Wig Review: Big Wave Bob by Sherri Shepherd

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Hey Wig Lovers! This is Gina and I’m excited to share with you today Big Wave Bob by Sherri Shepherd! (No longer listed at CysterWigs.com.)

I know the Sherri Shepherd line is not new to Heather but when it was re-listed on CysterWigs, I was biting at the bits to order one for myself. 🙂 My bio hair is about 1B/2 so usually other colors that I’m interested in are just a little too light for me.


  1. I placed the order on Friday, January 6th and received it on Friday, January 13th by FedEx. I actually should have received it on the 12th but I wasn’t home and a signature was required. I was soooo bummed out because I was just dropping the kids off at school and I usually don’t have to sign for anything. 🙁
  2.  Confirmed the style and color.
  3. Ooh! What’s this? Discoloration on the tissue paper?! This was on the interior of the cap. I would highly recommend washing this wig before using.
  4. The lace front on this needs to be trimmed. I never trimmed a lace front before, but I got through it with my handy dandy micro-tip scissors.  I really liked the polyurethane covered ear tabs.
  5. F1B/burg color close up
  6. Gotta show you that lace front again.
  7. Big Wave Bob does not have a monofilament top, but it has an extended lace front. If you are someone that gets irritated with the lace front / monofilament top seam line, then you’ll definitely want to check this out.
  8. Open cap construction. This style has the rose lace permatease sections at the top, but I think it’s the perfect amount of permatease for me. Not too much for a “bump it” at the crown.  🙂


Big Wave Bob is actually sleek out of the box and the part wanted to stay in the middle sorta like the part in the second manufacturer photo. I prefer my hair sleek straight anyway unless I’m wearing a beachy wave style. So Yay!




  1. Photo taken after cutting the lace front. Oh wow, that morning sunlight makes me look YELLOW. I swear I don’t have jaundice.
  2. Uncut bangs of the Big Wave Bob makes it super easy to determine what needs to be cut.
  3. I bobby pinned the bangs together for a while to help train the bangs forward.
  4. This was taken after 2nd or 3rd cut. Always work your way up. Alternative hair doesn’t grow.
  5. Yay!! The experience wasn’t so bad!




A note about the lace front:

  • You’ll need to trim it.
  • The lace front on Big Wave Bob didn’t agree with my complexion so cutting the bangs made it wearable for me.
  • About a 1/2 inch from the start of the hair line, there are bigger group knots.
  • There are baby hairs!! 🙂


  1. January 19, 2017 / 3:52 pm

    This looks lovely on you Gina..a couple of questions…great way to cut bangs…you look pretty in bangs but were you disappointed the lace didn’t blend well with your skin tone? I’m very fair and I’m scared it wouldn’t work for me.( I like a couple of curly wigs she shows) Is the hair fiber very thick? And botyom line would you get another? ;-)..thanks..great photos btw!

  2. Gina
    January 19, 2017 / 11:20 pm

    Hi Kathleen!

    Thank you! I was a bit disappointed. Heather has an older video review of another Sherri Shepherd wig (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTxox1mbx0o) and I was excited about the toned lace front. Honestly, most lace fronts are not transparent on me so I thought this would be different. 🙁

    The hair fiber is thicker than Jon Renau’s and it reminds of the Noriko fibers. I would ABSOLUTELY buy another Sherri Shepherd wig and I’m eyeing the Soft Curls one. You can barely beat the price point for a great feeling wig. Yes, it needs some alterations but nothing too bad in my opinion. I also think a wig from the Sherri Shepherd line would be a great way for someone to get their feet wet on learning how to cut bangs or heat styling.

    • January 20, 2017 / 6:07 pm

      Oh yes..good to know..I was surprised the toned lace didn’t blend well on you since your skin is quite dark..at least compared to me..lol
      ..yes the soft curl one is adorable. And such a good point about these wigs being such a great value…for first timers or what you suggested a training wig ( for styling) 😉

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