Outre Synthetic Hair Lace Front Wig Shawni Review
I’ve been meaning to get back on my wig review game for a while now, but my life has been in quite a whirlwind. I just finished up my summer semester but am about to be hurled into fall, I visited South Carolina with my uncle, aunts, and cousins, I went home to celebrate my mother’s birthday, and my boyfriend and I are working though kinks in our relationship that may cause it to cease to exist as it currently does. I’m finally getting around to it, though, and the wig I’m reviewing in this post has been my everyday wig for over this summer. I decided to take a walk on the “wild” side and try a new color – a ginger blonde. Without further ramblings, let’s talk about her!
The wig is the OUTRE SYNTHETIC HAIR LACE FRONT WIG SWISS LACE I PART BLUNT CUT CURLY SHAWNI in the shade “DR30.” You can find this wig on Samsbeauty.com, as well as a few other online wig retailers. It currently retails for $24.99, but there is an additional $2 charge for certain hair colors such as this one. This wig is a middle part, blunt cut “lob” with some loose waves. As I stated in my last wig review, I’m usually not a fan of a middle part, but this one isn’t too offending. I didn’t take a picture of the lace and the part before I plucked it, but I have to say the part wasn’t the greatest before I fixed it up. It was a little thicker than my personal preference, and the knots were extremely noticeable – more than on any other wig in my small collection. I’ve added a picture below of how much hair I had to pluck from the part. Because I had to pluck the part, I did experience a bit of shedding, but nothing too drastic.
I purchased the color “DR30,” which I would describe as a ginger blonde. It’s definitely more brassy and red-toned than a 613, but much lighter than a 2730. If 613 and 2730 had a baby, this color would be it. It’s the perfect shade for someone who wants to try out a blonde wig without it screaming platinum blonde. I also love that it’s dark rooted, because that adds a more realistic touch to this color on my skin tone. It’s dark rooted throughout the entire wig. Something my boyfriend pointed out (and I agree with) is that the transition from the dark roots to the lighter hair could be a bit more graceful. I’d like to see it have a gradual, ombré effect rather than an “I haven’t dyed my roots in months” look. This wig comes in all the natural colors, like jet black and dark brown, but also have dark-rooted platinum blonde, bronze, and fuchsia red shades as well.
The texture of this hair is what I would call “realistically silky.” It’s soft, but still has a little texture to it. It does tangle a little bit, so I have to brush it out almost every day. When brushed out, the waves start to become more tousled, loose, and “bed head” looking, but putting a little foam in it will redefine the waves. It wasn’t shiny out of the box, so I haven’t had to use any dry shampoo. It did come with precut baby hairs, but no matter what gel or edge control I use, they don’t stick down, so I don’t end up styling them often.
The cap construction is typical: one comb at the nape of the neck, a comb on each side of the part, and an adjustable strap. The measurement around the head is 23”, from front to back is 13.5”, and from ear to ear is 13”. Around my head is 23”, so it fits well, but I do wish there was a little more coverage at the sides of the wig. Around my ears is where I feel the cap fits the snuggest.
The hair density is a little thicker than it looks on the model, especially in the back of the wig and around the ears. It doesn’t feel heavy, but I definitely work up a sweat wearing this in the blazing Georgia heat. Still, it’s the perfect summer cut and color, so I deal with it!
I hope this review was helpful! Since I’ve revived my YouTube channel, should I start to do wig reviews over there, or keep them here on the blog? Which do you believe would be more helpful and why? I look forward to hearing your feedback!
Write you little lovelies later,
XO Ky M.