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My first U-Part Wig by LuxHair Box!

I think I have discovered the best thing the good Lord has given us since clean water.

The u-part wig.

 

Okay. So here’s my story. Years ago I went on a healthy hair journey. I am relaxed, but at the time my hair was breaking. So I started stretching my relaxers, learned about moisturizing and sealing, co-washing, protein treatments, etc. I saw AMAZING results.

However, as of late, it seems my hair is starting to break again. So I decided to go on a “heat fast.” Starting in November, the goal was to not put (direct) heat in my hair. I did this by going to my beautician and letting her wash it and do a roller set (even though I HATEEEE sitting under the dryer. UGH!).

I then decided that I wanted a protective style. I was going to get Senegalese twists, but then my beautician suggested a u-part wig. A wig? Really? I had ZERO experience with weave (other than letting her sew in two tracks about 4 years ago which lasted about 3 weeks. I hated it. LOL), so this was new. But I decided to take a chance, especially after looking at some pictures. I got REALLY excited!

For a frame of reference, here are some pics of my real hair…

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My problem areas are on my left side – edges/temple/hairline areas and my nape on the left side as well. Those areas are breaking badly.

Okay. So u-part wig, here we come!

My beautician, Latasha Stephens, makes custom wigs. They are sewn, not glued. I went and did a consult with her, and she got the measurements of my head. I then purchased the hair. I purchased the Bohyme hair in Premium Yaki. I got this because it was closest to my texture. Here is Tasha (my beautician) sewing the last pieces on my wig.

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Okay! Now here comes the fun part! Again, I did this because it is a protective style. So my hair is braided under the wig.

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^^^On this picture, you can see one of the problem areas on my left side that I was talking about. That hair has broken off! The piece there in the front is going to be left out.

 

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Here is the wig when it was first put on my head…

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Yes, this is a wig.

And OMG. At this point…this point right here? I was SOLD. Done. Period. LOVE. IT.

It’s sewn onto my head around the edges on my braids. Not tight at all. VERY lightweight.

Here’s the final result:

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I. LOVE. IT.

Some more pictures my beautician took….

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I. DO. NOT. KNOW. WHEN. Y’ALL. ARE. GOING. TO. SEE. MY. REAL. HAIR. AGAIN.

My goodness. I am in looooooooooooove.

This is 1.5 bundles of hair, by the way.

One question I was asked (after I posted a picture on Facebook) was how I was going to sleep on it. I asked my beautician the same question and she told me to wrap it just like I would y real hair. Here’s the result from that.

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At the time I posted this, I literally had just taken it down. No product, no heat, nothing. Just unwrapped it and brushed it like I would my real hair.

Amazing.

And just for fun, here’s later on that day….

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Yeah. Um. Have I said I’m in love?

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I reccommend this is any and everybody. LOL. I love it. And I WILL be getting more made.

If you’d like more information about my beautician (Latasha Stephens, LuxHair Box), let me know. We’re in Houston, Texas, by the way. She also does full wigs, etc.

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I. LOVE. IT.

UPDATED: January 8, 2015

Hey guys! Here is an update on my u-part wig and maintenance! Enjoy!

As stated in the video, here are a couple of pictures of me doing my own curls….

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