I received the Carrie lace front synthetic wig in Butter Scotch for review! It came packaged nicely and I like that it came with the two combs that can be sewed in if necessary, two wig caps and a care instructions tag.
The wig itself is surprisingly realistic! It’s super soft and looks and feels like real hair! It smells nice too! Like a straight from the salon shampoo smell, not plastic or weird like some other wigs I’ve come across, so that’s nice! I raked my fingers through it over and over and there was no shedding at all! I then took a brush to it and still no shedding! That’s definitely a first for me!
The hairline is relatively realistic and doesn’t need much plucking. I love that this wig has a side part and goes all the way back to the crown! It is a little dense so a little plucking is necessary. But the density is actually a good thing because it covers the wefts! I was afraid the you might be able to see them but after inspecting the entire wig, they are completely unnoticeable! That’s always important.
The hair length is really nice and I love the face-framing layers. They really add to the overall realisticness of this wig! There is a bit of shine to the fibers as always when it comes to synthetic wigs but it’s nothing a good dry shampoo can’t fix! I used it on the roots and closer to the head only because the shine actually makes the ends look more like real, healthy hair! Speaking of roots; This is a personal preference, but I would love to see a shadow root on this wig! I think they look amazing with lighter colored hair and a good shadow root is universally flattering and always adds even more realness over all!
Cutting the lace was easy and putting it on was even easier! I didn’t need to use any glue, as the lace stayed down and didn’t budge. It was breathable and flowed very naturally when I moved. It also didn’t tangle, which could be in part of it being the perfect length or because of how soft the fibers are! Overall I am very happy with this wig and it’s quality! I would definitely recommend!
Amy Johnson, AKA @amyonwigs on Instagram, runs a group called Wig Wisdom on Facebook with her close friend @crazywiglady. They focus on educating and supporting women who are experiencing hair loss. You can also find Amy’s YouTube channel at: www.youtube.com/amyonwigs, which is also full of helpful videos for new and experienced wearers of alternative hair.
As I hung up the phone, a wave of dread overtook the perfect joy I had just experienced. My oldest son had called to let me know that he planned to ask his girlfriend, his soulmate, to marry him. All mothers pray for this moment-that their children will meet the right person to share their life with. And, I was beyond thrilled about this news. Visions of a perfect wedding flashed through my mind. Suddenly, they stopped abruptly on my head-my hair, actually. I couldn’t see the beauty of the bride and groom. I only envisioned the wedding photos and how I would ruin them with my messed-up hair. That was the way I saw myself-a balding photobomber who ruined every photo, every video. This moment that should have been celebrated turned into panic.
Over two decades ago, about 18 months after the birth of my second son, I began dealing with permanent hair loss. Most women experience hair shedding after they deliver a baby due to changes in their hormonal chemistry, but that gradually reverses itself and they regain any lost hair. It’s not permanent. However, that wasn’t the case for me. My hair just didn’t stop shedding, and what came out never returned. So, I went to see my OB/GYN and she referred me to a connective tissue specialist for an appraisal of my condition. The doctor took a scalp biopsy and told me that I had Androgenic Alopecia-a genetic or pattern baldness experienced by both men and women. It is inherited from one or both parents and can be triggered by hormones at any time after puberty. Hair is lost at the front, top, and the crown of the scalp. The hair loss can vary from thinning to complete baldness. It is estimated that around 50% of women over the age of 65 experience female-pattern baldness.
Now knowing that I had Androgenic Alopecia, I had to slowly come to grips with the fact that most of the hair I lost wouldn’t be coming back. I stopped coloring my hair because I could see that the chemicals in the hair dye caused me additional issues-weakening the hand strands and creating more fallout. Having a fully gray head at that age left me looking older than I was and older than my friends. But, I just didn’t see any other alternative. I struggled to style my progressively thinning hair, pulling it back in a sparse ponytail for many years and wearing fabric headbands to hide my thinning hairline. Yet every day, I knew it was getting worse, and I wouldn’t be able to camouflage it any longer.
As it turned out, the engagement announcement was the moment that led me to search for a resolution to my problem. Hitting YouTube hard, I watched dozens of videos about hair loss, which led me to wigs and wig review videos. Seeing that wigs were NOT the sweaty, molded-cap designs they were in years past, I started to entertain the idea of purchasing one. Certainly, I would have to do it quickly if I was going to find a wig and get used to wearing one before my son’s wedding. I purchased my first wig. I immediately fell in love with her, and she was in a price range that seemed reasonable for a first wig. The day she arrived, I was SO nervous! What if I looked terrible in a wig? I would have to attend the wedding and find places to hide to avoid the photographer. I know that sounds so vain, but women count on their hair to create their look. Without it, you have to redefine your identity. It’s not easy to do without your hair!
Wearing a wig to my son’s wedding gave me courage and built back up the self-esteem I had lost so many years ago. I got many compliments on my “hair,” and when the wedding festivities were over, I was ready to add to my alternative hair collection.
That’s when I discovered UniWigs, specifically the LaVivid Collection. I began wearing LIZ, a short bob with silky Kanekalon fibers. Her color, Java Shimmered, was simply gorgeous! It looked like I had just walked out of the salon with a new haircut, color, and highlights! I also own Natalie in the color Shadow Chestnut, and I adore her too!
It is amazing to me how something as easy as wearing a wig can boost a person’s self-confidence so greatly. I only wish I had known how incredible this was going to feel years ago, not having to suffer so long.
I purchased this Carrie Wig to attend my best friend’s wedding ceremony. And I think I may accidentally steal the thunder from the bride. LOL becaused I ve got lots of compliments for my beautiful hair on that day. I chose the 01R Almond Frost, a Rooted Blond color, which matches my skin tone very well.And if you are caucasion girl, get the 01R – Almond Frost Color, Believe me !!!
This Carrie Wig fits me perfectly. I really love its hair density: not too thick, not too little, just the right amount of hair for me. When I took it out of the box, I am kind of worried about the shine. But in fact when I go out with my friends wearing this Carrie Wig, no one can tell I am wearing a wig.
Each week, UniWigs has new arrivals. For this week, it’s excited to have this LaVivid long layered wig. Let’s take a close look at this color and waves commonly used on wigs. Owning a long waves hair has ever been one of our dreams. No matter you have or not, you have the alternative now.
The color name is creamy ice, does it give you a cool feeling? That’s why some people change to wear a light blonde color in hot season.
The material is Kanikalon material which is better than normal synthetic fiber. It’s much more natural and silky. The most attractive is each softly sculpted wave that creates the full, flowing silhouette.
If you consider the hot weather, the lace front base is the best choose. When you put “flutter hair” and “charming”, you get the wig to life.