Operation LaceFront was a complete success. When I got the idea in my head that I was going to be rollin round with a wig on as a protective style, I was worried about pulling it off (hehe no pun intended...except yea it was totally intended because I'm a sucker for lame puns) and making it look good...but zero issues there. I knew that people with less experience in the realm of hair weaves and extensions
(ahem, white people) probably wouldn't be able to tell unless I told them, just because they always believe that the hair on my head is my own hair and are generally a bit confused at the whole concept of weaves and the like. However, I was super shocked when I realized that even people with loads of exposure (ahem, fellow black women) genuinely thought I straightened my hair and got it curled with roller sets, or had a masterfully installed weave in and not a wig. I blended that hair line like no one's business. Plus that wig was 25 dollars online. I will definitely be ordering it again at least for the summer or just to have on hand for like job interviews and weddings and the like.
Those were the pros. Cons were few and far between, but I did experience a bit of thinning around my edges from having the lace at the front rubbing on it all the time. I did my best to combat this by applying protective oils and gels and all that, but mchew what can you do. I also had issues with product buildup in my natural hair. Usually when I'm fluffing YaYa out, I can feel her texture and know when she's getting too greasy and needs to be washed with a stronger shampoo instead of just being rinsed with conditioner and all that. BUT since she was nestled and braided under my wig for days at a time, I didn't feel the buildup until I unbraided and washed my wig and my hair. So that was kind of annoying. Other than that, I loved my time with my wig :) I just missed my long twists more. Y'all know I can never wear a hairstyle for longer than a month or so before I get bored.
And this marks the start of my love of marley style twists. The texture is so natural looking and it's so much lighter than the silky Expressions hair I usually use when I get braids or twists and I am SO here for it.