|I always mean mug in my hair pics.
I took down my Senegalese twists two weeks ago after rocking them for 7 weeks. I had planned to keep them in for 12 weeks but after I lost a twist, I knew that ship had sailed. My intention is to continue protective styling until December but I didn’t have a new style in mind. Since I’m getting twists or braids for my cruise, I didn’t want either style right now. I have always like the idea of wigs and the boo even bought me a cute one last year. It ended up collecting dust, though; I had the wrong attitude about wigs.
I recruited a friend to go wig shopping with me because she always looks fierce when rocking her units. When I voiced my concerns about wigs not looking like my hair, she threw me with an incredulous look and said, “You’re not going to fool anyone into thinking a wig is your real hair. Wigs help you change up your style and let you try new things without damaging your hair. Also, do you know how many women are rocking fake hair? Why shouldn’t you be allowed in on the fun?!”
With that in mind, I immediately changed my attitude about wigs. This was supposed to be fun! I could pick something over-the-top without damaging my own hair. I started looking at units I found pretty, regardless of the color and the length. We looked for well over an hour but I finally found the piece of my dreams: Honey.
|She comes a little longer than BSL.
Honey is a New Born Free Magic Lace Front Wig. Her style is ML101 and her color is FS4/30. She has two combs at either temple and a comb at the nape. She is a hand tied, synthetic unit that is curling iron safe up to 370°F. I got her from my local BSS for $49.99 and have been in love ever since!
I haven’t noticed a lot of shedding but a fair amount of tangling. I’m not sure if that is due to her length or the fact that she’s synthetic. Another complaint is that there was a random row of tracks sticking out in the back so it didn’t lay flat. My mom cut most of them off but it’s still noticeable depending on how you comb the unit. The hair is extremely light so in the wind, it’s all over the place! I need a product to put on it to weigh it down without making the hair sticky.
In spite of these issues, I’m already planning on getting another unit. Color usually intimidates me but I absolutely love the color in this unit. I think I’ll be buying future units in this color combination. I want to get another wig or two to last me until December but for now, my heart belongs to Honey!
Are you protective styling as the weather gets cooler? Do you rock wigs or weaves? How do you keep your unit looking fresh?