Full Lace Wig: Hot Season Hair

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So I wanted to stop by with the long awaited review on my full lace wig that I purchased from Aliexpress vendor, Hot Season Hair. I had to take a while to start posting more so at the request of the vendor. Now that I have all of the “right” components, I’m ready to give you guys the info on this hair. 

Specs:

Full Lace Wig 

18 inches 

1b 

Mongolian Kinky Curly 

150 density

Glueless cap 

Size small

Wig price: 279

Bundles: 99.00 (18 and 20) 

Link to hair: Hair
I had the wig colored professionally to a two toned brown/ blonde combo. 

We added 1 1/2 bundles of 18 and 20 inch Mongolian kinky Curly to the wig for fullness. 

Initial review: 

My boyfriend ordered the hair on Wednesday night in September. I received a call from the merchant , Anna, that same night. She wanted to verify my order before she fully processed it. That’s when I found out that my boyfriend had accidentally ordered the wrong type of wig. I messaged Anna and she fixed it at a discounted rate. I took 48 hours for the hair to get processed and shipped. I received the wig the following Thursday.  It arrived via DHL. It came wrapped in your standard DHL packaging but the wig it self was inside of plastic placed in a box. I appreciated that. The seller also provided a gold braclet as an added gift. 

The hair did not have the infamous corn chip smell. 

   
    

Coloring the hair:

So if your familiar with my blog and reviews, then you know that Kameshia Norris Jackson is my hair stylist. I decided to let her color my wig prior to the install. When she colored the hair the color took but not as well or as fast as any of the other hair that we’ve used in the past. The hair also shedded and tangled due to the bleach that was added to obtain the color. It also stretched the curls. Because I had ordered 150 density, it helped with keeping the wig to not look as thin. 

Install

I have the wig sewn down on one side and glued/taped on the other. I have glue on the side that I have my side cut on. 

   
 
Products used on this hair

I use a spray bottle of water/conditioner ( The Family Dollar Store Version of Hello Hydration by Herbal Essence) and  a curl spray product called Kenra. It’s holding setting is 8. This product was recommended to me by my hair stylist. To detangle the hair I use my ConAir paddle brush and/or my Modessa wide tooth comb.  I tried Pantene’s natural’s line on the hair but I did not like how it left the hair feeling.  

   
I ended up contacting Anna to let her know about how much hair was lost from the wig after coloring it and that I wanted to purchase bundles to bring fullness back to the wig. She sold me the hair at a discounted rate for my troubles.  The next few pics will show you how much of a difference was made after adding the bundles

   
   
Pros and Cons

Pros: 

Hair takes color 

Easy to blend with kinky textured hair

Has adjustable straps and combs for every day removal 

True to length 

Beautiful curls 

Will Detangle with extra effort 

Hair is full lace so that the hair can be pulled up

Cons: 

Very High maintenance 

Can not sleep in without two strand twisting the hair or pineapple to the top of head 

Sheds 

Matts 

No baby hairs

Would I recommend this hair:

So far I will say yes. Now with that being said I only say yes under these circumstances. First if you are a low maintenance, get up and go type girl like myself this wig would be the wig that you want to NOT get sewn down on your head. You would need to take advantage of the combs and adjustable straps. This hair is VERY high maintenance as most kinky curly hair is. It will shed and it does tangle at the nape area. If you don’t Detangle  the hair fast enough it will matt. I have not ran into any problems dematting  or detangling the hair. 

If you have the time to two strand twist your hair before bed and style it daily  then this hair is perfect to sew down on your head.  Overall I would recommend this hair.  If you run into any problems, Anna is always willing to help.  Their customer service is on point! 

Any questions please do not hesitate to ask. I will be back in two weeks with my final review on this hair. 

   
    
    
   
More pics to show the fullness of the hair
 

Final Review: Carina Hair Co and World’s Best Hair 

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Hey Guys! I wanted to stop by with the final review for my grey and blue ombré hair from Aliexpress vendors Carina Hair Co and World’s Best Hair. 

To see full review from beginning click Here

I wore the hair sewn in for 4 months. I had the Carina Hair Co, which I ordered in 413 blonde, ombred by my hair stylist Kameshia Norris-Jackson. I left the World’s Best Hair in its 1b color. 

One week Review
One Month
The hair’s behavior:

Carina Hair Co: 

This hair had minimal shedding. It did tangle but it did not mat at all.  It took both colors really well. It held curls from a wand and flexi rods. The only problem that I had with this hair was when I used a product from Bed Head to get the hair bone straight. It stripped the hair of a good bit of color and caused it to become stiff. I let the hair sit in conditioner and it bounced right back. 

World’s Best Hair

At the price point that I paid for this hair, this hair performed great! It also had minimal shedding with little to no tangling and no matting at all! This hair actually did not have a bad reaction to the Bed Head product. I believe it was because the Carina Hair Co was colored and the Worlds Best Hair wasn’t.  This hair looked thin but once installed, it didn’t appear as thin. I also had a vixen so that will help out with the fullness when using this hair. 

Would I recommend these companies?

Yes! I only paid 187.00 for four bundles and a closure. The maintence and upkeep on the hair isn’t a lot. I will say though it is about finding products that will work with the hair. This hair, especially the World’s Best Hair is great for the budgetnista. I will be installing the hair on a dome cap so that I can slide it on and off. 

If I missed anything, please do not hesitate to ask.  

Pictures of the hair. 

    
    
    
    
    
    
   

First Wash and Useful Products

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Hey guys! I wanted to stop by with an update on this hair that I am currently wearing from the companies Carina Hair Co and Worlds Best Hair. Links to my initial review and one week update will be linked below. 

Yesterday I went for my first wash on my hair since the install. Because I’m natural, I only let my stylist wash my sew ins. The Carina Hair Co hair returned to its wavy state after its first wash. The World’s Best Hair hair had a wave pattern but it wasn’t a prominent as before.  Both companies’ hair are still shedding minimally and I am getting no matting what so ever. The tangling is manageable. It’s nothing that a paddle brush won’t get rid of. 

The products that are used to maintain this hair are: 

Spectrum Coconut oil ( when needed) by me
Products used at the salon

Wen shampoo and conditioner 

Mini smoothing oil 

Kenra Siliking gloss 
Please do not hesitate to let me know if I missed anything. 

   
 

Carina Hair Co Hair + World’s Best Hair: 1 Week Review

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To view specs  and first  look on hair click here

Pros:

Carina Hair: 

Very soft

Still had minimal shedding 

Tangle free

Holds Curl from flexirods or heat

Still looks full
World’s Best Hair:

Easy to Detangle

Has minimal shedding 

Still looks full since install
Cons

Carina Hair: 

None so far 

Worlds Best Hair: 

Tangles

So far this hair has been wonderful. I really don’t have any complaints on the hair, yet! You guys know that I don’t have an issue with informing you all with the downside to any hair that I review. 

Did I miss anything? If so feel free to let me know. All info including links to the hair, stylist and specs can be found here

  

First Look and Initial Review: World’s Best Hair +Carina Hair Peruvian Body Wave

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Hey guys! I’m back with new hair from two different Aliexpress vendors, Carina Hair and Worlds Best Hair! Because I’m wearing both companies’ hair in the same install, I decided to review them in the same post. 

Specs: 

I purchased 4 bundles and a closure.

I only used three bundles and the closure in my two part vixen with a closure

Carina Hair: 18 inch closure and 20 inch bundle in 613 for 82.55 (together) 

Worlds Best Hair: 22,24,26  1b bundle deal 105.00

The hair is a Peruvian body wave texture

The Carina Hair has been dyed a grey and blue ombre

Total Cost: 187.00

Why did I order from two different vendors? 

I decided to go with a grey and blue ombre for the closure and top bundle. To achieve this look along with leaving my natural hair out, I needed to purchase a 613 with black roots. None of the companies I looked at offered all 1b bundles and the 613 bundles, it was either or. I came across a company called Carina Hair company. This company offered the lowest price for the 20 inch bundle and 18 inch closure. I did not see many reviews on the hair but I did come across one from a YouTube Guru by the name of rinaTHEchristina

Link to hair 

View video here

Worlds Best hair had a 50% off sale. That’s my reason from purchasing from them. I found two reviews on the hair, after I purchased. I decided with the price that I would pay for three bundles in 22, 24 and 26, why not! 
First Look: 

   
   

The Carina Hair 

   
Worlds Best Hair 
The shipping on the World’s best hair was excellent. I order from both vendors on a Tuesday. I received the hair from World’s Best Hair the following Monday via DHL. Carina Hair, well that’s a different story! I received the hair via USPS two weeks later. I was a little upset but in order to receive free shipping on the product I had to get it via EMS. Then it had to be shipped to the USPS so patience was the key! Also they included a free pair of eyelashes!  

Side note: You can contact the Vendor or select fed ex packaging for faster shipping with Carina Hair! My packaging was not like the picture on Carina Hair’s Aliexpress page but that’s no big deal to me.

Upon receiving the hair I did open the package to check for the  infamous corn chip smell. It passed for both companies! Now the closure smelled burnt. I do not know why but every closure that I’ve purchased via Aliexpress has that same smell. It goes away with a good co wash but man does it stink!  The World’s Best hair looked really thin inside the packaging and before your install. Once it’s on your dome cap or sewn in it begins to look thicker. The Carina hair looked thick in both the packaging and during the install. 

Initial Review

  
This pic is from my first day of the install. I did experience shedding from the Worlds Best Hair hair while flexi roding  before bed. I experience none from the Carina Hair hair, yet. So far no tangling or matting from either hair brands. The Carina Hair hair took the dye very well! Both of the hair straightens  very well. I will check to see if the curl pattern returned after my first wash. 

The process was completed by my hair stylist Kameshia Norris- Jackson of Lalia’s Hair Salon in Anderson, SC owned by stylist Kalisha Lindsey. 

The hair is installed as a two part vixen sew in with a closure. I only have three of the four bundles installed but please remember two facts if you decide to purchase, I have a side cut on almost 1/2 of my head and I have tiny head. I would still suggest to order four bundles total when dealing with lengths past 20 inches.

I will be back with an one week update on the hair! 

Please feel free to post any questions or concerns you may have or simply if you feel that I missed anything!  

To book Kalisha or Kameshia please visit here

To book my barber Jay Kutti please visit here

Final Review: Sophia Hair Kinky Straight Mongolian

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Hi guys! I wanted to stop by with a quick final review of the Mongolian Kinky Straight hair from aliexpress vendor, Sophia Hair.

Specs: 

14, 16,18 and 20 inches

Mongolian Kinky Straight 

Previous Reviews

First Look
Initial Review
Three Month Review
Sophia Hair
I wore the hair for four months in a two and three part sew in. My stylist on sewed in the 14,18 and 20 inches.  Let’s jump into the pros and cons! 

Pros: The hair take color well and will get bone straight. 

The Cons:

The shedding wasn’t that bad. I had minimal shedding from the longest bundles and no shedding from the 14 inch that was  bleached and dyed.  The biggest problem that I had with the hair was the tangling. My 20 inch tangled so much that I believe it ended up becoming an 18 inch.  Also the hair would not hold a curl at all and after straightening the hair it did not return to its kinky state. 

Would I recommend the hair? 

Well I will say that if you wish to purchase this hair make your longest length 18. Also if you wish to keep the hair at it’s kinky state then do not add any heat to the hair. As I stated in my previous post, I have the 16 inch bundle and I will make clip ins out of this hair. I will have a review up on that as well. At this moment I would have to say I will not repurchase hair from this company. I ended up having to trash the hair from the sew in.  

Pictures of the hair below 

                                   

Three Month Review: Mongolian Kinky Straight

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So it has been three months since I’ve had this hair in from the Ali Express Company Sophia Hair. Here’s a quick review on the hair so far.
To see my first look and initial review click the links below:
First Look
Initial Review

In the three months that I’ve worn this hair I’ve had shedding and tangling but only from the 20 and 18 inch. My 14 inch almost NEVER sheds. If you follow my blog, then you’ll know that the 14 inch bundle has been dyed and still minimal shedding. I say minimal because ALL hair sheds. I just rarely see any Grey hair anywhere. The 20 and 18 inch de tangles but with a lot of time and maintenance put into the process. The more I de tangle, the thinner the bundles become and the shorter the lengths get. Also, as mentioned in my previous review, once heat hits this hair, the hair was not returning back to it kinky state. Well it that’s still true. Even after my first wash with my stylist. That’s annoying to me because I left my hair out for a vixen sew in and I’m natural.

I can say the hair takes color well and holds flexirod curls well. I still have my 16 inch bundle and I plan to use it as clip ins. I will make a separate review for those.

Link to hair:
Sophia Hair

I’m only adding the link for you to take a look. In no way am I affiliated with this company

Please feel free to let me know if I missed anything. Do not hesitate to ask any questions. I will let you guys know if I recommend this hair in my final review.

Mongolian Kinky Straight Review!

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I know that you guys have been waiting on this, So I am finally here!!! Let’s jump right into it!

Specs:
Mongolian Virgin Kinky Straight Hair
Sophia Hair
14,16,18,20
159.00 for four bundles
(Not sure if they are still running this special)

Order and Delivery

I ordered the hair on a Saturday and received it the following Wednesday. The timing of delivery was fast. I received the hair via Fed Ex. The packaging wasn’t extraordinary. In fact, there was no invoice nor typical thank you note. I was a little hurt, lolx. The picture below will show how the company decided to package their product.

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Now I will admit, the seller sealed the package with a hard to tear label. It stated that I was VIP and to handle my hair with care. I have no words for this.

The Bundles

The hair had a smell but it didn’t smell like corn chips. It didn’t smell good nor did it smell like beauty supply store hair. It just smelled. I can’t describe that smell. It went away after my stylist co washed it.

I did not co wash this hair. I had to take it to my hair stylist ,Kameshia Jackson of Laila’s Hair Salon,for the color that I wanted. Now if you are familiar with my Virgin Hair Horror Story, then you guys know Kameshia. She’s a great stylist and out of 23 years of dealing with hair salons as a customer, she’s the only one I like.
Anyways, the product she used on the extensions for co wash was the Wen conditioner. I have heard good things about this line for your hair. Never did it dawn on me to try it on my weaves.
Here’s a picture of the hair in its co wash state

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My install and color

My stylist only installed three bundles. I could only fit those on my pea size head, lolx. I have a three part sew in, meaning I can flip my hair to either side, wear it half up/half down or all up. I’ve worn all of these styles with the exception of the “reverse flip”. I have my side cut design currently so I want to show it off!

I decided I wanted to go for a pop (Not to be mistaken with POP hold it down) of color. I wanted to do something that NO ONE in my area was bold enough to do. I had Kameshia ombré the 14 inch bundle gray. I can do a separate post on how she achieved the color, if you guys would love to hear about it.

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The finished product

Does the hair shed?

Yes, barely. Ok I’m sorry I had to do it. Seriously, yes the hair sheds. It’s nothing that anyone will notice. It does tangle but only at the end of the 20 inch. I’ve noticed this twice in a two week period. The gray area hasn’t shed since my initial install. For the wefts to be cut and the hair to be bleached on the 14 inch, I think the shed rate is awesome! Overall I give this hair a 7 for shedding.

Does the hair return back to its Kinky State after heat?

I can not say it this moment. I want to let my stylist wash my install before I speak on that. It’s in a straight style. I will speak on this in my one month update.

How I feel about the hair.

I like it but I’m tired of wearing it straight. I would love for the hair to be more textured. I’m natural. I have a lot of my hair out, so as my hair starts to slowly transition back to its poofy state , I need for the weave to do the same. I hate heat on my natural hair.

Here are some pictures from styling this install.

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Install done by Kameshia Jackson at Laila’s Hair Salon

Sidecut by Jay Kutti at Hairnett’s

Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions if I missed anything!

Update: link to hair here
I’m only adding the link for you to take a look. In no way am I affiliated with this company.

First Look: Kinky Straight Hair From Sophia Hair

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Hey guys! I wanted to stop by with a first look for my Mongolian Kinky Straight Hair from the Aliexpress vendor, Sophia Hair.
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I will be having this hair installed today by my hair stylist Kameisha. I will be back will a full review once the process is complete. I will also have a link for you guys!

Mini Haul Part 2: Classic Clothing, Illict Rags Vintage, Rax Clothing and more!!

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Hey guys! How’s everyone’s Saturday going? I hope that it’s going great. It’s going to be a lazy day for me today!

Anyways I wanted to stop by with part two of the mini haul! I know it has been a while since I wrote part one, but I had to wait on my items to come from the other sellers. Thanks to the snow storm, some of the items took a while to get here.

The first item is from a fellow Etsy seller, Rax Clothing! I saw this item while searching for a vintage sweatshirt. It’s a slogan from the Breck shampoo line.
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The total cost of the sweatshirt was 25.00. I do recommend this seller! The shipping was fast and inexpensive. The packaging was nice and I loved my mini coloring postcard! Order vintage items here! http://www.etsy.com/shop/raxclothing

The next item was purchased from a bigcartel seller that is no stranger when it comes to LuLuChris58, IllicitRags Vintage! I did a feature on this boutique for Christmas gift ideas. Since I couldn’t convince anyone to purchase this vintage beauties for me as a gift, I purchased them myself! They are the Vintage Reebok Joggers!
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Although they come off as a powder blue on the screen, they are teal. ( which was mentioned in the description). I only paid 16.00 for these! *I do need some styling ideas if you guys would love to share any.* I do recommend the seller. She has loads of hip vintage items from many different eras. Her packaging was simply and neat. I loved her thank you note that she included. The shipping is reasonably priced and I received my item in a good time frame. Check out her items here! http://illicitragvintage.bigcartel.com

The next item is from Classic clothing. Classic Clothing is a UK based clothing brand found on Big Cartel and Asos Marketplace. I decided to use the stock photo for two reasons. I forgot to take pictures in the top and of the packaging. The top was 23.00 in USD. If you are in the UK, the price will be a lot lower. I would recommend this company but be aware that if you are in the US, the shipping will take a while. It was worth the wait. Next time I wear the top, I will take pictures in it! Promise! Shop with Classic Clothing here! http://www.justclassic.bigcartel.com

My last item is a vintage inspired item from the Nicki Minaj Collection from Kmart! I purchased these online from Kmart and got them at a great deal. I only paid 10.00 for them and that included shipping! I will say that these jeans are made for the curvier girl. I ordered a 4 and when I received them they had a perfect fit. When I wore them to my nephew's party, they felt a little loose. Either way, I still like them. Nicki has a lot of cute and affordable pieces. From cute link necklaces to hip galaxy bombers, I'm here for it! My only advice is if your curves are hidden like mine order a size down.
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Forgot to add the Classic Tee:

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