I am in Hawaii for 6 weeks, blah blah blah you know the story. Prior to coming here, as a black woman I spent about 2 weeks thinking about how I was going to wear my hair. Also, the last u-Part wig that I wore ripped a plug of my hair out on the side from the braids being way too tight. I wanted to give my hair a break by leaving it out, but I didn’t want to have to do my hair either in Hawaii. Between the tropical humidity, beach, water, rain, wind… I refuse to be a slave to my hair.
My aunt and I went to the beauty supply store for hair inspiration and I came across the Freetress Creta Girl Half Wig. Now, I have a big head so the idea of buying a wig never popped into my head because I can never find one that fits this noggin. The sales girl persuaded me to try the Creta Girl because of it’s drawstring capabilities, that allows all size heads to enjoy it.
I tried the Freetress Creta Girl wig on, on top of the weave I had on at the time…and guess what *wahLAH* it fit! I took it out of the packaging, and ran my fingers through it to loosen up the curls a bit. When you first get it, it comes in a jheri curl pattern. Finger through to your desired curl pattern, but not too much because the less you do to it, the longer it last. I also went on YouTube to get some style inspiration. I cut it a bit to frame it to my face.
Maintenance: so I don’t put any product in it. With synthetic hair, it can go left real quick. Also, try to get the wig in your natural color. Synthetic hair most of the time does not look good in shades of blond. Also, my hair is not braided underneath to allow me to maintenance my real hair on a daily basis. I take the wig off at night, and I don’t wear it every day. I toggle between wearing turbans and the Freetress Creta Girl Wig. With full time, 24/7 use…the wig will last one month. If you rely on it part time like me, you can get about 3 months wear out of it. I saw one girl on YouTube who rocked hers for a year and it looked good despite the curls being gone. I paid $26.99 for my wig, but you can find it online much cheaper.
Outside of that, it looks very natural. If it wasn’t for the trade winds in Hawaii, I would leave my hair 100% under the Freetress Creta Girl wig… but since the wind likes to come along and play with my hair, I leave my edges out to cover up the front band of the wig so that it will blend naturally. I think that covers everything… post your questions in the comments section!
P.S. I have worn the wig for about 2 weeks now, and the plug of hair that was pulled out, has started to grown back. This wig is a blessing because it gave me an option that was both healthy and protective of my real hair.
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