My Adventures in Protective Styling....Wigs

Monday, April 12, 2010

I have started a personal "Hide My Hair" and "Protective Style Challenge" until my 1 year Nappiversary on June 26. The first month of the challenge was spent in Kinky Twists

While in Kinky Twists, I missed having access to my hair something terrible! Yet I still wanted to be able to honor my protective style challenge. So the next logical solution was to tock wigs for a while. This could give me many styling options yet also allow me to play in, massage, deep condition, twist, etc. my own natural hair.

While relaxed, I could basically do no wrong when it came to rockin' half wigs. I didn't really rock full wigs or lace fronts, but half wigs were my besties! So when I decided to wear wigs for the next part of my protective style challenge, I thought I wouldn't have any problems...well I was wrong LOL.

I had the brilliant idea of rocking lacefronts. So off I go to the BSS. I had a couple in mind that I wanted, but they didn't have the colors I wanted or needed for my color treated hair. So I ended up buying two lacefronts by Freetress Equal: Lisha and Jada.

Easter Sunday I rocked Lisha...and quite frankly, you couldn't tell me anything! I thought I was too cute LOL So cute that I decided to wear Lisha the next day to work. But as I kept looking at Lisha, it just didn't look right. So I took the picture below and went to my resident gurus over at Long Hair Care Forum and boy did they give me an eyeful! LOL

My main problem was with the hairline. It was too.....PERFECT! And my Nikko's cousins definitely let me know said it looked like "plastic Barbie doll hair" LOL So Miss Lisha is now at the bottom of my drawer...probably never to see the light of day again.

The next day I decided to wear Jada...I ended up cutting it.

Much better right?!?!?! I know...much more realistic hairline. But I wasn't really feeling how the curls looked. Something looked very "Sophia from the Golden Girls" about them. So off to the BSS I went on Saturday. And it was there I fell in love with the Freetress Nia Girl wig.

When I tried it on in the BSS, the color the fullness, the was just me! Sunday, I wore Nia Girl and OMG!!!!!!! You almost couldn't even talk to me...LOL I made it pretty big, which I LOVE (especially compared to the pic)! If ever I could envision what my natural hair will look like when it grows, this is IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

I also bought another half wig by Freetress, Celtic Girl. I saw this on a couple of websites and saw one girl's review of it, so I thought I'd try it.

Today I'm wearing Celtic girl. It's a much tamer version of Nia Girl so it fits better at work. So it looks like I have "weekday hair" and "weekend hair."

4 wigs, $175 later I think I have a couple of winners now. I will probably order back ups of these two so I can have them in constant rotation.

I'd love to hear your protective styling adventures!


Chai on April 12, 2010 at 1:27 PM said...

definitely like the curly look!! The hairline of most lace fronts always make me second guess the whole

Stesha on April 17, 2010 at 2:51 PM said...

The curls are gorgeous. I have no protective styling techniques. This was suppose to be the year, that I went natural, but it hasn't happened yet. Maybe, I'm too chicken.

Hugs and Mocha,

Dani @ OK, Dan on April 24, 2010 at 9:56 PM said...

Hey (nikos) Cousin! Is there a way to un-perfect-ify the hairline?

PS i heart the curly one

Kendra on April 29, 2010 at 10:20 AM said...

I don't do wigs but I like the last one! Very nice look on you :)

stacikabedi on May 8, 2010 at 8:25 AM said...

Soror - I just found your blog by clicking around online and I am glad I did.

I love your personality. This is a great post.

I am wearing a weave while transitioning from permed to natural. I refuse to do the BC.

Keep up the good work!


socialitedreams on August 2, 2010 at 1:32 PM said...

i really like the jada!

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