Happy Sunday!! Can you believe the end of the weekend is upon us already!?
Anyway, as I mentioned in my last post, since I'm half wigging it up for awhile, I thought it would be a good idea to detail my regimen for each wig I wear. That way, you can see how I'm wearing my hair underneath the wig, how I'm styling the hair that I leave out to blend with the wig, and how I'm caring for the wig when it isn't on my head.
So, let's get to it!
After I'm done washing and DCing my hair, I put my hair into four plaits (leaving out a section of hair for blending). Using bobby pins, I then pin my hair up (as you can see):
I then style the leave out. Since Tammy has a crimped sort of look, I place crimpers on my hair (that's what those red things are). Here's a look of them 'head on':
And another look:
I find the the crimpers give a very nice (heat-less) way of getting crimps.
Anyway, when I put Tammy on, I place my wig cap on my braids and leave the crimped part out. I put the wig on, pull on the edges a bit to bring them up (and to cover the wig cap), and secure with long bobby pins.
Once I do that, I then blend the leave out, making sure to cover the 'seam' where my hair and the wig meet. To do this, I take a bit of the leave out hair to cover the seam and secure with hair pins (Note: Notice that I said hair pins. Bobby pins give too tight of a clamp for this). To finish, I brush the rest of the leave out to the side to make it look like a shorter layer
That's it!! Tammy is really easy to blend though. Also, on days where I don't feel like blending, I just use a headband to cover the seam. Easy as pie!!
When I take off my wig for the day, I use a paddle brush to get rid of any tangles (Note: I love Tammy and all BUT she has a tendency to get tangled around the nape) and spray with a wig conditioning spray ( the kind I use costs around $3 at the BSS). I use a softer brush to distribute the spray throughout the wig. I then cover the wig w/ the hair net it came in and hang it up (usually on the doorknob on my bathroom door. What? I live alone. I can do those sorts of things. #dontjudgeme).
*Roundup of products I use: hair crimper, DeMert Wig Conditioning Spray, long bobby pins, hair pins, and paddle brush*
Whew! I know it was a long post but I really just wanted to show you guys how I work with Tammy. Hopefully it will give you guys some ideas or encourage you to venture into half wig territory (*nudges those who may be on the edge*). I absolutely love Tammy and I always get the most compliments when I'm wearing her. I'll most likely get another Tammy wig soon ( I've had this one since April).
Anyway, what do you think?