**Forgive lack of coordinate or professional photos, I just got off work and wanted to get this done! You can click on any photo to go to flickr and see larger images.**
Those of you who have known me since I first started floating around egl in 2006 know that I've never been a wig wearer. In fact, I was often opposed to wigs and hated wearing them. Part of that had to do with trying to shove waist length hair up under a wig and sweating to death. In the past year my life has changed dramatically with medical issues and I lost the majority of my hair (though now it has started growing back!). I started wearing wigs for personal reasons dealing with self-confidence and to save everyone the horror of my hair coming out in clumps in my hands at meet ups lol. Like many girls, I started out with some GLW wigs, and they were ok. Some were better than others, but generally the quality was not something I would want to deal with on a daily basis. I had heard many good things about Gabalnara wigs, but procuring them from overseas was somewhat complicated and it definitely made me shy away from it.
That is until last month when the girls of gabal_spice announced that they would be doing a group order and becoming a USA based distribution center for Gabalnara. I jumped on the chance to finally get some wigs much more easily. The process was very straightforward and I browsed the Gabalnara website for the wigs I wanted to order. While I could have ordered 100 of them, I narrowed it down to two options:
I had always wanted a greyish-lavender wig, so I jumped on the second one rather quickly! I love that both of these are a curly style which I find easier to maintain, and that they have the root gradation on them. Both wigs retail for 59,800, and while this seems like a lot, the quality and durability justify the price. Also, gabal_spice offered a 10% off pre-orders which made them even more affordable. Dealing with the girls at gabal_spice was a dream. They answered all of my questions promptly, provided me with advice, and were very helpful throughout the whole process. I was updated at all parts of the order process, including when Gabalnara started making our wigs, when they shipped them to the USA, and then photos of the packages before they were shipped out to us. In an age when buying online can be a gamble, they definitely put my mind at ease and made the process easy.
Coming from someone who wore meh quality wigs for so long, when I received these I was in awe. The texture and feeling of the fibers is just like human hair! It doesn't tangle or feel plastic like at all. It is not shiny or weird. These are the kinds of wigs I could see myself wearing every single day without question. I am now regretting not getting some longer, straight wigs, but I know that they will be stocking them in their store so I can get them even faster.
Here is their guide on how to order through them
You can view the complete in stock inventory here.
The obligatory Feedback Page
And a handy FAQ including how to order, contact information, and other things you might want to know.
But now, down to the grading and photos! I need to style the wigs better, but that will come in future daily_lolita posts. Until then here are some quick and dirty photos of them right out of the box!
The package itself:
The Wigs Out of the Box (2 pix because I realized there were wig caps included!)
Fresh out of their bags:
Inside of Wigs:
Fibers Pulled away from cap, the natural color wig has better, fuller coverage but the grey/lavender still has no show through by my hair when it's on!
The "scalp" and gradation color:
Very nice inside with many adjustments:
The bangs come really long, which I obviously cut:
This is much better (i can see!):
Lavender/Purple up close (it's such an awesome color):
Auburn up close:
Bonus instagram tumblr hair pix :P (mini crown hand made by vombie)
I would not hesitate to order a Gabalnara wig, especially from gabal_spice. I'm anxiously looking forward to ordering again!