A Tale of Two Wigs
For a while now I’ve been thinking that I’m well overdue for a new wig. A synthetic wig only last so long, and I’m assuming much less when you’re new to the world of wigs and don’t completely know how to take care of them. I’ve only owned a handful of wigs, and my favorite one I use all the time is my Jon Renau Zara wig. It was my first expensive wig, and after spending a lot of time online researching colors, styles, and brands, I was rewarded with an amazing head of hair. So, when it came time last month to take advantage of amazing online deals, which new wig would I go for?
Looking back now to when I first purchased my Zara wig, almost two and a half years ago, I’ve developed a style around it that has represented who I am. A lot of the style comes from the clothes I choose for my figure, along with the style and color of my hair. With that said, I found it very hard to picture myself wearing a different style or color, especially since I’ve gotten many compliments already with what I have now. It was at this point that the decision was clear to me, I would purchase the same wig in the same color (130-4), and I couldn’t be happier.
I thought it would be a great idea to show how my wig has changed over the course of its use when compared to a brand new one. It’s important to note that during the first year I had my original Zara wig, I don’t know how to take care of it at all and I’m sure its current condition reflects that neglect. I now wash my wigs on a regular basis with the proper wig shampoos and conditioners. The only difference between the two is that I was able to find my new Zara wig in a larger cap size, which works great for my head.
One of the biggest differences I’ve noticed is from the lace-front part to the wig. The old wig has thinned quite a bit over the years when you compare it to the thicker cap of the new one. Another noticeable difference comes from the condition of the fibers, especially towards the ends. The old fibers are rough and frizzled, compared to the smooth fibers of the new one. One of the surprises I found was that the color of the old wig didn’t fade much over the years, if at all.
Now that I have two Zara wigs, I plan to use the old one for days I’m just being lazy around the apartment, and use the new one for days I go out on the town. With the experience I’ve gained I’m sure I’ll be able to better care for my new investment, and I’ll have to see who the new Zara looks like in two years.
Have a great week everyone,