Posts Tagged ‘vintage’
Over the years, I have been blonde, brunette, nearly black, red, and now back to blonde. It’s so much fun to change your look, and your hair is one of the most dramatic changes you can do. So instead of dying my hair ALL the time anymore, I have been wearing wigs more often to change it up a bit.
Sadly, one of the reasons I have so many wigs on hand is because my sister is going through chemotherapy and so she decided to make the best of it and have fun changing her look with wigs. I have to say, she can definitely pull off wigs amazingly! She has a perfectly shaped head. <3
Wigs can range in price anywhere from ten dollars to thousands of dollars depending on if it is synthetic, real human hair, lace front, et cetera.
So one of her wigs she purchased was from www.Voguewigs.com, and it is Glam Rock by Forever Young, in the color 1B. They sell it for $41.95. http://www.voguewigs.com/glam-rock-forever-young-wig.html
I have to say I like a high quality synthetic wig. It retains its shape and is very low-maintenance. If I were to do hair extensions, I would probably go with clip-in human hair (which I plan to try to do once my hair gets a tad longer), but synthetic is nice. This is made of 100 percent Japanese fibers called Kanekalon. It’s one of the highest quality synthetic types of hair you can find.
So to fit her face better, we took it to her hairstylist and had him put some cute shorter bangs on the front.
It’s such a fun wig. No matter what wig you wear, it’s going to be hot, but this one isn’t too bad at all. It’s pretty comfy for a wig. I love it because it’s so edgy. It’s got a fun ’70s vintage vibe, a little bit Joan Jett a la Kristen Stewart, but it’s a bit more updated.
The back of the wig:
One of the keys to a realistic wig is to make sure it has a fairly real-looking scalp. Wigs with almost a matted scalp never look very good. One of the best scalps to look for is called monofilament. What’s great about it is it has a partable, true scalp and looks UNBELIEVABLY real. Hair strands are hand tied one at a time to an almost transparent material that makes it truly look like a person’s scalp. It will usually run you an extra $80-$100, however, so make sure it is worth your investment.
Here is the scalp on the Glam Rock Wig. It is not a monofilament, but just a faux scalp.
Bangs held to the side:
Remember also to color you eyebrows with either an eye pencil or eyeshadow to match your new wig. That way, it will complete your look.
Right now, my hair is short enough that I don’t need a hair net covering, but if you have long hair, either get a hair net for wigs or cut an old pair of nylons and use that. You may also need bobby pins to secure your hair in place.
Here is the wig turned inside out. It has back adjustable tabs that attach to each other so you can adjust it to your head.
The part where the scalp is on the other side:
The cap. Quite breathable and light:
Wigs are also great if you are thinking about going a color but aren’t sure if you want to make that commitment yet. You can wear a wig awhile and see if you like it. I had purchased a wig a few years ago on a whim at a mall kiosk even before my sister went through chemo. It was a dark brown with a reddish tone, and it was beautiful. After wearing it and being used to the idea, a few years later, I got brave and dyed it that color.
Do you guys have any wigs? What’s your favorite brand? Send me pics for a viewer gallery! >^^<