Friday, April 18, 2014

My Current Protective Style

At three weeks post I installed a new wig that I made on a sports dome cap. I am currently 5 weeks post and I have been officially loving this style. For the past six months I have been using wigs to help retain length and keep my hands out of my hair.

My wig regimen consists of...
  • Weekly washdays
  • Hair kept in braids 4-8
  • Little to no leave out (closure)
  • Moisturize and Seal braids every other day
  • Co-wash wig every 3-4 days (curly hair) 
  • Spray hair daily with conditioner & water, followed by Shea Moisture's Curl & Style Milk, and ending with a serum of my choice
two colors I used 14 & 17
I purchased my hair on Aliexpress by a vendor called Luvin Hair Co. The texture is Brazilian Curly in lengths (18, 20, 22, with 14 closure) but the bundles were not true to length. I ended up trimming the 22 because I received two bundles of 18, but so far that is my biggest complaint.

When I received my hair I went ahead and bleached the knots on my lace closure. I sewed the closure to the cap first, then sewed all 3 bundles of hair on the cap. Surprisingly, I used a majority of the hair with only a small amount of "22" left. After constructing the wig, I mixed to blondes together to create highlights and dimension in the hair. I left the color on for about 15 minutes before washing it out and deep conditioning it.

I am able to take the wig off everyday to cut down on tangles and matting. The hair does shed a little, but I did not seal my wefts so that is my fault. After two weeks I still really love the hair and would buy again. I will do another update on the hair in about two weeks.


  1. Very cute!!, I've been wigging it too,I love the fact I can get to my hair with ease. Look forward to your update in 2 weeks!

    1. Thanks Special K! Wigging is a life saver on my hair journey.

  2. I love EVERYTHINNGGG about this look on you chica!!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

    1. Thank you KLP, I'm getting a lot better at making wigs

  3. Aaahh! This is so cute! How long did it take you to make it?

    1. Thanks Andrea! It probably took about 2.5 hours to actually construct the wig not counting the time it took to bleach my knots on my closure and add the highlights to the wig.

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    1. Thanks a lot... Lots of strangers have asked if it's my real hair, depending on how I'm feeling sometimes I lie and say it is lol


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