I'm based in the UK and I always use CV's.. I only ever use UK Vendors in emergencies seeing as they get their stock from CV's anyways and the quality of teh CV's that they use is not up to my standards.
If you want to enjoy lace wigs, you MUST learn to tweak or else you're never going to be happy with what you get. I started out wanting vendors to bleach knots, dye, thin hairlines and layer before sending to me but quickly realised they usually do more harm than good when attempting these things (if they attemp at all!) lol so I had to learn to do these things myself.
Don't let your experience with CLW put you off so easily. I feel it for you as it was alot of money but units can be hit and miss. $105 for shipping is ridiculous... Most I've ever paid from an AV is about $50.
Bargain Lace Wigs, I've used them before an dthe hair is only ice until you wash it tehn it dries up, tangles and sheds like crazy.
In saying that though, our hair requirements are different as I like KS hair which requires an ample amount of procesing... Maybe as you are getting hair closer to its natural state, you will like
Also, not many vendors stock transparent lace (usually has to be custom ordered) so beware of UK Vendors tryna pass of light brown lace as transparent just to get the sale
The UK is pretty behind with LW's and I am yet to find a vendor that can match my CV orders in quality or price.
ETA - Most Cv's accept Pypal but don't necessarily advertise it on their website
Edited by CherryAde - Jan 08 2013 at 4:14pm