivy to the CVS or to the park. But it’s not showgirl hair and Beyoncé is a showgirl!”
Wendy Williams’ new wig line will be available on September 1st at Wig.com and EspeciallyYours.com.
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