My Very First Wig: Mane Concept Alicia Curl
I never thought I’d join the wig crew, but here I am rocking my very first
My Journey Through Protective Styling
If you follow me on social media, you know that 2017 has been the year of “workout proof” hair for me. I started by wearing my natural hair in flat twists, which were perfect – at first. Flat twisting is easy to master and I love the convenience of only having to style my hair once a week. But after just one workout, my hair is a frizzy mess and the shrinkage is so
From flat twists, I discovered crochet braids and the hair game was changed for me forever! There is so much versatility with crochet braids and they’re a very affordable protective style option. I recommend you learn to do them yourself. It can costs upwards of $100 to have someone install crochet braids for you, and we need our coins sis! By learning to do them yourself, you only have to buy the hair, which significantly reduces your costs.
With crochet braids, I can change styles as often as I want and can rock any length, texture or color without permanently
My Transition to Wigs
After a year of wearing crochet braids, I wanted to give my hair a break from the tension of crochet braids (actually the cornrows). So, I started looking at wigs as a viable option. This is major for me because I come from an era where wigs were something only “old ladies” wore. They had that synthetic look and feel and were not very flattering at all. That stigma has stuck with me through the years, so wigs have always been a big no-no for me personally despite their evolution and recent popularity.
But I remembered the super cute half wigs I use to wear years ago and set out to find one I could blend with my natural hair. I stopped in my local BSS (beauty supply store) and tried on the Alicia Curl wig and instantly fell in love! She’s fierce & fabulous and those natural curls are simply gorgeous! I knew I’d found my very first wig.
Below is my video review of my very first wig. I hope you enjoy it. I’m so excited about this new phase in my “workout proof” hair journey. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel to share my protective styling journey and possibly even find some inspiration for your own workout proof hairstyles. And please leave me a comment and let me know your protective style of choice for looking fit & fab during your workouts.
For more #fitandfabulous content, check out my workouts and protective style hair tutorials on YouTube: