2019 Wig Challenge

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  1. syrk

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    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?

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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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  3. mzhotniz86

    mzhotniz86 Well-Known Member

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    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




     
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  4. MzSwift

    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    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
     
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    sarumoki Epicurean Empress

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    I always cut out my combs. They pull at my hair.
     
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  6. sarumoki

    sarumoki Epicurean Empress

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    Ladies who can't cornrow, how do you wear your hair under a wig?
     
  7. MzSwift

    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    Some ladies flat twist:

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    upload_2019-1-18_12-20-9.jpeg


    I can't seem to find pictures right now but some ladies also plait their hair.
    I think I may try flat twisting or rolling. The cornrows seem to tangle my hair more :(
     
  8. Prisangela

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    any of you ladies making your own wigs? which hair vendors are you using
     
  9. Sapphire Angel

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    I wish Toni Daley would restock the Valencia in 1B. I’m impatiently waiting on my notification email.
     
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    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:

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. C@ssandr@

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    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.
     
  12. MzSwift

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    I do mine like this without the nape braid:

    upload_2019-1-24_20-36-43.jpeg

    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:

    upload_2019-1-24_20-38-57.jpeg
     
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  13. C@ssandr@

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    Thanks for the quick reply! I think that's how I had it done last time. Why do you leave out the nape braid?
     
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    I usually have my hair braided into a beehive but I do this when I can't make it to the salon because I can't cornrow to save my life.
     
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    I just bought this wig for work. It's my 4th wig from this company.
     
  16. MzSwift

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    Lol, because I’m lazy and I barely know how to cornrow! I may try it with the nape braid so that it’s easier to pin down my wig.
     
  17. C@ssandr@

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    I feel you :lol:

    I was going to try but I figure I'd pay someone else to get it right (the first time).
     
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  18. MzSwift

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    Wow, this is so natural looking!
     
  19. sarumoki

    sarumoki Epicurean Empress

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    Someone recommended this company in last year's thread, so I added it to the front page for this year's challenge. If I weren't so broke, and didn't have four unopened wigs already, and ten more on the wish list, I might pull the trigger.
     
  20. sarumoki

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    @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:.
     
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    i need to put my hair in cornrows but i dont feel like it ‍:p
     
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    This is me, after every wash day.
     
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    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.png That's a poofy flat iron but my hair is indeed shoulder length lol
     
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    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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    Oh girl, but red is such a spicy color. Especially for V-Day. :gorgeous: :bdance:
     
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    I decided to stick with Brielle and wear a black top to make the red stand out.
     
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