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The Wig Thread

VeryBecoming

Devil's Avocado
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


Hania


Dream (what I want my hair to look like!)


Biana


Kiko
 

MzSwift

Texlaxed, loccing again
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.
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.
 

sarumoki

Epicurean Empress
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.
 

MzSwift

Texlaxed, loccing again
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.
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.
 

CurliDiva

Well-Known Member
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.
 

sarumoki

Epicurean Empress

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:
 

MzSwift

Texlaxed, loccing again
Washed, DC'd and plaited my hair last night. I twisted the plaits into a crown twist around my head. I've never worn plaits or done that kind of base under my wigs before so we'll see how it goes. Also, I used the thin hair pins instead of bobby pins to pin down my wig and I plan to keep it pinned down for 1-2 weeks. I was gonna sew it down but I'm not that great at that.

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sarumoki

Epicurean Empress
Washed, DC'd and plaited my hair last night. I twisted the plaits into a crown twist around my head. I've never worn plaits or done that kind of base under my wigs before so we'll see how it goes. Also, I used the thin hair pins instead of bobby pins to pin down my wig and I plan to keep it pinned down for 1-2 weeks. I was gonna sew it down but I'm not that great at that.

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CUTE!!!!! What wig is that?
 

MzSwift

Texlaxed, loccing again
The first wig bob Jaja, I brought and will have installed on Tuesday. I'll come back with pictures.
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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