Wigs have not only become a life saver for many women but an exciting way to switch up your look without committing to any major changes to your natural hair.
Many black women wear them not only to protect their own hair, which is usually braided into cornrows underneath, but for the freedom to experiment with different styles and textures. And with the wig industry evolving faster than ever, the quality of hair and the range of styles on offer has never been more vast.
While it may seem a little intimidating for newbies, wearing a wig is actually super easy and incredibly convenient. In fact, you can kiss goodbye to bad hair days altogether as long as you get the right wig for you.
If you’re worried about how natural it’ll look (because let’s face it, that’s everyone’s number one concern when they hear the word ‘wig'), don’t be - that’s what lace frontals and closures are for. Most salons offer custom-made wigs, taking everything from your individual head size and face shape into consideration before magically whizzing up your dream look. But first, you have to shop for hair bundles - this is where you select the texture, style, length and colour of your hair.
Here, we’ve listed some of the best hair bundles to try when creating your next wig, as well as our favourite ready-to-wear wigs and of course, those all important wig caps to make sure your natural hair is safely tucked away.
HD Lace & Bundle Package
Bleu Ribbon is a London-based luxury hair vendor and salon, selling hair extensions, bundles and wigs in a variety of styles and colours. Their HD Lace and Bundle Package makes shopping for hair for a new wig super easy as you can purchase everything you need in one go. That includes three bundles and a closure of your choice for one set price. In terms of quality, all the hair is 100 per cent human and you can pick between Brazilian, Peruvian or Malaysian, with length varying from 12 to 30 inches. Oh, and did we mention Bleu Ribbon is an influencer hub? Patricia Bright is one of their most loyal customers.
Bundle Deal With HD Closure
Peckham-based salon The Traphouse Salon is another firm favourite among influencers and celebrities thanks to their wide range of styles when it comes to hair. Not only do they install and style your wig (or any other Afro hairstyle you’d like for that matter) but they sell hair bundles via their hair and beauty business Flavours by The Traphouse. Here you can make the most of their various bundle deals, including the bundle deal with HD closure which comes complete with three bundles and one closure of your choice. Pick your length (between 14 to 28 inches) and texture, which includes straight, body waves, deep waves and loose waves, and you’re good to go.
Raw Peruvian Straight Bundles
If you’re after soft straight bundles for a slightly more affordable price then Lanoise Beauty is for you. The salon’s Raw Peruvian Straight hair comes in a natural B1 colour and is 100 per cent human hair, making it the ultimate choice for anyone who wants a super straight Naomi look. Available from 12 inches all the way up to 30 (yes, really!), each bundle is priced at £50. And with UK rapper Ms Banks as the salon’s poster girl, you can expect top notch quality.
The ‘Audrey’ Straight Handmade HD Frontal Wig
Named after podcaster Audrey 'formerly known as Ghana’s Finest’ from the popular The Receipts Podcast, this wig is straight, sleek and great for everyday use. It has been carefully hand sewn and comes in a natural B1 black colour but just like any other natural hair, it can be dyed or bleached too. It comes complete with a 13 x 4 frontal size and is available in 14 to 30 inches for those who prefer the modern day Rapunzel look.
The TAYLOR Unit - Glueless Full Lace Wig, Island Wave
With clients including Naomi Campbell and Serena Williams, Kensington-based salon A List Lace Hair has a very fitting name. Even more fitting though is their selection of lace front wigs, all available in different colours, lengths and textures. For glamorous waves with extra volume, opt for The Taylor Unit wig. Like all of the salon’s wigs, it is completely glueless and comes with a full lace front as well as baby hairs on all sides for an extra natural look. Its versatility also means its easy to style and can be worn either down or in a ponytail or a bun.
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