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Wig Review! 
21st-May-2012 05:24 pm
wonder party
Positive Review: Gabalnara Wigs via gabal_spice

**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!

Score Rankings
Quality: 5/5
Communication: 5/5
Pricing: 5/5
Shipment: 5/5
Packaging: 5/5

The package itself:
Gabalnara Wig Review for EGL

The Wigs Out of the Box (2 pix because I realized there were wig caps included!)
Gabalnara Wig Review for EGL
Gabalnara Wig Review for EGL

Fresh out of their bags:
Gabalnara Wig Review for EGL

Inside of Wigs:
Gabalnara Wig Review for EGL

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!
Gabalnara Wig Review for EGL
Gabalnara Wig Review for EGL

The "scalp" and gradation color:
Gabalnara Wig Review for EGL
Gabalnara Wig Review for EGL

Very nice inside with many adjustments:
Gabalnara Wig Review for EGL

Gabalnara Wig Review for EGL

The bangs come really long, which I obviously cut:
Gabalnara Wig Review for EGL
Gabalnara Wig Review for EGL

This is much better (i can see!):
Gabalnara Wig Review for EGL

Lavender/Purple up close (it's such an awesome color):
Gabalnara Wig Review for EGL
Gabalnara Wig Review for EGL

Auburn up close:
Gabalnara Wig Review for EGL

Bonus instagram tumblr hair pix :P (mini crown hand made by vombie)
do you like my tumblr hair?!?!

I would not hesitate to order a Gabalnara wig, especially from gabal_spice. I'm anxiously looking forward to ordering again!
22nd-May-2012 12:24 am (UTC)
I've actually been considering that lavender-grey wig for some time. Glad to see that it's just as fabulous as stock photos show!
22nd-May-2012 12:26 am (UTC)
Ahh you could really rock that one! I'm so excited to work it into some gothic coordinates!
22nd-May-2012 12:29 am (UTC)
I'd imagine so! Can't wait to see you use it. :D

I bet it would be really cute with something like the Iron Gate and polkadots you did the other day? It has that same vibe of sitting between quirky and gothy.
22nd-May-2012 12:33 am (UTC)
iron gate?! I WISH. it was silent moon! but yeah i definitely agree:)
22nd-May-2012 12:39 am (UTC)
... zoned out. My bad.

(Also, I hate to admit it, but all Moitie prints look pretty much the same to me. ^^;)
22nd-May-2012 12:40 am (UTC)
hahaha i think some people around here might want to kill you for that:P

I'm actually most excited about wearing it with my Chantilly phantom merry go round with the silver print. I think it will work super well with that.
22nd-May-2012 12:41 am (UTC)
Probably! Lol

And that'll be gorgeous! Ooooh. Looking forward to seeing it!
22nd-May-2012 12:27 am (UTC)
Awesome! The lavender one looks so good on you.! I was just thinking about ordering some from yesstyle(?), but ill go with that shop instead *-*
22nd-May-2012 12:29 am (UTC)
Yeah you should definitely check them out, it's pretty great that they are USA based and are really good about answering questions (for people like me that ask a lot). I think Yesstyle has some different ones that I also liked but I've never ordered from them.
22nd-May-2012 01:09 am (UTC)
Don't buy Clair Beauty wigs from Yesstyle! Their markup is double that of buying it on Ebay, better yet, taobao!

The wigs look EXCELLENT btw! I've responded to a couple of your Gabalnara threads on here and I'm glad to see you made the plunge!
22nd-May-2012 01:19 am (UTC)
yes yes i remember discussing it with you! I won't buy the clair beauty ones.
23rd-May-2012 02:29 am (UTC)
Well they're not bad at all for certain coordinates, but don't buy them on Yesstyle. I've seen them sell for nearly 70 on there, and if you buy at the right time, you can get them for 25 with free shipping on ebay. I like Clair beauty for the occasional coordinate wig, but not as an everyday wig.

I looooove that ash colored wig on you thought.. hmm
23rd-May-2012 02:31 pm (UTC)
I put some better pics of me in the grey one on tumblr if you want to take a peek:
22nd-May-2012 01:23 am (UTC)
The grey wig is so lovely! The quality of both wigs looks really good. I'm definitely tempted to order from them. :)
22nd-May-2012 01:29 am (UTC)
So glad Gabalnara wigs will be easier to obtain now! These look awesome! I've loved every single wig I've gotten from Gabalnara :) The quality will ruin you for every other brand hah! XD
22nd-May-2012 01:30 am (UTC)
I'm ok with being spoiled if they're easier to get :D
22nd-May-2012 05:05 am (UTC)
oh very nice! looks so natural.
i absolutely love the auburn one.
i never wore a wig before but im sort of considering it...
it seems like majority of lolitas do.
both wigs/extensions
22nd-May-2012 07:02 am (UTC)
I'm in love with that grey wig!!
22nd-May-2012 05:36 pm (UTC)
Omigosh. Those wigs are BEAUTIFUL. They look...So...So REAL!
Even the lavender one looks like it could be your natural hair.
Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah~♥ I'm definitely interested in these now.
22nd-May-2012 09:03 pm (UTC)
At one point i dyed my hair that exact lavender color. I loved the color but it was evil to maintain! That wig is beautiful and looks like such incredible quality with the bonus of not having to spruce up the color every few days. Congrats on your purchase and thank you for the really good review :) also congrats on your real hair starting to grow back again!
23rd-May-2012 11:37 pm (UTC)
Hooray!~ These wigs look lovely on you! I've been eying that lavender grey one, too, and I'm super happy to see that it turned out great!
24th-May-2012 02:56 pm (UTC)
I've been ordering from other sites but Gabalnara, I here such good reviews and this is one of them. Thank you for linking to the community, didn't know about it before now :D !
24th-May-2012 02:57 pm (UTC)
very welcome!!
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