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. 

    
    
    
    
    
    
   

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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!

OOTD: Styling an Overall Maxi Dress

Mommy's Corner, parent family fashion, What she wore, What She Wore/ OOTD

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Green Maxi Overall Dress: 16.99 TJ Maxx

Black Crop Top with leather insets: 5.99 Karmaloop (seen in the Mini Haul Part I)

Faux Leather Motorcycle Jacket: 39.99( I think) Target. I bought that jacket 5 years ago while purchasing my son a car seat.

Combat Boots: 39.99( not sure) Kmart

Necklace/ Vintage Chanel Belt: .50 My local thrift store

Brazilian Body Wave VirginHair: TD Hair Aliexpress ( Hair Review available on this hair 4 bundles +lace closure)

Let me know what you guys think!!

TD Hair Review: First Look +First Week

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Hey guys! How’s everyone today! I hope that you all are doing great! How many of you guys checked out my latest post: What She Wore: To A Kid’s Day Party. ? If not then click the link below and check it out:
http://wp.me/p3u7Be-Fl

Anyways I wanted to stop by here with an update on my TD Hair! My first impression and my first week review will be the topic of discussion. Let’s jump in.

First Impression.
I ordered the hair on a Thursday and received it the following Monday. It took 24 for Aliexpress to verify my card. Once they had that squared away, my package was shipped via DHL. I liked that the package required a signature upon receipt.
Here are pictures of the hair:

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I ordered a 18,20,22 and 24. Also included in the bundle deal was a 16 inch closure. The hair is the Brazilian Body Wave.

When I opened the package, I did the following things, the shed test, smelled the hair and made sure the bundles were somewhat true to length.

The hair measured out to be the exact length as stated. The hair did shed a little but not too bad. I got two strands out of all of the bundles to together and two from the closure itself. The smell of the bundles were good but the closure smelled horrible. I did not alert Mr. Lee, the owner of TD Hair, about this matter because I wanted to co wash the hair first. The smell has gone away now. I noticed that the knots were pre-bleached and some of the bleach was on the roots of the closure. It was no big deal to me because you can not see it. Also it lets me know that the hair will bleach with no problem. The ends on the hair were not too thin or unhealthy looking.

Co-Washing

After co washing, I noticed two things. The longer bundles lost a little bit of its wave( the 22 and 24) and that there was no residue in the water during the wash. By residue, I mean the infamous “black dye” that comes off of fake “virgin” hair when you wash it. Also the closure had a really deep wave pattern after it dried. It seemed the shorter the length, the more defined the wave pattern is. I plan on wearing this hair straight but if you guys want to know if the natural wave comes back I will add that to the checklist!

Installation and First Week Review

I decided to try my hand at making a U part wig with a closure and side cut. There are no tutorials on YouTube on how to do this so it has been trial and error for me. The first time I made the wig, I could not fit all four bundles on to the cap. So I had two bundles and a closure on the first cap. The next go round I doubled my 20 and 22 to fit all but a good bit of the 18 on to the cap. The bundles are full. I will be remaking this wig again for a third time. I currently feel like I want to try a different cap this time.

The hair is holding up great. I cut my 18 inch weft and I am not experiencing any extra shedding. The hair tangles but it’s not to the point that the brush will not remove it. I have it sewn down in the front and side. (I ran out of thread, lolx) I am sleeping in the hair. I braid it and throw a satin bonnet on it. Which reminds me it’s time for a new bonnet. I’ve had this thing since 97.

I few things that I have learned from this experience.

Well a lot of you know that I am not a professional but I’m willing to learn almost anything. I now know to only buy my curved needles at the beauty supply store. Although the ones in my needle kit got the job done a lot faster, I almost bled to death from poking myself.

The next thing that I learned was to put your side cut on the opposite side of the foam head. I had to start all over the first time after finishing the 24 inch bundle.

Don’t try to make a wig after a 12 hour shift.

Once I perfect my Side Cut u-part wig, I will do a tutorial on it. ( If it’s requested) I have pictures below of the hair! If you guys have any questions or feel that I left out anything please let me know. I will be back with another update very soon!!!

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If you look at the last picture vs the picture wear I’m wearing the orange top you can see the difference in the fullness. I have all four bundles in on the picture with the orange top on.

Virgin Hair Review Coming Soon!

Mommy's Corner, parent family fashion, Reviews

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Hey guys! How’s everyone tonight? I hope that everyone is staying warm tonight! I will be headed back to work tomorrow so please pray for my safe journey to and from work in all of this mess!

I wanted to stop by to let you guys know that I have new hair from an aliexpress.com vendor by the name of TD Hair! I will do a total of four post about the hair. These post will consist of an initial review, an install review, a first week review and a one month update. Now I will give mini updates about the hair weekly letting you guys know how the hair is holding up. I have not decided if I want to color the hair. If you guys would like me to do so, let me know. I will be happy to document the process!

I am excited to share this experience with you guys. This will be my first time making a u-part wig with a closure, but I have faith that it will turn out good. I will be using methods from the ladies of YouTube.

If you guys haven’t read my Virgin Hair Nightmare post please feel free to here:
https://luluchris58.wordpress.com/2013/11/11/my-bad-virgin-hair-experience/

*Disclosure: I am not being compensated for my review of TD Hair products. The opinions are my own. I was not gifted nor sent this hair. Pictures belong to TD Hair! *