Wig Washing Part Four – Freedom, Follea Style (Lifestyle That Isโ€ฆ)

by Y on August 17, 2012

Here we are at the end of the series, part four. It was originally only intended to be one 5-6 minute clip of a washing wig demonstration, 4 videos later here we are ๐Ÿ™‚

I have been getting some questions about the hair specs, so I’m going to clarify it all below. I probably at some point should have a page for my “girls” that gives this info to those interested in knowing what I’m wearing.

Neither of the two wigs in the videos are lace front, I do own the Aero-2 lace front, but she (Mila) sat this one out. I’m not sure what kind of front these wigs are considered, standard maybe? Not sure. I do place all of my wigs slightly behind my hairline, which helps to make the hairline look very natural, because even if you only have a little bit, the little you have on top and sides just helps to blend the wig in better.

The wig on my head (Natalia) in the video is the Follea Lifestyle-2 medium length wig, which has an overall length of 15″ and a layer at 10″ – The color is C5030 and the cap is all hand-tied.

The wig I’m washing (Anya) and at the end wearing, is also the Follea Lifestyle-2, but it is the long length. It has 19″ overall length and a layer at 14″ – The color is also C5030 and also all hand-tied.

So there it is, I titled this post “Freedom, Follea Style” because these wigs have given me back something I had been missing for so longโ€ฆ me, after just having written some of you gals back a little while ago, I’m reminded of that point and so happy about the place I’ve reached in my hair loss journey, and lets face it that title is better than “String Her Up and Throw Her On.” ๐Ÿ™‚

And with that, I leave you with Part Four. Happy Friday! Cheers! Who has the wine?

Part Three: Changing The Part on Anya and More Wig Talk From My Kitchen

Part Two: Caring For Your Human Hair Wig

Part One of The Wig Washing Video Series

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Annette August 17, 2012 at 4:06 pm

I envy your long hair – I used to have long hair in HS (many moons ago) LOL!!! THANK YOU so much for taking time out of your life to educate us….. It is so appreciated!!! God Bless, Annette xo

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Lula August 17, 2012 at 4:47 pm

YES!!! Thank you so for sharing your experiences & these fantastic videos. LOVE!!!

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lina August 17, 2012 at 6:34 pm

hi Y,
my head is hanging in shame. I ix-nayed the oatmeal and went back to the strawberry shortcake AND wine for part 4 (you’re killing me ๐Ÿ™‚
Seriously, I loved the video but the end was the best! You are the bomb-diggidy! I will be watching the 4 consecutive videos tomorrow with my coffee. I may sound like a broken record, but thank you so much. Take from all your heartache and tears the fact that you are helping so many, it really is something to be proud of. Also, your wigs are kick-ass, I try but shit, I cannot tell they are wigs! Did I say shit? Shit, it’s the wine – oops ๐Ÿ™‚ Well to all my wonderful ladies, happy weekend and yes, let’s all get in the kitchen and cook up some living!
Lina xo

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Kelly August 17, 2012 at 6:44 pm

so freaking amazing – I’m looking forward to wearing wigs more than ever! thanks for making this look so easy and taking the “scare factor” out of it, lol.

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Nookum August 17, 2012 at 8:20 pm

You are so awesome!! Thank u for your videos..I’m sure they are helpful to so many women…. Keep em coming..I like to wear my hair stick straight..do I have to blow-dry the wig to get them straight or can I get them that way from air drying them a certain way

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Beth S. August 17, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Hi Y!
I read your post about the WiGrip, and now that you have been wearing hair for awhile, I would like to know if you are able to wear your wigs all day without them getting uncomfortable. I have one that I wore a few times with clips and pins and after three or four hours, had to take it off because it would get uncomfortable. Can you make it all day without wanting to take it off? Thanks!

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admin August 18, 2012 at 7:22 am

Thank you guys for all the great supportive comments!

@Annette – I am really enjoying the long hair, haven’t had this length hair in FOREVER, I also used to have it like this in H.S. – Those were they days ๐Ÿ™‚

@Lula – Glad you like them! xoxo

@Lina – You’re so funny! Embrace the strawberry shortcake ice cream, it sounds delicious. You are a REAL trooper to want to watch all the videos back to back, make sure to do that with the oatmeal though.

@Kelly – I’m glad the videos are helping to take away the “scare factor” I am hoping they do have that effect for women, its always great to hear when that IS working out.

@Nookum – Everything else being equal (human hair, cuticle correct etc) how the hair dries will largely be dependent on the characteristics of the donor’s hair and origin of the hair. On wigs some will dry with a wave, some will dry stick straight. I’m guessing a wig make with Chinese hair will dry VERY stick straight. If I placed Anya on a stand upright and let her dry she’ll be pretty straight but not poker straight, that could super easily be achieved with a a roll brush and a blow dryer which I would do once she was probably 90% air dried.

@Beth – Yes I can wear my wigs all day without issue for the most part with the the WiGrip. And I say “for the most part” because there have been times that maybe I tied it to tight around my head the day prior and the day following the grip and wig aren’t feeling as comfortable as they normally do. This is a fairly rare occurrence though. I have made it through very long days with my wig and grip, like 6am – 11pm, sometimes a little longer than that.

XOXO

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Angie August 18, 2012 at 2:22 pm

I was completely engrossed in the entire series! ๐Ÿ™‚ It just hit me who you look like – Brandy, from Storage Wars. With the shades and all.

As someone who is FINALLY thinking about the possibility of wearing hair – what you do for all of us here takes alot of the mystery out of it. CANNOT thank you enough for this site.

Love ya, Our Rock Star Sunglass Queen!!

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Beth August 18, 2012 at 5:33 pm

I was looking at her site, does she have curly hair wigs or are they all straight?

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Sherry August 19, 2012 at 9:07 pm

I have a question. When I get compliments on my hair when I am wearing a wig I just smile and say thank you. I hate the thought of having to explain why I am wearing the wig. It pleases me to know the wig looks so natural on me. I am not one to be dishonest but I feel this is a private matter. What do you ladies think about this?

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lina August 20, 2012 at 5:16 am

Sherry,
It is not dishonest, it is a private matter. You do not need to explain to anyone. It is awesome that your wigs look so real and you get compliments on it. Just smile, wear it proud and admit you look fine!
If you do tell someone because you want to, that is your business and remember: “those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
hugs xo

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shaina August 21, 2012 at 9:26 am

hey! i have a question, does your natural hair stick out around the edges at all? mine does and I can’t ever decide if that makes it looks like I have a wig or not. People who know say it doesn’t. Just wondering if anyone else has this problem?! also, Thanks SO MUCH for these videos ๐Ÿ™‚ all the wig places I have around here they don’t really know anything about wigs and when I asked for washing tips they just hand me a card with instructions that are way too vague haha. So thanks for all you do!!!

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admin August 21, 2012 at 6:04 pm

@Angie – So glad you liked the series! I haven’t watched Storage Wars, I’ll have to check it out now though ๐Ÿ™‚ I love hearing the feedback that the videos are helpful.. yay!

@Beth – Which site are you referring to, when you say “her site” ?

@Sherry – I don’t think it’s dishonest at all, I went to a HUGE family function this past weekend (that’s a blog post all in itself) and my Aunt says to me “Wow your hair looks good, it’s gotten really long are you going to keep it that way” HAAAA HAAAA My reply, ” Yes, I think so” Like for a REALLY long time because this sh*t ain’t growing. As Lina said, it’s a private matter, you share what you want, with whom you want and never feel like you have to tell someone because if you don’t you are being dishonest. That’s my take on it. If you want to share, great.. if not smile and say “Thank you”

@Shaina – My hair doesn’t stick out from the edges in an unnatural way, I pull out pieces and sit the wig ever-so slightly behind my hairline, so that hasn’t been an issue for me. I think if people tell you it looks natural, I’m sure it’s fine, we are often so much more critical and over analyzing of ourselves and our “hair” than others are, we notice everything, they just see the big picture. Glad you liked the washing videos ๐Ÿ™‚

XOXO

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Maia November 1, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Thank you for your wig washing tips! I don’t even own one now but your videos are truly helpful because part of the ‘fear’ of wigs is not ‘knowing’ them. Funny, watching you handle your hair, I was like – Aargh! she’s gonna pull the hair out! – but nope, didn’t happen! So okay, no doubt, you’ve heard it a hundred, oops, thousands of times – just THANK YOU …. for all of ‘this’.
Have a great day girl!

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Teri April 12, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Thanks for the great video series! My salon had taught me to wash my follea in the sink basin, but I like this method better–and I love the recommendations to dry it upside-down–and the shampoo and conditioner recommendations.

I’ve work hair for about a year and a half and it’s awesome!ots of freedom, no worries about hair loss, but lots of living!

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