Hi folks Kathleen here with a review of Bryn by Envy in Lighter Red. How many times have you received a wig and it wasn’t quite what you thought it would be? Bryn was one of those wigs. I was disappointed in the color…from my research and youtube reviews I thought Lighter Red would be lighter overall and have more highlights…( as a side note my new Kelsey in Lighter Red has all of that…sooo my theory is the longer styles get more highlights 😉- just my theory)
And even though Bryn had some nice curl to her it made no sense to me. I thought she looked a bit dated. Not that I’m not “dated” I just don’t want to look it..lol 😂 So I kind of put her aside and wore all the new styles coming out.
One day I decided to revisit her. A lot has happened to me as a wig wearer since I last tried her on. I’ve started customizing my wigs..cutting them thinning them…styling them more. I’m not afraid to use product on them now. So I took Bryn back out. Well first of all I love the color this time. My preconceived notions about what color she should be was gone. I think partially because I have since then experimented with darker colors..so she didn’t seem so dark to me. She is a tad darker redder and not as warm an Irish Red as my Raquel Welch Glazed Fire. (This difference is illustrated below in image 3)…but I love her vibrancy. She’s a rich salon color. Very striking color.
I decided I was going to play with her texture and curl to see how much volume/height I could get…well the bigger she got the more I liked her. I did all this with just my fingers no combing or product. I will say I am a recent convert to Jon Renau’s Piecing Crème and I can just imagine the wild things I could do using it on Bryn. Ahh ideas ideas..☺️ The barrel curls are so voluminous. And yes there is permatease…this is a standard open cap…but you don’t see it because the hair density is nice and full. Look at image 4) honestly is that not gorgeous?
There is no lace front but you can still sweep the front bangs up and its still believable..leave a few strand of hair down to cover any of the hairline that doesn’t look quite perfect. Since Bryn has a closed cap on top with/permatease you can part her anywhere you want to. The hair fibers in Envy wigs is very silky soft.
The back was my surprise. The first time I styled her I combed the hair down in the back. What a mistake that was. 😜I Love the texture and the nape is cut close to the head but the length is plenty long to hide any bio hair you might have.
The take away here is don’t give up on that wig that kind of disappointed you. You are growing as a wig wearer whether you realize it or not. Look at it with fresh eyes..think outside the box you might surprise yourself and fall in love with her..I sure did…ENJOY!
Bryn by Envy