I am just trying to understand my hair, to learn what works and what doesn't, to experiment, make mistakes, and to embrace my hair in it's entirety..... because Roots Don't Lie

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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Pinned Up Twist-Out

Hey Guys,

A quick look that I did with a 5 day old twist out.


Bella Joya

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Product Review: Catherine Marion Wig

Hey Guys,

I have been wanting to try out a curly sew in for like forever and I finally found one I liked. Abby over from one of my favorite blogs Abby's World launched her shop Catherine Marion and after seeing various posts on her blog featuring some of her products I knew I had to try it out. Abby is also natural and it looked like the hair blended perfectly so I went ahead and bought myself a curly wig. I decided to go with a wig because I can take it off every night as opposed to a weave which I have to keep in for a while. I also have very sensitive scalp so I wanted to be sure I wont re-act to the hair in any way.

I purchased the 12-14 inches of the Boho wig, with a left part.

Here is the information provided on the website about this wig:


Made with Bohyme Brazilian Hair, the Boho Wig is a dynamic style for long lasting, curly hair. This style is a natural curl that is soft and very manageable. It arrives with a soft curl but when wet, it becomes an even deeper curl texture. The light texture of the Brazilian Wave is a dream to wear and maintain. Sewn on an open weft cap with straps in back for a natural comfortable fit and great manageability. You do need to maintain it by shampooing and conditioning, using a leave-in conditioner to maintain long lasting curls is HIGHLY recommended. Styling and maintenance is required to reap the many benefits of this Brazilian hair.  
Warning: hair is naturally curly, you may experience difficulty with maintaining this wig straight. If you intend to keep this wig straight we suggest you purchase our Jessica or Jessy hair instead which is made with our kinky straight hair.

My Experience

I absolutely love this wig. At first when I opened the box I was a bit skeptical because the wig looked like it was not going to be full but it came in this cute pink box and in a hair net (I'm not sure if that's what its called though)

I eventually got the hang of it and because I knew I wanted to wear it curly, the night before I wore it, I wet the hair with a refreshing spray from carols daughter and it looked like this when it was wet:

I then put in some twists and let it dry overnight

On my leave out I tried twists, a braid, a Bantu knot, and eventually I used a flex rod on my leave out and it blended perfectly.

I was even able to go 2 weeks on a twist out set without any trouble.

On other days I wore a head band because I did not want to bother with blending my leave-out everyday.

There was little shedding when I re-wet and set my twists but that's normal. I experienced very very little shedding otherwise ( and by little shedding I mean when my wrist watch got caught on my hair)

The only thing I did not like is that in the back, close to my neck the hair does get a bit matted, but I imagine this is because it rubs up on my neck and back all day but once I de-tangled it was as good as new.

I wore this weave for a total of four weeks and I loved it. I got a lot of complements and a lot of people just assumed it was my real hair.


  • Easy and convenient to use
  • The hair is very soft and has a lot of body and movement
  • Very little shedding
  • I did not experience any itching
  • It blended very well with my natural hair
  • It does not look or feel like a wig
  • I experienced some tangling in the back

Overall I had a great experience with this product and I definitely look forward to more wears and possible another future purchase (maybe a weave this time).

Visit their website at www.catherinemarion.com and check out their various selections.


Bella Joya