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The Wig Thread

LegsLegsLegs

Active Member
I want to start wearing wigs because I have a lot of hair and tired of doing my hair every day. I can have a nice break wearing wigs but I have so many questions.
Are you ladies keeping your wigs in for weeks at a time? Days? Or you take it off everyday?
I’m not sure if it’s possible but I’d like to keep my wig on for weeks at a time but I’m not sure how I’d keep it secure.
The got2be stuff, is this something I can use to leave my wig on for weeks? Do I use the mousse or the gel?
When u bleach the knots, doesn’t the bleach get on the roots of the wig hair too?
Do full lace wigs with “free parting” allow me to wear the wig in any style I want (such as a bun, half up half down, etc.)?
How would u make the wig undetectable in the back when wearing the wig in a bun?
 

caribeandiva

Human being
I want to start wearing wigs because I have a lot of hair and tired of doing my hair every day. I can have a nice break wearing wigs but I have so many questions.
Are you ladies keeping your wigs in for weeks at a time? Days? Or you take it off everyday?
I’m not sure if it’s possible but I’d like to keep my wig on for weeks at a time but I’m not sure how I’d keep it secure.
The got2be stuff, is this something I can use to leave my wig on for weeks? Do I use the mousse or the gel?
When u bleach the knots, doesn’t the bleach get on the roots of the wig hair too?
Do full lace wigs with “free parting” allow me to wear the wig in any style I want (such as a bun, half up half down, etc.)?
How would u make the wig undetectable in the back when wearing the wig in a bun?
I take mine off every day
 

sarumoki

Epicurean Empress
I want to start wearing wigs because I have a lot of hair and tired of doing my hair every day. I can have a nice break wearing wigs but I have so many questions.
Are you ladies keeping your wigs in for weeks at a time? Days? Or you take it off everyday?
I’m not sure if it’s possible but I’d like to keep my wig on for weeks at a time but I’m not sure how I’d keep it secure.
The got2be stuff, is this something I can use to leave my wig on for weeks? Do I use the mousse or the gel?
When u bleach the knots, doesn’t the bleach get on the roots of the wig hair too?
Do full lace wigs with “free parting” allow me to wear the wig in any style I want (such as a bun, half up half down, etc.)?
How would u make the wig undetectable in the back when wearing the wig in a bun?
I take mine off every day. You're going to have to sew it down or use actual glue, not the got2be, if you want weeks of wear. Got2be is a really sticky gel, it won't last that long.

I wear synthetic wigs so I've never bleached knots. I do know that they sell pre-bleached wigs though.

I think so, but that depends on the kind of frontal/closure used.
 

Taleah2009

Well-Known Member
I want to start wearing wigs because I have a lot of hair and tired of doing my hair every day. I can have a nice break wearing wigs but I have so many questions.
Are you ladies keeping your wigs in for weeks at a time? Days? Or you take it off everyday?
I’m not sure if it’s possible but I’d like to keep my wig on for weeks at a time but I’m not sure how I’d keep it secure.
The got2be stuff, is this something I can use to leave my wig on for weeks? Do I use the mousse or the gel?
When u bleach the knots, doesn’t the bleach get on the roots of the wig hair too?
Do full lace wigs with “free parting” allow me to wear the wig in any style I want (such as a bun, half up half down, etc.)?
How would u make the wig undetectable in the back when wearing the wig in a bun?
I am in a newbie to the wig life. Trying to grow my hair from BSL to MBL.
I made my own wig. I take of daily. At first I was just putting it and it felt sooo unsecure. I added an elastic band to on Saturday and now that thing is not moving. I made a closure wig.
I do use mousse to lay my wig the closure flat. I put mousse and then use a hot comb.
If you leave the bleach on too long you can bleach the hair. I had that same question too, but if your bleach is not super runny, it won't really go through the other side to hair, if that makes sense.
I believe a full lace wig will allow you to wear any style. Since its full lace, there won't be any tracks.
To make a wig undetectable in the back, you would probably have to glue down in the same manner you would do the front.
 

Taleah2009

Well-Known Member
I have never been much into wigs or weaves, but I have been wearing a wig I made and I love it. I haven't washed my hair in a month. I am getting hair lazy! I will wash and condition my hair and my wig this weekend. I am also going to start working on making my next wig.
 

sarumoki

Epicurean Empress
I learned how to revive my old tangled and worn-looking synthetic wig! I’m just amazed! Now I feel like I have a superpower. :lol: I think I’m gonna go ahead and buy a mannequin head so I can better style and flatiron the wigs after washing them.
How did you do it?
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
I thought I was going to join the world of wig wearing. I found a pixie braid wig which I thought would work but they only had it in black. I really need a brownish color because black just makes it me look crazy.
 

MayaNatural

Well-Known Member
Hi,
I would love to join your challenge. I purchased a 14 inch Brazilian full lace straight wig. I am taking it to the salon tomorrow to be colored. I’m hoping to have it installed Wednesday. It has a strap and clips. I want to wear it without glue but I’m not sure how that is going to work. I would love to take it off daily or at least once a week so I can maintain my hair underneath. This is my first lace wig and I am very new to the wig world. It’s a lot to learn.

How long do you plan on wigging it?

I plan to wear a wig for at least a year or longer. I am using it as a protective style while I grow my hair out. It is currently neck length but I want my hair to be BSL.

How will you take care of your hair while using the wig/phony pony?
Weekly deep conditioning and hot oil treatments.

Natural, Relaxed, Texlaxed, Transitioning:
Natural

Current Hair Length:
Neck length

Hair Length Goal:
BSL
 

naturalyogini

Well-Known Member
Hi,
I would love to join your challenge. I purchased a 14 inch Brazilian full lace straight wig. I am taking it to the salon tomorrow to be colored. I’m hoping to have it installed Wednesday. It has a strap and clips. I want to wear it without glue but I’m not sure how that is going to work. I would love to take it off daily or at least once a week so I can maintain my hair underneath. This is my first lace wig and I am very new to the wig world. It’s a lot to learn.

How long do you plan on wigging it?

I plan to wear a wig for at least a year or longer. I am using it as a protective style while I grow my hair out. It is currently neck length but I want my hair to be BSL.

How will you take care of your hair while using the wig/phony pony?
Weekly deep conditioning and hot oil treatments.

Natural, Relaxed, Texlaxed, Transitioning:
Natural

Current Hair Length:
Neck length

Hair Length Goal:
BSL
Where did you buy your wig. I was all set to get a wig from Hairlivi and then I read the reviews.o_O
 

LostInAdream

Well-Known Member
Thinking about getting back on the bandwagon. Bought this over the summer it was too hot then but the cold weather has me needing some hair.
So is it too bulky?
 

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MzSwift

Texlaxed, loccing again
Whohoo, I’m in!! Thank you!
I love laid back challenges.


2. How long do you plan on wigging it?
At least 4 weeks at a time. All year.
I’ll be alternating wigs with mini braids (no extensions) and crochet styles.

3. How will you take care of your hair while using the wig/phony pony?
I’ll try to cowash or water rinse my cornrows once per week
Cleanse and DC once per week
Use my ayurvedic mixes to do all of the steps

4. Natural, Relaxed, Texlaxed, Transitioning:
Texlaxed

5. Current Hair Length:
Approx MBL

6. 2018 Hair Length Goal:
Grazing WL

7. Starting Photo

Blowout- Christmas 2018
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Flat iron- Christmas 2018
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I'm currently in a crochet set and after I take this out, I plan to rock some drawstring ponytails. I'll post pix of those when I do. Until then, I think this will be my EOTY length check. I don't plan to flat iron again next month. So here's my year end pic for this challenge.

I stuck to my plan of alternating wigs, mini braids and crochet styles. I made my goal of grazing WL! Yay! :)

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