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Buying Wigs-101

Happy Sunday! I’ve been on a wig buying kick recently. I posted this wig review a few weeks back and have fallen in love with fake hair.  My own hair is okay, but as I’ve gotten older, it’s getting thin, frizzy, basically blech to me.  While I’m fortunate to have all of my own hair, it’s fun to switch things up.

I’ve been doing a lot of research online about in the ins and outs of wigs. It’s amazing what you can learn on YouTube!

The wigs I purchased a few weeks ago ended up being great, but I was unable to try them on before hand.  I wouldn’t recommend this.  They were super cheap at $9.99 each, so I thought what the heck. Wigs are generally non returnable.

Here is what I’ve learned.  You have to try them on.  The mannequin heads are about 75% smaller than the normal head (or I have an abnormally large head). Looking at the wig heads the wigs looked great, once on they were too short.  Looking in the mirror is one thing, taking a selfie with the wig on, a whole other ballgame.  I think you can really see how the wig looks by taking a selfie. A lady who was trying on wigs next to me told me she had over 100 wigs! They really are an inexpensive way to change up your look.

You don’t have to spend a big bucks for a nice wig either.  Here is a human hair blend wig that was only $25!

Brown wig 9-10-17-me

When I looked in the mirror, I didn’t really care for it, but I love how it looks in the photo. I didn’t buy it, as I was looking for a more blonde color.

You don’t want a wig that is too shiny. Most inexpensive wigs are synthetic, but you can use heat on them.  If you find a super shiny wig that you love, use dry shampoo to dull it. Lace front wigs are great if you wear your hair off of your face,as the hair does look like it’s growing from your scalp.  I go for bangs as I have a big forehead.

Best place to buy wigs?  Find beauty supply stores in your town. I could have stayed in this store for hours.  They had great prices on hair care, make up, jewelry, clothing.  I bought something that sells for $7 at Sally Beauty, and I paid $2.79 for the exact item.

Sally Beauty has a few hair pieces, but not full wigs.  I live out in the suburbs, and the only wig shop close by is over priced and the staff was rude. I asked a former co-worker for suggestions.  She wore her hair different every day, and always looked fabulous. She gave me some great stores to check out. I took my husband along who ended up being very helpful, as in “does this make me look stupid?”

I have to say when looking at wigs online, the sites that cater to African American women have great prices.  I don’t need a name brand wig, nor does it have to be human hair.  Synthetic wigs have come a long way.  I’ve seen wigs online for over $400 for synthetic hair.  I’m not looking for everyday wigs either. I’m just wearing mine on the weekends.

I bought a few wigs on Ebay.  They are going back, as the color was not what was pictured. Now they were cheap, only $13 each (which should have been my first clue), but after watching YouTube videos on how to make a cheap wig look good, I gave it a try.

Here are the ones I ended up buying.  They are both pretty much the same style, just slightly different colors. Wig on the left was $22, and the right $20! I bought wig caps, but they made the wigs slip.  I think they look pretty good.

These wigs are both adjustable, and have realistic looking scalps. I may buy some wig clips and sew them in, just to make them more secure.

I tried these on, but took a pass.

I thought the one on the left looked good, that was until I saw a picture of myself.  A little too short for me.  The wig on the right was super fun, but it was $30, so I passed.

Many YouTubers said it’s difficult to wear a wig right out of the box, and often times you need to cut it.  I was pleasantly surprised that both wigs didn’t need any adjusting.

I liked my new wigs so much, I wore one for our evening out.

Wig dark blonde 9-16-17 outside

Tags for both wigs and some free wig spray for buying the last one.

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Luxhair How Wig Collection by Tabatha Coffey review

Happy Sunday!  Browsing the Sunday paper today, I found an ad for Tuesday Morning.  I rarely go there, but the ad today had  Luxhair How wigs by Tabatha Coffey for $9.99! I own several hair pieces but I never wear them.  I just can’t seem to get them to match with my own hair.  I found a platinum curly piece that I loved!  I tried it on in my car, and hot damn!

Platinum wig 8-27-17

Wow!

Can you believe this was only $9.99? They feel like real hair, and can be heat styled up to 320 degrees. It’s made of Keralon and are so soft and silky.  We are going on vacation in October, and my own hair is a frizzy mess these days, so these will come in handy.

I called another store to see if they had any more colors. They did, and off I went.  I got a straight style, super fun and very hippy like. These wigs normally sell for $80! I think the styles are discontinued as I had a hard time finding them online. Honestly, if I only wear each of them once, I would be getting my money’s worth.

Straight blonde wig 8-27-17

Close to my natural color!

Hopefully my head isn’t as big as it looks in this photo! I don’t have the best selfie skills for sure. I found this same wig online for $79.98! The color is medium golden blonde.

Here is my favorite, I’ll be wearing this one a lot.  It is so gorgeous, and for $9.99, damn, I’m a good shopper! I’ve been trying to get my own hair in this style, and it just ain’t working.

 

Check out more of the platinum style, all three wigs have lace fronts on them.  They totally look like your own hair.

Total Gwen Stefani moment!  I’ll be styling when we go to New Orleans!  Check out my hair line!

They had lots of styles and extensions.  Something for everyone! They are non returnable, so keep that in mind.

Luxhair How Collection by Tabatha Coffey 8-27-17

If you have a Tuesday Morning near you, and want to get some awesome wigs, check them out! But hurry, as once these are gone, they are gone.

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