Black women are major consumers of extensions and wigs, regardless of the insurmountable flack they receive. One reason women like extensions is the versatility and extreme low maintenance. Another reason is because several companies are offering textured hair for those who want more length and less maintenance with the same or similar aesthetic as theirs. This was pretty much unheard of a few years ago as most weaves and wigs were catered to the relaxed hair look and most curly wigs resembled a mini, spiral rod sets. Back then you might see some 3B’s or a few 3C’s but the 4’s were either poor quality, lacked variety, or were not easily accessible.
Manufacturers go where the consumers are, so as natural hair becomes big business, it only makes sense that we see more wigs, weaves, and extensions with natural hair textures being offered on familiar wig sites. The real news about this surge in natural hair extensions and wigs is that there are new extensions on the block! Naturals are creating wigs and weaves for other naturals. I love it! Here are a few companies that have really put in the extra work to make some fab natural hair wigs and extensions.
Heat Free Hair Movement
This line made a big splash and continues to gain so much popularity. It appears to have taken over everywhere…overnight! With awesome reviews from Alex Elle from the Good Hair Blog and India from MyNaturalSistas, it’s no wonder they are so popular!
This option is divided into three categories of texture: Kinks (4b-4C), Kurls (3C-4A), and Koils (3B-3C). They have an extensive chart helping you to discover which type is closely related to your own texture and explains the difference. See chart here.
Clip-ins & Closures
Just like the wefted hair, these clip-ins and closures have 100% virgin hair to perfectly match a woman’s natural hair texture and curl pattern.
Out of the vast options for extensions, wigs have the lowest risk in the damage. You do not have to worry about breakage, over manipulation from blending, or proper washing and moisturizing your own hair. Take it off at night and put it on in the morning. It’s the best of both worlds!
The owner Ngozi Opara is a natural hairstylist and certified hair manufacturing technologist so this is a brand that backed and led by plenty of experience.
PHOTO CREDIT: FINGERCOMBER
The goal for Fingercomb is to help others in the natural hair community to attain healthy, happy hair through support and beautiful hair units. This line is extensive!
The Honeycomber Unit
It’s a full cap wig that’s big on volume and length. Summer was the muse for this fun flirty wig with a light breathable cap and accordion clips in the front and nape.
Wash and Go Wefted Hair
This is a soft, kinky curly coil pattern that’s the perfect voluminous wash and go look for year round. It blends easily with 2B – 4C textures and can be a sew-in or used to fill in your own natural hair.
Private Stock Hair Collection
The Private Stock Hair Collection boasts of no chemicals, no additives silicones coatings, or other unacceptable enhancers have been added to their hair. All of their selections have ultra-premium cuticle hair. They have an extensive line of hair types that range from curly, kinky curly, wavy, and straight.
This line mimics type 3C – 4C hair and is highly defined and full of volume and bounce.
The Private Stock Hair Collection has several more lines: The Baby Girl, Natural Beauty, Super Fro,Fro Natural, and Naturally Kinky Jamaican Locs (not dreadlocks). The hair line also has clip-ins andhair closures that are accompanied with reviews and customer photos for you to see the results. You also have the luxury of selecting from a variety of hair colors.
With the attention of many blogger and vloggers after launching in July 2013, this company is known for its ease of application, removal, and versatility.
The creator of Kurly Klips is a natural who had a rather devastating weave experience from her stylist and is the reason she came up with Kurly Klips. She’s very honest about her experience and is genuinely concerned about trying to prevent others from undergoing the same. The hair can be washed and colored so it makes it that much easier to blend. Check out the reviewfrom blogger Natural Belle from the UK.
My Natural Hair Extensions
My Natural Hair Extensions is for black women who are tired of damaging their hair from attempting to match the many types of extensions that are not like our own textures. This line is 100% human hair that has been steam pressed to give the look of natural textures.
Kinky Curly 3c/4a & 4a/4b
This line matches 3C–4B textures and this hair can be cut, colored, dyed, flat-ironed, washed, conditioned, and bleached.
This line is for the 4C texture with tight and tiny ringlets. There is no need to do a twist-out to have your tresses match this hair, so that’s less work and more fun.
You can check out their customer review on Instagram.