Protective styling season is real and is coming to pay us a visit. Some of us like to protective style with box braids or sew-ins. But those of us who are cheaper, lazy, and like a little versatility, wigs are the way to go. Wigs don’t have to be expensive and cost hundreds of dollars and put a dent in your bank account. If you really know what you’re doing then you can make a $20 synthetic wig look like a million bucks without anyone second guessing.
Finding affordable wigs with a natural texture can be tricky since many of them are either over exaggerated and don’t last, or they simply don’t exist since the kinky/yaki textured hair isn’t very sought after in the hair market. Luckily there are some quality wigs on the market that I found that are super cheap and are some of the most suitable looks for Black women, in my opinion. These wigs are synthetic but they will last you a few good months if you keep them detangled, store them properly when you take them off, and revive it with fabric softener when it starts looking ratty. These wigs will have people complimenting you on your length and asking what magical supplement you take that made your hair grow over night.
This wig is the cheapest of all and is full with volume and length. It’s also a half-wig so it’ll require some leave-out in the front to cover up the front of the wig but not much is needed, minimal leave-out is always key for seamless blending. Depending on your hair and its texture, you could get away with simply blow drying your hair or you may have to straighten it. You can also curl, bantu knot, braid, etc. the wig to avoid have to put heat on your hair and make the blending easier.