New Hair, Who Dis?

Big Beautiful Hair
Hi Guys,
I posted this pic over on my Instagram page. A lot of you wanted to know how I got my hair like this. You asked if I achieved this style by doing finger coils. Don’t get me wrong, I love my coils. It’s my go-to hair style especially when it’s cold outside. During the summer, a wash n go, is my jam! Only because it’s easier to style it & go. It will continue to dry throughout the day. Ok, Ok, back to the hair…. Most of you assumed this was my natural hair. I mean, it does look realistic….but um, it’s a

wig! Yes, you read that right. It’s a wig!

Ladies & Gents, this is the Outre Quick Weave Half Wig Big Beautiful Hair 4C-Coily. I know, tongue twister. This wig also comes in 3c whirly & 4a kinky! It’s a great wig for a lot of us naturals. What’s even better is that you can purchase this unit directly at your local beauty supply store! Also, it’s less than $20!

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I initially saw this wig on YouTube. So many beautiful women were sporting this wig in it’s large, voluminous state. I, on the other hand, have a small, peanut head. Choosing to wear this wig as is, would have drowned me. Instead, I decided to mimic a style that was closer to my signature tapered cut.

I started by finger combing the tight coils. If you’ve ever purchased a wig that mimics natural hair, then you know those coils are tight, Hunny! It took me a good 30 minutes to “fluff” the unit to make it a lot less wiggy. {Honestly, I didn’t think to take pics of the process because I was unsure how it would turn out. So sorry for those who prefer a step by step tutorial.}

After the fluffing process was complete, I then put on the unit & sectioned off the top middle portion, since I wanted to keep this area long. I began to start tapering both sides while the unit was still on my head. {You can already see a big difference in the photos below.} Once I saw the shape began to take place, I got a little excited about this wig! RESIZED PicMonkey Collage1
Once both sides were tapered, I removed the wig. “But what about the back, Prissy?” That’s where my trusty mannequin head comes in. If you enjoy cutting/shaping your own units, I HIGHLY recommend a mannequin head. It was definitely a life saver for me. I finished up the back, and the tapered areas were complete. I then put the wig back on my head to finish off the cut.

Next, I combined water, a leave in conditioner, and a shine mist in a spray bottle. This helps to keep the hair soft, shiny, and hydrated. I sprayed this combo all over the wig, and massaged it in. I let it air dry for about 30 minutes while I did my makeup. PicMonkey Image12

To prep my real hair, I had a friend braid it down for me. I also had some leave-out in the front because it is a half wig. I did finger coil my hair so that it would blend with the unit. RESIZED PicMonkey Collage

The only complaint I have about this wig is the color. Well, lack of color once you cut it into a tapered cut. As you see, the wig came as DR30 {honey blonde & off black}. By the time I chopped this wig up, I was left with an off black unit with a #30 in the back section only. That kinda makes it look fake, in my opinion. That would be my only gripe.

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Other than that, I really like this wig! Everybody at work thought it was my real hair. They were completely shocked when I told them it was a unit! I hope you guys enjoyed. Let me know your thoughts!

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