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Topic: Disappearing LENGTH over time?
Posted By: Cream1970
Subject: Disappearing LENGTH over time?
Date Posted: Feb 11 2013 at 10:05pm
I've had the same three  20-24"  bundles of Wags NC installed back to back since March/April 09. Last Summer I added a coarser/curlier of a bundle of 16"-20" to the area around my leave out since hair dye for my grays has made my hair notieceable coarser. I now have those same bundles installed on a u-part that I made about 5 months ago.
I know that the wefts have thinned in the last 4 years and the hair is a lot curlier than it was when I 1st bought it but here lately it seems VERY short. My co-workers are asking me if I cut my hair. Out of curiousity, I JUST measured the installed wefts that have always hung the longest and stretched, one has never been cut because it was always on the bottom, it was the longest and it JUST measured only FOURTEEN inches.
 
Dahell?? I'm wondering , when wefts shed over time ,does the longer hairs sewn onto the wefts shed 1st?
 
I ordered a bundle of 24-28" last week to add another layer of length to my wig but it seems that it may be considerably longer than what I have now.
 
I will measure them wet and stretched out when I make another wig /including the new hair, but it can't make THAT much of a difference. Again, I stretched the hair when measuring.
 
This is so weird to me, esp when I look at pics from a few years ago. I love my Wags NC (obviously, they've gotten almost a mortgage payment from me in the last 4 yrs),but this disappearing length doesn't make sense.
 
Anyone else experience this or are aware of this happening?


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Posted By: cocopuffs
Date Posted: Feb 11 2013 at 10:23pm
Yes, I have experienced that same thing. For a sew in, I attributed it to my sew in getting old where the base braids had moved. You'd think that the wefts hairs would hang longer since the base braids moved to lower and/or farther back positions. But, it sometimes has the opposite effect where, because the braids have grown out, all the attached wefts are pushed farther from the scalp and the hair on the wefts also gets puffed out away from the scalp, causing the sew in not to hang down as long.

I also had deduced the same as you, that the wefts upon measuring and observing them had lost their longer hairs either from shedding from the weft or from breakage over time.


Posted By: ms.blue
Date Posted: Feb 11 2013 at 10:55pm
I believe the ends are breaking off with wear and tear.

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Posted By: *Belle*Femme*
Date Posted: Feb 12 2013 at 12:54am
Originally posted by ms.blue ms.blue wrote:

I believe the ends are breaking off with wear and tear.
Yeah, I agree.  I have a 20 EP and that joint looking type short.

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Posted By: Tami
Date Posted: Feb 12 2013 at 7:22am
Originally posted by Cream1970 Cream1970 wrote:

I've had the same three  20-24"  bundles of Wags NC installed back to back since March/April 09. Last Summer I added a coarser/curlier of a bundle of 16"-20" to the area around my leave out since hair dye for my grays has made my hair notieceable coarser. I now have those same bundles installed on a u-part that I made about 5 months ago.
I know that the wefts have thinned in the last 4 years and the hair is a lot curlier than it was when I 1st bought it but here lately it seems VERY short. My co-workers are asking me if I cut my hair. Out of curiousity, I JUST measured the installed wefts that have always hung the longest and stretched, one has never been cut because it was always on the bottom, it was the longest and it JUST measured only FOURTEEN inches.
 
Dahell?? I'm wondering , when wefts shed over time ,does the longer hairs sewn onto the wefts shed 1st?
 
I ordered a bundle of 24-28" last week to add another layer of length to my wig but it seems that it may be considerably longer than what I have now.
 
I will measure them wet and stretched out when I make another wig /including the new hair, but it can't make THAT much of a difference. Again, I stretched the hair when measuring.
 
This is so weird to me, esp when I look at pics from a few years ago. I love my Wags NC (obviously, they've gotten almost a mortgage payment from me in the last 4 yrs),but this disappearing length doesn't make sense.
 
Anyone else experience this or are aware of this happening?
 
i know exactly what you mean.. i just recently ordered another bundle to add to my wags nc from 2008 because it appears that i have lost some length overtime... but hey, i dont mind having to add lost length when my hair has given me 5 years.. hopefully it will give me 5 more lol


Posted By: DIVA007
Date Posted: Feb 12 2013 at 8:15am
I'm in the same boat my Wags NC was hitting the top of my lower back and now its mid-back length. I also have to buy some longer lengths. But Lord knows that is some of the best hair I've ever bought.Heart

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Posted By: rredict
Date Posted: Feb 12 2013 at 8:20am
Yep I have had this issue too. Its due to shedding, and hair breaking off..


Posted By: Cream1970
Date Posted: Feb 12 2013 at 9:35am
Thanks ladies! it just seemed to happen all of a sudden. I LOVE this hair but I couldn't figure it out. I've never put heat on it and I don't see the breakage but it makes sense. I just hope the 24-28 bundle that is coming in doesn't make a super long layer in my wig. I don't want to cut anything. I was going to order a bundle of 28-32 too, which is cheaper than the 24-28, but they were out and said they rarely have it in stock.

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Posted By: india100
Date Posted: Feb 12 2013 at 10:13am
 I found out my favoirte Thread broke hairs after looking at the wefts with a magnifying Glass. Blond color mix will shorten your lengths also . Cry

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Posted By: india100
Date Posted: Feb 12 2013 at 10:14am
Originally posted by Tami Tami wrote:

Originally posted by Cream1970 Cream1970 wrote:

I've had the same three  20-24"  bundles of Wags NC installed back to back since March/April 09. Last Summer I added a coarser/curlier of a bundle of 16"-20" to the area around my leave out since hair dye for my grays has made my hair notieceable coarser. I now have those same bundles installed on a u-part that I made about 5 months ago.
I know that the wefts have thinned in the last 4 years and the hair is a lot curlier than it was when I 1st bought it but here lately it seems VERY short. My co-workers are asking me if I cut my hair. Out of curiousity, I JUST measured the installed wefts that have always hung the longest and stretched, one has never been cut because it was always on the bottom, it was the longest and it JUST measured only FOURTEEN inches.
 
Dahell?? I'm wondering , when wefts shed over time ,does the longer hairs sewn onto the wefts shed 1st?
 
I ordered a bundle of 24-28" last week to add another layer of length to my wig but it seems that it may be considerably longer than what I have now.
 
I will measure them wet and stretched out when I make another wig /including the new hair, but it can't make THAT much of a difference. Again, I stretched the hair when measuring.
 
This is so weird to me, esp when I look at pics from a few years ago. I love my Wags NC (obviously, they've gotten almost a mortgage payment from me in the last 4 yrs),but this disappearing length doesn't make sense.
 
Anyone else experience this or are aware of this happening?
 
i know exactly what you mean.. i just recently ordered another bundle to add to my wags nc from 2008 because it appears that i have lost some length overtime... but hey, i dont mind having to add lost length when my hair has given me 5 years.. hopefully it will give me 5 more lol
Shocked Hey Tami . Hug

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Avi.. Bobby Brown and brother Tommy after singing at MY DAD Funeral. RIP..


Posted By: missyo67
Date Posted: Feb 12 2013 at 10:21am
This has happened to me also. I had 18-26in wavy that I've trimmed down to barely 18-19in.  I don't mind adding length after 2-3 years of wear.  It reduces my hair expense considerably.  By next year, I'll only replace closures and buy a bundle per texture here and there. My hair budget used to be $1000/year but now it's probably $300-$600 max and that's mostly due to closure purchases.

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Posted By: Tami
Date Posted: Feb 12 2013 at 10:58am
Originally posted by india100 india100 wrote:

Originally posted by Tami Tami wrote:

Originally posted by Cream1970 Cream1970 wrote:

I've had the same three  20-24"  bundles of Wags NC installed back to back since March/April 09. Last Summer I added a coarser/curlier of a bundle of 16"-20" to the area around my leave out since hair dye for my grays has made my hair notieceable coarser. I now have those same bundles installed on a u-part that I made about 5 months ago.
I know that the wefts have thinned in the last 4 years and the hair is a lot curlier than it was when I 1st bought it but here lately it seems VERY short. My co-workers are asking me if I cut my hair. Out of curiousity, I JUST measured the installed wefts that have always hung the longest and stretched, one has never been cut because it was always on the bottom, it was the longest and it JUST measured only FOURTEEN inches.
 
Dahell?? I'm wondering , when wefts shed over time ,does the longer hairs sewn onto the wefts shed 1st?
 
I ordered a bundle of 24-28" last week to add another layer of length to my wig but it seems that it may be considerably longer than what I have now.
 
I will measure them wet and stretched out when I make another wig /including the new hair, but it can't make THAT much of a difference. Again, I stretched the hair when measuring.
 
This is so weird to me, esp when I look at pics from a few years ago. I love my Wags NC (obviously, they've gotten almost a mortgage payment from me in the last 4 yrs),but this disappearing length doesn't make sense.
 
Anyone else experience this or are aware of this happening?
 
i know exactly what you mean.. i just recently ordered another bundle to add to my wags nc from 2008 because it appears that i have lost some length overtime... but hey, i dont mind having to add lost length when my hair has given me 5 years.. hopefully it will give me 5 more lol
Shocked Hey Tami . Hug
 
Hey there India!.. long time no see! Big smile


Posted By: Princess_S
Date Posted: Feb 12 2013 at 4:34pm
Originally posted by ms.blue ms.blue wrote:

I believe the ends are breaking off with wear and tear.
This all day. Ends split all the time also


Posted By: joileprincess
Date Posted: Feb 14 2013 at 1:30am
I noticed this with some of the older pieces in my stash. I think its a combo of the longer hairs shedding and some breakage. I also tend to trim the hair a bit when installed to have a fuller (though not blunt) look on the ends. After a few installs I have to supplement and move those pieces to the top.


Posted By: Cream1970
Date Posted: Feb 18 2013 at 8:42am
My worries were warranted..The 24/28 bundle I ordered is way too long. I can either return it for a shorter length or order a shorter bundle to fill in the gap in length. I should've measured the wig before ordering new hair. I actually need TWO bundles to do it right. I JUST spent $1200 on a plumbing repair so the idea of spending $400 on more hair isn't feasible. Once I saw that new bundle (measures 26"), I was so excited & thought maybe I'd get some cheaper "filler" hair from the BSS or Ashley Hair Company since she has a store you can pick your bundles yourself here in SA, but when I priced curly hair of the lengths I needed, I may as well spend 40-50 more $ & get Wagmans.

I can't really afford TWO more bundles so I'll probably return this beautiful bundle of 26" & exchange it for 20/24 & buy a 16/20.-


Posted By: cat954954
Date Posted: Feb 19 2013 at 7:05am
I haven't posted in about 2 years but I'm back. When I joined I was in the lace wig section but after a month I went back to my classic sew in weave, which I've been doing for about 25 years now. I lurked occasionally but only to get the latest and greatest tips. I had the same experience with Wags. Ordered about 15 ounces last year and have reinstalled it over and over adding a few extras from the same stash overtime. I recently noticed that the hair that started off at 18 inches is now almost shoulder length 10 to 14 inches. I thought I was crazy until my daughter mentioned how short my hair was looking, then I saw thread. Also, the hair is now looking dry and full of split ends. I believe I have the perfectress natural body. Won't be going down that road again, I got good use of it but time for another vendor. Wags is off my list.


Posted By: GA_Diva
Date Posted: Feb 19 2013 at 8:43pm
Over time it does lose length, due to wear and coloringAngry


Posted By: Cream1970
Date Posted: Feb 20 2013 at 11:26am
I don't believe that Wags hair is the issue. Like some other posters said, it happened w/other vendors and it makes sense when you think about it. Unlike our own hair that is constantly growing, usually (hopefully), faster than it's breaking, weave/wig hair isn't growing so it will get shorter.In my case, same hair for 4 YEARS, I'm def not complaining! lol. I just never thought about it and it seemed so sudden.
I'm a Wags girl for life unless they drastically change.
 
I ordered 2 oz of 16/20. (she said it measured 19" so that should be perfect).Luckily they had a half bundle left over. Not a normal thing because I asked for 2oz each of 16/20 & 20/24. They didn't have any 20/24. So I'm going to take this wig apart and measure all the lengths to get a full layered length that will graduate into 26". I may have to cut half of the 26" bundle to make it look right. Can't be rocking a mullet.
 
I think I can pull this off. One time my installer add a strip of netting at the bottom of my install that she sewed a weft onto to get my install to hang longer, like a flap extender that gave me about 2" of length. I just had planned to sew this u-part down because it's warming up and I LOVE wearing my hair up so that "flap" of added material may make that hard. I MAY just get another sew in install and go back to my u-part next time. I really miss my updos..If all else fails, I'll bite the bullet and buy another bundle of 20/24 or 24/28, knowing that in time, it will get shorter. When I get the 2oz tomorrow I'll be able to visiualize my plan of attack,lol.
 
Quality hair will last YEARS,so knowing that now, I will always order the next longer length and bundles of staggered lengths because it time, it will get shorter. my 1st order 4 yrs ago was 3 bundles of 20/24, if I knew then what I know now, I would've gotten a 24/28,20/24 and a 16/19.
 



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