A wig out of the box just isn't good enough. Its not going to have the right vaolume that makes it look real. The only way to achieve this is with extensions and sometimes more than one set. These extensions are cheap. If you take care of them you might get 5 uses out of them. Any more and they are going to look like trash, but at $2 a wear that is good value. Do not brush them, they will stretch and looked all frayed and trashy at the ends. They tangle very easily. I won't lie I use them once or twice. I want them to look perfect each time. I but these 10 at a time. I have tried $100 extensions and they are not much better than these.