As a woman ages her hair loses elasticity, dries out and turns gray. That is just the good part. Because of the dryness and loss of elasticity, it breaks off easily and develops a case of permanent split ends. The overall effect isn’t always pretty.
Compound that further by adding thin, baby fine hair like mine into the equation and you have a set of problems that it virtually impossible to solve. I keep trying, but most solutions have been temporary at best. That is why I always keep a supply of “spare hair” available at all times.
I admit it. I have faux ponytails, scrunchies, braids and twists on hand to make certain my hair looks good any time; day or night.
A long time fan of Tony Brattin’s hair products, I have recently found another line that I like even better. It is called “Hairdo” and it comes from renowned hairstylist Ken Paves.
My most recent Hairdo purchase is the Jessica Simpson braided chignon. The piece measures 5″ by 3 ½”.
Made from 100% polyester fibers, oddly enough the hair is very lifelike in texture and color. There are a myriad of color options to choose from. They include black, dark brown, medium brown, light brown, red brown, medium red brown, red blonde, dark blonde, dark golden blonde, medium golden blonde and light golden blonde.
Each color comes with a minimum of 12 blended shades to ensure there is something to match virtually any hair color. The pre-styled chignon is lightweight and can be attached anywhere on the head from the crown to the nape of the neck.
Each to apply, the hairpiece comes with a hair clip to hold it securely in place and a hair comb as a backup attachment. Because the chignon itself is flexible, it can be molded to fit the shape of the head for a customized look.
Applying the chignon couldn’t be easier. First, you begin by gathering up your own hair in a ponytail in the area of the head where you wish to place the chignon. If your hair is longer than a few inches, you may wish to twist it up and secure it so that it will not hang beyond the hairpiece.
Next, open the piece’s hair clip and clip into your hair, making certain it is secure over the top of the ponytail you made. Then push the other comb attachment into the hair to secure the chignon further.
For a customized look, shape the piece until it lies flat against the head. Tuck in any flyaway hairs and secure with hairpins if necessary.
The finished look is classic, beautiful and polished. What more can a girl ask?
Hairdo products are sold at beauty boutiques like Ulta, online, and through the television-shopping channel of QVC. The chignon retails for less than $40.
Here is my summary review:
Ease of application: 5 stars. It is easy to apply.
Versatility: 4 stars. You can place it in several different areas of the head. You cannot; however, change its overall design.
Color match: 3 stars. Each color comes with a mixture of 12 different shades; making a match almost absolute. The red blonde contains a bit too much blonde but I was still able to make it work.
Appearance: 5 stars. This one is movie star beautiful!
Maintenance: 3 stars. I can see where washing it could be problem. I’m writing off for instructions.
Ease of purchase: 5 stars. I got mine at QVC. Making a purchase there is easy and there is never a problem with their money-back guaranty.
Price: 4 stars. $40 is still a lot of money in this economy. However, assurance that I don’t have to suffer another bad hair day makes it a bargain for me.
Claim accuracy: 5 stars. It is as beautiful and as easy to use as claimed.
Retailer purchase probability: 5 stars. I rarely find anything at QVC that doesn’t work.
Final rating: 4.3 stars. I love this hairpiece!
5 stars – outstanding
4 stars – good
3 stars – average
2 stars – below average
1 star – poor