Please excuse the short pause between posts. I hurt my leg in ballet class, when a very limber 17-year-old assumed that I was a fellow limber 17-year-old. I'm not as flexible as I was at 17, but I'm getting there. My leg is doing better and I will be back in ballet class next week.
Let's play a game of Good news/ Bad news:
Good news - I recorded a video of my winter wash day routine! WooHoo! I was excited and nervous and I'm sure the video will show both emotions.
Bad news - My camcorder's program decided it is no longer compatible with my laptop. So I got a Mac. The learning curve is fierce, but I expect to post my first video this weekend.
Now onto the subject of this post.
I have delved into the world of lace wigs and let me tell you, it is a world of its own. I will share what I've learned with you, so we can learn together. After the untimely demise of my last wig, I needed to get a replacement wig. Instead of getting another synthetic lace front wig, I decided to invest in a human hair lace wig. This purchase is an investment because as I learned, these things don't run cheap.
A good quality, human hair, lace wig can cost anywhere from $200 to $400+. The price depends on the hair type, density, lace type, length, and construction. Here is a list of my requirements and my rationale:
- Durability - If I'm going to spend hundreds of dollars on a piece of hair, it needs to last for YEARS. Do I have high hopes? Perhaps. But I expect that with proper care, this wig will last for at least 3 winters.
- Length - I want a wig that is the same length or a bit shorter than my real hair. This way I can switch from my hair to the wig, without getting questions about whether I cut my hair.
- Texture - I love textured hair, which is why I texlax my own hair rather than relax it bone straight. Since I plan to wear the lace front as a half wig, I need my real hair to blend seamlessly with the wig.
- Maintenance - I need a wig that only requires shampoo, conditioner, and moisturizer. Anything more and I might as well be doing my own hair.
- Style - I need a wig that can be styled with heat, so I have the option and flexibility to change the hairstyle. I plan to have fun with the wig - beach waves, spiral curls, braid outs, etc.
To be continued...