Here Are the Best, Easiest and Quickest Ways to Secure A Wig

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Whether you’re trying to grow your hair out, you don’t have a ton of time (or energy) to style your hair, or you’re simply the kind of woman who likes to switch things up, if there’s one thing you need to have in your possession, it’s a wig!

Aside from the fact that they are uber-convenient, wigs are one of the best ways to protect your own hair from styling damage. Not only that, but the styling possibilities—cut, color ‘n all—are endless!

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How To Maintain Your Natural Hair While Wearing Wigs



By Sabrina Perkins of SeriouslyNatural.org

Aside from being an easy way to switch up your style, wigs have the tendency to be utilized the most when you’re not in the mood to do your hair. Using wigs as a way to leave your house looking more presentable and neglecting to care for your own hair is something that many women fall victim to and, as a result, their hair winds up suffering the most. 

Just recently we have been hearing more about black women suffering from hair loss because of wearing too-tight hairstyles, but neglectfulness of our own tresses while wearing extensions and wigs are also to blame. 

Top 10 Natural Hair Weave and Wig Companies




by Jonna of BlackNaps.org

Whether you’re transitioning from relaxed to natural, looking for a protective style option, or just want to switch up your look-- wearing weave or extensions is the way to go for a lot of women. Until more recently, women with naturally curly or kinky hair would be hard pressed to find hair extensions that match their hair texture. Malaysian, Peruvian, even Phillipino maybe. But what if you’re looking to rock hair extensions that look something like your own kinks and curls?

Within the past few years, this void in the marketplace has been filled. Weave and extensions are now available that resemble textured natural hair. Now women can find weave with the kinkiest of kinks so no one has to feel left out. What makes these new options so significant is that you don’t have to manipulate your own hair as much to get the two textures to match. Which is part of the whole point of protective styling anyway. You also can experiment with colors and styles that you may not want to do on your own hair, like going blonde or a shorter cut. One other perk is that others are less likely to know that you’re wearing extensions.

Here’s a list of the 10 best natural hair weave companies servicing all the naturalistas. Most offer a variety of options including wigs, clip-in wefts, closures, and sew-in extensions to suit your styling needs.

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Natural Hair Wigs and Weaves- How to Rock Them Responsibly


 by Keora Bernard

One of the best attributes of the natural haircare movement is its diversity of options. You can wear a sleek bun, an unhinged afro, or choose to lock your hair. Furthermore, naturals can experiment with edgy cuts and colors, which highlight their state of mind and/or fashion sense. However, when we think about or refer to naturals, our frame of reference tends to be Solange Knowles or Lupita Nyong’o, but not Nicki Minaj or Beyonc√©. Whether we acknowledge it or not, there is a large population of naturals who choose to regularly wear wigs or weaves.

I have family members and friends who wear hair pieces or extensions for a wide variety of reasons, and it doesn’t always mean they don’t like their natural hair. An old co-worker of mine told me that weave “grows your hair.” Other naturals say that wigging or weaving gives them a diversity of options and protects their hair at the same time.

On the other hand, many of us have witnessed the unpleasant effects of improper wigging or weaving, such as the case of Countess Vaughn. For those of you unfamiliar with Countess, she played as one of the leading actresses in “Moesha” and “The Parkers”. Her love for lace-front wigs caused a “severe scalp infection” (Wilson, "Countess Vaughn Reminds Us Of The Dangers Of Wigs And Weaves"). I don’t want to shame naturals for their personal choices, but I do want them to be informed and proactive rather than reactive. Here are the top five rules for wigging or weaving:

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DO LACE-FRONT WIGS DAMAGE NATURAL HAIR?

by TOELLAP

After co-starring in Moesha with Brandy Norwood, Countess got her own sitcom, The Parkers. She was on top of the world. In what would become a disastrous search for a way to wear versatile hairdos while keeping her natural hair safe, Countess erroneously turned to lace front wigs. She had not realized that every time she took off the wig, she was peeling off a very thin layer of skin. In just five years, she began to have complications. Her hairline started oozing pus; she was having an allergic reaction to the glue used to keep lace front wigs in place. Her hair began to start falling out and she now has discoloration where her hair once was. Skin under her eyes and on her ears even began to peel as a result of the reaction.

Many would prefer to use lace-front wigs instead of regular wigs because they believe that lace fronts create the illusion of the hair growing from the scalp. Celebrities such as Beyonce, Gwen Stefani, Mary J. Blige, Tyra Banks, and even actor John Travolta use lace front wigs. But what many who apply their lace-fronts at home forget is they have very well trained, professional hairstylists. And even then, professional hairstylists can get it wrong too. Just Google search “[insert celebrity] lace front wig showing.”

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Weaves, Wigs, Braids: Ensuring That Your Style is Protective, Not Destructive.

see how Lisa installed these kinky twists! 
Via African Naturalistas

While many of us know what a protective style is, a majority of us have probably never heard of the term destructive style. This is because I recently came up with it! Though 'destructive style' may sound foreign to you, the actual practice of the word is very common.

In last week’s post, I wrote about the 5Ws and 1H of protective styling. Though protective styling can be very good for the overall health of our hair, like every other good thing in life, sometimes too much of it or the inappropriate use of it, can be very bad for us.

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Natural Seeks Lace Front Wig


Sherrell writes;

I have been natural for over six years. Being so far along in my journey sometimes I want to straighten my hair just for a different look. However, I'm not comfortable with the idea of heat on my hair (I've done quite enough damage with color). I also promised myself back in July to treat my hair and body better.

I'm interested in buying a lace front wig. As stated before, I've only been working with my hair, so I'm VERY inexperienced with fake hair. I Googled various sites and watched many reviews on Youtube. I'm a bit overwhelmed as to what type of hair, brand and products to use? Do you have any suggestions or any recommendations of someone that know of the lace front life.

Help her out!


CN Says;
Totally clueless here. BUT... Martina from America's # 1 wedding reality show...Bridezillas, recently sent in a couple of videos on her lace front adventures. Specifically, she talks about using them to aid in her transition, as well as how to make them look natural. Check it out:

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