Beauty Lessons: Wig Clips

Hello every one!! Today’s post is about wigs, more specifically wig clips. So remember that wig that I was slaying in the pic I recently posted to the Twitter and Instagram? Well, that wig came with elastic in the back but did not have wig clips. Now I have seen enough videos to what they were and that some wigs had them, but before now I had not developed an opinion on them. I have a lot of hair, wig caps almost never fit me; a discovery I made as I was wig shopping. To fix that problem I had my hair cornrowed down underneath. I found that with the use of a cap the wig slid more throughout the day resulting in many trips to the restroom to readjust. I gave up on caps all together. I tried pinning it down and that certainly helped, but then I had to take out all of the pins at the end of the day and occasionally they awkwardly would pop through the lace. I decided to order wig clips off Ebay for $1.99 for a set of 6 (I ended up with extra to total 15). For those of you who don’t know wig clips look like this:

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Now my wig had elastic to tighten it, but it had one elastic band with a different kind of clip that pulled on my hair every time I went to take it off. I cut off that clip, which fastened in the back, and sewed each end of the elastic to one end of a single clip. I then put in three additional clips at the front of the wig.

The result:

I love wig clips. I think it speaks to the quality of the wig if they have them already installed at purchase. They make sure that your wig isn’t going to slip anywhere! Played on monkey bars with a friend’s children and forgot I had my wig on. It STILL stayed. Get wig clips. They cost next to nothing and they make “wig life” even easier. My one piece of advice would be that if you are going to use wig clips and not use a cap make sure you are washing your wig! I give myself a hot oil treatment every 2 weeks, give or take a couple days, and usually wash my wig at the same time.

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Beauty Lessons: Wigs

Hello every one!! Today’s post is about wigs. I am in the process of exploring the wonderful world of wigs. So as you already know I watch a lot of Youtube and I saw some vloggers styling theirs. I have been wanting a wig for a long time now. I went to my local beauty supply to try some on last year and did not find any that I liked enough to purchase. Recently, as more and more of my friends began adopting the wig life, I went back to see if they had gotten any new models in that I might like. I made this trip with my grandmother, as she already owned several wigs and could give me advice on which ones looked better. I ended up purchasing two of them and I have only worn one so far. This is the wig that I purchased EDREAM_SW_WBY-2

I got mine in a 1B because the store that I was at didn’t have a 2. I was able to find it online in a 2, but once I factored in shipping and handling, it was going to be more expensive and my maximum that I was going to spend on a wig was $35. Yes, I know I am cheap. I know other people who invest more money into their wigs and I intend to do that as soon as I have more to invest, but at that moment I was looking for a time and money saving solution and worked with what I had.

Was it worth it?

Yes. I have worn this wig for about two weeks to a slew of compliments about my new shorter ‘do. Wigs are a great way to change up your style, or grow out your big. Plus, it has saved me tons of time in hair prep both at night and in the morning.

I wear my hair in braid about 7 out of 12 months of the year and I wear it out or straightened the other 5. This wig will decrease the amount that I have to wear my hair out or manipulate it for styling, which is great in the winter time when my hair suffers from insurmountable dryness. It will also decrease the amount that I have to straighten the entirety of my hair. FYI, I hate straightening my hair, I hate paying $60 to have it straightened even more, and most of all I hate the heat damage that seems unavoidable.

Doesn’t synthetic hair look bad?

Firstly the way I wear my wig, some of my hair is out in the front to help it blend. You should always be blending your wigs into your hair for the best look. Don’t forget the edge control. Secondly, most people can’t tell it isn’t my hair when it’s blended and that’s a testament to synthetic wigs considering I am black, my hair is all natural, and it is the hot and humid summertime. I would always advise you try on several wigs and find the best one that suits you and if you aren’t feeling any of the synthetics than let it go. I tried on literally every single wig in the store, we were there for 3.5 hours and I wanted one that would blend very well. I even asked every customer that walked in to give me there opinion no-holds-barred.

Any Cons?

Yeah, tragically this model does not come with wig clips. It comes with one elastic strap in the back. Have no fear! That is an easy problem to fix and there will be a How To post coming soon about it.

Jaz