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Protective Styling

I’ve decided to start protective styling since its getting cold. I’m more into styles that I can do myself, and still take down as often as I want. Two styles I’d like to give a try are going to be two strand twists and wigs. I installed two strand twists on my hair on Friday, after washing it Thursday.

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At first I didn’t like them because they’re so thin, but now I don’t mind. For one, seeing that thin relaxed hair is just giving me more encouragement to continue my transition. I can’t wait for my twists to be nice and thick when I’m natural. Plus, the only way for them to look thicker would have been to add hair, and I don’t really like extensions. I like to be able to get to and feel my real hair. I won’t mind taking these down in two weeks, but it would probably feel like a waste with extensions. So, I’m just going to flexi rod the ends, and put the twists in some nice updos. It’ll help me keep my hands out of my hair, and I won’t have to comb and brush it as much. 

Again, since I don’t like extensions, I’ve decided against weave. But, i really want to try a wig. I can take it off at night to let my hair breathe, and still wash my hair weekly if I want. I’m thinking of a straight bob style wig. I’m not trying to go all out and experiment with colors or long hair. I figure a simple one that just looks like a trimmed my real hair would look nice, and not draw too much attention. I really like this one from aliexpress: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/hot-best-quality-cheap-price-12-1b-remy-indian-virgin-precut-bob-lace-front-glueless-wig/891999362.html . So i may order it soon (after a trip to the bss to check the quality of their wigs).

Can’t wait to go on youtube and check out some more protective styles. Thanks for reading! 🙂

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Any Lace Wig Experts Out There?

I want a nice protective style for the winter, and it seems like lace wigs may be the winner. I don’t really like braids so that’s out. And I hate the thought of not being able to get  to my hair and scalp when I want, so weave is out too. I figured a lace wig would be a nice middle ground. I can take it off every night to let my hair breath, and take care of it how I want (washing, moisturizing, etc.) whenever I want

My only problem is I really know nothing about them. I mean, I’ve learned a little from Google and YouTube, but I don’t know if that can stand up to the real thing. I see all these “experts” apply their wigs, and make it look like it’s growing out of their head. I’m afraid I’ll get hyped up thinking I’m going to look great like them, and then end up looking like an old lady wearing a wig.

I’ve already seen two wigs that I like online, for decent prices (well, decent for human hair lace wigs anyway). So right now, I’m just at the point where I’m wondering if this will be a good investment. I don’t want to waste that type of money just to find out that lace wigs don’t work for me. I’m hoping some lace front wearers are reading this because I have a few questions.

1. Has anyone ever bought a lace wig from aliexpress? I know it’s cheaper there, but cheaper doesn’t always equal good. The reviews on the hair I like seem decent, so is it a good idea to get a wig from that site?

2. How do I make the wig look less….wig-y? It doesn’t have to look like my natural hair, but I at least want it to look like a good weave. I would hate to walk around with an obvious wig.

3. How do you cut and style it without messing it up?

4. Any other tips to a first timer? Any wisdom or advice is greatly appreciated.

It won’t get cold here for another month or two, so I have a little time to make my decision. Any help would be greatly appreciated!