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WIG CHALLENGE 2011

Distorted Barbie

Well-Known Member
I know exactly what you mean- and I hate that. There sure is:yep:, you know those grey hair mascaras they sell? I use one of those to darken the lace, before I put the wig on. It works like a charm:yep:

Distorted Barbie that wig looks GREAT on you! How long have you had her? And, how is she holding up? Most important how do you have her attached?



Thanks SS... I've had her about a month or two, but haven't worn her that often. I've probably worn her like 6 times. She is doing well. I used the tootsie's mom method (on BHM), in which i Sewed an elastic band through the 2 ear tabs. I slide her on w/o any glue or tape, and throw a few bobby pins for some security.
 

Distorted Barbie

Well-Known Member
I'm wearing my new custom afro curl, silk top full lace wig for the next few weeks.

It's direct from China (lots of vendors so shop around).

I have only had the wig on for a few days so I am not recommending them until I get some more wear out of this hair.



Glueless (no tape or glue needed)



I left my own edges out, which is possible since I do not use tape or glue.





THIS looks SOOOO nice on u..:lick:
 

SelfStyled

Well-Known Member
So do I paint the lace edge with this stuff?
Yup- just put a few dab of hair mascara on, and smooth it out so it looks uniform. The only thing that stinks about this method is that it is temporary.

I was thinking of a permanent marker, but I don't wear wig caps, so I wouldn't want that residue to touch my hair.


The other alternative are monofilament wigs, that fabric is black to begin with.
 

Drtondalia

Well-Known Member
Yup- just put a few dab of hair mascara on, and smooth it out so it looks uniform. The only thing that stinks about this method is that it is temporary.

I was thinking of a permanent marker, but I don't wear wig caps, so I wouldn't want that residue to touch my hair.


The other alternative are monofilament wigs, that fabric is black to begin with.


So I used a permanent marker and it did the trick as far as darkening it. I will try to wear it next week. I wanted to give it a chance to dry out.
I feel like a crazy person even doing this :spinning::spinning::spinning::yep:
 

Msbeasley07

New Member
I am definitely in on this challenge!! I have had enough of poor performance by licensed hair stylists and am taking control of my hair again! However, I have elected to give my hair a break and use wigs as my protective style of choice! My goal is 6 Months to a year of wig wearing while managing my hair back to healthy with extreme growth!
 

Lady S

Well-Known Member
I may or may not have gone on a wig shopping spree. I don't know. *cough* Gotta keep the wig game after a run in with a bad dye job. *shakes fist at Hi Rez*
 

Imani

New Member
I don't know why i'm not on this challenge. Will PM the OP. I have been wearing half wigs for a while now. Have yet to find a whole wig that doesn't look absolutely ridiculous on me. I actually have a whole wig I need to try and sell on the exchange forum. Its called First Lady by Its a Wig.

I make my own half wigs. I am 4b natural and I use the Extensions Plus Relaxed Texture. I usually air dry the hair and slightly blow dry the front of my hair and wear it with a headband. Occasionally I will straighten my hair and the eprt. Both ways most people think it is my hair.

I can't cornrow so my hair is just in plaits under the wig. I detangle, shampoo, steam DC every two weeks. I may need to start washing weekly w/summer coming up or at least doing a light shampoo in between while the plaits are still in.

I tried a few of the kinky/curly textured popular hair brands, but just wasn't feeling it. They were mostly too big and bushy looking for my tastes. Plus my hair doesn't have a defined curl patten so they did not match my texture.
 

Lady S

Well-Known Member
I don't know why i'm not on this challenge. Will PM the OP. I have been wearing half wigs for a while now. Have yet to find a whole wig that doesn't look absolutely ridiculous on me. I actually have a whole wig I need to try and sell on the exchange forum. Its called First Lady by Its a Wig.

I make my own half wigs. I am 4b natural and I use the Extensions Plus Relaxed Texture. I usually air dry the hair and slightly blow dry the front of my hair and wear it with a headband. Occasionally I will straighten my hair and the eprt. Both ways most people think it is my hair.

I can't cornrow so my hair is just in plaits under the wig. I detangle, shampoo, steam DC every two weeks. I may need to start washing weekly w/summer coming up or at least doing a light shampoo in between while the plaits are still in.

I tried a few of the kinky/curly textured popular hair brands, but just wasn't feeling it. They were mostly too big and bushy looking for my tastes. Plus my hair doesn't have a defined curl patten so they did not match my texture.

What was it about the wig you didn't like?

Why do you think they look ridiculous on you? When I get wigs, one of the first things I do is thin them out with some thinning shears I got from ulta. They remove the bulk and make it less "wiggy." I've learned from YT, sometimes you have to work with them to make them work. I will use hair product in a second (since I'm a product junkie, that's not really that hard to do :blush:).

I've also learned through trial & error what styles work for me. I can't deal with anything longer then shoulder length and I struggle with straight hair falling into my face. I think it's also mental. Sometimes what you think looks obviously like a wig, looks natural to others.

And that was my unsolicited opinion. :Blush2:
 

Drtondalia

Well-Known Member
Hi Ladies!!
Still wiggin it. Right now I'm rocking my new Sesationall Lauren LF with an inch of my own hair out in the front. Today was really humid and my own hair frizzed up on me so there is a noticeable difference in texture :sad:
I pride myself on excellent blending then this happens>>>>oh well I get off in another hour so I'll live.

Other than that my hair rentention is comming along wonderfully:yep::yep:
I recently made shoulder length :woot::woot:

Hows it going ladies??
 

Lady S

Well-Known Member
My hair is doing better since the tragedy which was the hi-rez dye job.

Also, for those who have big heads or a lot of hair, Janet Collection wigs are really good. At least, in my experience.
 

B3e

Active Member
Back under a wig. removed braids monday. rocked a halfwig Tue. rediscovered my lost Carmen and will probably rock it until graduation. My hair is cornrowed underneath. I intend to oil daily, scalp massage, and baggy before bed to retain heat/moisture.
 

AlliCat

New Member
Curly wigs will continue to be my staple protective style this summer. I own about 15-20 :embarrassed: I plan on renewing them with a wash, cutting out the frizzy parts and scrunching with a foaming wrap lotion.
 

Imani

New Member
What was it about the wig you didn't like?

Why do you think they look ridiculous on you? When I get wigs, one of the first things I do is thin them out with some thinning shears I got from ulta. They remove the bulk and make it less "wiggy." I've learned from YT, sometimes you have to work with them to make them work. I will use hair product in a second (since I'm a product junkie, that's not really that hard to do :blush:).

I've also learned through trial & error what styles work for me. I can't deal with anything longer then shoulder length and I struggle with straight hair falling into my face. I think it's also mental. Sometimes what you think looks obviously like a wig, looks natural to others.

And that was my unsolicited opinion. :Blush2:

Lady S I did play around with it. The wig is short (above SL) and light, no thinning needed, thats why I chose it based on the pics. No matter what I did, it still looked a mess to me.
 

Lady S

Well-Known Member
Lady S I did play around with it. The wig is short (above SL) and light, no thinning needed, thats why I chose it based on the pics. No matter what I did, it still looked a mess to me.


That sucks Imani but I have to admit, I've had to bury some wigs for there negative impact on my appearance. LOL
 

mezzogirl

Active Member
I placed my first order ever with Ebonyline.com. Order was placed on April 26th. A week later, (last Tuesday) I called to check on it and was told it would go out the next day (Wed). I was starting to check for deliveries when friday I got an email from Ebonyline saying they could not get the wig from manufacturer, do I want a different one? Must have been lying when they told me it was going out the previous Wed. I called the company and what do you know, they do have the wig I ordered. It is May 10th and I'm stil waiting and it's May 10th. NO wig.
 

Lady S

Well-Known Member
I placed my first order ever with Ebonyline.com. Order was placed on April 26th. A week later, (last Tuesday) I called to check on it and was told it would go out the next day (Wed). I was starting to check for deliveries when friday I got an email from Ebonyline saying they could not get the wig from manufacturer, do I want a different one? Must have been lying when they told me it was going out the previous Wed. I called the company and what do you know, they do have the wig I ordered. It is May 10th and I'm stil waiting and it's May 10th. NO wig.

I've ordered from ebonyline.com and they take forever to ship. I don't like them at all. Are you going to dispute the charge w/ your credit card company?
 

Drtondalia

Well-Known Member
I placed my first order ever with Ebonyline.com. Order was placed on April 26th. A week later, (last Tuesday) I called to check on it and was told it would go out the next day (Wed). I was starting to check for deliveries when friday I got an email from Ebonyline saying they could not get the wig from manufacturer, do I want a different one? Must have been lying when they told me it was going out the previous Wed. I called the company and what do you know, they do have the wig I ordered. It is May 10th and I'm stil waiting and it's May 10th. NO wig.


I use samsbeauty.com. I get my orders within the same week. I've heard horror stories about lots of wig sites, Sorry you're going through this.

I went through something similar with a clothes site. they just kept saying the package was on the way but the tracking number they gave me didn't work. Finally I got someone in customer service that told me the package was still in the warehouse. I had paid for two day shipping and everything.
 
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CurliDiva

Well-Known Member
I'm ready for a new wig!

I've been watching YT all week to narrow down my choices, and then I hit the BSS to see them in person.

I want something avcurly or wavy, sexy style for the weekend, and a straight style for work.
 

morehairplease

Well-Known Member
I am looking to purchase 2 half wigs for summer wear during the Memorial weekend. Hopefully, I will find two cute curly styles because it gets so hot here during the summer.
 

CurliDiva

Well-Known Member
Ok, I'm tried to touching my hair!

I'm going to a braid shop to have them cornrow it with a small amount extension hair (just pass my length to keep my ends protected) so that I can wear it prefectly flat and tucked under my lace wig all spring/summer!
 

CurliDiva

Well-Known Member
Hey Ladies,

I'm heading to ATL for the long Memorial weekend - are there any wig/hair/bss stores that I should check while visiting?????
 

Drtondalia

Well-Known Member
It's nothing like cracking open a new half wig to get your day started off right!

That was me this morning. I was in my LaFasta all week but it was on its third week and you know how synthetic hair is, it was getting all mattted on the ends in some spots. I was cool with the look all week cause it was raining anyway. But last night I had to attend a friends Birthday Party and I didn't want to go looking whack :ohwell:. Plus she's a hair dresser and she would have been looking at me like :nono::nono:.
The name of my new half wig is Mint Slice; a cocktail wig and after brushing it out I love love love her.

One thing i don't understand about wig companies is why they don't style their wig better in the advertisements? Cause my wigs never look like the package pic.....it always looks better. But you have to take a gamble when you buy and hope for the best.


I will post pics later.
 

Drtondalia

Well-Known Member
Update on my progress:

After six months of using half wigs and lace fronts here are the results






I'm Happy! :yep::yep::yep::drunk::drunk:
 

Lady S

Well-Known Member
I haven't bought a wig in awhile. It don't feel right! LOL I haven't been wearing my wigs. I wore my hair in twists and now feel pressure to continue wearing my real hair. :Blush2:
 

Evallusion

LiloLombardi
In lieu of small setbacks as of late, I am now back to wiggin' it. This is what comes natural to me...not weaves, box braids or kinky twists...just WIGS. I know how to take care of my hair this way and it seems to grow best under wigs...so here I go again.

Currently in Its a Wig (AMA) Color: 1 (Human Hair) It was styled at the wig shop and is hella fierce. This is also my first Human Hair wig and it is soooo much better than synthetic hair. Why didn't I try this sooner?!?!? I think I'm gonna try and keep this one for a while.
 

tdwillis

Well-Known Member
^^^Thanks for that. I want to buy a human hair wig also, but I am scared to buy online. Any pics or a website?
 

Mane.Attraction

New Member
Finally, I bought this wig. It looked so pretty to me!



...BUT when I put it on, it just seemed like WAYYYYYYYY too much hair so I cut it...A LOT! :)





What ya'll think??? :)
 
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