This is a product review of the pre-parted wig we use, commonly known as the Innocent wig. In actuality, the maker of the wig is Lacey. They make lots of lower quality, yet affordable wigs.
We’ve used this wig numerous times, as this is the base wig we use to create our preparted odango wig. It has a skin top and is pre-parted to the nape of the neck, which is the main selling point of this wig.
The fibers of this wig are decent enough. It seems to be made from kanekalon fiber. I don’t believe it is heat resistant (meaning, you can’t use a curling iron on it), the fibers are resilliant enough that you can use low heat (like a blow drier or hot water) on it without destroying it.
We straighten our wigs using hot air, and here’s the result:
You just need to be careful the amount of heat you use and how long you keep it on there, as the fibers will eventually melt.
Now, the bangs of this wig leave much to be desired. While there is an adequate amount of them, they are short which makes styling difficult. If you do need to do any sort of styling, you will either need to weft in more hair or trim a bit of the wig cap in front to do the “Usagi bang split”.
Also, on the sides of the wig where the ponytails are, the long hair is set in a circular pattern with a “hole in the middle” pattern. What that means is, where the center part of the pony tail is, the wig cap is left with short, sparse hair. Presumably, this is done so that the pony tails form up nicely and there isn’t added weight to the wig.
This is actually preferable to how the wig is done for the Chibi wig. While the Chibi wig is a superior wig in the type of hair used and the overall look of the wig, the thickness of the wig makes it very difficult to wear. (Please see our review for more details.)
Finally, the wig cap. The cap itself seems to be an average size cap; however, there is a bit of room under each pony tail. If you have longer hair, that would be where you want to stash your pin-curls. The front to back on this wig is OK; just be aware that if you wear a larger hat size, you may have some coverage issues. For the most part, though, so long as you secure the wig in place, you should be fine. (You may want to consider sewing in some hair combs in the front and back, as this wig has none.)