So when my mother waived the “Especially Yours” catalog under my nose a few weeks ago, I had no idea that I would purchase something and love it.
“I’m ordering a wig…I’ll get you one too…” she tempted me while handing me the catalog…
You guys already know that I have a few straight long haired wigs, (one affectionately named ‘Amy’—and called out by my friend Heather every time I wear it); so I am not against wearing wigs at all…especially when I am using them as a protective style. Sometimes I want to my hair straight, so instead of using heat to achieve a style, I condition, moisturize, braid and protect my hair…then throw Amy on and have a good time. This time though, it was different…I knew that I wanted short hair.
When looking through the catalog, I immediately noticed ‘Sarah’, a short haired wig that reminded me of the short haircut rocked by Toni Braxton in the 90s. I immediately selected that wig and told my mom to hook me up for $19.99, especially since the wig was originally $69.99. We placed the order and while waiting for the shipment, I read the reviews…
Now, you guys already know about how I feel about people making opinions on the internet. Sometimes people are believable, sometimes, they say things out of malice. The 3 out of 5 stars and reviews about the wig immediately frightened me, but when I thought about how much was paid, it instantly resonated in me that you get what you pay for and if I can get some good use out of a cheap wig, I’ll be happy. I sometimes spend more than $20 on a swanky meal and adult beverage when I’m hanging out with my friends, so I would just chalk up the loss if there was one…
The wig arrived Saturday evening and I was immediately impressed with the packaging. I removed the wig from the bag; shaked it awake as it stated on the card in the box and placed it on my head. I immediately noticed that the wig that I received did not look like the one on the model in the picture…or if it did, they took the picture at an angle that I was not able to see everything. I reviewed the catalog again to make sure I wasn’t missing anything and only saw the one pose for the hair. In all of my excitement of getting a short haircut, I didn’t even notice that only one angle of the hair style was displayed online and in the catalog. I positioned the hair correctly on my head and even though what I saw wasn’t what I expected, I liked it. I liked it a lot.
After wearing the hair for a day or so and getting complements on my look, I asked John to trim the hair a little bit because the bangs were extremely long and was in my eyes. We trimmed up the hair a little more to make it look more natural and friendly to the frame of my face. Since my face is oval/square, the hair fit my head perfectly. I haven’t had any performance issues with the hair as of yet. It wears well, looks good and shakes back into place easily. It hasn’t tangled yet, and since the cut is so short, I really don’t think it will. I am not good at wig reviews because I hardly every wear them, but I thought I would share my thoughts with you on ‘Sarah’ and ‘Especially Yours’.
Pros: Great products at a great price. The models are representative of beautiful black women and the shipping was fast and easy. The agent who took the order was friendly and explained the process perfectly. I received a quality wig at a great price.
Cons: There are not many descriptive pictures of the products online and in the catalog. This company does not state if they are a totally Black company. If you receive a catalog, you have to call a toll free number to place an order instead of ordering online to get the same price.
All in all, I enjoyed my experience with Especially Yours and I love my new hair. I cannot wait to rock it again and have the perfect makeup combo to go with it. I’ll of course keep you posted about my looks on my Instagram page: @fleurdecurl .
Let me know if you have any hair ideas for me. I love trying new things and love having you involved with some of my looks!
Until next time,
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