If you’re like many women who want to jump to wearing a wig (maybe it will be your first piece of “independent hair” or you’re thinking of switching from toppers to wigs), you want to try out the hair without feeling wiggy. You may not think it looks wiggy, but in your head, you feel like you have a wig on.
Or, maybe you purchased something that is not 100% perfect, but you want to get some wear out of it anyways.
Finding the perfect hair is definitely not cheap!
I decided to try Freetress wigs because they are unbelievably cheap—$30 to $40 at the most, but wasn’t sure what to expect.
Just in looking at the pics in the link above, you can see that Freetress wigs are clearly marketed towards the African-American community.
Most of the colors are medium-to-dark, and the blonds have very heavy, dark rooting. They are definitely stepping outside my “medium brown with blond highlights” routine, but I was dying to try one.
I settled on Freetress Julie, in color OP430. Don’t ask what the OP stands for, as I have no idea. But the color is a base of 4 with a highlight of 30 (which is a reddish brown).
I don’t have a photo of what the wig looked like just placed on my head (but I did film a video for the Community, so members, check it out!) , but my fears were confirmed…the rooting and just way too harsh for me. But the fiber is gorgeous, so I knew I wanted to wear her, but I didn’t know how as I was self-conscious about the rim of the wig.
Enter a hat!
A hat hides a multitude of sins. Some of you may have some cold weather left before Spring shows its face, so consider a winter hat to help you debut a wig or try out a different style.
Warm where you are? A baseball cap or a sunhat can accomplish the same thing.
I can’t wear this wig without a hat, but I can give her a bit of play if I hide the rim. Plus, the curls under a chunky hat help to balance the look out.
The fiber of the Freetress Julie wig feels…wonderful. But, you’ll pay a price for that super-soft, super-natural feeling. And for the no shine!
These wigs, as you might expect given their price point, will probably only last you 2-3 washes. For me, if I was wearing this full time, that’s 4-6 weeks. MAX.
Even though they don’t last long, Freetress wigs come in some fun styles to experiment with.
Some features of the Freetress Julie wig:
1) Has an L-Part lace top—this means that the part is angled a bit imperfectly towards the back of the head for a realistic look. It’s not touted as a monofilament top, but the lace-look top is similar.
2) Gorgeous, extremely soft, natural-looking hair fiber.
3) Has combs—one an each side and in the back—to help secure the wig in place.
4) She’s heat-safe!
5) Is feather-light. You won’t feel like you have a wig on!
Here’s another view of this gorgeous color (OP430):
What do you think of Freetress wigs? Think you might give Freetress Julie a try?
If you’re darker-complected, or are willing to wear these under a hat, I think these are a GREAT choice!
P.S. Congrats to Patricia who won the Tressmerize giveaway. She’s been notified and is excited to receive her new kit.