Sunday, 2 October 2016

Getting wiggy with it: the MelodySusie 054 wig...

I've been dying my hair for over half of my life; black, blonde, 50 shades of brown, purple, red, blue, and pink. Been there, done that. Then there's the many dodgy haircuts, perms, and heated styling tools.

Well, I've now reached the point where my hair is all "noooooooooo. Stop. No more" and is a frizzy mess, that I have to keep on getting cut into a bob because it mattes up and falls out when any longer [I think it was the bleaching it for my vibrant vegetable dyes that became the tipping point]. 

So what is a girl to do when she is unable to leave her hair alone, but her hair is now rebelling? Wigs. Yes, wigs...


I'd put off trying a wig for the longest time; I thought they would be hard to put on and just look fake, not to mention the cost of wig cleaning products, but I'm thrilled to say that I was wrong about ease of use and cost - plus my sister even thought that I'd permed my hair again the first time she saw me wearing this wig, as it looks just like real hair: yep, I decided to relive my permed hair days for my first venture into wig territory, so chose the 054 style by MelodySusie. I'll warn you now that the Amazon product page shows the wig as being loosely waved, but what you get is what you see in my photos...



The MelodySusie wigs come with a wig cap [this covers your real hair, so you naturally put  it on before the wig] and a special comb, to keep the wig detangled and neat. I did think that getting all of my real hair tucked up into the cap would be the hardest bit, and I admit that it was tricky at first and I would have to put it on and take it off a few times to retuck my hair, but after doing it a few times it becomes easy to do. The style of wig I have has a fringe, so after I put the wig on I have to spend a few minutes pushing and rotating the wig around my scalp until I get the best placement for my head shape, but again it all becomes quicker the more times that you apply the wig. 



Using the supplied comb is enough to keep the wig neat for day-to-day wear, but every 30 or so wears it is recommended to give it a clean; step by step instructions on how to clean the wig come with them. I buy cleaners separately from Amazon for the same prices as regular shampoo - you can find shampoo and cleaning spray bundled together on Amazon for £4.99.


What can I say? It's easier and cheaper than I thought it would be to use wigs and care for them. And now I know just how easy it is to play with my looks without the commitment and damage to my hair, I'm definitely going to buy more. I'm thinking that I want to revisit my raven-locked days next, then give blonde another whirl. I'm going to end up with a collection to rival Katy Perry...



The model of wig I have can be bought on Amazon here [GWL 054], for only £14.99.


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