My review of Raquel Welch’s Voltage Elite & why I love it more than my other Voltages

Kathleen here and I’m so excited to share with you my new Raquel Welch Voltage Elite. Why I love it so much and why I love it more than my two standard open cap Voltages.

Lets start with the pros of the standard Voltage. I have two one shown below in Glazed Sand+ and one in the gorgeous Glaze Fire+. I still love them both. 😉 Price point…significant difference here. Around $140 for the standard Voltage VS $318 for the Voltage Elite. The style of the standard Voltage is bolder with more flippy ends than its new more refined sister Voltage Elite. The Permatease of the Voltage allows for more volume that won’t flop during the day. All great reasons to steer clear of Voltage Elite…..or is it?😉

The hair falls in a much more natural way on the Voltage Elite. Below is a  collage that illustrates this beautifully. The Permatease gives the standard Voltage volume but also prevents natural hair movement along with the machine sewn wefts.

They both have extended napes but the Voltage Elie has the comfort of felt. It also has more area for toupee clips or glue.

Below illustrates the realism of the Voltage Elite’s 100% hand tied mono top.  In comparison the standard Voltage has Permatease and open wefting. 
The 100% hand tied Voltage Elite allows so many styling possibilities. I haven’t even scratched the surface. Btw..I didn’t use any products to style my Voltage Elite In these photos.


Realism is important to me. Raquel Welch has really stepped up her game with these new 2017 styles in my opinion. The lace front on this wig is so real…it has fooled everyone. Even when I explain the lace and the hand-knotted hairs..they take a close look at the hairline and still can’t believe its a wig….lol thats always fun..😉

This wig is so comfortable and with the addition of the lace front I look forward to clipping it back on those hot Georgia Summer days. Considering it doesn’t have Permatease I have had no problem getting volume out of it. The hair has so much texture & wave that you can really get some big hair if you so desire.

The take away here is for a moderate investment the standard Voltage is a spunky universally flattering easy to wear wig. But…if you get the opportunity I highly recommend Raquel Welch’s Voltage Elite. Yes its more expensive but you can get at least 3 very distinct hairstyles from it so in my mind its a great price for what you get. Not to mention the 100% hand tied cap and a gorgeous well done mono top and lace front. Realism comfort and styling versatility…perfection! ENJOY..🙋

Product Listing:
Voltage Elite by Raquel Welch

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  1. Pat English
    May 18, 2017 / 6:50 pm

    Kathleen, your comparisons are so helpful for me a novice in this. I do like the way the Elite styles out. A real plus for sure. Thank you for posting this.

    • May 18, 2017 / 9:32 pm

      Thank you Pat…any questions please don’t hesitate to ask..that’s what its all about here. I’m coming up on a year of wearing wigs and I learn something new everyday. Best Kathleen 🙂

  2. Joan Boes
    May 19, 2017 / 12:33 am

    I really anticipated this comparison for help in choosing. Kathleen, you did not disappoint. A terrific blog & great pictures! Thank you!!! 👏👏

    • May 20, 2017 / 12:23 pm

      Thanks Joan I’m glad it helped…:-)

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