From the second I saw the Longing for Long wig by Raquel Welch, I knew it was one I had to try.
Who can resist those waves?
They are gorgeous!
This was my first experience with Raquel Welch wigs, and I especially wanted to try Raquel Welch because I’ve heard that her synthetic hair fiber is amazing.
And it is.
It’s SO soft!
I wasn’t sure what color to go with, and since purchasing Longing for Long there have been a few videos made from both customers and online vendors. When I was making my color choice, there wasn’t much info out there, unfortunately!
I actually think my ideal color is R9F26, which is a medium brown with blond, face-framing highlights. But, I didn’t know that at the time (finding the proper helper hair color is sometimes so hard!) as I was dealing with tiny online swatches when making my selection.
I landed on SS12/20, also known as Shaded Toast. I picked this predominately from the description, which is a “cool, light brown with medium brown roots”.
I think this is a very pretty color, but I’m not sure I’d call it a light brown – to me, this is a dark blond.
Let’s talk a bit about Longing for Long!
Longing for Long Wig Cap
The cap is extremely comfortable! It’s wefted on the sides and back, and has a monofilament, hand-tied top.
I always look for monofilament tops, because that means that the top of the wig looks like scalp and can be parted any way you like: on the left, on the right, in the middle or anywhere in between.
This wig also has a lace front. The lace front is done really well, and to top it off, the manufacturer did a good job with strategically framing the face with highlights. Since there are light pieces right up front, the hair knots are not noticeable (which can sometimes happen with lace fronts…if the knots are dark you’ll see dark “dots” along the lace).
I love that Longing for Long comes in rooted or “shadow” shades. A bit of rooting looks realistic and makes a wig look more natural, to me, than a non-rooted wig. Not all colors are available with roots, but I’m happy to see that there are a few color options available with roots.
Longing for Long comes in over 20 colors, so while working with those darn small online swatches can be difficult, there’s likely a color that will work well for most women.
Longing for Long Style
The style of this wig is beautiful. In the pic above and video below, this is right out of the box.
The waves come slightly more wavy than you’d have with beach waves, which makes this wig very versatile. In fact, I’m heading to a wedding at the end of this month and I’m thinking I just might wear this.
I think the waves will likely loosen over time, but for now, this is a great style that can be dressed up or dressed down (and I plan to dress it up if I wear it to the wedding!).
The density on this wig is just perfect.
You can fluff it up for extra volume, or just let it do it’s thing and it’ll look great either way.
Longing for Long Review Video
I can blab about this wig all day, but it’s probably easier to just show y’all this wig in person:
All in all, if you’re looking for a tousled, beautiful wig (that would be amazing for summer!), you should check out Longing for Long at Cysterwigs.com.
The only thing I would change about this wig is to make it just a teeny bit longer…another two or three inches would be AMAZING.
Raquel Welch peeps, are you listening? Wink.
I mentioned earlier that I may wear this to a wedding this month. I’m currently waiting to receive the color R11S+, also called Glazed Mocha.
Here is a review on another wig in the same color. I’m really hoping it will be a close match to my current topper…but I just don’t know.
It *may* be too blonde or too gold, but I’m hoping I can somewhat interchange my daily topper with this.
My first choice color to order this time around (R9F26) was unfortunately on backorder, so this was my second choice. I’m hoping to receive it soon, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
(Update: the replacement color was WAY TOO LIGHT in the front. I was bummed.)
What do you think about Longing for Long? What questions can I answer about it? Let me know in the comments below.
Oh, and if you’re interested in a synthetic wavy topper, you might want to check out this post: Top Wave – Jon Renau’s Newest Wavy Topper.