As promised, here is my official review with more photos of one of the most gorgeous Ellen Wille wigs out there, the Mega Mono. In my last post about synthetic lace front wigs, I told you about how this wig kinda, well, stole my heart. As soon as I saw this beautiful color, I knew I had to try it.
So, here’s my Mega Mono wig review!
Inside of Mega Mono
Like most wigs, there are a few standard areas of the wig cap to pay attention to:
Lace Front of Mega Mono
Here’s a pic of the Mega Mono before I cut the lace–just to give you an idea of how it looks right out of the box. If you look closely you can see the lace right below where my part is. It bothered me so I cut it back pretty drastically, which is totally ok! It’s meant to do that, if you want.
Ok, so on to what everyone wants to look at. Take these next few pictures of the Mega Mono Wig by Ellen Wille and look at them closely. Blow them up to 8×10 and hang them on your wall if you want. But know that NO ONE looks at our hairline and part as closely as we do. I’m not saying that because I think it looks bad (because, I don’t!) but I know everyone is going to have nose-smudges on their computers/phones/tablets. Just remember, due to our lovely condition, we are more hair-aware than ANYONE out there!
You’ll see in the image above that I’ve trimmed the lace front back significantly. The lace front was tricky for me…unlike the toppers I’ve been wearing, there is no rim to use as a guide to where the hair should begin. I kept wanting to trim further and further back, but at some point you just have to stop and let it be.
Close up of Mega Mono
Here’s an even more close-up of the hairline with the lace trimmed back.
I think having a deep side part helps with this look. Also, since the hair is parted on sort of a diagonal, it causes more of the lace to be covered which I think is a good thing.
And here, of course, is a pic of the wig from the front.
Over-exposed as always (sigh).
Finally, no wig review would be complete without a photo outside. I remember the sun being in my eyes, ha.
Pros of Mega Mono
What I really love about Ellen Wille wigs is the lack of unnatural shine that some synthetic wigs get!
Some synthetics (wigs or toppers) have an artificial shine to them that gradually lessens the more you wear it (there are some tips and tricks to get rid of it faster which I’ll talk about soon), and I found that is the number one drawback of synthetic hair.
These wigs look 100% natural right out of the box. I really wish some of the more readily available synthetic companies (are you listening, Noriko and Jon Renau?) would figure out how to do the hair fiber as nice as the hair fiber this brand has.
I’d say the fit is average – my head is not too large nor too small and it fits me just fine.
Cons of the Mega Mono
Not many! The hair fiber itself is so incredibly realistic, but I still struggle with the lace front and the knots.
You might be able to see it if you look at my photos, but the knots underneath the lace front are dark.
With human hair, you can get bleached knots so that they are invisible under the lace. That’s not happening with darker wig/topper colors.
I think my hairstyle disguises this well, but the fact that I am aware of this means I’m not 100% comfortable in this wig.
I do love this wig. I love how the hair moves and I love how natural it looks. The density is perfect, too, as it’s not “wiggy”.
If I could find a way to make peace with the lace front, I’d be wearing this in a heartbeat. I actually wish Mega Mono was made in a non-lace front as I would love to try to integrate some of my bio hair with it. That’s difficult to do with a lace front.
I’m going to continue to wear this now and then but it’s not going to be my every day look…at least, not yet. But, I can assure you…someday is probably closer than I think.
What do you think?
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Mega Mono by Ellen Wille wig
Oh! Did you know you can wear a wig in a ponytail? I demonstrate this wearing another EW wig. Check it out: Yes! You Can wear a Wig in a Ponytail!