To all my Southeastern Shimmies – “I feel your PAIN! Believe me, I do!” I may currently live in the barren southwest, but I’m a native to everything Dixie and no stranger to the humidity that happens to come with it! 😛 That’s why I’ve got your backs! This Mother’s Day, stun and amaze in this flirty go-to hairstyle sure to compliment any floral something or another you choose to slip-on this Sunday!
But before I forget, I must disclose that this tendril tenderoni is, in fact, a HALF-WIGGGGGG! Crazy, right? Since when has Shimmy started rocking’ half-wigs? Well, TBH, before I dove deep into the sea of all things Swiss Lace & more, I first plunged into the depths of half-wigs. (Of course, I’ll share that story … & soon too!) Honestly though, it’s been about 5 years since I’ve decked my crown in one. Why? Well, simply because lace fronts have always allowed me to leave out a smidget of my own hair in order to make it look more realistic whereas with half wigs, I’ve always had to leave out a Super-Sized Value Meal chunk to achieve this same effect. This, however, does not and should not take away from just how affordable, carefree, low maintenance, and trendy they can be! On that note, let’s jump right into her specs!
Color – SP1B/33
Now I know what you’re thinking! This wig wreaks “That’s the Way <3 Goes” and more! But instead of naming this unit ‘Janet Jackson’, Vanessa’s Fifth Avenue Hair Collection opted for ‘Las Mogan’. …To say I’m upset is an understatement, but I’ll let that slide for now! 😛
Mogan is a 28 inch Curly Sue of sorts, capable of capturing every glint of sunlight emitted from our springtime skies. Enticing even the most oblivious, Mogan’s spiral tendrils captivate everyone as they adorn you with compliments of how envious they truly are! And if Janet Jackson isn’t your muse as of yet, be prepared to be mistaken for her quite often!!! 😀
As we all know, our Susie Q curly wigs are usually lighter than their linear counterparts, so naturally Mogan was no different in this arena. Because of the curl pattern and density of the wig, Mogan was lightweight on not only my crown of glory, but also my neckline as well! You see, this Tuscan Sun I adore greatly can be overwhelmingly daunting for a dainty girlie-girl like myself who frets at the slightest hint of sweat! Thankfully enough, these 30mph desert winds swept Mogan’s tendrils every which-a-way thus preventing those salty beads of glistening dew from ever gracing my body!! 🙂
Did her curls tangle? Not as much as you’d think which fancies us all in the Wig & Weave Community! Yes, they tangled a bit around my nape, but other than that, I had no trouble at all. Actually as lazy as this may sound, simply tousling through her twists using your mani-phalanges was all she needed each morning. Keep in mind, that with the curlier wigs, less is KEY! Letting the waves do their own thing is not only easier on you, but they are more enjoyable as they fall to frame your fabulous faces – not to mention, they look more realistic too! I mean, let’s face it, Mogan’s curls help you maintain your effortlessly beautiful, fun, & flirty looks!
Moreover, it’s important to note that Mogan’s low maintenance is also attributable to the fact that her texture is extremely fine. Each strand is remarkably thin with an almost “stringy” feel. This happens to be a commonality I’ve been noticing with all the wigs manufactured by Vanessa. A commonality I like … LOTS. 🙂 Now just because I stated that the texture is thin, don’t think for a second that the wig itself is thin. Yes, her texture may exhibit this characteristic, but her density definitely does not – making the ability to see the wig cap underneath virtually impossible! And peep this, there is minimal shedding too! Can we say WIN!?!?!
How to Blend:
Just like our techniques we use while applying our makeup, blending is essential! Since this iZZZ a half-wig, applying an adhesive to your lace that could potentially destroy your baby hairs or leaving out a pinch of your own hair just won’t work here. This implies that with the hair you leave out, you MUST make sure it pretty much matches the curl pattern of the wig so the only questions you’ll receive are “Why are you so beautiful?” & “How can I enter Shimmy’s Birthday Giveaway?” 😉
To achieve Mogan’s look, I left out about two inches of my own hair (so my curl pattern would be larger and mimic Mogan). After parting my hair like Aaliyah, I coated each side with my Bronner Bros. Hair Lotion (to provide shine), then I braided two braids (one to the right and one towards the left) towards their corresponding ears. Next, I secured each braid down with two hairpins and lathered my Motion’s Hair Wrapping Foam on top (enables the curl to hold overnight and throughout the next day). Taking hold of my oil sheen, I misted both braids lightly, taking into consideration my Bronner Bros. Hair Lotion I previously applied. Lastly, snatching my favorite scarf from its drawer, I secured it tightly around my crown and dozed off into my abyss where only Bieber and I … TMI! 😉
Each morning, after unraveling my braids, I would attach my wig, fluff it out, and either pin one side back as I mixed it with the wig or let it all fall freely. Easy-Peasy, right? 😀
One thing about Vanessa’s wigs is that they make sure us BIG-HEADED beauties have plenty of wriggle room underneath those caps, but just in case your noggin is petite, their wigs always are always equipped with the typical combs and adjustable straps.
Phew! This was a lengthy post now wasn’t it? You’re not surprised though, I’m sure! 😉 Besides, Mogan’s deets couldn’t be held in any longer especially with the dawn of humidity upon us! So what now? Click HERE, of course, to purchase Las Mogan on my favorite wiggin’ out website or go to your nearest hair store to cop it QUICK! Rock it this weekend while ‘running through the 6 with your woes’ or gift it to your <3 mommy <3 on Mother’s Day!
Remember to Live Life, Beautifully <3
– Shimmy Sistah
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