Video Wig Review: Indie Waves by Forever Young in 8/12/14 BHL

Hm. I always want Forever Young wigs to be better than they are. Their photos are always so trendy and stylish, and they come up with such fun new looks, but the biggest problem I have with them is how damn THIN they are throughout the crown and back of the head.

From what I can tell this is due to the lack of permatease in their wigs. I think this is what keeps the cost down, because I’ve noticed the same thing in other less expensive lines; the problem is there’s just no way to generate enough thickness in this area without it – the wefts are just hanging there, and there’s no base beneath them to conceal them. I’m not sure what the solution is to this except to ignore it and not let it bother you; this wig is a bit lighter than my bio hair, but it’s close enough of a color match that if color matching were going to conceal the wefts by blending in with them, it would, and well, it doesn’t.

It’s a bummer, because I’m so over the prices of synthetics these days and constantly looking for cheaper options. As always, my conclusion is that for less expensive synthetics, short hair is the way to go. I still love my $30 Mary wig, and it doesn’t need any PT because there’s not enough hair to hang down from the wefts and get thin and noticeable. I’ve yet to find longer ones at a low price point that really work. They can be trendy and fun, for sure, but there’s no denying the thinness at the back of the head is an ongoing problem.

Ah well. Here’s Indie Waves anyway (and I have another Forever Young coming later). If any of you have solutions for the wefts being visible in the back, let us all know in the comments. 🙂

10 thoughts on “Video Wig Review: Indie Waves by Forever Young in 8/12/14 BHL

  1. I like the front, it looks pretty natural….it reminds me of having my hair in a pony tail overnight as a young teenager and having the crimped little wave😊 but then there’s the back….not so good ….low density is an understatement, I play with my wig like normal hair when I wear them so I no doubt would reveal the lack of hair when playing with it, then I’d be so paranoid I’d probably not want to wear it!

  2. If you discover a way to save on synthetics and still get a quality wig, please share! These price hikes are getting out of hand – the new Ellen Wille mono tops are just ridiculously expensive. I usually buy 2-3 wigs each month and only during sales but that’s coming to a screeching halt. This one looks very good until you showed the back. Won’t take much of a breeze to show all that wefting. Great color on you!

    • To be honest, I’ve long maintained that if I had to wear wigs full-time again, I would only wear short synthetics. As much as I love the look of the long ones, they really are not worth the price unless, like me, they are only worn cosmetically from time to time. Every day, and you don’t get a good cost-to-wear ratio at all, i don’t think. When I started wearing them and an expensive one was MAYBE $250 it could be done, but now – the prices are just outrageous, and if I were a wig-wearer I would have given up on the long ones by now for sure. It used to be you could justify the cost by saying, oh i would be spending this much a month on bio hair if I had it, but now that isn’t really the case.

      When I wore my bio hair short, which is how I usually wore it in the past, I never wanted a ‘part’ to show in my hair – that was how I knew I needed a haircut was when my ‘do started parting! So for shorties, I don’t care about mono tops or lace fronts or ANYTHING. So right off the bat they’d be cheaper, then, since the short ones don’t rub against your skin and clothes hell, they’ll last six months or sometimes even more. There’s just no comparison, cost-wise. I guess if I had to do long hair to be happy I’d have to go with human hair, but I know myself and I wouldn’t bother. I’d just go short and stay short!

  3. I love your reviews! They’ve helped me a lot since I started buying wigs. I’m into long straight wigs I have a few nice ones (Raquel Welch, Jon Renau, TressAllure). I like that you’re checking out some less expensive wigs now. I bought a cheaper long wig recently, Janet Olga, and I’m in love with it! Lots of hair, not shiny, nice part, and no permatease.

    • Yeah I am really seeking out cheaper options; overall though I think people still want to see the pricier stuff. But I do pay for these wigs myself, so it gets hard to do! LOL. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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