Due to my alopecia I have had to Change My Hair Color and get a new 3/4 extension with the wonderful Easihair!
You always see yourself in a certain way. I have always had dark brown hair and, while people have pestered me with the advice that I need to go lighter, I have been steadfast.
That is, until my alopecia (hair loss due to an autoimmune disease) really kicked into gear these past couple of years.
By the time I gave in and changed my hair color, I had gone quite a while with my scalp being very evident and even my husband couldn’t tell (lie) me that it wasn’t looking that bad.
This picture was taken right around when I started HauteCurvyWoman.com. Very dark hair.
I know that hairdressers do not want to use color on my hair. I used the Color Oops, $9.99 at Ulta and it seemed like it gave me kind of orangish hair and then I bought what I thought would be the nearest looking extensions: Rootbeer Float which is described as:
Light Gold Brown (12) blended with Medium Brown Red (30)
It all kind of melded well.
I bought the shorter Easivolume (Easihair) from Voguewigs.com, who are so nice and then I tried Wigs.com for the longer piece,
Even though I think my new hair color is ‘okay-ish’, it isn’t my dark hair. It looks orange and I just don’t see myself with this color at all. Yet I have no choice. The color of EasiHair I chose really was just a perfect color and helped my hair to look better.
I am not in any way negating the trauma children and adults with alopecia universalis (complete loss of hair over the scalp and body) face. Believe me, I’m happy that I have the amount I have now. I really did think that it would all be gone by now. It seems to be in a static state right now so I’m being very careful with it; no blow dryer; no curling; no anything. Not even shampooing too much.
While these extensions I use are really well made and look fairly good, I want my dark brown hair back.
This is the package that the ” extensions” came in.
The easiVolume hair extensions were voted the best volumizing extension on the market! They are so right!
I bought my first 10″ 3/4 human hair extension for $149.20 from Voguewigs.com below and absolutely loved it.
Then, I wanted to try wigs.com and it was the exact same shade and really wonderful.I wanted the long extension in the exact same color in 14″ and it cost $207.20.
You can see that I have just enough hair to be able to clip in. I’ve never been worried about it coming off. Those clips aren’t going anywhere. I usually use them to run around, however, as soon as I get home I like to just take them out.
Actually, as I look at the picture below, I believe it is in the best shape for over a year. However, there is that big crater right in the middle of my scalp.
I got both of the EasiHair Easivolume Human Hair Extension in the color, Rootbeerfloat
I bought the longer one from Wigs.com,
Exact same color just longer.
So, which wig shop would I choose? Both Vogue Wigs.com and Wigs.com are wonderful.
I have to give it up a little bit to Voguewigs.com only because I had a customer service question for Vogue Wigs and they were so sweet and answered so quickly to my e-mail for advice.
Both pieces are human hair and really do go on seamlessly, however, the most important thing about these pieces is that they are so light on my head. It is so much more wearable than a wig, especially out here where the weather has hit 115 degrees already.
By the way, you don’t have to have a medical condition to wear these volumizers. They would look great on anyone.
So….For those of you have changed hair color because you had to, how did you feel?
p.s. – The blouse which I have on and love is from Lane Bryant.
***I have not been given any product in return for my review. These are my honest, unsolicited reviews and opinions.