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Brandy Curly Hair Inspired Look: U-Part Wig Details!

After all the crushing I’ve been doing on Brandy’s curly hair looks, I finally got my own kinky-curly steez!  It’s been a long-time coming, I was sent this hair from oWigs.com about 6 weeks ago, but it took me that long to make the wig and rebraid my hair in preparation for wearing this unit.  First, check out my video showcasing the hair…

Okay, now for details on how I made my u-part wig.  As I said in the video I used a spandex dome cap; some ladies like using deluxe weaving caps, but they are just too small for my head!  Plus, the stretchiness of the dome cap is much more giving than the weaving caps.  (1) I sewed the hair together in more of a “v-shape” around my leave out to make blending a bit easier as you can see in the photos below.  (2) After cutting away the bit of material around the ‘v’ I sewed two combs from my Evony half-wig onto the wefts.  I prefer these combs over the wig clips everyone was first using to make their u-part wigs because they are more comfortable and do not snag and pull out any hair the way the others do.  (3) The inside of the cap is relatively smooth making it a comfortable protective style.

Brandy Curly Hair Kinky Curly Weave

This is the first u-part wig I’ve made that turned out PERFECTLY!  I was so hesitant about using all three bundles, in fact I initially requested only two bundles at 14 and 16 inches after overwhelming myself with hair in the previous wig I made, but the rep at oWigs.com suggested using three at lengths 20, 18 & 16 because she knew this curl pattern would have a lot of shrinkage and she was absolutely right.

Brandy Curly Hair U-Part Wig

I mentioned in the video that I cannot give a true review of this hair just yet, but I will say I think it is a really great affordable option for human hair.  I sealed the wefts and folded the tracks rather than cut while sewing onto the cap, so I don’t expect much shedding.  As I ran my fingers through the hair to fluff it out, I didn’t encounter any tangling or shedding.

Brandy Curly Hair Kinky Curly Weave

I plan to wear this wig til the end of the L4L Protective Styling Challenge, relax my hair and enjoy it for a while and return to wearing this wig and getting a sew in for the summer.  I’ll give you a full update on the performance of this hair after I’ve worn it long enough to form an opinion.  In the meantime, I am enjoying the HECK outta this one!  I may not have the exact Brandy curly hair look, but this wig is fierce in its own right! *snaps fingers in z-formation*

Brandy Curly Hair Kinky Curly Extensions

Helpful Details & Links:

  • How I Blend My Hair With Curly Wigs (no heat):  I used this exact method but plan to use straws to get a closer match to the curl pattern of the wig, will post photos when I do it.
  • Hair I am Wearing:  You can choose other lengths and Owigs.com even colors the hair for you if requested.
  • Texture:  Silky Curly
  • Lengths:  20, 18, 16″
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If you have any questions, leave me a comment below and I’ll get to you as quickly as I can!

Brandy Curly Hair Kinky Curly Full Weave

Ebony C. Princess About Ebony C. Princess

A self proclaimed hair enthusiast and healthy hair advocate, Ebony C, Princess is the chief editor of Longing 4 Length. She shares her personal journey towards growing long, healthy hair while providing hair care tips and information.

  • Brittney

    SOOOOOO CUTE!

    You could probably just do skinny cold wave rods for blending (straws are a pain to me!).
    I’m thinking of a sew-in this summer, too, but I’m afraid of my hair underneath. I feel like I need to get my loose hair regimen back down pat before I risk it. I’m having some dryness issues that I need to address.

    oneand20.blogspot.com

    • http://www.longing4length.com/ EbonyCPrincess

      Thanks Brit! And that is a really good suggestion, I think I may do that. I used the yellow flexirods and they are just a hair too big. And I agree, I am always scared to put my hair away if I am having any issues at all…because if it gets worse, I won’t know it til it’s too late! By summer though you should have your dryness under control!

  • Mandy

    Hi ebony have you ever heard of strawlers ( they are a hybrid between straws and rollers) ? I think you may appreciate it for blending. I personally haven’t used them but I do remember seeing posts about them here and there a while back, it’s been on my wish list for a while, and can I just say your wig and hair look amazing! I loooooove it!

    • http://www.longing4length.com/ EbonyCPrincess

      I have seen Strawllers and even looked at their site before you commented to see if I wanted to purchase them. But I decided to pass because their smallest size won’t match this pattern plus the last thing I need in life is another set of rollers, lol!!! Thank you so much for that suggestion though and the compliment! :-)

  • Mandy

    Hi ebony! Have you ever heard of strawllers ( they are rollers; hybrid of straws and rollers) I haven’t used them myself, but I have seen posts here and there mentioning them. BTW your air/wig looks amazing!

    • Mandy

      P.S. I think you will appreciating them to help with blending!

  • Yaya

    I love love love this unit on you!!!!!and I’m most particularly pleased that you got the look that you were going for. Can’t wait to see your sew in install because you a working it!!!

    • http://www.longing4length.com/ EbonyCPrincess

      Thank you! And ME TOO! You should have seen me sewing and pausing, sewing and pausing trying to make sure it was progressing the way I wanted, LOL!

  • Lisa

    Looks great!

    • http://www.longing4length.com/ EbonyCPrincess

      Thank you!

  • Youngfaith

    Hw much is da kinky curly weave?