Sunday, 26 January 2014

A New Lease Of Life For My Old eBay Lace Front Unit

 "Some of you may recall that just over two years ago, I went on my first lace wig purchasing spree! In November 2011 I purchased two units from sellers on eBay, one of which was a full lace yaki textured unit and the other was a silky textured lace front unit. It seems I like buying my wigs in pairs juging by my recent purchases from RPG Show and OWigs!"

Anyway, I wore the heck out of my full lace yaki unit but barely wore the lace front silky unit. In the two years I had her I probably worn the unit like 10 times in total!

On once of these occasions I was wearing the unit for date night but I ended up taking the unit off in the back of a taxi and pulling my own hair into a high bun, shoving that wig into my oversized clutch bag! Yep, I did that and all in front of my partner – no judgement! I just didn’t feel comfortable wearing that lace front.

From the outset, in my mind there were a few issues with the unit:

1. I thought the hair was too silky and didn’t look like it could be ‘My Hair’.
2. The cap was a bit too big and the front didn’t lay flat against the front of my head.
3. The hair on the unit behind the lace front is attached to wefts which are stitched to the flesh-toned wig cap. A small gust of wind could be the cause of huge embarrassment!

Now fast forward about 6 months and it so happens I have gained a new love for this unit.


Wash Day Diary @ 26 Weeks Post: 21.01.14

"I realise that it has been quite some time since my last wash day post!  I seem to be settling nicely into my new 2-3 week schedule."

Normally, when I'm not protective styling I would carry out my wash days between the 7 to 10 days mark.  However, due to protective styling with wigs I've realised that it isn’t necessary for me to carry out my wash days so often.  To be honest, I really don’t know how I used to find the time to do this ‘ish every single week!!  Ain’t nobody got time for dat these days!  Well, definitely not this somebody that's for sure!
This was the first wash day in about the past three where I have switched up my choice of pre-poo oil and deep conditioner and I must say I was a little hesitant to do so seeing as I like the results I obtained during previous wash days.  Nevertheless, I had no choice seeing as I’d run out of ORS Hair Mayonnaise!  I also wanted to try a lighter oil than sunflower oil as it can be difficult to rinse out of my twisted strands.
These are the steps I followed:

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Long Crochet Braids

Crochet Braids
Long Crochet Braids - Aftress Deep Twist
Crochet Braids Long

New year and a new hair style, Crochet Braids!! Towards the end of last year I'd had enough of my hair having recently started my hair journey and desperately wanted a change.


Sunday, 5 January 2014

Wig Review: Introducing - OWigs PS010-S

"I have wanted to get my hands on a full lace glue-less unit for about 2 years.  So, this year I was ready for Black Friday when it rolled around!!"

After watching this video by Buttaripple countless times, and contacting the wonderfully helpful Ebony over at Longing4Length, I jumped on the discount code like a tramp on chips in order to snap up my first glue-less full lace unit from OWigs!

I have a feeling this is going to be a rather lengthy review because I really want to show you all the steps I went through to make this unit my own.  At the moment I don't post YouTube videos so I want to provide as much information on this unit as I can.

So, make yourself nice and comfy – or just skip to the pictures if you don’t want to read about me going on and on about a wig!


Friday, 3 January 2014

Wash Day Diary: @ 24 Weeks Post - 01.01.14

"What better way to start off the New Year than with a wash day!"

I wish I could wholeheartedly agree with that statement however, what with running out of my therapeutic Dermax shampoo, Superdrug having to order it in then not phoning me to tell me when to collect and also generally not having time to do my hair, I wish I had been able to get around to doing it sooner than the last day of my annual leave before returning to work!

These are the steps I followed:


Thursday, 2 January 2014

Hiding My Hair – It’s A Long Ting!

 “I started off this now ‘long-term protective styling’ journey accidentally in summer 2013 however, it seems to be morphing into a full on ‘Hide Your Hair Challenge’!” 

When I say ‘challenge’ I use the term very loosely because I’m not finding this to be a challenge at all. It just makes my hair-life so much easier right now.

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