My hair has been thinning for 10 years. My natural hair makes me look older than I actually am (57) and certainly older than I feel. It's gotten to the point where I wear clip-in bangs with a hat every day but I now feel the necessity to do something else. I am trying wigs. I have been looking for something close to my natural color and length. My natural hair is a very short layered bob in a medium brown and surprisingly, I am having difficulty finding something that I consider to be %u201Cclose%u201D. Everything I have tried just seems like %u201Ca lot of hair%u201D, too dark, too light or too bright and being new to wigs, I am afraid that people will immediately guess that I am wearing a wig as they all seem so %u201Cdrastic%u201D.
After a lot of visiting wig stores to try on different brands and ordering & returning several wigs online, I have decided to keep the Prodigy by Gabor. I originally ordered it in G8 which turns out to be a lighter brown than my natural color. It looks like my color but with highlights put in. However, I like the cut and style enough to keep it. I liked it so much in fact that I ordered it in the next darker color on the chart, G6 , which I assumed would be darker and a better match, but it is quite similar to the G8 in value, it%u2019s just a warmer color of brown. Looking at the two wigs side-by-side, they look extremely similar: the G8 is more of an ash brown and the G6 is warmer. I prefer the G6 , but will keep the G8 for the spring when I will have %u201Chighlights%u201D put in my hair. I was going to post a picture of myself wearing each color, but they looked so similar, that the difference is completely lost. I decided to post a picture of myself wearing the G6 which is the warmer version and my personal favorite. I also took a picture of the two side by side so you can see there is not a whole lot of difference between the two.
Aside from my issues with the online swatch and color ring inaccuracies, there are a number of things I like about this wig: The mono filament top with lace front makes this wig quite believable. It is light and comfortable, much better-fitting for my head than other brands I%u2019ve tried. No pressure points, it stays in place. Love, love love this little wig!! I feel cute again. I highly recommend it.