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Recent­ly Chriset­te Michele switched up her look with a curly wig/weave. I per­son­al­ly love the look and it got me won­der­ing — if you are a nat­u­ral that uses wigs/weaves to tran­si­tion or as a pro­tec­tive style do you find your­self grav­i­tat­ing towards curly/kinky wigs and sew-ins? Or do you still prefer the sleek look? Also, what are your thoughts on Chrisette’s new ‘do?

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I like big curly hair but I’m not a fan of this wig. It just doesn’t look right to me. It looks very sim­i­lar to the 1st ver­sion of the big red curly wig Rihan­na wore and I wasn’t too fond of that one either.


Love the col­or & the fact that it’s curly but the wig itself looks a mess! Poor­ly con­struct­ed in my opin­ion


i go through all dif­fer­ent types of styles but i have noticed since I’ve been nat­u­ral I tend to buy more curly wigs, or african amer­i­can tex­ture “blow dryed” look­ing wigs and weaves!!!


I don’t like it at all. I wear wigs some times but gurl HELL NO to this wig.

I don’t think I like this one in par­tic­u­lar, but I loved Rihanna’s lol. May­be it’s the col­or or how the lay­ers are cut into this one, it’s mak­ing her look a lit­tle like Wendy Williams to me. But I love her lip­stick though. And when I got a sew-in last fall I went for the straight look because I hadn’t worn my hair straight in forever, & I didn’t love it on me, the hair was too silky and too flat for me. I like how my own hair looks straight bet­ter. And if I went for a wig… Read more »

i’ve had the exact same expe­ri­ence with a straight sew-in. i total­ly go for the more bod­ied, curlier look when it comes to exten­sion as well. straight hair just doesn’t do it for me any­more…
i think this change in atti­tude comes from the knowl­edge that straight hair is not the be-all, end-all def­i­n­i­tion of beau­ty and self-expres­sion.


I don’t like it…I just think the wig is ugly.…


I agree…


The wig is very cute, how­ev­er, I love her with short hair dos, nat­u­ral or oth­er­wise — her fea­tures are remark­able with short hair! With this wig, you don’t see the vibrant Chriset­te com­ing through.

Weave wise, I love dif­fer­ent tex­tures. First one I had was a straight, cleopa­tra style with a bang; the sec­ond was wet and wavy hair.


I like it,


I like it. Not sure about that shade of red, but I love the tex­ture. I’m a fan of those types of wigs. If you have patch­es of hair that you are try­ing to grow out or pro­tect, but you still want a nat­u­ral look(something that is as close to your own hair tex­ture as pos­si­ble), then I don’t think any­thing is wrong with being ver­sa­tile and wear­ing wigs/weaves.