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Would one need the wig grip if they use the elastic band method on their wigs?
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I use one with the band method to keep it from sliding and rubbing on my hairline.
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*sitting here stalking my hair on it's way from China*
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i can't believe i went all those years wearing those damn hair helmets for $19.99.  Now, i realize i must have looked like a damn, broke fool running around wearing those cheap, synthetic wigs.

I don't care how many ways you slice it.. It doesn't even compare to a quality, HH wig.  For several years I wondered why, at almost every gym, or every facility that i've traveled on contract, that white girls, and mexicans would stand there and laugh their butts off.. Black folks would look at me, and turn away.

And i thought it was because they were jealous.. Now i know, why.  

And to think, i thought i had it goin' on!!Ouch
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What's even worse, is how much my scalp suffered wearing cheap synthie wigs.  I wore those wigs to the point i wound up getting folliculitis.  This is due to hair not breathing through poorly made wig construction - PLUS the pounds of hair sitting on top of my head.

I learned about this, when i would get these painful large, itchy bumps, that would later turn into pimples, burst and crust over on my scalp.  Because of my job at the time (being on call 24 hours + 16 hour days), i didn't have time to wash my hair regularly.  On top of scalp irrititation there was hair loss.

Not only from not keeping a clean scalp, but from the heaviness, and chafing of the wig, plus the scalp not being able to breathe properly.

I was so caught up in seeing these ladies in dark rooms playing with those curls.. Now  i know better.. And i also understand why they keeping the lighting "low" when they show off those cheap wigs...Ouch

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(No judgment) You have been an active BHM member for a really long time. Were you skipping the threads that showed HH Wigs?

Please wash any wigs whether synt or hh frequently as well as your real hair to prevent those bumps. There was a great thread by a RN that you can google up that mentioned how she used Hibiclens as a part of her wig maintenece to prevent bumps, but frequent washing and occasional or routine bleach baths should help you out a lot.Smile
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Hi Miss NJ

I saw those posts and threads, but i believed the YouTube gurus.  (And their low-lit videos).  Because of my geographic location and my travels (isolated areas), i actually never saw a quality Lace Front HH wig up close, so i really had no comparison.  I kid you not.  I was up NYC last year on vacation, and because those ladies had their wigs on point?  I didn't even KNOW those were HH wigs they were wearing.Shocked

The last place i contracted was in Kansas.Ouch  The ladies there, wore weaves/braids.. that were.. ummm interesting.  Compared to their weaves, i thought i was the bomb..Dead

Thus, i was absolutely ignorant in thinking that the far more experienced members that kept saying that quality HH wigs were far better - didn't know what they were talking about..  yep, i would not skip, i would JUMP over their posts and hone in on the "BSS Gurus".. that was very ignorant of me.. and it was conveniently cheaper..

All i knew was what i saw on Youtube the gurus of the Beauty supply shops emphasizing that a synthie was "just as good as a HH wig", and reading the posts of the cheap synthie wig gurus here on the forum..

Because i no longer work night and day - literally (i left the medical field 6 months ago) -  i wash my scalp, hair, and wigs regularly. (My favorite shampoo is Fresh Start from the Profectiv line)  I have time to do this now.  You'd be surprised at how people are treated in that field.  They work you like a dog 24-7, and when you burnout?  You're just replaced by an intern..Confused

And thanks Miss NJ.  I know you mean well, and i appreciate it!Smile




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Just read her post, and i'm getting the Hibiclens online.  The Fresh Start is great for "stimulation" and "growth" but not for clearing out bacteria that can cause folliculitis.

Hell, i saw this stuff all over the hospitals all over the country, and never paid it any attention.  should have grabbed a "free" gallon while i had a chance.Confused
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Anytime! You can also buy the regular size (8oz?) of Hibiclens from any drugstore in the first aid aisle.
I'm glad that you are no longer working those long hours. Work related stress is horrible.



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Thanks Miss NJ..

I wish i could just go to a drug store..Just in case, i ordered the Hibiclens online to have extra on-hand when i run out.  Right now i'm at the border.  The last place you want to go in the town of "Chihuahua", Mexico is their drug store.  I have to go over to the states in order to buy this stuff.  Many items over here sit on the shelf and are expired.  But they sell it anyway.

When i say "isolated"?  boy do i mean isolated.

We're heading over to the US tomorrow and crossing the border, i'm sure i'll find a more than decent drugstore over there.

If you've ever been to some parts of Mexico to their "stores"?  it's not pretty..LOL
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