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Thursday, December 31, 2015

RPG Show Ombre Wig Unboxing + How I apply wigs!


It is finally the end of 2015! This year was a great year for my hair because I decided to take the plunge to change up my look and invest a little money into a new hair style. Ever since I was young, I would only wear my natural hair or braids, but I decided a little after my birthday in March that I wanted that to change.

Enter RPGShow and the purchase of my very first full lace wig- the "Kylie". Since then I have been thoroughly convinced that full lace wigs are the way to go for a quick hairstyle that remains intact but gives me an opportunity to care for my own hair every day.

My second purchase was made during the Black Friday deals so I managed to get over $100 off, which is actually a bargain. My unit is a full lace ombre unit, part of the stock collection, which basically means that the hair is already available on the website and doesn't need to be ordered.

I really appreciate the RPGShow packaging and contents- I honestly expected my first wig to come in a flimsy plastic bag. The first wig box was black and matte, but this one was pink with black lace. Just like the other box, there was an additional wig cap, hair brush and magazine.




The information for my unit is as follows:
Style Number: ns001-s
Hair Colour: Same as pictured
Hair Length: 18”
Hair Texture: Silk Straight
Lace Colour: Light Brown ( should be medium brown)
Cap Construction: Glueless Lace Cap
Cap Size: Size 1

I love using full lace wigs because of the security and how realistic they look. The wigs comes with three scalp grips on the inside as well as an adjustable band at the back of the head. I rarely use the scalp grips and yet the wig never moves an inch. However, I do secure bobby pins to the sides of my head to stop the unit riding up at the front/centre and creating a gap between my hairline and the wig hairline. I don't think this is a problem for most people, I just have a weird shaped head.



Ombre is a hairt colour that is way out of my comfort zone, but I saw this and instantly fell in love. The ombre is a dark brown/black to light brown rather than a blonde so it is perfect for this time of year. I took a bit of gamble on the hair texture-The "Kylie" unit had a Yaki texture, which is supposed to be similar to an afro texture of hair, whereas this unit is similar to a Caucasian silky hair texture.
However, I love the feel of the unit, it appears to be a lot easier to maintain and is noticeably lightweight/ thinner.
 



 To prepare the wig, you have to remove the excess lace from the forehead, sides and nape. I usually place the unit on my head to get an idea of where to cut first and begin by pulling the hair back  into a tight ponytail for accuracy. Then I slide a finger under the wig hairline and pull and cut lace as close to my own hairline as possible to create a cleaner cut. This took forever with my first wig, but once you know what you are doing, this step is pretty straight forward. To cut the nape, you might want to take the wig off, just in case you slip and cut thr ponytail.





Next, I like to pull out some of the hairs along the parting.  On cheaper wigs, the parting isn't at all visible and looks extremely unrealistic. Lace wigs have a parting but it is extremely narrow and would look much better if widened. I have seen various methods for this, some people like to use tweezers or even scissors but I find it easier to wrap a couple hairs around my finger close to the scalp and yank quickly. You have to be careful because this method can damage the unit, but it gets rid of hairs a lot quicker. I recommend taking a tiny pinch of hairs at a time.


Lastly I apply a small amount of concealer to the parting that is close to my scalp colour and blend so that the colour of the lace isn't too dark. Currently, I use MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC45 since my scalp is a cooler shade than my face, however in the summer, I might need something warmer. I like to take a chunk of the concealer and store it in a small pot because it isn't a good idea to mix an oily brush into a face product, unless you are expecting a breakout. The result is a more seamless hairline and scalp.



 I have had my Kylie unit since May and it still looks fresh every time I wash and style it- people are convinced I have a whole new unit of hair! Therefore, I think this unit will last just as well, it will be interesting to see how it keeps in comparison to the Kylie because of texture and of course, the length.
I will do an update post in a few months to see how it turns out.

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Thanks for reading, if you have any questions about the unit, feel free to ask me.
I hope you all have had a wonderful 2015 and I hope you have an even better 2016!


Happy New Year
God Bless,

2 comments

  1. Seems nice :)
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    Maria V.

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Thursday, December 31, 2015

RPG Show Ombre Wig Unboxing + How I apply wigs!


It is finally the end of 2015! This year was a great year for my hair because I decided to take the plunge to change up my look and invest a little money into a new hair style. Ever since I was young, I would only wear my natural hair or braids, but I decided a little after my birthday in March that I wanted that to change.

Enter RPGShow and the purchase of my very first full lace wig- the "Kylie". Since then I have been thoroughly convinced that full lace wigs are the way to go for a quick hairstyle that remains intact but gives me an opportunity to care for my own hair every day.

My second purchase was made during the Black Friday deals so I managed to get over $100 off, which is actually a bargain. My unit is a full lace ombre unit, part of the stock collection, which basically means that the hair is already available on the website and doesn't need to be ordered.

I really appreciate the RPGShow packaging and contents- I honestly expected my first wig to come in a flimsy plastic bag. The first wig box was black and matte, but this one was pink with black lace. Just like the other box, there was an additional wig cap, hair brush and magazine.




The information for my unit is as follows:
Style Number: ns001-s
Hair Colour: Same as pictured
Hair Length: 18”
Hair Texture: Silk Straight
Lace Colour: Light Brown ( should be medium brown)
Cap Construction: Glueless Lace Cap
Cap Size: Size 1

I love using full lace wigs because of the security and how realistic they look. The wigs comes with three scalp grips on the inside as well as an adjustable band at the back of the head. I rarely use the scalp grips and yet the wig never moves an inch. However, I do secure bobby pins to the sides of my head to stop the unit riding up at the front/centre and creating a gap between my hairline and the wig hairline. I don't think this is a problem for most people, I just have a weird shaped head.



Ombre is a hairt colour that is way out of my comfort zone, but I saw this and instantly fell in love. The ombre is a dark brown/black to light brown rather than a blonde so it is perfect for this time of year. I took a bit of gamble on the hair texture-The "Kylie" unit had a Yaki texture, which is supposed to be similar to an afro texture of hair, whereas this unit is similar to a Caucasian silky hair texture.
However, I love the feel of the unit, it appears to be a lot easier to maintain and is noticeably lightweight/ thinner.
 



 To prepare the wig, you have to remove the excess lace from the forehead, sides and nape. I usually place the unit on my head to get an idea of where to cut first and begin by pulling the hair back  into a tight ponytail for accuracy. Then I slide a finger under the wig hairline and pull and cut lace as close to my own hairline as possible to create a cleaner cut. This took forever with my first wig, but once you know what you are doing, this step is pretty straight forward. To cut the nape, you might want to take the wig off, just in case you slip and cut thr ponytail.





Next, I like to pull out some of the hairs along the parting.  On cheaper wigs, the parting isn't at all visible and looks extremely unrealistic. Lace wigs have a parting but it is extremely narrow and would look much better if widened. I have seen various methods for this, some people like to use tweezers or even scissors but I find it easier to wrap a couple hairs around my finger close to the scalp and yank quickly. You have to be careful because this method can damage the unit, but it gets rid of hairs a lot quicker. I recommend taking a tiny pinch of hairs at a time.


Lastly I apply a small amount of concealer to the parting that is close to my scalp colour and blend so that the colour of the lace isn't too dark. Currently, I use MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC45 since my scalp is a cooler shade than my face, however in the summer, I might need something warmer. I like to take a chunk of the concealer and store it in a small pot because it isn't a good idea to mix an oily brush into a face product, unless you are expecting a breakout. The result is a more seamless hairline and scalp.



 I have had my Kylie unit since May and it still looks fresh every time I wash and style it- people are convinced I have a whole new unit of hair! Therefore, I think this unit will last just as well, it will be interesting to see how it keeps in comparison to the Kylie because of texture and of course, the length.
I will do an update post in a few months to see how it turns out.

*
Thanks for reading, if you have any questions about the unit, feel free to ask me.
I hope you all have had a wonderful 2015 and I hope you have an even better 2016!


Happy New Year
God Bless,

2 comments

  1. Seems nice :)
    BLOG M&MFASHIONBITES : http://mmfashionbites.blogspot.gr/
    Maria V.

    ReplyDelete
  2. diffuser attached, but not before giving the hair enough time to dry on its own. When youhttp://www.vohair.com are done with drying, use silk top wigs human hair a light hold spray and you will have frizz-free hair for the rest of the day!It requires a lot of time and patience to dry all your tresses completely.silk lace wig A good decision would be to wash it the night before and let it air dry. The next morning, you will take up less time to brush or style it.2. Invest in quality tools and styling products Investing in quality tools is an essential step to manage a crop of thick and wavy tresses. This is one area where you just can t compromise!

    ReplyDelete