Hi Folks Kathleen here with a review of High Impact by Gabor. Sometimes I overlook a style because of the product photos. In this case the style (to be honest) looked a bit dated. I first purchased High Impact in Caramel and loved her. She was curly and full. I loved the color Caramel and like many of us do when we fall in love with a style I ran right out and purchased another in a different color. I chose Dark Copper after seeing Heather’s review of Radiant Beauty. She wasn’t as curly as my Caramel one and the color for me (at the time) was darker than I expected. It took me longer to warm up to the Dark Copper one. Over a year later and I now prefer her to my Caramel one. Tastes change and evolve over time…at least mine certainly does. 😉
So from images 1 & 3 you can see she has relaxed loose barrel curls. Although you can easily style her like her product photos I prefer a more informal look.
The fibers have over time become dryer as all wigs do. That silky soft feeling of a brand new wig doesn’t last long. The trade off is that the fibers become less shiny and look more realistic so the need to use dry shampoo etc. to minimize shine is reduced. As a reference point I don’t use anything to reduce shine on my High Impact She has just a natural healthy hair shine to her now. When I wash her I use a little Downy Free & Clear fabric softener in cold water..I then hang her upside down to dry. This is when I spray Jon Renau’s HD Detangler on her and when she’s dry I spray Simply Stylin on her and gently comb her (using a wide tooth comb) if needed. Otherwise I only use my fingers to style her.
She has an extremely well done lace front and mono part. The spacing and small knotting makes her look very realistic. This is illustrated in image 5. Even with the high contrast of the Dark copper next to the white wig head her tiny knots still look realistic. I style her off my face with total confidence.
I love the length of High Impact…long enough to get some feminine bounce out of those curls but not long enough to rub up against sweaters or coats. That’s one reason she has held up so well. Image 6 illustrates the impeccable transition from the less densely knotted lace front to the more densely knotted mono part. If that doesn’t look like a real hairline and part I don’t know what does. Isn’t it beautiful?
I love the back! Those curls are just right. So feminine and flirty. Gabors caps run a bit large but after I cinch in the adjusters she fits me just fine. Gabor caps are very comfortable and High Impact is no exception. The fibers have a medium to fine denier and are silky soft and with care are very durable. She does have permatease and although its settled down over time she still has enough to support this style. As a comparison I would say she has less permatease than Gabor’s wild sister style Sweet Talk. 😉
Image 9 illustrates a good view of the mono part on a white wig head so you can see the realistic spacing. This is a good place to talk about this color Dark Copper. The base is a medium to dark red auburn with copper highlights which are concentrated around the face. Absolutely gorgeous color.
The take away here is if you want a chin length curly bob that has a beautiful lace front and mono part then you will love High Impact by Gabor. Enjoy!