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The Wig Thread

ms.tatiana

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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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congrats. your hair looks amazing!
 

MayaNatural

Well-Known Member
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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Beautiful growth!!
 

MayaNatural

Well-Known Member
I got my wig installed today. I love it. However, the got2be gel (black tube) was on some of my hair and hard to get off. Anyone using the got2be gel? If you are, how do you remove the gel from your edges? Also, my edges are really damaged. I almost cried today when I saw just how bad my edges have broken off. I think it’s from my box braids. However, I’m not 100% sure. I took my wig off and applied wild hair growth oil when I got home. I don’t want the gel to damage my edges more. I am going to wear it tomorrow without the gel.

Any recommendations for growing back your edges?

Edit: I just reread the initial post and will try using another method besides got2be gel.
 
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MayaNatural

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Has anyone tried this?

Milano Collection Original WiGrip Wig Comfort Band in Tan

About this item

  • COMFORT: Prevents headaches by eliminating wig-related tensions and places a barrier between your scalp and the wig's interior cap lining by offering a snug and secure barrier.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT: A unique blend of absorbent fibers makes the WiGrip lightweight yet durable for daily wear in any weather or in any type of physical activity.
  • NON-SLIP: Unique patented construction securely keeps your wig and/or scarf or beanie in place with no glue or tape so you don't have to fuss with it throughout the day.
  • VERSATILITY: This adjustable design offers a one size fits all solution so you can quickly tailor to your preferences and head size with ease.
  • DIMENSIONS: 22.25 x 2.25 inches
 

MzSwift

Texlaxed, loccing again
I got my wig installed today. I love it. However, the got2be gel (black tube) was on some of my hair and hard to get off. Anyone using the got2be gel? If you are, how do you remove the gel from your edges? Also, my edges are really damaged. I almost cried today when I saw just how bad my edges have broken off. I think it’s from my box braids. However, I’m not 100% sure. I took my wig off and applied wild hair growth oil when I got home. I don’t want the gel to damage my edges more. I am going to wear it tomorrow without the gel.

Any recommendations for growing back your edges?

Edit: I just reread the initial post and will try using another method besides got2be gel.
Oh no! So sorry to hear about your edges.

I will say that sometimes when I first come out of braid/twist extensions it looks like my edges have thinned. But after a few weeks of a more relaxed hairstyle (with less stress on my edges) they begin to look like normal again. I hope that's really the case.

If not, I don't think you can go wrong with castor oil massages and keeping styles with less stress on your edges. My edges are naturally fine/thinner so I started doing a perimeter braid when I wear wigs instead of just braiding straight back. I believe that helped to put less stress on them. I've never used the glue but I've seen lots of ladies on YT talk about the glue messing with their edges. :(
 

MayaNatural

Well-Known Member
Oh no! So sorry to hear about your edges.

I will say that sometimes when I first come out of braid/twist extensions it looks like my edges have thinned. But after a few weeks of a more relaxed hairstyle (with less stress on my edges) they begin to look like normal again. I hope that's really the case.

If not, I don't think you can go wrong with castor oil massages and keeping styles with less stress on your edges. My edges are naturally fine/thinner so I started doing a perimeter braid when I wear wigs instead of just braiding straight back. I believe that helped to put less stress on them. I've never used the glue but I've seen lots of ladies on YT talk about the glue messing with their edges. :(
Thank you!! I appreciate your advice. I will do castor oil massages nightly. I also have a wig cap that has satin lined in the inside. My current braiding pattern has a perimeter braid with my edges left out. Hopefully my hair and edges will grow from wearing wigs and all of the oil treatments.
 

MayaNatural

Well-Known Member
The wig grip definitely works. I tried to slide my wig back and it was a lot harder to pull back. I oiled my scalp this morning, put on my satin lined wig cap (purchased from Ebonnets), then my wig grip over the wig cap. I love it. My lace is also laying flat without glue/gel.

Milano Collection New! Lace WiGrip Velvet Comfort Wig Grip Band for Lace Wigs and Frontals Nude (Patent Pending)
 
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BonBon

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Im getting better at customising human wigs now which is good.

Its true that wigs can smell fear. I approach it with confidence now and Im semi laid :lol:

Just bought a yaki straight wig with bangs which I've been wanting for ages. Hope it looks good in person.
 

caribeandiva

Human being
The wig grip definitely works. I tried to slide my wig back and it was a lot harder to pull back. I oiled my scalp this morning, put on my satin lined wig cap (purchased from Ebonnets), then my wig grip over the wig cap. I love it. My lace is also laying flat without glue/gel.

Milano Collection New! Lace WiGrip Velvet Comfort Wig Grip Band for Lace Wigs and Frontals Nude (Patent Pending)
I’m intrigued! Thank you for sharing.
 

naturalyogini

Well-Known Member
Just got my first wig from my local wig store. It's a full wig not a lace front. Sales clerk said I would have to glue down a lace front. It's a curly wig and I am not used to it yet. I think I'm going back for a soft wave wig for every day.
 

MzSwift

Texlaxed, loccing again
Just got my first wig from my local wig store. It's a full wig not a lace front. Sales clerk said I would have to glue down a lace front. It's a curly wig and I am not used to it yet. I think I'm going back for a soft wave wig for every day.
Totally understand! GL finding the wig style that works for you.

Good thing is that wigs have improved in quality and textures so there's likely to be a style that feels more comfortable for you. When I first started, I preferred wigs with bangs or half wigs that I rocked with headbands
 
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