Wig Review: René by Follea

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Wig Review
René by Follea

In the eighth month of my second pregnancy, I developed Alopecia Universalis – total hair loss. I sought help from doctors to slow the process, but after a few short months, I was totally bald.

When I went to purchase my first wig, I felt completely overwhelmed and lost. There were seemingly endless options and styles available. I sought personal guidance and honest advice, but felt that none was available. In an effort to help women regain confidence and find their perfect hair, I began this blog as well as my site, Social Wig Co.

I hope you find this review of the René Wig by Follea to be a helpful tool as you navigate the world of wig shopping!

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The Details


The Cost

René is the least expensive wig in the Follea collection

The René is the least expensive wig in the Follea line. It’s affordable, but I find that it does not look or feel cheap. Below, I go into more detail about why it is placed at its price point.


The Hair

René is the only wig that features Premium World Select Hair

This 12-inch 100% human hair wig is composed of World Select hair, meaning a blend of Asian and Indian hair. The hair cuticle is partially intact. There is no indication of how much Asian hair versus Indian hair is used to make the wig - We only know that it is a blend.

These details contribute to the wig’s affordability - Wigs made from european full cuticle and partial cuticle hair are often much more expensive.

As with all wigs by Follea, I find the hair to be very natural looking and beautiful . It is light, smooth, and it moves naturally. The cinnamon color (#15040) that I tested was stunning - a dark brown with a golden red hue.


The Hairline

This 12-inch 100% human hair wig is composed of World Select hair, meaning a blend of Asian and Indian hair. The hair cuticle is partially intact. There is no indication of how much Asian hair versus Indian hair is used to make the wig - We only know that it is a blend.

These details contribute to the wig’s affordability - Wigs made from european full cuticle and partial cuticle hair are often much more expensive.

As with all wigs by Follea, I find the hair to be very natural looking and beautiful . It is light, smooth, and it moves naturally. The cinnamon color (#15040) that I tested was stunning - a dark brown with a golden red hue.

The hairline of any wig is of huge importance. I believe the way this is sewn largely determines how realistic the wig looks. In my opinion, Follea has one of the best hairlines on the market.

Pro Tip

For a more natural look, pull some baby hairs along the hairline apart from the wig and forward to rest a bit in front of the wig’s hairline. This will hide the perimeter of the wig.

- Allison, Social Wig Co. -


The Top

René features a lace top

The René features a temple to temple monofilament top. This allows you to change the part with ease, but does not provide as realistic of a scalp look as a French drawn top would. This wig utilizes a closed wefted back cap. The wefting material is high quality and does not feel bulky. It Is a lot more comfortable than most other wefteds on the market, but feels less comfortable than other Folleas I’ve worn.

Personally, I prefer a hand-tied cap. I love to wear my hair in high ponytails and French braids, and if I were to do so in this wig, the wefting would show.


Securing Features

Available in six cap sizes for a secure fit

René is available in six cap sizes - XXS, XS, S, M, L, and XL.

For ease of wear, the René includes a comb and easy-to-adjust bra straps to hold the wig in place. It also includes ear tabs for tape or glue.


Recap

The René is a great economical option for someone seeking a well made, beautiful starter wig. While it lacks some of the qualities of more expensive wigs (i.e. European Hair, full cuticle, hand-tied cap), It’s hard to beat its natural look and comfortable wear for its price point.

Thanks for reading my review of the René wig by Follea!

Have questions about this wig or wigs and toppers in general? Email me - I’m happy to answer your questions and guide you through the wig shopping process!

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