Wigs and Weaves

How To Make a Killer Tapered Crotchet Wig

Crotchet extensions continue to be one of the most sought after protective styles of the season, and with good reason. They are relatively easy to install, last several weeks, and the hair is fairly affordable. Although we’ve covered many crotchet-style variation,... Continue Reading

11 Beautiful and Realistic Wigs for All Textures of Natural Hair

Wigs offer styling versatility that few hair tools can. Whether you fall into the category of being too chicken to cut off all your hair to rock a tapered bob, or you’re just looking for a way to protective style... Continue Reading

5 of the Best Crochet Braid Patterns

Yay for you, you’ve decided to get put your hair away for a bit and install crochet braids! Crochet braids have quickly swept the natural hair community by storm due to their ease of installation, versatility, and convenience – beating... Continue Reading

3 Black-Owned Companies That Make Textured Clip-Ins For Natural Hair

With clip-ins, you can go from a TWA to shoulder length kinks and curls in a matter of minutes, but would you try it? Here are 3 companies, started by naturals, making human hair clip-ins for textured hair. Check it... Continue Reading

Perpetual Weaving as a “Protective Style?” 7 Reasons You Shouldn’t Do It

By Irene of NaturalFantastic.com Weave and wigs can work great as protective styles.  They allow you to leave your hair natural and enjoy the convenience of straight hair. No shrinkage to contend with, less detangling, protection from the weather and versatility. However, for some... Continue Reading

True Life: My “Protective Weave” Caused Massive Breakage

Popular natural hair vlogger Jenell of KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com is opening up about the devastating effects of a ‘protective weave’ that she kept in for over a month. After taking the weave down she experienced massive shedding and breakage, and a serious... Continue Reading

Opinion: A Weave is Not a Protective Style; It’s Just a Weave

By Charing Ball of MadameNoire.com This is not an anti-hair weave post but rather, this is a pro-truth post. And the hardcore, nitty-gritty straight no chaser-kind truth is that a weave is not a protective style. A weave is just... Continue Reading

Natural Entrepreneur Creates Weave that Blends Perfectly With Natural Hair Types

To the naked eye, the woman above looks like another natural sporting a droolworthy twist out. But she is actually rocking weave from the Heat Free Hair company. The company is the brainchild of Ngozi Opara, who owns N-ZO Hair Studios in... Continue Reading

3 Top Natural Hair Vloggers Who Use Wigs and Weave for Protective Styling

Yesterday we posted a story about a woman who spent $25,000 on weave over the course of her adult life. Some readers felt that it was an attack on weave, and pointed out that it’s a great protective style. We... Continue Reading

True Life: I’ve Spent $25,000 on Weave in My Lifetime

A quick preamble to this post: HuffingtonPost recently featured the story of documentary filmmaker, Erikka Yancy, who, due to insecurity about her appearance, spent $25,000 on weaves over the course of her adult life. The story is honest and eye-opening,... Continue Reading

Pros and Cons of Using Weave as a Protective Style

By Cipriana of Urbanbushbabes.com Featured above are a few photos of me rockin a whole helluva lot of a weave years ago for an 8 page editorial spread for Vibe Vixen Magazine. Yes ladies, I am no stranger to the... Continue Reading

12 Tips for Maintaining a Natural Textured Weave

By Cipriana of Urbanbushbabes.com 1. Bulk Watching the bulk of wefts you place on your strands will prevent unnecessary hair loss. The bulk of the weave should never feel heavy or weighed down. The amount of tracks you invest in... Continue Reading

How to Make a Protective Weave or Wig

Note: Although naturals have varying opinions on wigs and weaves, we believe that — when done correctly — they can be an effective protective style. For several months we’ve gotten inquiries about how to properly apply and care for protective... Continue Reading

Are naturals hesitant to embrace weaves as a protective style?

Singer Teyana Taylor Gina says; Although I’ve never worn a weave myself, I’ve encountered quite a few naturals who have used it as a protective style. As I understand it, you cornrow your hair apply a stocking cap and then... Continue Reading

The quest to find a natural-looking wig…

Solange rocking a natural wig Reader Oona says; Thank you so much for creating and developing BGLH – it’s wonderful! I BC’d close to a year ago (don’t know why it took me so long!) and BGLH has been my... Continue Reading