Ask and you shall receive. After my last post about my wig experience, I got a lot of support from my community. Some of you had kind words to share, some empathy, some with real advice and help. Thank you all for coming through. I feel completely supported in my search for “the wig.” I never knew it would be this complicated. And complicated is not what I need right now. But anything that’s worth having doesn’t come easy, right? So with that in mind, I went to a new wig shop today.
I went to Wig and Plus, which was recommended to me by a colleague’s wife who works with wigs. This was not the type of wig shop where you get a ton of personal service but I was told has decent wigs at good prices. They definitely had a large selection at much, much lower prices than I was being quoted at the wig salon in Staten Island. The wigs I tried on were all synthetic but none of them were hand knotted. They were wefted which gives them a less natural quality. I also found that they were less breathable. They did not have the same construction as the really pricy wig and were not quite as comfortable. I tried on some and I knew that automatically they were not going to work. However, I found one or two that were pretty nice and would work as a backup wig or a wig to wear out with a hat on a blustery winter day.
Here are the wigs I tried on. Again, ignore color!!!!! I know that I should never wear a blonde wig. I promise, I will never dye my hair blonde, ever. Look past the blonde.
I went for bob styles since I want to keep a similar style to what I have right now. Here is the first wig I tried on.
Hey, I said ignore the blonde!!!!!! Anyway, the shape is not terrible but if you look at the crown of the head, you can not see a natural part. It really looked like a wig and it was hot as hell under there. Nice try but no dice.
This was the second wig I tried on.
So, again, not a bad shape. Obviously the front would need to be cut and shaped but this wig had a similar problem to the first one. If you look at the crown of the head, you can’t see the scalp so it gives it that “wig” look and it felt really artificial. If I only had $50-$80 bucks to spend, I’d consider it but I can afford a little better.
Here’s number 3.
Are you sure I shouldn’t go blonde? Aside from the obvious color problem, this wig was much better. It has the shape I like and with a little snip here and a little snip there, could look really good on me. This wig had a lace front and the construction was much more upscale, light and comfortable. I really liked it and the saleslady looked for it in a brunette color for me. While she went to the stock room, I tried on a few more styles. None of them were terrible but they didn’t thrill me.
But here’s my final choice. I’m not sure if I’m going to get it right now but I think, if nothing else, it would be a great backup wig. And guess the price. $100!!!! That’s a price I can live with. There was even one guy who was buying a wig for Halloween (I helped him choose him Kim Kardashian wig, as if I know what her hair looks like) and when I took the wig off, he looked shocked and said, “I didn’t realize that wasn’t your real hair!” That’s a plus for sure. What are your thoughts?