This lace front wig is still going strong! I wore it nonstop for the first month after I got it and then alternated wearing a week of my natural hair and a week of the wig. Today I wanted to give you all an update on how I'm caring for and styling the wig.
Washing the Wig
The first time I washed the wig, I used a shampoo and conditioner from the Carol's Daughter Chocolat Smoothing Collection and allowed it to air dry to see how it look before heat styling. After the hair dried, I noticed the hair felt more coarse and the wig looked more full in volume which made it seem more natural to me. The top left picture in the collage is the best picture to illustrate this. However, the hair quickly started looking dry, short flyaway pieces became more noticeable throughout the hair, and whatever curl I tried to put into the hair with a large barreled curling iron would drop by the time I left my house. To revive it, I applied a little bit of coconut oil or grapeseed oil on the ends and it helped to seal the cuticle and give the hair a smooth appearance. Every other time I have washed the hair, I use grapeseed oil as a deep conditioner/hot oil treatment afterwards and I have not experienced the dryness anymore, even after blow drying the hair.
|Meet Ladisha! She's getting a roller set :)|
Usually I style the wig by curling it with a large barreled curling iron or a flat iron on wash day and do not style again until the next week, unless I have an event and need to get extra dolled up. Like with my own hair, I try not to apply heat to "dirty" hair so usually I do not add any additional heat during the week. As long as I brush the hair at night, apply a little bit of oil or serum every couple of days, and leave the wig on a wig head (or Ladisha as I like to call her), the hair will maintain the little curl/tuck at the ends and look presentable for the week.
|roller set results|
I attempted a roller set once (see picture above) with about 8 large purple flexirods. I was able to create a nice curl, but I took the rollers out too early on one side so I didn't get a chance to wear it curly.
So far, I'm still loving this lace front wig, but I am a curly girl at heart so I have purchased a curly wig! I full review will be coming soon, but because you were nice enough to read this whole post (without poking fun at my jacked up eyebrows in some of these pics lol) I'm going to leave you with a sneak peek of my first time trying on the new wig (the lace is still attached):
What do you think of the new 'do?