I went to see hair stylist/cutter extraordinaire Adam today. My hairs were in dire need of serious trimming.
Adam is always happy to see me. I think. Now he has two heads of my hair to cut!!
Yeah. You read that correctly. I did write my hairs.
Adam not only cut my real hair, but he also cut my newest wig.
My newest cap of fake hair. The Seville by Noriko. It’s nice hair but the bangs are just too long!
I’ll get to the point. The hair loss is getting so that I’m done worrying about it. My new solution is to just wear my real hair when it is spanking clean and the roots are colored and I have plenty of Toppik on hand. All other days, I’ll either wear a topper, my extensions or a wig.
I’m also getting tired of doing the LadyTrumpCombover. Besides. My politics don’t blend well with he of the comb over.
Anyway, it seems that I’m spending more and more time “fixing” my real hair. Besides–I’m lazy. And in the morning when I have to get ready for work, I don’t want to take forever to look human. Plopping a wig or topper on just makes my beauty routine a lot easier.
But before I go on, I have to say that I’m really disappointed in the hair color I purchased that was on sale at Sally Beauty Supply. I strayed from my usual Age Beautiful color and took a chance on The Wella Color Charm that was advertised on a BOGO. Ugh. This stuff is garbage. The gray/white started inching out a week after I colored it. My hair looks skunky now. I’ll go back to the Age Beautiful. It lasts a lot longer.
Photo from Zabiva.com. I made the purchase at Sally but this just did not work for me at all…
So I ordered this wig. The “Seville” by Noriko.
Surprisingly, this wig, Seville, looks better IRL because it isn’t as shiny!
I got a great price online at Ace Wigs. After I made the purchase I read that Ace can be kind of “iffy” with orders. I’m sure I started to stress eat after reading that. I had no issues. My wig arrived quicker than I ever expected and it was in great shape. I’ll be reordering with Ace. Since this particular wig was on sale, and there was only one in my color, I was a bit nervous about what it would look like. But as soon as I put it on, I was incredibly happy!
My wig came packaged very nicely and securely in this box.
The only “issue” was the length of the bangs. They were way too long!
My real hair also needed some love. Summer is awful on hair. The heat. Humidity. The sea. The chlorine. It wreaks havoc. And since I didn’t think I would need to have my roots done when I originally colored my hair, Adam didn’t have time to fit a color in.
No biggie. I’ll just look like a skunkfor another week or so!
My skunky roots. I’m so annoyed with the Wella hair color! Perhaps my white roots are just too stubborn for this brand’s color!
And when I arrived to see Adam this morning he was quite impressed at how nicely the Seville wig looked. He definitely agreed that the bangs were way too long and a few snips later, my Seville was perfect!
Adam, deciding if more bang needs to be trimmed…
Perfect! Oh..my fang is sticking out. See to the right? I have a fang that sticks out when I smile. I refuse to have it filed down because it is a part of me! I love my fang! Watch out I don’t bite you!
Then it was on to wash and cut my real hair. He took off a bit more than usual—and that’s fine with me because my hair feels so much better now. He also didn’t think I lost a ton more hair. He said he could notice a bit more loss on the top of my head but with the Toppik sprinkled in—all the baldness was covered!
Another great cut by Adam. He cut off a bit more at the ends but I’m happy he did. BTW, Bonaparte was driving..and I’m becoming increasingly annoyed at my laziness for not wearing a razor-back bra–but I was in a rush.
I left a happy camper. I’m telling you. If you live anywhere on the Main Line of Philly or in the ‘burbs, check out Bleu Mousse Salon in Wayne. I love that salon. Doug, the owner, and Adam are the greatest! I would travel hours to get my hair done there!
And speaking of more fake hair, yesterday after work I stopped at the Hair Outlet in Norristown. I’ve been checking out African American wigs online because the price point is incredibly good. And if I want to “experiment” with fake hair, I think a better price is more of an advantage. This store sells mostly African American wigs, but the brand I was looking for, Bobbi Boss, wasn’t stocked.
Instead I purchased Vivica Fox’s “Shiny” wig (Ugh. What a weird name for a wig—it sounds so….just so fake!). It was $19.99.
This is also a Yaki textured wig. Just what IS Yaki texture? It’s this: Yaki texture is process to your wig that adds a micro kink to the hair strands to mimic Africa-American relaxed hair. The texture fits my natural hair quite well because I have incredibly coarse and porous hair!
I couldn’t resist. It’s a nice angled bob.
I LOVE this style bob. I love the deep side part and it really looks decent…
I took a few strands of my natural hair out of the front to blend in with this wig and it blended really well….
Here’s a side view. It is so full and reminds me of the way I used to wear my natural hair before the fallout!
When I had a ton of hair, I LOVED wearing my hair bobbed. Then my hair left me and a bob was just not working anymore! Now, thanks to this wig, I can wear an angled bob again! And I don’t have to worry about my bob frizzing in the humidity!
Definitely worth the $19.99 pricetag. I should get an auburn one–for old times sake. Yes. I went through a few years of being a redhead and I loved it!
Two new styles. They will surely keep my head warm when the cool weather arrives. Look in the background. Chippy is bored out of his mind!
Seriously. If you are thinking about wearing a wig, whether due to hair loss from an unknown source or as a result from menopause or illness—or even if you just want to change up your look, do it! I’ll also add that as we age our hair isn’t as lush as it was in our younger days–nothin’ that some fake hair won’t take care of!!
One of my blogging friends, Cynthia, has great wig reviews on her blog, “mareymercy“. She gave Seville a great review a while back: mareymercy Seville Review. If you are thinking of going wiggy, might I suggest a look at her reviews? They are detailed and she takes the freakin’ best photos around!!
Ahh..it is almost time to feed Chippy. I think he’s a bit pissed off at me because I’m a day late to National Dog Day. I need to go buy him a toy or something to make him a bit less pissed at me.
Look at that face. He is so upset that I forgot about National Dog Day. WAIT!!! He spent yesterday at Doggie Day Camp with his buddies. I’ll tell him that’s why we sent him there–as a present for Dog Day!
It’s also almost time to start prep work for dinner this evening. Bonaparte is being very supportive of my Weight Watchers journey. He is carefully measuring out my crème de cassis and champagne and not allowing me to have bread. I am wise to his support. The less I have = more for him!
I’ll report more tomorrow!
Who says you can’t change up your look when you are over 60? One day. Three looks!
We were listening to some songs by Dalida, a singer who was incredibly popular in France, while running errands before. One of my personal faves is “Salma ya Salama”. It’s got a nice Arabic vibe to it! Have a listen!