INTRODUCING RHOVIRGIN HAIR + 1 MONTH UPDATE

RHOVIRGIN HAIR

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Hey guys, happy new month of March! I hope everyone’s month started on a good note like mine. So as you all know, I had to lay down my aliexpress queen love tresses because they were so horrible! I purchase some new hair from a new vendor and this post will be a one month review on the hair. Let’s get started!

So the vendor’s name is RHOVIRGIN hair and I purchased the Cambodian loose wave in 24, 22, 16 and 14 inches with a matching 12 inch middle parting closure. The natural curl pattern is beautiful on this hair.  When I first got it, running my fingers through it for the first time I got no tangling and almost no shedding but honestly you will see in the picture its nothing My closure came bleached already! I LOVE THE CLOSURE! And it also has baby hair. Overall it’s the most natural looking closure I have had.

shedding LOL. told you it was nothing!
shedding LOL. told you it was nothing!

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this started it all
this started it all

The delivery was quite quick too bearing in mind I live in Spain. I paid £190(excluding delivery) for the 4 bundles and closure. Not bad.  I installed this hair on a wig cap as usual, sewing underneath the wefts and using the elastic band method for the closure.  I also added three combs, two in the front and one in the back. I also sealed all my wefts, front and back using fray check (you can check out how to seal wefts and which products to use on YouTube) now let’s get started on the details of the hair!

Shedding

First I should say, all hair sheds. With this in mind and sealing my wefts, my hair sheds still a bit. Every time I brush and run my fingers through. And wash the hair. It’s nothing that is unbearable and on a scale from 1 to queen love aliexpress, it may come out as a 4. Lol if you hair sheds as much as my aliexpress hair you need to throw it away. LOL. I really don’t like hair that sheds a lot so I am trying different things in order to reduce the shedding.

2nd week
2nd week
3rd week
3rd week

Tangling

With longer lengths, you should expect some tangling and matting in the back especially around the nape area. With that been said I have noticed my hair tends to tangle a lot when its styled. (Even when it’s straight) it’s nothing a quick comb through can’t fix but with that also comes shedding. I always comb through my hair with a wide tooth comb and always start from the ends and work my way up (before you ask how I comb my hair) I also try and comb the hair with a little bit of spray leave in conditioner.

Curl retention

One thing I like about this hair is the natural curl. I also like it when curled with my wand and curling tong. I noticed the wand curls last longer on the hair than the tong curls. The hair is beautiful when straight too but I prefer it curly/wavy. THE ENDS of the HAIR are AMAZING. NO SPLIT ENDS!

The beards and wefting on the hair is just lush! It’s the best I have seen so far. My hair came with some grey hairs but wait, when I dye when hair it gave me natural highlights!

The hair waves back up when dry which I love! Also braid outs work perfectly on this hair in addition to the natural curl pattern.

wand curls
wand curls
wand curls
wand curls
wand curls
wand curls
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natural waveplus braid out. excuse the face. i wasnt ready!
curls when wet
curls when wet

I recently bleached and dyed the hair and it took the colour beautifully! The original plan was to do this right after I got the hair but the natural colour of the hair was so nice I decided to keep the hair for a while before changing the colour. I also noticed the hair loves products and tends to get a bit dry if I don’t use my daily leave in conditioner or oils. Coconut oil works wonders on the hair. My hair is full and has volume but its super light! Love. I really like that it’s not too heavy.

Final thoughts

I don’t know what to feel about the hair. I like it but I would like to reduce the shedding and tangling. The hair is beautiful and my new colour looks really nice. I would recommend the seller though. She has lots of textures in stock at affordable prices. Check her out on instagram. (@rhovirginhair). She also offers colouring and wig making services so its hassle free for you!

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this started it all
this started it all

I am on a quest to try all hair textures, so help me folks! What should I try next?! ( I have tried Peruvian, Brazilian and now Cambodian and out of the 3 I LOVE Peruvian hair and would always recommend that as a first time purchase for newbies. I really want to try Armenian hair and Eurasian) hmmmm decisions!

Products I use on this hair

Coconut oil

African pride Shea butter leave in conditioner

Crème of nature argan oil spray leave in conditioner

Tresemme keratin smooth heat protectant

V05 weightless volume heat protectant mousse

Argan oil shampoo

Protective mega growth deep conditioner

Herbal essence split end serum leave in

Herbal essence spilt end intensive mask

Herbal essence hello hydration mask

Elsatica QP soy oil deep conditioner

And because you ask, no I don’t use all the products at once LOL

Hot tools

Tresemme 32mm barrel tong (LOVE)

Remington pearl wand (LOVE)

Remington slim plate straightners

That’s all folks! The next review on this hair will be at the three month stage. I will be posting on how I achieved my new colour so stay tuned!

Spain is going well and I have about 5 months left here already! How time flies. I am so excited for this Easter and can’t wait to share with you my plans for it.

So until next time, take care lovelies! Happy Easter wayyy in advance!

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Update on ALIEXPRESS QUEEN LOVE HAIR

Hey guys, I hope everyone is doing okay at the moment, and happy new month of FEBRUARY! MONTH of LOVE! Unfortunately this time, I will be talking about something I am hating at the moment! Anyway as promised, I am bringing you an update (3 weeks) on the ALIEXPRESS QUEEN LOVE HAIR I have installed. Get ready! You ready? You can check out the link to the initial review here 

The hair is HORRIBLE. And please do not take my word for it, I will provide proof!. The shedding on this hair is crazy! And even though I sealed my wefts, not only does the hair shed every time I brush it, but also when I wash it! The hair is pretty much everywhere! On my jacket, scarf, clothes. Everywhere! And I had to cut the ends off because they were DEAD.

seriously, this is what i got after washing and deep conditioning the hair!
seriously, this is what i got after washing and deep conditioning the hair!

daily shedding

daily shedding,

Tangling- the hair mattes up and tangles so easily. Especially in the back. The hair does not hold a curl at all. ( it doesn’t matter what technique you use to curl this hair because trust me I have tried a few! E.g. holding the curl to let it cool down before you release it, hair spraying before or after curling etc) the hair looks nice in the first 45- 1.30 hour of curling then the curls fall

freshly curled
freshly curled

Also, in terms of waving back after washing, we all know how its supposed to be right? Well see the pictures for yourself, in the picture, I DID NOT blow dry the hair, I allowed it to air dry.

straight in some parts, wavy in some parts, this is 3 week hair! looks so old!
straight in some parts, wavy in some parts, this is 3 week hair! looks so old!

Final thoughts: I do not recommend this hair or vendor at all. I realised at first, when they see you’re interested in their product, they are really nice and helpful but when I started to complain they accused me of not taking proper care of the hair. But they gave me advice on what to do to the hair. Then they tried to get me to remove my comments on the hair on MY blog because it may hurt their company image.  Buying hair off aliexpress will always come with a risk, so maybe I got a bad batch of hair, but this risk also comes with any vendor and any hair, but just make sure you weigh up the pros and cons of the purchase before you make your decision. Honestly the only thing I like about this hair is the closure, the density is perfect and the parting space is amazing ( it maybe a 5×5)!

Anyway I was told the hair will last 4 to 5 months, but after 3 weeks of excessive shedding, tangling and the hair just does not look nice I am laying it down.  I purchased some new hair from another vendor: RHOVIRGIN HAIR and I have that installed at the moment and I am loving it! I will be bringing you an initial review soon!

Products I used on this hair

  • Fray check to seal the wefts
  • Argan oil
  • Elasta QP soy oil deep conditioner
  • Herbal essence split end intensive mask
  • Herbal essence split end serum
  • Herbal essence hello hydration shampoo and conditioner
  • African pride back to natural shea butter leave in conditioner
  • Crème of natural argan oil spray leave in conditioner
  • Coconut oil
  • VO5 weightless volume mousse
  • Tresemme heat protectant spray
  • VO5 extra hold hair spray

And if you’re interested in what tools I used on the hair

  • Remington pearl wand
  • Remington slim plate hair straighteners
  • Tresemme 32mm barrel tong

Until then guys, have a great day wherever you are!

Love

Sarah

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