Wash Day: Getting Wiggy!

Wash Day: Getting Wiggy!

full wig with a closure

After I took down my Beyonce Inspired Updo from last weekend, I basically wore a bun all week.  I haphazardly moisturized and sealed this week mainly with Bee Mine Deja’s Hair Milk and grapeseed oil…but never thoroughly.  I didn’t comb my hair all week either, simply removed the ponytail holder at night, threw on my bonnet and smoothed back up into a messy high bun each morning.  By time I reached wash day, my hair didn’t really feel dry but my neglect was evident throughout my wash day process as I lost a lot of hair during detangling (I’m 8 weeks post relaxer):

normal hair shedding

I’m not too concerned because I do have thick hair but I decided to hide my hair to nip this problem right here.  So I followed my normal wash regimen:  (1) Prepoo with warm EVCO (2) Shampoo with Giovanni Smooth as Silk (3) Deep conditioned with Kerapro Deep Restorative Treatment (4) Airdried with Bee Mine Deja’s Hair Milk.  When my hair was about 80% dry, I cornrowed it into about 8 large braids leaving a bit of my hairline out.

wash day
Miss Celie!!!

Once my hair was braided I applied Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Cream Moisturizer to the end of each braid and sealed with whipped shea butter.  After pinning the ends of my braids up, I rocked my newly made wig.

full wig with a closure
Remember I told you how much I was feeling red lipsticks?!
Wet n’ Wild Megalast in Cherry Picking – $2! #score!!!

You know I’ll be giving you ALL the details about the hair, the wig, my process and tips – but for right now I’m just trying to decide if I like the final product.  I lovethe hair itself and the workmanship I used on the wig, but its 12.1 ounces of hair.  TWELVE!!!  Once again I fell into the YouTube trap of admiring all the wigs made by the weavenistas and thought I wanted eighteen bazillion bundles of hair.  #Wrong!!!

Full wig with lace closure

While it is as gorgeous as I imagined…it is not professional (in my opinion).  But this wig was a lot of work and I do actually like it so before I do anything to adjust it or worse, start over – I’m going to rock it on the weekends and possibly keep it as is for “special occasions”.  I see weavenistas and celebrities rocking 12+ ounces of hair and I love it….then I put it on and feel self conscious.  What’s up with that?  I’m happy to be getting wiggy…I have a few wig styles planned to finish out our protective styling challenge, so the fact that this one didn’t work out exactly as I thought it would is okay.  It’s such a beautiful unit, I am sure I’ll get plenty of enjoyment out of it. What do you think of the hair?  Hope everyone is still doing well for the challenge, I have been seeing some pretty awesome styles and updates lately!  Many of your profiles are private so I will be doing a bunch of reposts this week, make sure you are following me on Instagram @EbonyCPrincess!

Oh and shout out to Dre of …So She Writes for sending me this lipstick in a beauty swap we had.  I absolutely loveeeeee it!

  • Jasmyn Scott

    Wow this is the first wig you’ve made? I’ve never made a full wig before but I have done a few u-parts. This looks really good, I’m look forward to your post on the procedure.

  • Eni

    hey. Have u ever tried ” its a 10 miracle” leave in?
    apparently your hair truly will fell like silk and it melts matted and tangled hair
    just wanted to know your thoughts on it before I purchase? it way too expensive tho 🙁

    • Guest

      I’ve been using It’s a 10! for about 6-7 months now and i really do love it. It is a bit on the expensive but the smallest bottle (I think that its 4oz) lasted me almost 2 months (8 washes). It you have hair that is thick and tangles easily, I definitely recommend that you try it!

  • Veeeebels

    Hey, ebony I love how u always keep us followers in the loop and I owe u a biiiiiiiiigggggg thank u. Readin this post jus made me remember dat if it wasn’t for u n d post on ur best hairstyles of…was it 2012 or 2011 I wld never hv discovered the world of diy wigs. Ur video on how u styled a certain short curly wig (which I was actually watchin coz I for d lyf of me cldnt figure out how u blended it so well). Tadaaaaaaa….my jaw dropped and ryt on tym as I was goin crazy since iv always stretched relaxers evn before my hair journey which iv bin on for roughly 2 and ahalf months but neva without a weave or braids…who are my new sworn enemies amongst petrolatum and mineral oil! So far iv made 2wigs and I’m on my way to makin a third. Can’t wait …..its bin hot need a bob. So massSivvvvve thanx and for all spiration 😉

  • Misskthpriss

    I would be bald if I lost that much hair. Oh to have thick hair like that.