Hello again, I’m Kenny and lately I have been totally wiggin’ out on wigs!
I have been searching for a second wig as a back up to my Belle Tress Sugar Rush. So many brands, so many styles, so many colors and it’s so hard to pick a favorite. A few months ago I purchased the Raquel Welch Spotlight Elite in the color RL 4/6-Black Coffee (deep warm espresso brown). This is a really sweeeeet wig 😉 It has dark brown roots surrounded and evenly blended with subtle reddish warm tones. The color seems to change in various indoor lighting.
Now, there are some pros and cons to the Spotlight Elite.
Pros: The Spotlight Elite is synthetic, with a monofilament top, a full hand tied cap with a nice lace front. In general, the lace fronts are comfortable and the knots on these Raquel Welch wigs are very impressive 🙂 This lace front is about 4″ long. Spotlight Elite has long soft and silky layers. It’s lightweight, heat friendly and I can part my hair from any direction. The RL 4/6 blends well with my skin tone and the side tabs fit nicely.
Since my bio hair has thinned out from the chemotherapy, I did have this wig thinned down about 30% and just added a few wispy bangs (as shown in these pictures).
Cons: Heather from Cysterwigs mentioned in her videos the Raquel Welch wigs tend to run a little small/snug. I noticed this as well. My head circumference is 21.5.” Spotlight Elite is listed as an average size. The cap is a little stretchy, but not by much. After a while, the cap starts to pull back and I have to secure it with bobby pins. I think someone with a smaller sized head should have no problem with the Raquel Welch wigs. Because this wig has such long layers, it tends to get snarled and tangled easily so it’s best to keep a comb handy.
I’ve tried on and tested several styles and colors of Raquel Welch wigs and they are awesome! They’re cool and comfortable, very realistic, the lace front is not scratchy, the hair fiber is not overly shiny, it’s light weight, the colors are so natural looking and can blend well against your own bio hair. Have a great week everyone!