Bob Wig, short and beautiful: Josie.
I love having long hair. I’ve been growing it for quite a few years now, after having quite short hair in Sixth Form. I tried many styles with it short, from normal bobs to the ‘Pob’ and asymmetric lengths. Although I am very happy with my natural hair the way it is, I do long for my short hair back. However I am then reminded about how difficult it was to keep: my hair is very flicky and unbearable to style and keep up with when very short.
I think everyone goes through phases of wanting long/short hair from time to time. I would love my hair to be longer, and I’ve tried with extensions. My hair is too thick though and it just doesn’t look right, so I’ll have to be patient on that one.
I have days where I long for short hair again – after seeing beautiful photos of actresses in the 1920s with the prominant ‘flapper’ hairstyles – even the 1960s had the most beautiful short styles such as Twiggy’s iconic blonde cut. Although I wouldn’t go that short, it would be nice to at least experiment and see what I’d look like with hair that short.
I was a big fan of Strictly Come Dancing, and Georgia May Foot’s Charlston involved her wearing a flapper style wig. She suited it so well and it was a great style. I wanted to try!
I found Annabelle’s wigs through a Google search when researching wig styles.
The wigs are synthetic hair. This is better for me personally as I had real hair extensions once and they were so difficult to keep up with. There was no need to worry about washing or styling this wig.
Before ordering my wig I was skeptical on the overall effect/look. I’ve had basic cheap wigs before and the plasticity was obvious. I knew I was paying more for the Annabelle wig, implying the great quality. This was even more evident on the photos of both the models and customer pictures uploaded onto the site – I couldn’t tell the difference!
I spent a good few weeks contemplating until the other day (20/01) I finally just ordered it. There were a lot of choices of lengths, styles, colours, each wig having a name of someone who had that particular style. There was a really beautiful short one, a proper 1920s style. It was named ‘Louise Brooks’ after you know, Louise Brooks:
As you see, Louise rocks this look however it is so extreme, especially if you have medium to long hair. I came to the conclusion that if I really wanted it, I’d have to ease into the lengths. So I went for a slightly longer one, a black bob named ‘Josie.’
The Josie wig seems like a popular choice, with Annabelle’s Wigs Twitter account modelling the wig in their profile picture. I’d recently dyed my hair from faux red back to my natural colour which too is pretty much jet black. So I knew this colour would suit me.
I ordered Josie on the afternoon of Jan. 19th. It was £25.99 with slightly over £4 extra for postage. Normally I go for either free or the longest delivery time to cut down the cost but there was no option of this – the cheapest being the next day delivery at £4.70. I realised this wasn’t necessarily bad – for one a good quality wig for under £30 was good in itself – as a wash, cut and dry at the hairdressers would be a lot more than that – and the wig lasts longer!
Josie came to next afternoon. She was there waiting for me, after beating my arrival. I was coming home from Hull to York and she was sat there on the kitchen island. I popped her on straight away. The way she was packaged was great – wrapped in a net which can also double as a net to keep your natural hair in place while the wig is worn over the top. (However I just went for the tuck method – putting my natural hair in a low ponytail and inverting it under the bottom of my head) There was even a short message explaining how to care for the hair, mentioning no heat appliances and to wash it (if need be) with water and waiting for it to naturally dry.
The wig can be adjusted to headsize at the sides of the wig. What I love about the wig itself was that the elastic bars have gaps – allowing the natural hair to move through and breath. One of the problems with other wigs I’ve tried is that the hair follicles began to become strained or irritated by the scalp of the wig. With this one it was no hassle! If you have near enough the same colour hair as the wig, like me, this is even better because it all blends and there is no panic if the real hair escapes through the gaps :’)
I’d put Josie on in a rush originally due to excitement and my mum questioned whether it was supposed to be ‘lopsided’ and proceeded to pull and move the wig. Only this was my real hair, so I screamed a little :’) However this proves at how real the wig looks, in that it was easily mistaken for my real hair!
I wore Josie for the whole day today and at times I forgot I was wearing a wig! So comfortable, so soft, so shiny. Felt a lot better than my real hair hehehe.
I’ve also been getting lots of compliments online for my picture of short hair, with people being convinced I’d cut it off :’)
Great wig, I will definitely be purchasing more in the future!