Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Wig Review: FeatherLite Sheitel

Posted by Ask Chavi at 11:49 AM
I was randomly contacted by a reader a few weeks ago who wanted to share a positive review of their FeatherLite wig.  Coincidentally, I had just emailed their owner to request an interview and to get more information about the brand and AW's email came on the same day, which was extremely ironic and unplanned! 


Review of a FeatherLite Wig
AW, Toronto, Canada


I heard about this company wig from another sheitel macher in my city who really spoke highly about Isadore Sternhill. I went to Isadore who took one look at me and pulled out what she thought would be perfect for me and it was! When my 6-year-old daughter saw me wearing it the first time, she said it looks like a princess sheitel! It has the most sleek and shiny hair, guessing about 18 inches long and the colour is probably about an 8/6.  The price was $2100.  It barely needed any cutting – just side bangs and the ends trimmed.  I’ve worn it both up in a ponytail and down.  It is almost a year old and the color is the same as when I bought it even after wearing it the whole summer and over a few weeks in Miami!


I have a big head so Isadore stretched the cap for me over a few wash and sets and it is very comfortable and lightweight.  I’m the type who takes of her sheitel in exchange for a prettied bandana as soon as I walk in the door but this sheitel I leave on and forget I’m still wearing it.I’ve received excellent customer service from Isadore as well.  She takes the time to show me “tricks” like the best way to “fold” a sheitel for travelling so it takes up as little space as possible and sewed in new clips for me when mine started to bend.  She even suggested to me to just wash the sheitel myself to save money since it’s so easy to handle since it dries straight and just needs a bit of flat ironing.

Chavi: What is the hair texture like?

AW: Smooth and super sleek.  It's a fine hair.



Chavi: Does the hair frizz?
AW: Not at all!


Chavi: Do you use any hair products on it (aside from shampoo and conditioner)
AW: nothing! In fact Isadore recommended to not add anything as it may weigh down the hair.


Chavi: Does it ever get knotty?
AW: Never knotty.  Occasionally tangly in the back when it's due for a wash but probably bc of my winter coat. 


Chavi: Would you recommend to a friend?
AW: Yes,  and I have already! My mother even went to take a look!


Chavi: Do you feel it was a good value based on the price/quality ratio?
AW: Definitely.  I was told a comparable Shevy would be $3000.


Chavi: How do you compare this wig with other wigs you've owned?  Is it the best, your favorite?
AW: It is by far my best and I've been wearing wigs 10+ years.


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just found this blog. This is such a good idea and so informative. I have a featherlite wig also and found that what AW (above) said, is what I'm finding to be true with mine as well. I've had it for about 7 months and it has stayed true to it's colour. I wash it myself as often as i want and it always comes out as soft and silky as the time before. I went to choose a shaitel from Isadore Sternhill and she knew right away which one would be the perfect one. I basically put it on and walked out. I still haven't cut it and it looks fresh and nicely layered.
She really gave me a lot of her time and explained everything about the product to me that I wanted to know. My last wig was about the same price and was a few inches shorter, and started falling apart after 4 years. I wear this one every single day and i can see that it has not changed in quality at all since the first day. I'm looking forward to many more wears:)
SP-Toronto, Canada

Shaindy said...

My friend got a shaitel from Isadore Sternhill, it's stunning. Looks so natural and easy, and the hair is so nice.

Anonymous said...

Amazing Article! Isadore really uses all the best quality materials to makes he sheitels look great!

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Unhappy Camper on March 4, 2015 at 9:48 PM said...

This is a newer review of a FeatherLite that I just recieved in the mail. I wish I had the same experience as the reviewers above, but sadly, I cannot say that. I really want to share my experience because maybe someone will be spared the heartache and money. I purchased it for $5, 000 to wear as a wig and not a Sheitel. I have Alopecia, and this has been a very difficult thing to deal with. I waited and worried I wasn't going to recieve it for a whole year. There were months I didn't even get a response from Isadore. She never even cared that my hair was rapidly falling out and that I needed the piece to help me get through hair loss and on with my life. I ended up having to purchase a $2,400 wig from Yaffa Wigs in Miami to get me by (highly recommended, by the way) until the FeatherLite arrived. When I finally got the wig, it was not the right color. It was also not wavy like I wanted. It was straight. The most upsetting part, though, is that it is so cheaply made. Notice she doesn't post any pictures of the underneath of her wigs. There is a reason for that; it's a simple wig cap with WEFTS (like hair extensions) sewn on it. Wefts are how costume wigs are made...not natural at all. They don't move or look like hair coming from the scalp. Another horrible feature is that there is not enough hair on the wig to cover up the fabric, thread, wefts, or the many little, pointy hairs that stick out everywhere through the hair because of the wefts. When I mention all of these issues she finally states that "they (whoever that refers to)" sent me the wrong wig. She never apologized and insinuated that I was making all of this up, even though she HAD to know she still had the one that was intended for me because it's still on her Facebook page with MY name on it! She never addressed the cap construction and lack of hair issues when I told her that the wig I got was not acceptable and won't send me a picture of the underside of the wig she supposedly made for me. She also won't even respond now because she said to send her the tracking number when I return it (I guess I was supposed to pay the shipping for her mistake), but I am inclined to believe that she won't even send me the other one since she never mailed wigs to several other clients (look on Alopecia World and Her Alopecia). I told her she could buy the wig I have back from me, and I would send it. I also told her that I would return it if she could prove to me with a picture that the wig she supposedly made for me is not balding with short, pointy hairs everywhere and wefting...no response. Isadore Hoffman is a rude, arrogant amateur wig maker that buys gorgeous hair so that she can hide the awful wig construction to take pretty pictures for Facebook so she can steal your money.
The thin front and minute amount of "scalp" material are good if she was actually a professional and learned how to properly construct the rest of it (and send you the correct wig), but it doesn't seem to phase her. Do yourself a favor and invest elsewhere, or you will end up with an unwearable wig to sit in your closet and an empty wallet...a year later, of course.
She really needs to stop taking advatage of vunerable women that are trying to deal with Alopecia as best they can (or even just people wanting to buy pretty hair or a Sheitel.

Unhappy Camper on March 4, 2015 at 9:48 PM said...

This is a newer review of a FeatherLite that I just recieved in the mail. I wish I had the same experience as the reviewers above, but sadly, I cannot say that. I really want to share my experience because maybe someone will be spared the heartache and money. I purchased it for $5, 000 to wear as a wig and not a Sheitel. I have Alopecia, and this has been a very difficult thing to deal with. I waited and worried I wasn't going to recieve it for a whole year. There were months I didn't even get a response from Isadore. She never even cared that my hair was rapidly falling out and that I needed the piece to help me get through hair loss and on with my life. I ended up having to purchase a $2,400 wig from Yaffa Wigs in Miami to get me by (highly recommended, by the way) until the FeatherLite arrived. When I finally got the wig, it was not the right color. It was also not wavy like I wanted. It was straight. The most upsetting part, though, is that it is so cheaply made. Notice she doesn't post any pictures of the underneath of her wigs. There is a reason for that; it's a simple wig cap with WEFTS (like hair extensions) sewn on it. Wefts are how costume wigs are made...not natural at all. They don't move or look like hair coming from the scalp. Another horrible feature is that there is not enough hair on the wig to cover up the fabric, thread, wefts, or the many little, pointy hairs that stick out everywhere through the hair because of the wefts. When I mention all of these issues she finally states that "they (whoever that refers to)" sent me the wrong wig. She never apologized and insinuated that I was making all of this up, even though she HAD to know she still had the one that was intended for me because it's still on her Facebook page with MY name on it! She never addressed the cap construction and lack of hair issues when I told her that the wig I got was not acceptable and won't send me a picture of the underside of the wig she supposedly made for me. She also won't even respond now because she said to send her the tracking number when I return it (I guess I was supposed to pay the shipping for her mistake), but I am inclined to believe that she won't even send me the other one since she never mailed wigs to several other clients (look on Alopecia World and Her Alopecia). I told her she could buy the wig I have back from me, and I would send it. I also told her that I would return it if she could prove to me with a picture that the wig she supposedly made for me is not balding with short, pointy hairs everywhere and wefting...no response. Isadore Hoffman is a rude, arrogant amateur wig maker that buys gorgeous hair so that she can hide the awful wig construction to take pretty pictures for Facebook so she can steal your money.
The thin front and minute amount of "scalp" material are good if she was actually a professional and learned how to properly construct the rest of it (and send you the correct wig), but it doesn't seem to phase her. Do yourself a favor and invest elsewhere, or you will end up with an unwearable wig to sit in your closet and an empty wallet...a year later, of course.
She really needs to stop taking advatage of vunerable women that are trying to deal with Alopecia as best they can (or even just people wanting to buy pretty hair or a Sheitel.

Unhappy Camper on March 4, 2015 at 9:48 PM said...

This is a newer review of a FeatherLite that I just recieved in the mail. I wish I had the same experience as the reviewers above, but sadly, I cannot say that. I really want to share my experience because maybe someone will be spared the heartache and money. I purchased it for $5, 000 to wear as a wig and not a Sheitel. I have Alopecia, and this has been a very difficult thing to deal with. I waited and worried I wasn't going to recieve it for a whole year. There were months I didn't even get a response from Isadore. She never even cared that my hair was rapidly falling out and that I needed the piece to help me get through hair loss and on with my life. I ended up having to purchase a $2,400 wig from Yaffa Wigs in Miami to get me by (highly recommended, by the way) until the FeatherLite arrived. When I finally got the wig, it was not the right color. It was also not wavy like I wanted. It was straight. The most upsetting part, though, is that it is so cheaply made. Notice she doesn't post any pictures of the underneath of her wigs. There is a reason for that; it's a simple wig cap with WEFTS (like hair extensions) sewn on it. Wefts are how costume wigs are made...not natural at all. They don't move or look like hair coming from the scalp. Another horrible feature is that there is not enough hair on the wig to cover up the fabric, thread, wefts, or the many little, pointy hairs that stick out everywhere through the hair because of the wefts. When I mention all of these issues she finally states that "they (whoever that refers to)" sent me the wrong wig. She never apologized and insinuated that I was making all of this up, even though she HAD to know she still had the one that was intended for me because it's still on her Facebook page with MY name on it! She never addressed the cap construction and lack of hair issues when I told her that the wig I got was not acceptable and won't send me a picture of the underside of the wig she supposedly made for me. She also won't even respond now because she said to send her the tracking number when I return it (I guess I was supposed to pay the shipping for her mistake), but I am inclined to believe that she won't even send me the other one since she never mailed wigs to several other clients (look on Alopecia World and Her Alopecia). I told her she could buy the wig I have back from me, and I would send it. I also told her that I would return it if she could prove to me with a picture that the wig she supposedly made for me is not balding with short, pointy hairs everywhere and wefting...no response. Isadore Hoffman is a rude, arrogant amateur wig maker that buys gorgeous hair so that she can hide the awful wig construction to take pretty pictures for Facebook so she can steal your money.
The thin front and minute amount of "scalp" material are good if she was actually a professional and learned how to properly construct the rest of it (and send you the correct wig), but it doesn't seem to phase her. Do yourself a favor and invest elsewhere, or you will end up with an unwearable wig to sit in your closet and an empty wallet...a year later, of course.
She really needs to stop taking advatage of vunerable women that are trying to deal with Alopecia as best they can (or even just people wanting to buy pretty hair or a Sheitel.

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