2019 Wig Challenge

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by sarumoki, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. VeryBecoming

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    My stylist was insistent that I do low to no manipulation and use wigs as a protective style. I was pretty against the idea but it seems like a good idea after thinking about the condition of my hair a little more. I have no experience with lace or full wigs so I'm starting with some that seem easy to wear or don't really require a lot of masking or worrying about the part.

    So, I went on a little buying spree. These are the wigs I ordered:

    Bob Bounce - #2 and in a violet mix
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    Hania
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    Dream (what I want my hair to look like!)
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    Biana
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    Kiko
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  2. VeryBecoming

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    Got the wigs. Besides Hania and Dream, they're all so huge :lol: Like, comically so. I don't feel like returning them so I'll find a way to make them work. The straight ones shed a lot.
     
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    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    Yeah the big and/or really long ones are hard for me to rock too. Have you looked up some styling videos on YT? That's what I plan to do. Maybe someone has posted ways to tone down some of the wigs. Lol.
     
  4. VeryBecoming

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    Yeah, I should do that. I was just going to start hacking away at them.
     
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    I use a thinning comb from the bss to tame my wigs.
     
  6. sarumoki

    sarumoki Epicurean Empress

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    Why did I never think of that?
     
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  7. VeryBecoming

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    I've never heard of these. Can I get it at Sallys?
     
  8. ArrrBeee

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    Not sure but the one I use looks like this:

    https://bit.ly/2Khtt7r
     
  9. bellatiamarie

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    I really want one of these wigs.... or all of them :look:







    The company is Curls Curls. Has anyone purchased from them before?
     
  10. MzSwift

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    Wow! It looks like it’s growing out of their scalps in those still shots! Pretty wigs. Get them all! LOL
     
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  11. sarumoki

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    Wow. *adds to wish list*
     
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    I’ll keep y’all posted if I decide to get one!! I more than likely will. I love how the hair has a consistent curl from the root.
     
  13. sarumoki

    sarumoki Epicurean Empress

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    Does anyone else cringe at all the "what not to do" things they used to do when they first got into wigs? I was looking at some old pictures from when I first starting wigs and I can't believe I used to not tweeze parts, make sure my own hair laid flat, etc.
     
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    Yes and mine were straight ignorant. Lol!

    I used to just put my wig straight on my head with no wig cap and use only the adjusting straps to attach it, like that was secure. Lol. I didn't even take the time to braid my hair or anything, just tuck it in under the wig.

    I used to wear my wig right on my hairline, even the ones with no part. I used to wear really shiny wigs too and didn't care. I also used to just plop my wigs on without really styling them. I'm STILL a wig novice but I'm learning a lot about making my wig look more natural.

    I think it's a combination of wigs just becoming much better quality/in more realistic textures and what I've learned here and on YT. My next goal is to become good at wearing my wig behind my hairline like OG wig wearers used to. Also learning that Duchess Meghan may be rocking a wig behind the hairline at times. It certainly looks very natural.
     
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  15. sarumoki

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    Thoughts?

     
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    This application and wig are so natural looking.

     
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    images (2).jpeg I bought a Brooklyn wig for my vacation. It's beautiful but too full and long for August heat. I thinned it out and cut it to mid-back length.

    I plan to sew it down and sleep in a high ponytail to keep the waves fresh.
     
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  18. sarumoki

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    That highlighter on her nose is so distracting but the hair is beautiful.
     
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    I bought this ponytail to try and switch it up from my wigs but I can't completely cover my hair with the ponytail. :mad:
     
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    CUTE!!!!! What wig is that?
     
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    It's my old faithful Chi by Motown Tress.

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    Just creeping in here. Been thinking about having a go at occasional wig wearing because why not lol
     
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    Do it!
     
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    @PlanetCybertron

    Don't sleep on Amazon, sis. I buy a lot of hair from there. And these lace wigs are getting good reviews! I'm working my way over to lace wigs but I've got a closet full of wigs to go through first. Lol








    And this curly bob is cute too!

     
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    The first wig bob Jaja, I brought and will have installed on Tuesday. I'll come back with pictures.
     
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    I was just looking at some yaki ponytails on there :laugh:
     
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    oooohh, I can't wait to see.

    And OMG, I'm so slow. I never thought of going to someone to have my wig installed. Didn't even cross my mind. THAT might be worth the money! The idea of being able to wash, DC and braiding down my own hair and then pay someone to do a professional install would be the perfect alternative to getting a weave sew in or me doing a shotty install for long term PSing. Do you mind sharing how about much that service usually costs? :blush2:

    Does anyone else do this too?? Can you guys please share how much that costs for you and how your experiences have been?

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