Wig vs. Weave: Which Is Best For You?

Wig vs. Weave: Which Is Best For You?
ESSENCE.COM Oct, 14, 2011

1 of 11 Weave, True Indian Hair Salon

“You can change your style instantly, without cutting your hair or growing it out. Weaves also protect your natural hair, giving it a break from heat. Plus, they’re great if you workout a lot.”

2 of 11 Weave, True Indian Hair Salon

“Three things: Improper application (like braiding hair too tight) can lead to hair loss; they can be costly to install and maintain; and if you use inferior hair, it can tangle, shed, or look unnatural.”

3 of 11 Lace Wig, True Indian Hair Salon

“You can change your color and style instantly without sitting in a salon for hours or dealing with the long-term commitment of a weave! Also, they’re easy to care for and maintain.”

4 of 11 Lace Wig, True Indian Hair Salon

“Synthetic wigs don’t last long and human hair ones are costly. Also, if your wig isn’t cut and styled to fit you, it can look unnatural. Plus, wigs can be hot and uncomfortable in the summertime!”

5 of 11 Lace Wig, True Indian Hair Salon

“Lace wigs (like the one pictured) changed the game! They’re light, breathable and can be worn up to one month. And you can wear updos or ponies, like the hair’s growing from the scalp.”

6 of 11 Courtesy of True Indian Hair Salon

“First, the foundation (your braids) should always be flat. The weave should be 100% natural, and the placement, color and texture should match your natural hair. A great cut is icing on top!”

7 of 11 Weave, True Indian Hair Salon

“A weave is bad if its lumpy, the color and texture don’t blend with your natural hair, or if the extension is bad quality or synthetic. And you shouldn’t need to take an aspirin after its installed!”

8 of 11 Lace Wig, True Indian Hair Salon

“Half-wigs or falls, hand-tied wigs (removable at night), full lace and glue-less lace wigs will cost anywhere between 4300 and $1000 depending on length, texture and construction.”

9 of 11 Weave, True Indian Hair Salon

“A great sew-in, clip-in or bonded weave is $200 to $600. Buying the human hair extension is a separate cost, between $200 and $600. So you can pay up to $1200 for a great weave.”

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“They suit any lifestyle, but a lace wig requires a lace adhesive, which wouldn’t be great for someone who works out everyday. She’d do better with a half-wig or glue-less lace wig with clips.”

11 of 11 Weave, True Indian Hair Salon

“Weaves are great if you’re looking for long-term hair commitment, or if you want to give your natural hair a break. Also, they’re a great option if you have an active lifestyle.”

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