Today I’ve something new to share with you in that its something I hadn’t tried before. My review today is on the gorgeous ‘Grace’ 3/4 wig from Dolled Up. A super quick way to transform your hair with minimal effort.
Wigs are nothing new in the hair industry. They have been around a long time and I think when most people think about a wig, they thing a full head and probably something that looks like you’d wear at a fancy dress party. What you probably don’t realise is on the celebrity circuit more and more people are actually wearing this new style of wig, the 3/4 or 1/2 as its also called and are ditching the extensions! The 3/4 or 1/2 wig covers most of your head, leaving a small amount of hair at the front to blend with the wig its self. These in my opinion are even quicker tranformations than wearing hair extensions and this style of wig often comes in both synthetic and human/remy hair. The 3/4 wig I have to share with you today is actually a synthetic, not that you would know when I have it on or could tell. It looks natural and people thought it was my own hair.
Here is some information in the Dolled up ‘Grace’ 3/4 Wig (From the brand Koko)…
Grace Wavy 3/4 Wig
3/4 Wig with a loose beach wave.
Simply combs securely into place, covering most of your hair. If you’d like to see how to use this product please click here. For help matching a colour, please click here.
Non heat resistant synthetic.
Can be washed and left to dry naturally.
Length (from top) approximately 22″.
Putting the stigma aside for a moment (Another reason why I think often the 3/4 wig is known as a 3/4 hair piece) of wearing a wig, they really are no different from wearing hair extensions. They are easily put into your own hair and are ideal for those with shorter hair as they cover all the short hairs at the nape that often show with clip ins. You also don’t have the hassle of trying to blend your shorter layers with the rest of the hair and are only actually working with a small amount of hair of your own to blend with the wig. In fact, you can easily pop a headband or scarf over where the hair piece and your hair meet, covering the join.
What I really liked about the 3/4 wig was the speed you could put it in. The longest part I felt was pinning my hair for it to go over. I pulled all my hair back from about 2-3 inches from my hair line at the front of my head into a low pony. I didn’t secure my hair there though and lightly and loosely pinned it so it was flat to my head. Some people prefer to split their hair into 2 ponys, 1 at the top near the crown the other at your nape. This is really up to you, but the flatter the better. You then take your hair piece, give it a little shake and place the comb inside where you sectioned your hair in the top. You literally then pull the rest of the wig over your hair and secure the other comb/clip upwards at your nape. Thus hiding your own hair and securing the wig. The Grace 3/4 wig from Koko fits snuggly and safely. I tried the head shake test and it did not move or shift from my head (No dodgy toupee look here!). To finish the application I actually french braided my own hair with a little of the wigs hair to create a headband effect. This blended it in nicely so you couldn’t see the wig join and I felt also suited the style too.
The shade 24/613 is a mix of the 2 colours. This worked for me better than the 613 shade as it had a little depth to it being a mixed shade and looked more natural in my opinion. Although my hair was ombre when I wore this wig and had nearly 3″ of dark blonde roots, this wig still blended perfectly and looked natural.
I think Synthetic hair has come a long way since the days of party wigs you bought on the market and from joke shops. It does look more natural, it feels better. Don’t get me wrong, feeling synthetic hair and then your own you obviously can tell the difference, but in appearance its minor if at all. There are a couple of tricks you can also do to help if your wig is a little shiny.
- Apply a little dry shampoo through the wig to give it a more matte appearance.
- Apply a little hair spray to the wig to matte down the shine.
- Get a shine spray (I swear by Umberto Giannini Dazzling Shine Glossing Mist – review here) and spray your own hair to get that ‘Red Carpet’ sheen, it helps blend the synthetics glossiness with your own hair then.
‘Grace’ is a gorgeous style, what I would call a looser naturally curly look, so would work for those with naturally curly hair or someone who likes a lot of bounce. It is VERY full and does have a lot of volume. The curl looks natural to me and what I loved about this hair piece was how it gave me a casual almost festival feel. Its rather like a beachy wave.
Over all, I’ve loved trying out this 3/4 wig Dolled Up sent me, ‘Grace’ is a gorgeous style from Koko and the whole hair piece thing I think for me is going to become rather addictive. I already am looking at other styles too try!
Dolled Up have offered my viewers and subscribers 20% off their first order over £20! So make sure to take advantage! The 3/4 wigs are £22.99, so would also be available with the discount code!Click here to check them out.
The Dolled Up ‘Grace’ 3/4 Synthetic Wig from Koko costs £22.99 and is available in 12 shades. Dolled Up also stock other synthetic wig styles (Angelina is gorgeous and a must have!!).
Lots of Love,