Well, I am new to wigs. I spent some time, staring at the color swatches online, trying to choose which shade was best for me, an older woman with graying hair. (I have "covid hair" and am growing out my gray, and was looking for a wig to wear as I am sick of this **** growing out phase of my own covid hair)
So, even though I thought that "butter toast" color looked gorgeous, I had to remember I am an older woman transitioning to gray so I finally chose "smoked walnut" as my choice, telling myself, if the wig looks good? Maybe I can come back and order that butter toast as well.
The color of the wig when it arrived, did not exactly match my expectations based on that small swatch online. I like the way this here website, "wig outlet" does show a variety of poses and views of wigs, THANK YOU!! (most websites do not do that).
I expected "smoked walnut" to appear to be brown with visible gray hairs
scattered through it, however, it does not appear to have the scattered grays. INstead, it looks more like a gorgeous shade of a duller dark blonde-ish, light brown, which would be appropriate for an older woman to wear, or a woman of any age, really. A quiet, lovely shade of pale brown/blonde-ish hair. It was not a crazy color, looked naturalish for an older woman like me, however, it did not seem to have any visible gray hairs scattered through it.
but i can not describe how pretty that smoked walnut color was. Hard to describe but very nice. today, i do not see the "smoked" walnut available as i post this, but, what a pretty shade it is.
the wig itself was way too fluffy for me. I have seen some clever videos online from women who know how to flatten down a wig with flat irons on low, or thin the wig with thinning shears, etc, but, I am not that clever. I will be returning this wig. It is really gorgeous, very nicely made, hair looked like real hair to me, and I liked Everything else about it, the cap was nice inside, and no lace front, just a nice normal wig without anything tricky for a beginner like me. I was so happy to find this wig
Salsa wig was just way way way too fluffy for me personally. This may be due to the fact I am older gal, and perhaps a younger woman would be more comfortable with such fluffy hair. The fluffiness seemed overdone and I thought that it made it appear fake-ish on my head.
If you like fluffy wigs? this is for you. Or, if you know how to thin out a wig? this is an otherwise Very pretty wig.
Also, I was so glad to find this wig came in size Large. Yay. Sadly, I have a huuuuge head, a whopping 26.5 inches around, making most wigs unavailable to me. Yet, I was still able to barely fit this size large wig onto my head. Yay.
My plan was, i would just make snips all around the wig to get my head into it. IF I was keeping it, I would have had to make some snips in wig for daily wear, to prevent headaches, because my head is so big. I could have done that to this wig. Anyway, if you are a big head like me, you could buy this wig and just google how to enlarge a wig by cutting it a bit. It can be done.