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The Wig Thread

syrk

Well-Known Member
Question for the wig experts here. Do you find wig combs like the picture below to be just as damaging as the clips that snap together?



Got the Kinky Blow Out U-Part from Her Given Hair. Been playing around with it and the combs feel fairly comfortable, but are these type of combs to be avoided?
 

movingforward

Moving forward and onward

How long do you plan on wigging it?

Undecided. Maybe unti the Summer.

How will you take care of your hair while using the wig/phony pony?

I will mostly wear braids - the usual moisurize/oil.

Natural, Relaxed, Texlaxed, Transitioning:
Natural

Current Hair Length:

Cheek length

2019 Hair Length Goal:
Neck length

7. Starting Photo
My hair is currently in a weave. I will post starting pics in about a month.
 

mzhotniz86

Well-Known Member
Thank you for posting these links! Wigs are helping so much in my natural hair journey. I either wear a wig or headwrap. These prices are good for me too




FAQ's, Tips, and Tricks

- Where do I get a wig?

These are some places that challengers have purchased from in previous threads. (S) means they sell synthetic only, (H) human hair only, (B) means both.

https://fridaynighthair.com/ (S)
http://www.samsbeauty.com/index.beauty (B)
https://www.myfirstwig.com/ (H)
http://www.lavyhair.com/ (H)
http://www.glamourtress.com/Default.asp (B)
http://www.divatress.com/ (B)
https://www.hairvivi.com/ (H)
http://www.blackhairspray.com/ (B)
www.hairbird.com,
www.manegang.com
www.ebonyline.com

- How do I take care of my wig?


Oils and oil-based products will shorten the length of a synthetic wig. It will look great immediately afterwards, but then over time the quality will degrade. Two popular methods for maintaining a synthetic wig are boiling it or washing it with fabric softener.

Human hair wigs, on the other hand, love oil - as long as they're being washed from time to time. Just like the hair on our heads, they need to be moisturized or they dry out. Have a product that your hair doesn't like and you need to get rid of it? Use it on your wig!

- How do I get my wig to stay put?


There's got2be glue, bobby pins, wig grips, or the elastic band method. Videos of each method are in the post right below this one.

- Can I really go around in a $20 wig and not look crazy?


YES! Some very popular wigs on the internet are only $20-30, like Sensationnel Inna, Freetress Hania, Outre Dominican Curly, etc.

- Can I do (insert activity here) in a wig?


As long as it's properly secured, the answer is usually yes. Things where the wig will be moving around a lot (sleeping and coloring, for example) might cause it to rub against your edges, though. Also the got2be glue method won't work if you're planning on going swimming so bring some pins if you go on vacation.
 

MzSwift

Texlaxed, loccing again
Question for the wig experts here. Do you find wig combs like the picture below to be just as damaging as the clips that snap together?

Got the Kinky Blow Out U-Part from Her Given Hair. Been playing around with it and the combs feel fairly comfortable, but are these type of combs to be avoided?
I have always been too scared to use the combs for fear of doing damage. I just use a whole bunch of bobby pins instead. Lol
 

[email protected]@

formerly known as "keyawarren"
1. Like this post.
Done!


2. How long do you plan on wigging it? Weeks at a time throughout the year.

3. How will you take care of your hair while using the wig/phony pony? I'm pretty low maintenance. Wash, DC as needed (which is about once a month) moisturize once a week?

4. Natural, Relaxed, Texlaxed, Transitioning: Natchal :grin:

5. Current Hair Length: BSL :grin:

6. 2019 Hair Length Goal: Didn't think about it until now... Another 4 inches would be cool I guess.


7. Starting Photo
I didn't realize that I met my hair goal of BSL so no actual measurement pics were taken :( Current silk press:

 
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formerly known as "keyawarren"
Can anyone recommend some braid patterns? I'm going to get my hair cornrowed so I'd like to have a pic to show the braider.

I let my regular stylist do it last time and she braided it in a way to help keep the wig on. Unfortunately I don't remember how she did it. Since I don't feel like paying for a full wash and alladat, I'm going to one of the African braiders in Harlem.
 

MzSwift

Texlaxed, loccing again
Can anyone recommend some braid patterns? I'm going to get my hair cornrowed so I'd like to have a pic to show the braider.

I let my regular stylist do it last time and she braided it in a way to help keep the wig on. Unfortunately I don't remember how she did it. Since I don't feel like paying for a full wash and alladat, I'm going to one of the African braiders in Harlem.
I do mine like this without the nape braid:

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Just straight back with the tail braided into the next braid over. The last tail I crochet through the other cornrows.

Some ladies also do the beehive braid:

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MzSwift

Texlaxed, loccing again
That reminds me: How often do you ladies wear your wigs before you switch them out? I usually try for a month but I have too many I want to try to change them up so little.
My kinky curly wigs, I can wear for a month at a time. My pixie cut wigs I can only wear for 2 weeks at a time before I’m ready to switch to something else. Rotating them this way, I’ve had my wigs last for years at a time. All are basic, cheap synthetic wigs. Lol. And I have a ton more I haven’t yet worn in my wig bag. SMH.
 

Aggie

Well-Known Member
That reminds me: How often do you ladies wear your wigs before you switch them out? I usually try for a month but I have too many I want to try to change them up so little.
My kinky curly wigs, I can wear for a month at a time. My pixie cut wigs I can only wear for 2 weeks at a time before I’m ready to switch to something else. Rotating them this way, I’ve had my wigs last for years at a time. All are basic, cheap synthetic wigs. Lol. And I have a ton more I haven’t yet worn in my wig bag. SMH.
@sarumoki

I try to wear mine the way @MzSwift wear hers. I always have two that I alternate for a few weeks before I switch to something else. By this time, the wigs are a little tattered of course.

I have 4 large bins full of wigs myself and many many many of them are still untouched. I had a bin of wigs that I already gave away - all new. I just didn't think I would either get to them or I simply didn't like them anymore.

I just ordered 3 more wigs that are on their way :spinning:.
 

BrownSkinPoppin

formerly NaturallyBri87
2. How long do you plan on wigging it?
All 2019
3. How will you take care of your hair while using the wig/phony pony?
I usually wear my hands in two strand twists. On rare occasions I get bee-hive braids if I need to wig to lay completely flat.
4. Natural, Relaxed, Texlaxed, Transitioning:
Natural
5. Current Hair Length:
Shoulder length
6. 2018 Hair Length Goal:
Arm pit length
7. Starting Photo
254333-4c51447be18fe797d5308f7afe90ece3.pngThat's a poofy flat iron but my hair is indeed shoulder length lol
 

AlmostTamed

Active Member

sarumoki

Epicurean Empress
I don't know what wig I want to wear for Valentine's Day. I think maybe Brielle, but the red clashes with what I was planning to wear.
 
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