Wigs and hair extensions have always been a fashion item near and dear to Black women's hearts. Whether we wear them as a statement or a safety blanket, they always come through for us. One thing I've found frustrating about wigs, though, is the lack of variety when it comes to texture. Sure there are straight, wavy, and curly wigs in all lengths and colours, but what about the kinkier textures? I remember the struggle my Mom went through a few years ago to find a wig that matched her 4C curl pattern. Everywhere she went, the only afro-textured wigs she could find were for costume. Despite scouring local stores and even going online (an impressive feat for her, back then!), she was only able to find one wig that would suffice -- and it was more of a 4A curl type. Even after she trimmed and coloured it the wig simply didn't suit her. Luckily, times have changed. Manufacturers are now creating wigs and extension hair with tight coils, zig-zag kinks, and even braids! If you're looking for a realistic wig or set of extensions that will match your curl pattern, check out these options below.
AFFORDABLE WIGS (under $50)
Equal Wig by FreeTress
Long Afro-Curly Synthetic Hair Wig by Mi Hair
Lace Wig Drew by BeShe
MID-RANGE WIGS ($50-100)
Unprocessed Virgin Mongolian Hair Extensions by CARA
Afro Indian Human Hair Wig by K'ryssma
Long Black High Density Synthetic Lace Front Wig by Generic
Machine-Made Natural Real Remy Indian Human Hair by K'ryssma
INVESTMENT WIGS (over $100)
Lace Front Wig with Bleached Knots and Baby Hair by Royal-First
Natural 100% Indian Remy Afro Wig by K'ryssma
Silk Top Full Lace Wig by Chantiche
Natural 100% Brazilian Hair by K'ryssma
Of course there are other brands and styles out there, but this list is a great place to start if you're looking for a wig that will match your type 4 curls, coils, and kinks. Hope you find this helpful. Happy wig shopping!
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