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  • Flirt alert?
    I am starting to really like the color 14/22ss. Again, it appears to depend on the light. I think it is more similar to shaded mocha (24bt18s8) by Jon Renau than it is to shaded praline. It is a lighter version of the shaded mocha and it does not have such dark roots. I am at least 6 months out before making a color change but the color is definitely growing on me.

    Meanwhile - flirt alert. I do like the wig. I do think it makes my face look a bit long though. It is funny because you get so used to seeing yourself in a short style, that the slightly longer style throws you. I really need to "live" with a change before actually making the commitment to change.
  • Nancy ---- wig???????
    Curious - are you in an over 55 community in Malibu? Other than Laguna Woods which is farther south - we have not seen than many over 55 communities in a nice temperate climate. Many of the communities seem to be far enough inland that they are very hot in the summer. Sorry to be off topic - but we are considering a move to a temperate climate that is nice year round.
  • The Graytful Head! A Look at My Favorite Wig--Jamison in ChromeRT1B!
    not sure what you mean, actually. Everyone i have ever met has had disappointments and overall i think i am pretty happy and lucky.

    If you cannot find that color using google - try sending Cathe a PM. She will not mention a competing company on this forum.
  • The Graytful Head! A Look at My Favorite Wig--Jamison in ChromeRT1B!
    I have also heard that mother nature does not make mistakes. I beg to differ. My hair has always been a problem. Way too stringy and way too thin. No volume and no body. The "grey" I have now on my bio hair is much like the roots of the wig that Cathe is wearing. I will never have a nice silvery gray because people with the color I have it tends to stay that way. And, it is not a pretty color. Even if I had a full head of hair - I would not keep it that color. To me, my natural color is but one of mother nature's failures ir perhaps she was playing a joke:)

    That said, I have wigs now and they look 1000000 x better than my hair ever did. And I can be ready to go out in less than 15 minutes:)
  • The Graytful Head! A Look at My Favorite Wig--Jamison in ChromeRT1B!
    I know people who have gone completely gray and when I hear their age, I always have thought that they were older than what they actually were. On the flip side, a fellow bridge player just turned 80 and you could have pushed me over with a feather when I heard that. She wears more of a platinum blond and her face always has color.

    Shaded bisquit has that same dark root with a very silvery blond - and in some light the dark roots looked dominant and in other light, they just gave a shadow. Light make such a difference on wigs. I also feel like I look more tired in a gray wig. But, Cathe does not - she just looks great. But I personally prefer her in some other colors.

    Also - and this is tacky - but I remember saying at some point you choose between your body and your face, and my friend has chosen the face. I can say this because I have unwittingly done the same:)
  • Estetica Heather
    I would NEVER guess the Heather I got to be the same wig. I swear I think that these wig manufacturers have much more variation that you would expect. Again - perhaps if I had worked with it I could have gotten to look like Penny's, but as you know, if you fuss with them they are yours and this looked horrible on me. Looked like Barbie was having a bad hair day:)
  • Estetica Heather
    I tried that wig and hated it. So, it really depends on how it fits. It looked nothing like the way it looks on Penny. First off - I am used to heat defiant. The color of this wig was blonder than I expected and it was incredibly shiny. That said, it did not lay the way it does on Penny. I did not try to do much with it - so perhaps it had more potential than I thought. The bangs were all wrong for me. It is not a lace front as i recall.

    And - I find penny's comment about layering interesting as mine did not seem layered at all. Just horrible. But perhaps if I had washed it and tried styling it - but then I could not return it. Same with getting rid of the shine.

    So - goes to show you - it is perfect on Penny and I did not even consider keeping it.

    I mention this because I think you like heat defiant and this has a completely different feel and look for the fibers - at least in mine.
  • The Graytful Head! A Look at My Favorite Wig--Jamison in ChromeRT1B!
    It's not like anyone would look at me with a shaded praline wig and say - gee - she must be "young" to wear have that color hair - or that anyone would think that at my age that might be a natural color on me. However, it has LONG been accepted for women to color their hair - so that part is not an issue. Now, your gray wig looks stylish and kept up, etc. The style says - I am not "OLD" in the sense of "giving up and waiting for the big event", but instead says I may be gray but I am cool and have a "current" style. It is more about mindset and less about actual color.

    I actually think (partly because of skin color and skin shape) that I look better in a color that "has more depth and color - as in not so gray. But, that is me.

    As I said - I have yet to see a color or a style that does not look great on you. I am sure your hubby feels the same way.
  • Nancy ---- wig???????
    raquel welsh does a great lace front. I am sure custom is great too.
  • Nancy ---- wig???????
    I think her hair varies in thickness which is what caught my eye. Considering her net worth - i am certain any enhancements are quite custom.

    I am attaching a pic of my raquel welsh hairline - not custom - and i think it is undetectable except up very close in a certain light.

    What drew my attention was that a prior day her part looked wide and showed thinning and the next day the part was unnoticeabje and her hair looked fuller. Along the sides, it looked like her hair was a natural hairline that got suddenly fuller.

    It could just be makeup or styling products. No judgements.

    I actually find it encouraging that - if it is a wig - it looks so natural. Wigs dont need to look like costumes any more.
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  • The Graytful Head! A Look at My Favorite Wig--Jamison in ChromeRT1B!
    cathe - looks great on you. I will tell you my husband does not gray or silver - sounds like yours would agree.

    Let ne first say i have yet to see you in a wig tyat did not look great. Those same wigs do not necessarily look great on me.

    Sorry but i think gray does “age” older people, and draws attention for younger folks - almost like purple hair. That said - your particular color and style makes you look very cool.

    I will say your other colors make you look younger imho.

    The question is why we are all so afraid of looking older in the first place.

    I think with gray you need a young style to offset - and you have done that here. But we all associate gray with aging.

    My husband thinks shaded bisquit is too silvery. So i have given in - temporarily - and wearing shaddd praline which is similar but different. After all - he has to look at it and i realky dont.
  • Nancy ---- wig???????
    frankly - i cannot understand anyone in public life not wearing one.

    It would be kind of fun to try to do wig spotting on celebrities and politicians. As a wig person my eye definitely looks. Curious about all of the people with perfect hair always. Like meghan markle or kate. But i dont spot a wig in either.
  • Flirt alert?
    i am not sure if those colurs are similar. I dont have that one. This one has more red than i expected.

    The way i can tell it is a wig is that there is more hair than i have:)
  • Nancy ---- wig???????
    Indeed. I am always amazed by how fit she is and looks. I was actually trying to decide whether what she was wearing might be a topper or a wig. Who knows - perhaps it is her bio hair after having it just done.

    Yep - plenty of on air time for all of our politicians. It is a sad state of affairs no matter what your politics are.
  • Flirt alert?
    i am attaching a photo closeup of the hairline on flirt alert. I think it is undetectable except in very high light where you can see the lace if someone if really looking.

    Jon renau - are you listening? I prefer the jr colors. Ugh.
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  • Belle Tress HF - frizzes easily?
    my plan is to wear it to see how I feel after a few weeks. I find that my feelings towards a wig - both color and form - changes over time. It is like you have to get used to seeing yourself in a different style. So, not planning on making any changes to it. Just waiting to see if it "grows" on my or if I dislike it. Either way - I am keeping it until I decide on color.

    The shaded bisquit wig I have is upstage - I personally love that wig. Bought it used but it is like new. It is a great style - but it is a bit long in the back and I worry about the HD wigs that hit the nape like that. My others are all shorter in the back. I think flirt alert is a wavy version of upstage - and obviously not as high end. upstage is hand tied and that makes a HUGE difference. I was thinking that if I grow to love this color, I might buy the upstage in this color.
  • Belle Tress HF - frizzes easily?
    How did she like it after she did that? I have to say - while I like the flirt alert - I am having a bit of an adjustment to seeing myself with waves like that. I have had straight hair my whole life - and with the other wigs I have they have some waves but they are shorter - more like volume than waves. Also, the no bangs:) I have a shaded bisquit wig that is longer but without the waves - and I think I like that wig better. I have plenty of time to decide on this wig and this color - so I am holding off but I may try the steam on mine as well. I am just not used to the kind of flippy thing. By the same token - I think it looks pretty good. Just not sure it is me.
  • Belle Tress HF - frizzes easily?
    I the Belle Tresse heat resistant?
  • Flirt alert?
    He likes the flirt alert and likes the color. They say to never try on a wig without makeup and yesterday I did just that - so I will try it on today again. The color is actually pretty flattering if I can wear it without makeup :)

    I am also not used to seeing myself in the slightly longer wave. Quite a difference from what i have been wearing. I would not change colors again until summer - I have enough of the shaded praline to last until then. I think I do prefer the shaded praline and I got so many compliments on that color. This is quite different.
  • Flirt alert?
    HI - Just picked it up and I am very happy with the wig and the color is "acceptable" on my. My husband likes the color. I personally have a preference for the shaded bisquit which is a LOT lighter and cooler. I does have kind of a silver/"grayish" hue in my opinion. Sometimes I think the silvery look on shaded bisquit make a slightly longer wig look more natural on a 70+ person. But that is my own limiting mindset and I should think about it.

    I bought this wig largely to have a long and solid look at the color. I am keeping it and will wear it around the house. I LOVE the hairline on this and other RW wigs. In my opinion, it is so much better than the Jon Renau wigs I have - again just my opinion.

    This wig is definitely wearable right out of the box. I like the fact that it is not too thick - no thinning or cutting required. No steaming or curling or straightening. I need to live with the color for a while and see what I think of it.

    You have Belle Tresse wigs as well - can you compare the fiber? I feel like I have seen some very positive things about the BT fibers. How about the hairline?
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    It is actually the hairline that is motivating me to switch to RW. I just feel it is so very much better than other wigs I tried.

    I should add that I am rather committed to shaded praline in the JON Renau wigs for the near term - having just purchased some - and this is why I will wear this around the house to see how I feel about the color. Nothing negative about the wig - it is just that I don't wear noticeable different wigs during the same time period.
  • Flirt alert?
    just got back into town so picking it up today. Very curious about the color.
  • It is all about color
    it is shor (i cut the back) so it holds up well. I wear it most of the time as an everyday. Naomi is a bit more “done” so i wear it less and consider it just a slightly dressier version of heat.
  • Flirt alert?
    there are some videos on youtube on this subject - but i dont know enough to help you. If you look at the brands like jon renau - you will see that each wig comes in a variety of colors and they are coded like what we used.

    Sorry i cannot help more.
  • Flirt alert?
    as noted on another thread - i have switched to shaded praline. But i could not resist trying the 14/22ss shade as well. My husband hates the shaded bisquit but really likes the shaded praline. I do think the shaded bisquit looks a bit more silver than the 12fs8. I figure i will change again for summer if i like 14/22ss. I really like rw wigs but struggling for a color. Fingers crossed.
  • It is all about color
    the old one is shaded mocha and the new shaded praline.

    It is weird because it is not a drastic change. But - a huge difference around the face. The rooting and everything just seems brighter.

    I really noticed the difference and like 4 relative strangers told me how flattering ny hair color was.

    I am wearing heat by JR which is a relatively inexpensive wig - but i do cut and style it with bangs and it has a lace front. I am hoping it was just not the lighting:)
  • Jane Fonda style wigs
    I think a lot more people wear wigs than we think - especially media people/celebrities.

    Yesterday - playing bridge i suddenly realized that one of the players was wearing a wig. Yep - wig spotting is now something that i subconsciously do.

    It was a really convincing one - but i could tell by the top - not a mono. Color and coverage was perfect - as was texture. All so natural. If i were not a wig wearer i would never have noticed it.

    I said nothing of course. But i thought - boy i hope my wig looks as good on me as hers does on her!!!!
  • Flirt alert?
    i also ordered it but in 14/22ss. I saw that color at a wig shop and hoping i like it. Thing is - i am just changing over to shaded praline jr - which i am really liking. Interestingly - my husband really likes shaded praline but hates shaded bisquit rw. It looks too silver. I really like rw wigs but color is difficult. Very curious to get this new color for me. I also got the sale so decided now was the time to try it.
  • Flirt alert?
    what color did you get??
  • Flirt alert?
    thanks. That is a huge difference. Do you think light is different? Are both heat defiant?
    I saw a wig review that said the colors were similar but your pics are no where close to the same color.

    Both nice colors though. Hardley interchangeable.
  • Jane Fonda style wigs
    check out Naomi jon renau. It is a little shorter but much the same style.