Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wigs...revisited and confusing.

Another wig adventure in NYC! I went to Wigs and Plus and tried 3 more wigs on. I wanted to really see myself as a redhead...then I just had fun.

Uh oh.
Remember how I've always wanted to be a redhead? Brown eyes and black eyebrows may thwart that goal.
On the mannequin that was a lovely red. The curls were a bit aged but the color was rich and natural looking. On my looked like a bad dye job. Like a bad half-ass bleach job. Ugh. Dream killer. BUT it was a half/ three quarters wig and IT FIT! Suuuuuper small head over here.

I found a particularly huge and curly brown wig and had to put it on. The color was nice - the highlights were a bit obvious for my taste but the curls at the body - Yes! unfortunately the front of the wig was AWFUL. The associate told me that I should scoot it back so you can see my natural hair line and then spray/gel my little front hairs up against the horrible front of the wig. Um...that didn't really work. But we all know I'm a brunette at least. It's a good thing I got my natural hair color because it's the only one I can pull off.

Then this happened: This wig has alternating dark brown and red strands.  It had lace at the side part (you cut it to your natural hairline) but the lovely thing was that if I pushed the lace pack you could see my side hairline which lays flat and looked perfectly natural.

Something about this wig in person (and the $80 price tag) made me put it back. But I definitely like the super side part! (My mother hates it. What's her deal?)

Now, you remember this wig, right?
I got the quote for the custom sized version for me: $160. I knew it wouldn't be cheap but....I mean. It's bad-ass, right? I think the brown one will be more with the lace front. Oi! But now I don't really want the red one so it's not as much for what I want....What do you think?

Also since you sat through all that hemming and with (faux) FUR!!!!

 I'm thinking I can make the last hat in all cream fur and more upscale and use it in the winter as a big scarf-hood. DIY time!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Monthly Review #2

It's that time of the month again! I mean... ugh. It's been two months since I shaved my head. Here are my selfies in chronological order so you can watch it grow! Sometimes I take selfies right after I smear off my mascara or after a shower or right before bed. Also I don't have any selfies of the first week of this month (see last month's post for why). Be on the lookout for cowlicks, puffiness, and spiking.


So this month I outgrew that original spot completely. I also started to have problems with my preferred shower schedule. I like to shower at night - make myself clean before bed. It keeps my sheets fresher and it makes me feel better - like I'm not sleeping in my own filth. Also for my long hair sleeping on it wet made it gorgeous with no work. This is not the best cadence for my current hair. Why? Because sleeping on one side or the other means the top of the hair gets pushed up and the bottom gets pushed down and the middle couple of hairs stick out cartoon style. It's not suave. Next month I'll try to style it?
Barney Rubble

I'm worried I may get a mullet soon? like the back's bottom being as long as the top will look weird? Ahhhh growth vs style.

Okay on the subject of styling. I have an inkling that a cut is going to be in my near future. Have you seen the hair above my ear? I'm a little nervous - I don't want my hair to be shortened in certain places - but I also like certain styles that require shaved sides....oi the growing out will always be fun. I'll post all those hairstyles and more deliberation on that front soon.
On the subject of showers: my hair looks much better a few days without a shower. I'll either have to shower less or start using product. Ugh - future morning time spent on hair!

Here's an interesting thing I've noticed: different parts of my hair feel different. The top is not velvety or silky or smooth - it's like a beaver: THICK. The hairline around the sides and bottom is silky. the middle of the sides and back is kind in between. I think as it becomes longer the silky feel will come back.
Sometimes I still think of myself as having long hair. My resting image of myself has big long full hair. So I am constantly having moments of realization that I don't look like that. Very strange and kind of disenchanting.

If you have any style ideas - I'm all ears!