Last month, I received a wig to review. The wig, Carrie, from Uniwigs LaVivid Collection, was a pleasure to both review and wear.
I think Carrie spent more time OUT of the box than IN the box over the past month!
But—just how did Carrie wear over the course of a month?
A month ago. Brand spanking new!
Seriously. Those who are not familiar with wigs may thing I’m a bit odd to broach this subject. Those who do wear wigs will know what I’m talking about.
Wigs—just like anything else, will show signs of wear. A low to mediocre quality wig will show signs, such as extreme tangling and shedding; and will show those very quickly. A higher-quality wig will wear very well.
Um.. I would NOT use a wig as a blotting device. Rice paper is a better option!
Since the majority of wigs that I wear are synthetic, the maintenance is lower. That just means I don’t have to wash them as often as I would my bio hair. However, there’s more than just washing a wig that makes it low-maintenance.
Does the wig shed? When the lace is cut off the front of a wig, there’s bound to be shedding—especially when you cut very close to the hairline. When a dense part is tweezed to widen the parting space, shedding will also occur. But this shedding is minimal.
Sign of a quality wig. Minimal tweezing at the part and NO SHEDDING!!!
It’s the constant shedding and tangling that occurs that turns an otherwise nice-looking wig into a wig that you could be sorry you purchased.
I’ve learned over time that not all wigs are created equal. I’ve had both high-end and low-end wigs that looked a bit like these after a few wearings.
Tangles are another issue. Granted—any wig with a length longer than your collarbone will tangle with wear—especially when you are wearing a sweater or any textured fabric such as wool or a blend. And with the cold weather, add a scarf to the mix and tangles are inevitable.
But a good quality wig won’t tangle as much. And when it does tangle, brushing the tangles out will be a breeze. A lesser quality wig will take forever to untangle. It will. And the tangles will be so matted that you’ll have to pull and tug causing wig hair loss.
Trust me on this. I’ve had to toss wigs in the trash that have started to look ragged and worn after two or three wears. I’ve had wigs that shed more than my bio hair has and I’ve had wigs that looked like a rat’s nest in less than a week’s time.
Yes. It is gross. I’ve tried to manipulate tangled wigs and it doesn’t work. That wig is a mess–but not surprising!
Not so with Carrie! She has been wearing incredibly well! Brushing her minimal tangles is just like brushing bio hair. Easy Peasy. No tugging or pulling.
Carrie. A month later. She accompanied me to a job interview and gave me the confidence that I needed!! I’m in love with this wig!
No shedding. At. All!!
Check out the hairline! It’s so natural and the lace has not lifted or rolled back. And there are no combs!!! This IS a spectacular unit!
It’s amazing. And as I continue to wear wigs, I’m getting an education. I’m realizing that a better-quality wig will cost more. That’s not to say that all wigs that are costlier are better quality because they aren’t. I’ve purchased some doozeys that cost and the quality was sub-par.
And those were wigs that I hadn’t researched.
Another view. I’m also loving this Brown Spice color!!
What I’m telling you is this—if you wear a wig and you want to spend more money on a unit that will wear very well without shedding or excessive tangling, please head on over to LaVivid Collection. Although Carrie is the only wig from the collection that I’ve had the extreme pleasure of wearing, I would vouch that the quality of the collection’s other wigs are just as wonderful.
I swear this wig looks better a month later! The luster is still there, I’m just so happy. So is Bonaparte!
So that’s wraps this update! We’ll see what happens with the interview!
Hope you enjoy my video update on Carrie as well!!
You look amazzzzzzing as always!
Thanks Debe. I’ m really, really happy with Carrie. I swear, if I had the funding, I would order three of her!!! XOXOXOXO!!!!
You look fantastic – this has cheered me up no end as I am about to retire to bed and try and sleep myself out of a cold/sore throat that laid me off work for a couple of days and shows no signs of leaving. I am currently nursing a small, neat gin (don’t judge me, I am a miserable croaky wreck already). Love your posts, they brighten the day – and yes Carrie looks fantastic, good luck with the job interview.
Hi Juliet! OMG. I hope you are feeling better! Dayum. what a time to be sick. Nurse that Gin baby girl Nurse that Gin!!!! XOXOXOXOXO!!!!
The colour looks great on you so natrual 😁💖
Thanks Sissy! Honestly, I never thought a lighter color would work but I love this color!!!! XOXOXOXO!!!!
When I saw your current picture wearing the Carrie wig, I also thought it looked even nicer than when you first bought it. And I love the coloring of this wig on you! Makes you look younger. 🙂
Hi Anne! You know—I feel the same way. I think the wig looks better now than when I first unboxed the unit! Thank you so much–I’m enjoying this lighter color as well!!! XOXOXOXOXO
Hi Catherine. I have told you this before. But this wig looks really fab on you and I just love this color with your skin tones. Definitely a keeper! Nice reading you as always. Have a great weekend my friend.
Thanks so much Dominique!!!! I’m digging this color too!!! XOOXOXO!!!!
CARRIE is MY FAVORITE WIG ON YOU!
GET ANOTHER Before they DISCONTINUE IT!!!!!!!!!
Elizabeth–given my track record for all things being discontinued, I would have to say, you are quite correct!!!! XOXOXOXO!!!!
Hi Cathe! Fingers crossed on the interview! You look amazing and confident!
Hi Kewl!!! Thank you so much!!!! We’ll see…..XOXOXOXO!!!!
You look fabulous Catherine!
So happy this is a wig that you love and makes it worth the value.
Great advice to the women who wear wigs and not always the real hair wigs that are more expensive.
You are right, you get what you pay for!
Yeah Carrie wig!
Hi Robin!! Thank you so much. And so true–you do get what you pay for!!! XXOXOXOXO!!!!