I purchased the Always Synthetic Wig in color RL613SS (shaded platinum) about a month ago. The wig came and it's wispy, light, and has a good curl pattern. It is a very light wig and breathes nicely. I don't love it, but it's got it's perks. Keep on reading.
Color: The platinum is on the gold/yellow side rather than the ash that true platinum is. The shaded roots are great for believability and extend to the temples and underneath for a believable updo. With the right color brow pencil you can garner a realistic look. To be noted that the part is a hyper tease and does produce volume but can make the wig look a little less natural.
Shape: This wig is very top heavy not just because of the teasing but because of the layers and amount of hair that is on the crown of the wig. The ends are very wispy and they can shed. I do not use heat products on this wig as it does frey the ends even faster. Instead, I use rollers and steam to set my styles. The curl pattern seen in the photos was obtained after I washed and let the wig dry, placed foam rollers in the hair and used a small portable steamer to set the curls. This was all done while on a wig stand and set for about an hour. Additional notes about shape, this wig is great for updo's which is what I normally wear it for. All business meetings, sporty weekends etc. I am a 35 year old woman who has limited to no bio hair and I feel the shape of this wig is for an older woman. The style, when worn down, is not one you'd traditionally see in my age bracket so it does date me a bit.
Longevity: I have had this wig for about a month and it is not a daily wear wig for me. I have only washed it twice and it seems to be holding up to washing. It does shed more than a wig at this price point should, in my opinion. Trim the wig as it starts to frey at the ends. This will prolong the use. If you are prone to sweating (especially with the soft edges) use dry shampoo inside the wig and on your natural hair (if any). If you take care of this wig I can see how it would last as long as the manufacturer has recommended, but make sure you take care of her.
Tips: Even with the comfort bands it does slip. I wear mine with a wig grip. Read the instructions and don't attempt to curl the hair while it's on your head. Make sure you are pinning the curls if you are using a curling iron.