I love fall for so many reasons!
I’m not a pumpkin-spiced-anything fan (blech), but I love the seasons shifting, fall décor, and getting to wear clothes that aren’t sleeveless.
Texas is WAY too hot sometimes.
Fall is also NEW HAIR SEASON as many of the top manufacturers debut their new styles. It’s like back-to-school, but for hair.
I always watch with anticipation for Jon Renau’s new styles. Not only do they tend to introduce styles that suit me, but they have a few colors that I can wear (8H14/8RH14 and 10H16/10RH16 to be exact).
This year, even though I don’t tyyyyypically wear bangs, I set my sights on Camilla. Of course, in color 10RH16 Almondine.
Love the length, love the density, and love the bangs.
She even looks cute on my mannequin.
She’s a bit different than what I usually wear in that, 1) she has bangs (duh), and 2) she’s not overly layered.
My everyday piece doesn’t have a TON of layers, but Camilla has decidedly fewer layers. This makes the ends look super-luscious, and I’m kind of digging that.
I mean, when you’ve had straggly ends your whole life, to have density down there is a dream come true.
Camilla’s Bangs: Need to be Trained
About the bangs.
I’m not going to lie. The bangs were a bit unruly at first. I’m plain just not used to them, so I immediately wanted to get them to be more side-swept than they were right out of the box.
(Fun fact: I always wanted amazing bangs growing up. In the 80s, so many girls had BIG bangs…and I was sad because my hair was always too fine and limp to get that great height that those girls had. No amount of Aqua Net would give me that look, as much as I tried!)
Those of you with longer foreheads might be able to wear these bangs as-is, but I needed to train them a bit so that they wouldn’t fall into my eyes.
A little heat does the trick, and y’all have this heat source attached to your body.
Know what it is?
Just use your HANDS for this simple styling trick.
Check out the video review I did of the Camilla wig by Jon Renau, and you’ll see how I use my hands to gently train the bangs to go where I want them.
If you’re not getting the hair to comply like you want, a wash helps immensely, too! Just pin the bangs back as they dry and that’ll help tell them who’s boss.
Camilla Wig Cap Construction
I wanted to also show you a pic of the inside of the cap. As I mentioned in the video, Camilla is hand-tied, so she’s super-soft and stretchy. She does not have a lace front, however.
One of my favorite things about Camilla is that she has a double-monofilament top. Rather than being a single-mono top where you can see your own hair underneath the meshy material, this scalp is lined. It gets you closer to the look of a silk top (which looks 100% real) without the expense.
Because she’s long and swishy, you have styling options with Camilla. A low pony, braids, half up/half down…the options are really endless. Here’s a quick half up style I did using bobby pins (being careful to ONLY pin hair-to-hair…you don’t want your hand-tied cap full of pin holes):
Pro tip: Do make sure that you remove ANY of the fun styles you put synthetic hair into at the end of the day. You know when you leave a clip or a braid in a bit too long and it leaves a funny bend in the synthetic hair?
It’s called cold-crimping.
Never fear, though…spray a bit of water and comb through and the fiber will magically go back to looking perfect. That’s the beauty of synthetic hair! You care for it just a wee little bit, and it rewards you by looking beautiful with minimal effort.
I’ll leave you with a few more shots of the lovely Camilla. She’s a gorgeous wig in both indoor and outdoor lighting.
She’s a fun one! I recommend her if you like long styles and prefer a bang. She’s very comfortable and versatile–she’d make a good addition to anyone’s collection.
Let me know what you think of beautiful Camilla! Are there are new wigs or toppers on your wish list? Leave a comment and let us know!