Do you have trouble with dry hair during the winter months? Tired of spending hours on your hair? The Finger Comber Unit (aka wig) could be the tool you need in your arsenal.
I found out about the Finger Comber Unit via Facebook. I can’t recall whose page I saw it on, but I saw the label picture above in my newsfeed and I couldn’t believe it was a wig! At first I thought it was extension hair, but sure enough I went to the Finger Comber website for more details and my hopes were confirmed. A “true” natural wig. My heart literally started racing. I put the Finger Comber unit in my shopping cart and checked out in a matter of minutes. Y’all I’ve been looking for a wig I could rock all winter long.
It took 15 business days for the unit to arrive. There were some hiccups with shipping and my order confirmation. I placed my order 11/22 so I think I experienced delays because of the Thanksgiving holiday and Black Friday. My guess is they had a high volume of orders to process because for whatever reason I didn’t initially get an order confirmation that payment was received and the product would be shipped. After a few days of not hearing anything I hit Finger Comber up on Facebook and I got a response the next day via email about my order. Everything got ironed out and they sent me my tracking number. So if you plan to or have ordered a unit and for whatever reason it’s taking a while I’d advise you to email customer service AND hit them up on Facebook. They were very responsive in my case.
So this picture Fam is not my hair it is a close up view of the finger comber unit texture. What’s funny about the picture is that the hair really looks natural, but when I actually touched the wig it didn’t feel as natural as it looked. To be honest with you, when I first unwrapped the unit from the packaging I was kind of surprised because the fibers looked pretty shiny. I figured the wig was going to look similar to Marley hair, but these twists were not kinky looking like Marley hair, so I was a bit skeptical as to how this thing was going to frame my face. My heart actually sank a bit, because I had been so excited about getting this wig – based on my out the box impressions I wasn’t sure things were going to work out. The wig texture really looked to be on the straighter side of coily.
This is me in the wig! Ahhhhh!!! Can you even believe that is not my hair?! I was so thrilled.
In general I’m the kind of person that has pretty high expectations (I’m working on that by the way). I know finding a wig that looks and feels like my own hair is a tall order, but the Finger Comber Unit comes pretty daggon close. The wig is very thick so when I first put it on I had to get used to the fullness of the look. My natural hair is funny because I have a ton of hair strands (LOTS of hair), but my hair strands are fine. This wig gives me a fullness I haven’t experienced before. I chose not to undue the twists or add any product – rather, I just put the wig on and fluffed it with my hands.
The only challenge I had as far as styling was with my front hairline. The hairline of the wig seemed quite abrupt to me so I felt like it was looking a little too fake for my comfort. Thankfully, I found a woman online who had posted a picture of herself with the unit on and her hairline looked awesome! I hit her up and she gave me some tricks on how to make the wig blend with my hair. (S/O Sheena!)
To fix the hairline you just pull out approx. 3/4 inch section of your own hair and you two-strand twist that front section and pin it into the wig. Check my YouTube channel for full details on blending the hairline. I’ll have a post up by Monday 12/10/12.
After I had the hairline sorted out I was good to go.
My favorite thing about this unit is the shape! It does the whole triangle taper which to me is perfect because I think that’s where a lot of wigs go wrong. Most wigs have a blunt cut or a layered look, and we all know when your hair is curly things are never that even, so this wig is true to the shape of natural hair.
For me my natural hair journey is about length. I want hair down my back. Doing my hair weekly instead of daily and focusing on protective styles has served me well. In a year and half my hair has grown from 1/2 an inch to all the way down to my shoulders. Now that I have this wig I have an easy protective style for the winter months. I can just cornrow my hair, put on a wig cap, and rock this wig. This was definitely worth my $78 investment. Congratulations and thank you to the founders of Finger Comber! This is a great product for naturals and I love that this product is for naturals by naturals (#FUBU).
Finally I own a wig that looks similar to my own natural hair. Score!
Thanks so much for stopping by and reading this post. Please leave your comments or hit me up on Facebook. If you have a Finger Comber Unit please let me know how you blended the front hairline – I’m curious to learn other techniques. If you are considering purchasing this wig and you have questions feel free to hit me up on here, Facebook, or via email 4cHairChick@gmail.com.
Peace, Love, and God’s Grace,