So about 2 weeks ago I received some lovely wigs from Arda Wigs and now I am going to review them for you.
The first thing you need to know about Arda is that they mainly sell Hiperlon wigs, which is a wig fibre that can be straightened up to 180 Degrees Celsius. The kind of fibres they use are a little bit coarser than most other fibres but this just makes it easier for styling!
I order 3 wigs from Arda but I will only be reviewing two of those because the third is being kept a secret until I have enough of the cosplay outfit for it~
So the first wig I bought was called Luthien in the colour Rose Pink.
This is what the wig looked like when I wore it straight out of the bag:
As you can see, it's a very pretty colour and it came a nice, wavy kind of curly. I was oddly surprised that it hadn't knotted or tangled in the bag!
After some personal tweaking, to make it suit the characters Luka Megurine (Vocaloids) and Yuno Gasai (Future Diary), it came out looking like this:
So, I can confirm that the wigs are very easily straightened and heat styled and they still look wonderful afterwards.
Sadly, I do not have a picture of the other wig in it's original state, but after trimming the fringe a little bit, it looked like this:
This is the wig Magnum in Cobalt Blue. (Please excuse how bad I look >< ).
Arda wig usually charges about $30USD for a shorter wig and $40USD for longer wigs. It can vary but I found this to be the most common pricing.
The only problem that is encountered when ordering from Arda Wigs is their stock. They're fairly popular and they go out of stock rather quickly. Fortunately, you are able to pre-order wigs so that when the type that you wants is restocked they will be shipped to you when they get in the store. The process of restocking usually takes about 2 months between restocks, at least is has been lately. But they usually have a lot in anyway and it's really worth the wait. Also, they do inform you of when these wigs will be restocking so it isn't just a blind stab in the duck.
If you would like some details about the inside of the caps and the structure in which these wigs are made, I have a video review up on my youtube and the link to the video is here: Arda Wigs Review
Customer Service: 5/5
I have sent Arda several emails in which they have responded rather quickly, even when it wasn't necessary to. They answered all of my questions kindly and provided me with a lot of help in regard to wigs.
Wig fibre: 4.5/5
Hiperlon has become my new favourite wig fibre and I love how easy these wigs are to style. The third wig that I got was a bit oily(?) to touch, though but I'm sure I can fix that with a wash. The others were fine.
These wigs photograph splendidly and provide enough shine to seem healthy but not enough to seem fake. Look at the above pics for reference. They're also very thick and the netting is reeeeeeeaaaaaaallyyy unlikely to show.
The design of the wig cap is very practical. Their skin tops come in various sizes depending on the wig you get. They wig caps are all adjustable to fit almost any head shape.
I will DEFINITELY be buying from Arda again. I really, really like their wigs and I highly recommend them to any dedicated cosplayer etc who is looking to buy some good quality wigs!