I had a sad moment on Friday. (deep sigh) After eight weeks, I decided to take down my protective style. Throughout these weeks, I have been rocking a partial sew in with Perfect Locks Virgin Wavy Hair. This was the longest I have ever worn a sew in and my first experience with virgin hair. You may have read my first impressions and update on the hair throughout my journey and today, I wanted to give you my final thoughts on the hair.
Fixing The Issue
As you may know from my update post, I was experiencing two problems with the hair which included a heavy/greasy feeling and shedding. After speaking with Perfect Locks, they advised that shedding is normal the first two weeks and to try a sulfate-free shampoo on the hair. With their suggestion, my stylist washed the hair with Herbalife Herbal Aloe Strengthening Shampoo.
Guess what happened?!
Voila! The hair was restored and beautiful! It was lightweight and bouncy. Plus, the natural curl/wave that was produced was gorgeous.
What About Shedding?
Although the wefts of the hair were sealed and no tracks were cut, the hair shed from day one until the day I had the hair taken out. Because our natural hair sheds, I did not have an unrealistic view that the hair would never shed; however, every time I combed the hair, it did shed. The shedding would include some long strands and several short pieces of hair in my sink each time the hair was combed.
Although I would have preferred the hair not shed as much, I can't say that it was a huge complaint of mine because the density of the hair never changed. The hair never became thin.
My Overall Thoughts
I can definitely say that I do understand now why stylists encourage purchasing virgin hair versus beauty supply store hair. Huge difference! The difference was so great that this hair actually still looked beautiful when I took it out. It was in perfect condition and can easily be reused. I thoroughly enjoyed wearing this hair.
If I Could Do It Over...
If I could do it over, I will say that I would not have left as much hair out. This is a personal preference of mine because although I was able to keep my natural hair straightened to blend with the extensions, it was difficult. I had heat put on my natural hair a total of three to four times during the process and that's more than I have ever done in a short period of time. I also wish that I had read instructions properly because if I had, I would have known to begin using sulfate-free shampoo from the beginning.
Would I Recommend Perfect Locks?
Yes! I would recommend their company; however, please keep in mind what I mentioned regarding shipping and shedding of the hair. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Are you going to try Perfect Locks?
God bless & stay fabellis,