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: 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.

Sunday Chill-Fit OOTD!

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The Deets:
Camo Jacket: Thrifted
Grey Tank: Pacsun
Ox Blood Jeans: Saks Fifth Ave: Rugged Warehouse
Socks: My Late PaPa's
Shoes: Bongo: Kmart

So I was finally able to upgrade my iPhone to the 6 plus. I wanted to be comfortable while waiting so I slipped on these items. If you guys notice, I love this camo jacket, lolx. I style it with everything. I have a camo look book coming up!

My hair is the Mongolian Kinky Straight Sophia hair from aliexpress.com. My review for the hair can be found here.

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.

Sidecut Design Courtesy of Jay Kutti!

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So I finally took the big leap and had a design cut into my sidecut! I took to Facebook with a picture from pinterest of a sidecut design on natural hair. Few of my friends immediately tagged their barbers. Most of the barbers were too far away.

When my friend Antwan tagged his barber, Jay Kutti, I should have know that he was destined to cut my hair, lolx. After being tagged, Jay reached out to me via Facebook inbox with his business number to hash out the details. He was only 20 minutes away and he had been wanting to do the design that I was wanting.

Located at Hairnette’s, an Anderson SC salon and barbershop in the heart of downtown, Jay Kutti was very professional, organized and at 20.00 I must say reasonably priced. He sets appointments, very quick and as you guys see his skills are excellent! This was his FIRST time doing this design.

Quick Deets:
1.) I only paid 20.00 for the cut and design.
2.) My wait time was not long. ( Roughly 15 minutes)
3.) The process wasn’t long at all.
4.) Customer Service was excellent. Jay was very friendly and professional. He went above and beyond to make sure that ALL of his customers were satisfied with the services that they received.
5.) The atmosphere was very laid back! It truly felt like I was amongst friends. The room and his tools were very clean and fresh.
6.) He accepts debit and provides receipts!

I have decided to make him my barber and strongly feel that you all should too!

To see more of Jay Kutti’s designs and to receive more information on booking your appointment, follow him on Instagram @jaykutti!

Broke Girl Diaries: Cutting My Own Hair

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Hey Guys! How is everyone doing tonight? I hope that everyone is doing great tonight. I wanted to stop by with a new segment called Broke Girl Diaries! Broke Girl Diaries will move to http://www.luluchris58.com when I get that site back up and running!  Right now let me just give you guys a little bit of back story.

If their is one person who knows the struggle is real, it’s me! I still want to live a faboulous and look good while eating off of the struggle plates. So I will be mastering a new skill every week and blogging about them. Yesterday it was highlighting and contouring my face using drug store products today it’s doing my own side cut. ( I will have part 2 to the contouring and highlight up soon.)

Cutting My Own Hair

Just when you thought you had watched enough YouTube to change the oil in a jet, something pops up and reminds you that you haven’t watched the right amount. Today I went into my bathroom, turned on my daddy’s clippers and  shaved month old side cut. I orignially got this done December 28th, 2012 by my step daddy. My step daddy is one step under professional. I say this because he doesn’t have a license but can cut some good hair! Well my step dad lives one city away and I don’t have a car. I started letting my uncle cut my hair. He’ s also one step under professional for the same reason as my step dad.  Well my uncle is a busy man. He’s a truck driver and football coach. It’s so hard to catch up to him.  It had been four full weeks since my last cut and I couldn’t wait.

How Did It Turn Out

Well, lets just say I am glad that I have enough hair to cover it.  I did okay for my first time but it doesn’t look that good. Im just glad to have it off my head. It will grow back ( in my Bill Doetrive voice). It will be back in a week. Then I will teach myself how to shape it up! Stay tuned because I will be blogging about it soon!

Your Turn

Have you cut your own hair before? What are some of your broke girls diaries goals? What would you guys like to see me try to master next? Let me  know!