I Brought My First Wig and Here’s My Review

In high school, my hairstyles never changed. I wore a weave; and it was always the same length and either the same hairstyle: braided, straight, or curly, with a part to the side or to the middle. 

My senior year was the first time I wore short weaves and experimented with colors. I went from pink to red hair because I was really going through it.

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When I came into college, I kept the same energy: weaves and braids at all times. Then I had an epiphany: I have natural hair so why not wear it. 

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I wore my natural buns and puffs in-between hairstyles and embraced my natural beauty until I got completely sick of it this year and tried to switch it up. For the first time in my life, I considered a wig. 

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When I thought about what type of wig I wanted, I just knew I wanted it to be special. I didn’t care if it was curly or straight, I just wanted to make sure that I looked good. So finally, I took a leap of faith and brought my first wig, and when I say it’s been heaven-sent in addition to hell on earth, I am not kidding. 

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The Pros

Wearing a wig gave me the opportunity to give my hair a break. All I have to literally do is put my wig on in the morning and I’m set. Another pro to having a wig is that I got a lot of compliments. Everyone kept asking me was it my real hair or a weave. Every time I expressed it was a wig, people complimented me and said it was a good choice.

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The Cons

The shedding is TERRIBLE. Literally every time I brush my wig, hair just falls on the brush. I’m guessing because the wig is synthetic, it’s supposed to shed the more it’s worn, but the fact that I lose a chunk of hair every time I brush it, I get irritated. Another con is how hot my scalp gets when it’s hot outside. It was 93 degrees outside last week and I could not wait to take my damn wig off. 

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The Final Reaction

Honestly, I do not regret my decision. I believe I made the best $35 investment in a while. However, I don’t think I will purchase another synthetic wig because they do not last. A better quality wig with human hair should suffice for a while and I won’t have to worry about looking like a mop bucket.

I don’t know where the next stop will be on my hair journey. I just know that for me, this has been the most revolutionary move I’ve made.