Does anyone protective style with wigs?

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Hi everyone,

As the winter approaches I'm looking for some ways to protective style for the winter. I BCed in February so my hair is still quite short and I'm still not that skilled at braidouts and twistouts. I normally wear a wash and go.

Since I don't like weaves or braids, I was thinking of wearing wigs for the winter. I did purchase two wigs but I need some ideas for insuring the protection of my hair underneath the wig.

Anyone have experience protective styling with wigs?
Danielle
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Hello?

**crickets**

Well I see people looking at the topic but no feedback. So I guess I will post what I "plan" on doing and see if anyone jumps in.

Currently I am almost 9 months post BC. I'm not sure how long my hair is as I have not straightened my hair since a week before my BC. I normally wear my hair in a WnG and my hair is in pretty good condition.

I plan on doing the following plan starting sometime between mid November and early December continuing until my BC anniversary which is in February. At that time, I will probably have my hair pressed and do a length check before a trim.

Sunday evening: Wash and deep condition hair, braid or twist hair.
Monday thru Thursday: Wear wig, taking care to remove wig and moisturize hair every evening when I get home from work.
Thursday thru Sunday: Take down braids and wear hair out giving hair and scalp opportunity to breathe.
Repeat process.

This is just a basic outline.

I'm not sure which products I will be using. I'm still deciding on that. I have worn wigs before but noticed my hair was drying out underneath and I want to avoid that. So my product choices will be very important here.

Again if anyone has suggestions or is considering wigs for protective styling, please jump in.
Danielle
Blog: http://www.projectdanielle.com
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Last relaxer: 12/09 and BC: 2/19/10

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I wear wigs. My advice is don't use the combs. They pull your hair and put a lot of stress on the hairline. Some people use wig caps but I hate them because the tension is painful and I end up with red marks. Instead I use a silk scarf or bonnet and I think it better protects my hair. I wear my hair in twists under my wig. Some people like to cornrow.

p.s. 3c thread is not as active as the 4a. that's why it can take time for people to respond. also do a search before posting a question. some times the answers have already been addressed.
Thanks for the feedback.

The two wigs I purchased do not have combs in the front. I bought wig clips to sew in but they look like they may be more dangerous than sewing in a comb. I think I will pin it instead.

I read somewhere about using a satin bonnet vs. a wig cap. Are you just tying a regular satin scarf on your head? I would think that's bulky under the wig.

Actually I did do a search and it came back with no results which I found surprising. Maybe I need to try different terms or "wig" is too short to be used.
Danielle
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Wigs are my Fave protective style because there sooo easy, plus my hair doesn't hold twists it just unrevals.

Try a stain scarf, they come in different sizes I found one, thin and perfect to wear under wigs.

i wear a lot of half wigs, with longer plastic combs, then with regular full wigs I cut out the combs, or buy wigs with no combs, as the can damage the hair.

Make sure your hair is not damp, when you wear them, I spritz & seal, then let it dry before, I put the satin scarf on.

Check out muffinsismylovers on youtube, she is the queen of wigs, plus she blends them like nobody else, they look soo natural on her.
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Thanks Curly_Jammy,

I'm familiar with April's channel. I've been watching it for a while. I will have to head back to the BSS for a satin scarf. I've been wearing the bonnets at night.

So Friday, I picked up another wig from the beauty supply shop. Seriously, I need to stop going in there. My little friend in there talks me into things. I wasn't ready to go long and luscious so I wanted something curly and short for now. This is a human hair half wig. I washed and conditioned it before wearing. I really wish I waited before buying because the texture is not exactly what I wanted. It's a bit hard. I wanted something softer. I wonder if I wash it again will it soften more. (I will post details about the wig later.)

I braided my hair the night before and took out the braids in the front before putting on the wig cap. I smoothed my edges with Elasta QP Olive Oil and Mango Butter Moisturizer. Added a little headband to hide where the wig and my hair meet and went on my way.

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Danielle
Blog: http://www.projectdanielle.com
Low Porosity, Medium Texture, Color-Treated
Last relaxer: 12/09 and BC: 2/19/10

PJ Status = Currently MIA
Hello?

**crickets**

Well I see people looking at the topic but no feedback. So I guess I will post what I "plan" on doing and see if anyone jumps in.

Currently I am almost 9 months post BC. I'm not sure how long my hair is as I have not straightened my hair since a week before my BC. I normally wear my hair in a WnG and my hair is in pretty good condition.

I plan on doing the following plan starting sometime between mid November and early December continuing until my BC anniversary which is in February. At that time, I will probably have my hair pressed and do a length check before a trim.

Sunday evening: Wash and deep condition hair, braid or twist hair.
Monday thru Thursday: Wear wig, taking care to remove wig and moisturize hair every evening when I get home from work.
Thursday thru Sunday: Take down braids and wear hair out giving hair and scalp opportunity to breathe.
Repeat process.


This is just a basic outline.

I'm not sure which products I will be using. I'm still deciding on that. I have worn wigs before but noticed my hair was drying out underneath and I want to avoid that. So my product choices will be very important here.

Again if anyone has suggestions or is considering wigs for protective styling, please jump in.
Originally Posted by projectdanielle
Hello there. This is exactly my routine and it has been working for me. Everyday when taking off my wig, I run some instant conditioner, water, or oil mix thru my twists or braids so I haven't noticed my hair being dry underneath. Good luck on your journey.
i just found this thread and i must say it was right on time. Next week i'll be 4 months post BC and im travelling to ny and i got a wig made so i can protect my twa and i never had a wig before. I am now on wig discovery. LOL. I never knew that i would like the options it gives me. I can wear it and take it off when i want to and with the different styles of wigs I can switch my look up. No going to the hairdresser to take out the weave tracks or to take out my braids. I am loving this option. You ladies helped filled in some blanks in regards to hair care with wigs. Thanx alot. Of course when i get my routine going i'll give my two cents worth.
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Right now I have only straight wigs but I'm ordering a naturally curly looking one. I found this site called www.thewigs.com.

The Ebony Hollywood collection has a few cute ones. Also click on African American wigs and they have about four or five different designers.
Right now I have only straight wigs but I'm ordering a naturally curly looking one. I found this site called www.thewigs.com.

The Ebony Hollywood collection has a few cute ones. Also click on African American wigs and they have about four or five different designers.
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Another good site and you can also have catalogs "snail mailed" to you is http://www.especiallyyours.com/ to
A friend of mine swears by Especially Yours. There's a lot of beauty supply stores where I live and one near my job. I like to go near my job because its quiet at lunch and the lady is always helpful.

I have not been wearing wigs everyday yet. The temperature it just starting to dip down here. I need to pick up some products to keep my hair moisturized first. Hoping to get some things during the Black Friday sales.

I did realize this weekend my hair is long enough for a ponytail. Since I went through my hair supplies, I realize I have about five wigs so if I can get a nice ponytail I will be good for the winter.
Danielle
Blog: http://www.projectdanielle.com
Low Porosity, Medium Texture, Color-Treated
Last relaxer: 12/09 and BC: 2/19/10

PJ Status = Currently MIA
No I never have. I have bought wigs before and they are way too uncomfortable. Plus add to that that I live in a tropical climate, and I ride my bike to and from works. The wig wouldn't make it..lol
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Hello?

**crickets**

Well I see people looking at the topic but no feedback. So I guess I will post what I "plan" on doing and see if anyone jumps in.

Currently I am almost 9 months post BC. I'm not sure how long my hair is as I have not straightened my hair since a week before my BC. I normally wear my hair in a WnG and my hair is in pretty good condition.

I plan on doing the following plan starting sometime between mid November and early December continuing until my BC anniversary which is in February. At that time, I will probably have my hair pressed and do a length check before a trim.

Sunday evening: Wash and deep condition hair, braid or twist hair.
Monday thru Thursday: Wear wig, taking care to remove wig and moisturize hair every evening when I get home from work.
Thursday thru Sunday: Take down braids and wear hair out giving hair and scalp opportunity to breathe.
Repeat process.

This is just a basic outline.

I'm not sure which products I will be using. I'm still deciding on that. I have worn wigs before but noticed my hair was drying out underneath and I want to avoid that. So my product choices will be very important here.

Again if anyone has suggestions or is considering wigs for protective styling, please jump in.
Originally Posted by projectdanielle
Hello there. This is exactly my routine and it has been working for me. Everyday when taking off my wig, I run some instant conditioner, water, or oil mix thru my twists or braids so I haven't noticed my hair being dry underneath. Good luck on your journey.
Originally Posted by no1curlydiva
I have to chime in and say that my routine is very similar as well:

Saturday-Thursday:I spritz my hair sweet almond oil & water in the
am then cantu leave in & seal w/grapeseed oil in pm
Every Friday: w1) shampoo, condit. w/heat & hot oil treatment
w2) cowash twice w/2nd time w/heat then acv rinse
w3) shampoo, deep condit. w/protein treatment w/heat
w4) cowash twice w/2nd time w/heat then acv rinse
After I do any of the above I then use cantu leave-in to put bantu knots in my hair & leave them in until my next wash day & I have a schedule
of dusting my ends every 8wks if needed.
*then I continue w/this schedule on a rotating basis*

I swear by using quick weaves/half wigs...I had been wearing them prior to my transition and see that they are very helpful still. I have quite a few bc I was purchasing a new one every two wks so what I usually do is either 1) put the quick weave on my head and then place my favorite silk scarf on it to cover where it begins and my hair does and pull it into a pony tail or bun or 2) I undo two of the small knots in the front and blend into the quick weave...normally in a half up/half down style or all down & retwist my hair at night or 3) when I don't have anywhere to go I simply wear my silk scarf on my head or leave it off...

I have found this routine to be very helpful although what works for me may not work for someone else. My new growth is currently four inches & I am just shy of two weeks until I'm 4months into my journey so I would say something is working. I have noticed that the combs in the quick weave do sometimes irritate my head/hairline when I have it in all day however I have started not inserting that combs & just using big bobby pins to hold the quick weave on.

Also if you are afraid of the reg. size scarves being to bulky underneath they do have to ones that are thin and are like a strip of material/the size of a bandana when folded so that may be useful as well.
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I did until I ripped the lace >.>...

Here is my wig, she was beautiful. She didn't last long since I'm kinda rough. God bless her soul.



I thought about getting another one, buuuuut I prefer my natural hair. But I do love wearing wigs... Maybe I should get a new one. It was kind of hard since my head is pretty large. What to do... Well, I do think you should wear wigs! Protect your hair.
I wear wigs and one tip for you that Don't wash a wig by hot water. It destroy the wig. For the wig, I love natural curly hairstyle and long straight hairstyle. I usually has two wigs for a style change.
Straight hair can be curl by myself to be a new wavy hairstyle. Following some youtube beauty, sometimes I will curl it like Kim or Beyonce. Guess the full lace human hair wig shopped by EvaWig.com has a good quality, so the wigs with me are about 8 months and there's a bit shedding but others are OK.
And when it's snowing, I wear a wavy hairstyle, because I believe wavy is the most hairstyle to match the snow image.
Hair extensions and hairpieces really can help to improve the looking of people and help to change them a lot hair extensions and hairpieces if choosing the right type and right style of hair wigs for you, of course that you will look and become more and more attractive and also buy cheap hair wigs now is easy as you can just get the ideal style that you want online at online shops now. I have just buy me a hair wigs for women and it is perfect.

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I stumbled on a u-part, diy wig using curly/kinky hair. I think I'm going to give it a try. I just texted my cousin to see if she can help me.

I'm not a wig wearer so I think the U part will make me feel much better about it
After I did my BC two years ago and my hair was in this whole not-quite-a-TWA-but-not-quite-shoulder-length after a few months, I wore wigs for like a month straight, and I was impressed by the length retention. Now, I mostly wear wigs on the days I feel like having wild colored hair but want to keep my current hair color (red), or if I want to rock a short bob from time to time.
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