Saturday, 30 August 2014

4 MONTH UPDATE/REVIEW KINKY STRAIGHT WIG

I wore this kinky straight wig everyday from January- April.I turned it into a v-part wig and left very little of my own hair out.

CONS
  • It sheds A LOT... clumps of hair come out at a time especially when washed.
  • It tangles. Best way to minimize the tangling is do regular deep conditions. 
PROS
  • I NEVER had to apply heat to my leave out to blend. Easiest blending ever. I have type 4b/4c hair (I was 9 months post relaxer in April).
  • Holds curls well when it is curled in its natural state. 
  • Really versatile.. you can do so much with this hair styling wise. 
I  wore this hair curled 95% of the time. Unfortunately I did not flat iron it.. I did not have the patience. I apologize for the lackluster pictures, I promise to up my picture game in future posts.

Natural State (no heat applied at all, washed & air dried) before i turned it into a v-part wig

Curled With Big Bendy Rollers 
My part is not as defined because this was at the end of my dayConsidering it was winter (snowy/windy conditions) this hair held up very well all day.
Curling Wand  Curls

Combed out week old wand curls  
My final verdict is that this was a good tester unit to try this texture out without having to splurge.This texture is going on my list of must have hair extensions due to how effortlessly it blends with my own hair. You will not understand the hype about straight textured hair extensions until you try it for yourself. I will be investing in some wefts for sure. If I can find kinky straight, coarse yaki or italian yaki wefts with minimal shedding and tangling.. my hair life will be made!! 

I have been wearing braids and twists as protective since May and will continue until the end of the year.

Hope you all had a wonderful summer :)

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

BEST PRODUCTS FOR KINKY STRAIGHT HAIR EXTENSIONS

Although Kinky Straight/Coarse or Italian Yaki textures imitate and act like African American Hair, they should not be treated like African American Hair. Use the same products you use on your regular silky Brazilian, Peruvian, Malaysian and Indian etc. hair extensions.

What you need:
1) Moisturizing Conditioner

Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Conditioner
OR
Dove Damage Therapy Intensive Repair Conditioner


2) Hair Serum 
One n' Only Argan Oil

OR

Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Morroccan Sleek Oil Treatment

OR
Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum

I apply a few drops of serum after cowashing as a leave in conditioner. I prefer applying serums to wet hair and air drying.The only time I apply a drop of serum to dry hair is after I flat iron, curl or blow dry.

3) Heat Protectant
If you want to flat iron your kinky straight hair bone straight and keep it straight and sleek, this works great.
Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Flat Iron Perfector


OR
Tresemme Heat Tamer Spray for curling etc. 
Tresemme Heat Tamer Spray



Wednesday, 29 January 2014

DIY: TURN YOUR LACE FRONT WIG INTO A V-PART WIG

I tried to make my kinky lace front wig work as a lace front but I did not like how it looked. Luckily, I discovered that you can turn your Lace front wig into a U-Part or V-Part Wig. This allows you to wear a bit of your own hair out for a more realistic look. I like it so much more this way.


I will have a 1 month detailed update on my kinky straight wig soon. 

Saturday, 18 January 2014

FIRST LOOK: KINKY STRAIGHT LACE FRONT WIG

I have not worn this wig out and will not wear it out until i thin and layer it. I did not do any blending or styling, the picture shows the wig in its natural unaltered glory. I feel it is too much hair and it overwhelms my face. I also wish I bought a 14 or 16 inch, i did not expect the 18 inches to be so long.
Purchased HERE
The wig in its natural state. All I did was wash, condition and air dry. I put it on just for the picture. Excuse my deer in the headlights expression lol
PROS
  1. Beautiful texture. Matches my own hair perfectly (I am 6 months post relaxer).
  2. Color matches my own hair. Also the color did not run excessively when I shampooed and conditioned the wig.
  3. True to length.
  4. True to the picture on aliexpress.
CONS
  1. It shed excessively when i washed it. It sheds when you finger comb. It sheds a lot!
  2. The wig is too thick especially around the hairline.
Now my issue is I do not know how to thin or layer wigs. I will be on Youtube all day today trying to find some helpful tips. Hope I can successfully thin and layer it without ruining it.















Thursday, 16 January 2014

SHOW & TELL: KINKY STRAIGHT LACE FRONT WIG

I received the kinky straight lace front wig that I purchased here today, about a week and a half after I placed my order. Communication with them was satisfactory, I made a request for a lighter density because I did not want the normal 130% density and also asked for combs. Only one of my requests was granted; the wig came with combs but they sent me 130% density. I am overwhelmed by this hair.. it is way too full.

First impressions before shampooing and conditioning the wig
  • It has a strong processed smell. 
  • It is true to length.
  • It is quite soft. I like the texture, it really looks like blown out African American Hair. I am also happy I got a Color 1, it is the same color as my own hair.
  • It is way too full and definitely not wearable out of the pack. I have no experience thinning out or layering wigs so I am very worried. 
  • It has about 3 inch lace parting in front. When you part the wig, the part is not very visible because of how dense it is, so i will need to tweeze the part.
Pictures Straight Out of the Pack: 



After I took pictures, I wet it and once the hair got wet it tangled. When shampooing, I used my fingers to distribute the shampoo throughout,  it shed a lot. After I rinsed off the shampoo, applied a moisturizing conditioner and used a wide tooth comb to comb through, clumps of hair came out. Things are off to a rough start with this wig. I am going to deep condition it overnight and rinse the conditioner off in the morning.

I should have a new post of me wearing the wig in the next few days. If you have any other questions about the wig, please post them in the comment section below.



Tuesday, 7 January 2014

NEW HAIR : KINKY STRAIGHT LACE FRONT WIG

I used to wear synthetic lace front wigs years ago before I started wearing Virgin hair extensions and I am not fond of them at all because the hairline does not look realistic without me leaving some hair out. Fast forward 3 years later...ask me why I just purchased a new lace front wig?! Well I really want to invest in hair extensions that resemble Natural African American hair but good quality wefted hair in this texture is quite the investment. So I figured a more affordable purchase would allow me decide if this texture is worth the splurge. This is my first aliexpress hair purchase.
Purchased HERE
I saw two Youtube reviews on this wig before I  decided to purchase it:

My Wig Specs
  • Color 1
  • 18 inches
  • 3 inch lace front parting
  • Medium Cap
  • Medium Brown Lace
  • 130%  Density
The density is one thing I am really concerned about because I have no experience thinning out wigs. I requested a lighter density and I hope they grant my request *fingers crossed* 130% density is way too much for this texture imo.

I will do a detailed show & tell post once I receive the wig.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope everyone has a fantastic year :)

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