Kathleen’s Review: Brave The Wave by Raquel Welch -PERFECTION ❤️

Click to subscribe to the CysterWigs blog in your favorite reader app

Hi folks Kathleen here with a review that just might be the perfect contemporary feminine curly wig…well at least for me.

Where to start? It was love at first sight, and when I put her on..I smiled inside and out. Let me explain why. As much as I love the very deconstructed or shattered curl/texture that is all the rage right now, on me they sometimes just look messy. I have a smallish head but a “full”face..lol..it is what it is😉 and softer and fully formed curls look better on me. The texture on BTW are big loose bouncy barrel curls. Retro but not old fashioned. In my book curl perfection.

Below is how she comes right out of the box..all the curls look doll like or wiggy..don’t panic after gently finger combing those curls they soften and look very pretty. This color SS30/28 SS Spice is a gorgeous color. A cross between a dark warm brown and a Irish copper red.

Here you can see this dramatic color. The morning sun on my covered deck really pop those copper red highlights. ❤️

She comes with a beautiful lace front and mono part. BTW has the perfect amount of comfort and realism balanced with an open cap to keep the cost down.

I love my Celebrity wig by RW Welch. I don’t love the cost( she is 100% hand-tied) and I wish she was fuller and had more fully formed curls. Both wigs have similar dimensions but as my collage below illustrates BTW has a more classic curl pattern.

The first curly wig I fell in love with was High Impact by Gabor. I think BTW looks like you let HI grow out. If you love the look of HI but wished she was longer BTW would be a great option.

My first Brave The Wave. She is so gorgeous! Golden Wheat is a pretty soft warm blonde. She has just the right amount of permatease to support those big loose barrel curls.

The take away here is if you want a classic curly wig but still want to look and feel contemporary then Brave The Wave is for you. Enjoy!

Product Listing:
Brave the Wave by Raquel Welch

You can see all of Kathleen’s posts here as well seeing her talent as an amazing artist at KathleenRyanArt.com.



  1. Eileen
    October 20, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    I think this is my favorite wig on your so far, it is so flattering on you and the color is just beautiful. Thanks for all the information and comparisons, I added this to my wish list.

    • October 30, 2017 / 7:43 pm

      Lol I’m glad….its a beauty for sure. 🙂

  2. October 21, 2017 / 12:07 am

    I love your comparison photos Kathleen. I’m with you in that I like my curls to be more soft and formed a bit more so it doesn’t look stringy. Beautiful wig and very flattering on you!

    • October 30, 2017 / 7:46 pm

      Thanks Marie…its really even prettier in person…glad you enjoyed the photos..:-)

  3. Janel
    October 24, 2017 / 1:08 am

    Oooh! Brave the wave in shaded spice is just gorgeous on you, Kathleen! The rich color brings out your eyes and the style is so flattering! Thanks for your thorough review!

    • October 30, 2017 / 7:47 pm

      Thank you Janel! Its such a dynamic color its great for wigs with texture..glad you enjoyed the review..:-)

  4. Andrea Roque
    October 29, 2017 / 6:50 pm

    Excellent review!!!

    • October 30, 2017 / 7:50 pm

      Thanks Andrea I’m glad it was a help…there are so many gorgeous curly wigs out there to choose from…this one really hits that sweet spot in my opinion..:-)

  5. March 21, 2018 / 10:42 am

    I just now saw this review. You described exactly how I feel about those unconstructed curls and waves! I have that sausage face and full featured —I was thinking about ordering ‘Sweet Talk » but the curl pattern isn’t soft!!! BTW is gorgeous and you look beautiful in it and the softer curls as well!!!!

    • Kathleen
      March 21, 2018 / 2:37 pm

      Oh Cathe I think you would LOVE this one. Its big and has big beautiful curls. Great lace front and mono part. I’d love to see you in this one. Thanks for reading glad you enjoyed it….thank you for your feedback. Best-Kathleen

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: