Well I FINALLY did it!! Those who know me and if you follow me on twitter then you know that I've been talking about wanting to get a weave for well over a year now. I debated forever and a day on the type of hair I would try, who'd I let install it, how I was going to wear it....and still never made a solid decision but I figured it was time to stop procrastinating and to just do it! So I called up the beautician I've been going to for a couple of times now and made an appointment. We first met up at the beauty supply store to pick a perfect match of weave for my hair. I got there a little early so I browsed around for a few until she got there. While looking around one of the guys that worked their showed me a few different options, one of them being Bobbi Boss which I really liked and had heard wonderful reviews about.
Well...once the beautician got there we looked at a few options and consulted with a female employee and they both agreed that Bohyme looked most like my texture. So after comparing hair I had two finalist sitting on the counter which were the Bohyme Sahalian Smooth and Milky Way Saga. Although the beautician kept admiring how great the Bohyme looked, of course the final decision was up to me. Well I gave in and decided to take their advice so I purchased the Bohyme. I bought two packs of hair, one 12" and the other 14". The 12" is about the length of my natural hair and I wanted the two different lengths for layers. The hair was on sale for 20% off. The 14" was originally $110 but I paid $88 and the 12" was originally $100 but with the discount I paid $80. Oh I'm not sure what the deal is as far as the correct name of this hair because I've seen it is "Saharian" and "Sahalian" Smooth, Bohyme's website lists it as Sahalian Smooth so I'll just roll with that.
So after purchasing the hair I went and had it installed. It looked great and almost an identical texture to my natural hair. I was a happy camper for about a week but then disaster started creeping in. The one thing I dreaded the most and vowed to never experience was knocking at my front door.....A BAD WEAVE!! *cringes* Now true enough I don't know a whole lot about weaves other than the research and many questions I've asked but I am truly disappointed that my very first weave experience had to be something that I now regret doing :-/ I didn't take a hell of a lot of photos with this hair mainly because I didn't feel comfortable in it. Here are a few below.
These were taken after my 2nd wash, which was week 2
Back view, the hair came to about the center of my back. I think these were taken after the first wash.
Here's how the hair looks wet, it has sort of a body wave texture to it
This is how the hair looks blown out right after I washed it. The part that stops a little over my shoulder is my hair out in the front and the rest is the weave. When the hair is blown out it looks identical to my actual texture.
Here's how my first track looks
In this pic you can see how the strands of the weave get tangled and wrapped around the comb as I try to comb it.
Here's a picture of my natural hair to compare to the one above. Notice how the comb glides through my hair. Unlike the nappy weave...
Oh and here's what my sink looks like every time I try to comb the nappy weave. Knots and strands everywhere.
Glare: The hair tangles, knots, sheds, mats...and whatever other word that describes a hot ass mess. It was difficult to even comb this hair, my bathroom sink and floor was covered in strands daily. When I went out or just walked around in the mall the hair would just tangle on it's own and became really unmanageable to the point where I just wanted to leave and go home. It literally looked like a birds nest was on top of my head.! The hair is just bad, it's nappy....the ends are nappy as hell. Every time my sister saw me she found it necessary to mention how nappy the hair looked lol. I really dislike this hair, hate it even...I don't appreciate spending a bunch of money on trashy hair. My hair looks better than this weave, this was just a real disappointment. I had anticipated on keeping it in for at least a month but it was just too horrible to deal with so I took it down after only 2 weeks.
Would I Recommend It? Hell no. Would I buy it again? Ehh definitely not this texture. I've recently seen mixed reviews about Bohyme hair but I've also heard a lot of great one's about their Brazillian Wave which is a curly texture. I sort of want to try it one day but honestly right now, this hair has tainted my whole outlook on Bohyme so I really don't know.
Overall Glam: *Sigh* I promised myself that I wouldn't let this experience discourage the whole weave wearing thing and I'm determined not to let it stop me. I know there are wayyyyyyy better grades of hair (I've seen better hair on barbie dolls to be honest) out there and I will give it another try one day. Like I mentioned before, this was my first weave ever and I'm definitely not hip to all of the tips and tricks when it comes to sew in's. But I did make an effort to be very careful and take care of the hair for the short two week period I had it in. Although next time I do know that no matter what kind of hair I get I will definitely be sealing the wefts to minimize the shedding. I'm overall disappointed with the experience but I don't regret trying the sew in because it's something that I've wanted to do for a really long time now. The only thing I regret is buying this nappy ass hair! Everyone I talked to prior told me that Milky Way Saga was the best way to go but I just had to steer left *sigh* :o(
Product(s) in this post were purchased by me.