First up we have a Monique wig which I believe has since been replaced with the Christine. Mine is not synthetic mohair as far as I'm aware, it is so old that I'm sure it was before the Monique Gold wigs....but the Christine looks almost identical. This one is size 8/9 and can be worn with side or centre part.
As you can see here, the wig is waaaay too long, so if I decide this is the wig for her, I will cut it down by about half, or at least to waist length. I think I prefer it with a side parting. The bow is to stop it from falling in her face.
Next up is a Monique Gold Geneva in Carrot Red, size 8/9, which I cut to a more managable length at the back and also trimmed the fringe. I'm sure I could get away with a slightly smaller size in this wig because the wigcap is quite stretchy, I think I have a couple more of these in different colours at home, so I'll try those when we're back there. I think she looks so different in this colour, but I don't know that I want her to look THAT different!! Love the style, so maybe I'll get this in another colour at some point.
I do love how it shows off her chubby cheeks here though!!
Next up we have another Monique wig but not from the Gold collection as far as I can remember, and sadly I can't find the name on the Monique site. It is NOT synthetic mohair as far as I can tell, and unfortunately although it's an 8/9, it's too small....the rooting holes can be seen at the temples. Shame because I quite like it on her. I may work on it when I get home, it might fit with a bit of stretching and maybe with either a silicone wig cap or a bit of glue....although I'm reluctant to glue it down to be honest.
The back view is so cute looking, I love plaits!
Next up is another Monique wig, this time from the Gold collection. This one, I believe, was a special colour released as a limited edition many years ago. The wig is called Ginger and the mid brown has a few gorgeous blue highlights. I like the style on her, it makes her look very young, which is what I want, but not with the highlights!! This wig is still available in many colours without the blue highlights. This is another wig that is very long and would need trimming for Sasha.
Again this one needs a clip or slide, maybe a ribbon, to keep it off her face.
Next we have a wig that I felt was most like her original hair. It is a Leeke World wig, reference number LR-032_L colour ChocoBrown, size 9.5-10.5 inch.
Once again this wig is too long for her and the fringe could also do with a trim, but I'm reluctant to do so. It is made from Heat Resisting Fibre which is a little more coarse than Synthetic Mohair. If you're new to Leeke World wigs, they are lovely and they have so many gorgeous styles and colours, but recently I have heard people complaining that they've had problems with them. I've found that some of them would look better on a Cone Head, as they tend to be a little bit 'domed' on the crown. Luckily this one isn't, but others I have in different sizes are. Also the wig cap is not stretchy, so you have to get the bigger size, just in case. But sizing with them is not always consistant!!! Another negative for Leeke is that if you're buying new from them, they are based in South Korea and they'll only ship EMS, so you're looking at at least another $22 on top of the price of the wig.
The next wig is another Monique Gold collection wig, in fact the same style as the brown and blue one above. It's a Ginger and this time the colour is Golden Strawberry/Chestnut Brown, size 8/9. I've had this wig for years and it's starting to really show it's age, but it was just to give you an idea. I've cut the length of this one at some point in the distant past, so a better length for Sasha. I think this one would be great if I were rewigging a blond girl!!
Again it needed a clip/slide to keep the hair back from her face.
The next wig is a definite no-no for me! I think the colour is too light for a start, but as well as that, the texture and quality of the wig are both not very good. The texture is far too 'synthetic' and as a result it lays very unnaturally, and also giving it an unnatural shine. I don't like how the scalp tends to show through either. In my humble opinion there are nothing but negatives to this one!!! And for the life of me I can't remember where it comes from or how I happened to come by it!!!
Actually, it doesn't look too bad from this angle, or from the back!!!
Finally, (are you still awake?) we have a Monique Gold wig that really has seen better days. I think this must be one of the oldest as I remember purchasing it from Denver Doll Emporium back in 2006 I think it was!!! At first I thought this was the ugliest of the lot but when I pulled it about a bit and added the bow, I actually quite like it on her!! The name of this wig is the Frankie, but I've really hacked loads off it in the past to give it this more choppy look....so you might not recognise it as a Frankie were you to see a new one!!!! The size of this one is 8/9.
I was a little bit concerned at first that she looked like a Gregor, but to be honest, it's really grown on me now!!
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Well I hope this wig experience has been useful to those of you looking for a replacement wig for their Sasha. If I come across any more wigs in this size when I go home and look through my wig box, I will try those and let you know!!