The purchase of this wig for a curly wig review happened only as a result of a YouTube video. There is not way – NO WAY – that I would have ever purchased this wig based on the packaging or the model image from the Outre website (shown below). I am on the left (duh!) and the model is on the right.
So, obviously, I did a bit of manipulation to get the wig to look the way it does on me, but this is not how it looks out of the box. The video below gives you a very good idea of how the wig looks straight out of the packaging.
Styling the Wig
I teased the wig in order to add more texture and for a more realistic look using the same method featured in the video above. I did not add as much texture (fuzz) because I would like this wig to last me for a few months and expect it to naturally frizz over time. In the picture below, I have already washed the wig once wit a no-sulfate shampoo and instant conditioner and then allowed it to drip dry. The hair still looks as good as new to me despite being in a bag for about 5 months. Anyway, back to styling.
Teasing the hair made it look a lot more realistic, but the hair expanded by the second – actually making it look a lot more like the model picture I showed you above. So, teasing left me with a very, very big and unrealistic looking style. Now, I want this hair for everyday work wear, so the huge and expanded look was not for me. So, I cut out a lot of the hair, shaping it into a nice heart-shaped style. I took off about 1/3 of the hair, leaving me with a lovely layered look that was appropriate for just about any occasion. The wig has very little bulk around the face but is still very full after cutting.
- Full and bouncy
- Holds curl and style well
- Easy to apply
- Blends easily
- Multiple styling options (See videos at end of blog post)
- Looks somewhat natural depending on styling
- Looks very heavy after and artificial if teased excessively
- Must be manipulated quite a bit to work
- Cannot be un-teased
- Will start to age quickly (but can be manipulated so much that you can just adjust styling)
- CAn look a little bit shiny (but dully after time)
More Styling Options for Curly Wigs
If you want more options for styling this wig, check out the videos below.