So, I’ve hit my 9th month of transitioning my hair to natural and the end of May will mark my 10th month. Woo hoo! In this for the long haul.
I had a friend that was on this journey with me that was about 2 months ahead of me and guess what? She gave up and got a relaxer last week. It was devastating! I felt so alone! Oh well, it’s not for everybody.
Anyway, it’s been interesting, but my “hur” is definitely growing and there is a lot of thickness and poofy-ness going on. I’ve been trimming my ends, but have yet to do a big chop. That’s going to be awhile lol. I ain’t ready! I don’t know what the big deal is considering I’m wearing wigs, but it’s just the thought.
So, I’ve mentioned many times before my love of wigs and how much I adore them through this transitioning phase. How awesome is it to try different styles? I own 6 wigs (a mixture of half wigs and full wigs).
So, let’s talk about my favorite one thus far.
Her (yes I refer to them as if they are humans) name is La Frisco by Vanessa Express. I’ve had her for about a month now and I think she will actually be one that I buy again. What I love is that the older it gets, the more natural it looks. The curls are beautiful and start out out tight. I’m not a big fan of unrealistic looking wigs.
I ordered her off Ebay after seeing a couple of reviews on YouTube. I had some reservations because I wasn’t sure how it would blend with my texture, but to my surprise, it worked perfectly!
I wear her a few different ways, but these are the 3 most common ways:
A lot of people just wear headbands with their half wigs to cover up the wig line. I’m not a huge headband person, but doesn’t mean I won’t rock one.
The front of my hair is out and twisted in the front. I wet my hair, put some coconut oil on it and twisted the front parts of my hair in about 3 small twists on each side of the part and then rolled it with a perm rod and unraveled the next morning.
Here, I parted my hair in the middle and did one medium twist per side and pinned them back with the half-wig in the mid part of my head.
I love half wigs because you can blend in a way to make the hair look like your own. La Frisco is synthetic so of course isn’t meant to last forever. I have yet to switch to a human hair wig because I keep changing my mind on what I want to rock so the synthetic works because it is cheaper and I am indecisive. 🙂 Interestingly enough, I’ve been able to get last for awhile and keep their curl patterns. It could be because I don’t sleep in my wigs or that it is just the beauty of synthetic wigs in that I hear they keep their styles longer.
I will update you all on La Frisco’s progress through the month to let you know how she’s holding up. 😉 I also may do some reviews on my other wigs in the future. I actually got a new one today. 🙂
I am also considering going the lace front route all because of one I saw in the store….ehhh but I’ll let ya know about that. I hear lace front and get nervous about my hairline looking funny.
Anyway, are you a wig lover? What’s your favorite?