Go Ask Alice—She’s Not Ten Feet Tall But She’s A Great Head of Hair!

Two weeks ago I received a wig to review from my friends at Uniwigs Lavivid Collection.  Having two Carrie wigs from LaVivid, I can attest that the wigs are incredibly well-constructed and completely on trend.

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LaVivid’s very blonde Carrie–and I feel like a bombshell when I wear her!!

The wig I received is Alice—a new…. LOB (that’s cool talk for “long bob”) Now—me, being the queen of bobs also has a soft spot in my heart these longer-length bobs.  The length is a perfect choice for those who don’t want to go into the “too long” area with hair but don’t want something too short either.

This is Alice right out of the box after I snipped the lace off.  How impatient was I to try her?  Well, for starters, my nightie is inside out and I was just about to take my makeup off for the day!  She’s an adorable long bob!

Longer bobs are flattering to every face shape and they are a welcome change for the cooler weather.

Excuse the lighting please but it rained all day.  I have a very square jaw and with the strands pulled slightly forward on my face, Alice is incredibly flattering to the angular face shape!

As soon as I arrived home from work, I could not wait to get her out of the box and on my head.

In the box you can see how beautifully blended the colors are!  Notice she’s in a hairnet. I NEVER get rid of the hairnets that my wigs arrive in.  After every use, I put the wig back into the net. It helps retain the shape if I’m not going to wear it the next day!

The only manipulation that needed to be done was to trim the lace front.  I’m a fan of LaVivid’s lace fronts because it isn’t the soft silk type lace—this means it won’t roll back during the day!  Very important!

Here’s a photo of Alice in the shade Almond Frost.  I copied this from the LaVivid site so you could see the lace before it’s cut off! There isn’t a lot to cut either!

I also added a touch of powder to the front of the partial mono-top parting space because I like a slightly wider part.  Other than that, Alice was good to go in my wonderland!

No tweezing needed!!!  The parting space is fine–I just happen to like to add a bit of powder! But check out that hairline!

Now here’s the thing—I’m a huge fan of Permatease. It gives wigs a lift and adds volume.  It’s a layer of shorter strands of hair under the outer layer of hair.  I love this because big hair is my happy hair.  I was born in Queens, NY—a Borough of NYC and grew up on Long Island.  Both big-hair habitats.  It’s hard for some people to understand the love of huge, big, enormous hair.

Momma’s got some Permatease and seriously big hair here.  But not everyone wants hair this big.  I get that!!!

And many women who wear wigs do not like this quality in a wig.  For a number of wig wearers, it is a deal breaker.

So.  If you are of the group of women who prefer a wig without Permatease, boy, is Alice the hair for you!

No Permatease please!  But Alice doesn’t need it to look great!

She lies flat on the head without any lift.  But wait!  I thought this would be a huge issue for me and it turns out that it really isn’t.    She’s just fine the way she is!

Density.   Density is another quality I love in a wig.  My bio hair, when I had all of it was incredibly thick and dense.  Even now with my bald spots, the hair that remains is ridiculously thick and dense.  So, you can probably imagine my concern when I took a better look at Alice.

My big concern was that Alice would be sparse because she isn’t as dense as many of my other wigs.  I really gave this girl the once-over, the twice-over and the thrice-over.  She passed on all points!

She isn’t the densest wig I’ve ever worn.  However, she’s so well-constructed that she doesn’t need all that density.  My big concern was that, because she’s not ridiculously dense, the wefting would show.  Well—it doesn’t.  I wore her to work and asked co-workers if they could the wefting and nobody was able to. I had my husband take photos of the wig from the back so you could see that it’s true.  You absolutely cannot see any wefting at all. This is a solid wig.  The synthetic fibers are very close together so you can move freely without the fear of any tell-tale signs.

A view from behind.  You can’t see any wefting at all…

No thinning spots on this baby!!  She is tightly wound–in the best possible way!

The cap construction is super-comfortable.  A bit of stretch makes the cap large-head friendly.

The cap has some stretch making it larger-head friendly and the wefting is nice and close together.  It is well-constructed!

There are adjustable bands in the back and the ear tabs are larger, bendable, fabric-covered and comfortable. The wig also comes with two small combs that you can sew into the sides for more security, but honestly, the wig cap is such a great fit that you don’t need any extra help!

The two sew-in comes are in the little plastic bag in the middle.  LaVivid also sends woven wig caps!

Adjustable straps in the back for a better fit…

The soft ear tabs offer comfort and ease–especially for women who wear glasses!!!

The mono part is excellent.  The parting space is a good amount.  The only reason I used powder is that I like a very defined and exact part.  It’s a personal choice.

To the left is the monoparting space and next to that is the lace-reinforced top.  This is a very well-constructed head o’ hair!

The color.  Chocolate Caramel.  A medium to darker brown base with golden, caramel and blonde highlights throughout.  LaVivid got this right!  The colors are so well-blended, nothing chunky or uneven. The highlighted strands look as though you spent a fortune at the salon to get that perfect sun-kissed look.

That color though!!!  


The wig is lustrous without being shiny and silky without looking like doll hair.  Overall, Alice is a wonderland of hair!

There’s also good movement with this wig as well!

If you are looking or searching for a wig without Permatease that is on trend, modern, a great length and a beautiful color, I think you will love Alice!!! And remember–ladies of a certain age!  You can pull this off just as well as your younger peers!  Don’t let age get in the way of a longer-length wig.  You’ll look fabulous!!!

LOL–I thought my camera was broken because the photo is so fuzzy.  I had the phone in the kitchen and got butter on it!  Sorry about that!  But seriously–give Alice a try if you are looking for a wig with no Permatease!

About Catherine

Far from perfect, but enjoying life as a non-perfect and flawed individual at 60 years young. I'm still wondering what I'll be when I grow up! The characters in my life's screenplay include my better half. He is a refined Frenchman who grew up in Paris and summered in St. Tropez. I grew up in Long Island and summered in Long Island. I am not refined. My three grown children are also a big part of my life. For their sake, they happily live where their careers have taken them! But I can still mother them from a distance! I write about the mundane. I write about deeply shallow issues. But whatever I write or muse about--it'll always be a bit on the humorous and positive side! It's all good!
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13 Responses to Go Ask Alice—She’s Not Ten Feet Tall But She’s A Great Head of Hair!

  1. Nancy says:

    Sounds like fun to try one! They all look good on you!

  2. I love the wig and the lack of permatease does make it look very natural! You wear all wigs so well!

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  4. Susan Marinelli says:

    It’s gorgeous! Looks very natural.
    I don’t mean to be stupid, but I am a wig neophyte. What exactly does the powder do, what kind of powder, and where do you put it? Could it work on my natural hair?
    Have a great week.

  5. Juliet says:

    I love all your wigs, but Alice is very chic! I have a question – how do you decide what wigs to wear or take with you when you travel? Do you have Paris-inspired wigs or wigs for the south of France and what is it that makes the associations??

    • Juliet says:

      and do you have any travelling with wigs tips to share – how to pack and look after them etc. Just in case I ever need to point anyone with hair loss towards your blog as you have so much info already 🙂

      • Catherine says:

        Hi Juliet!! For travel, I slide whatever wigs I’m taking into those gallon-sized zip lock bags and keep them in my carryon. My hair stays close to me! On short weekend-trips I try to just go with one wig. Jamison is really my travel-go-to because the bobbed length is perfect. But now that I have the layered beauty Finn, I’ll be using that one next weekend in Cincinnati. The husband has requested I wear darker hair to Paris in November I’m down with that. I’ll most likely bring two wigs since we’re going for only four days. One wig for day and another for “going out”–I will tell you it’s so much easier than fussing with bio hair!!! XOXOXOXOXO

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  7. emjayandthem says:

    I have to say, this one is my all time favorite on you — you are a very petite and pretty lady already but this one is so Chic — it makes you look like you lost lbs (which you don’t need to do) Hands down, winner winner chicken dinner! And the chocolate caramel – ooh la la — sexy!!

    I have so much fun reading your posts & updates 🙂

    Cheers! MJ

    • Catherine says:

      Thanks MJ. It’s so funny because I love a long bob but I’m still a bit “on the fence” over the lack of density. I swear, once a big hair lover………………………… XOXOXOXOXO

      • emjayandthem says:

        I hear ya! I think you look gorgeous in all of them but that sleek carmelly brunette really pops on you . Wear it for your Frenchman and pack the bigger one for good measure 🙂 xoxo MJ

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