- As soon as I get the wig, I co-wash it and let it air dry.
- After it has dried, I brush the hair out a bit so that the curls aren't too uniform.
- I add cornstarch to the hair to take the shine away. Let's be real, my hair isn't shiny AT ALL.
- My real hair is braided underneath, except for one inch of hair in the front, which I blend into the wig. I flat twist that portion of my hair and either curl the ends with a curl rod or make a bantu knot.
- I then apply the wig, which has combs in the front and back.
- Then, I un-twist the one inch of hair, which I usually twist overnight, and blend it into the wig hair.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Vanessa La Jay
I've received many compliments and questions about the big afro I wore last year. Rather than answering a ton of individual questions, I will give you all the info now! Due to some heat damage I suffered a couple of years ago, I decided to "weave-it-up" to give my hair some rest while I grew it out. My last curly wig was called the La Jay wig by Vanessa. It was the only hair that blended in fully with my natural hair, but I had to manipulate it a bit to achieve maximum blending.
Here is my wig blending technique:
Let me know if you have any questions!