Hair, as we all know, is everybody’s crowning glory. Over the years, women have slaved over it, spending thousands and thousands of dollars on hair treatments and products. Most of these products work well on a other people’s hair, however some women have hair issues that are difficult to overcome. This is why wigs for African American women are more popular than ever.
Afro hair, or black hair, as the hair is commonly referred to, has strands which are spring-like when untouched by chemicals. Because of this, the hair generally feels thicker and denser compared to other hair types. It is often seen as bushy and thick, bordering on that of being unkempt.
It looks and feels dry as well as it has a very coarse texture and the shape (coil/spring like) and is very prone to breakage. Because of this, African women leave their hair alone or grow it into dreadlocks. It then reaches a certain length where the hair seems to resist growth anymore or it experiences the phenomenon known as “shrinkage” where textured hair appears shorter than it is, especially when wet.
All of this poses a problem for African American women. Since they cannot immediately style their hair like other women, salons offer treatments but are either expensive or have poor quality. Wigs became a practical solution to this dilemma.
Shops now offer inexpensive and durable wigs for African American women. The wide variety in length, style and colors allow these women to be in fashion even though their genes limit them. African American women are now given a wide range of choices. These wigs are built for comfort, durability and fashion. Plus, they come in many different forms.
Products can range from synthetic wigs, real human hair wigs, hair pieces, weaves and lace front wigs. Women can also opt to style the wigs with hair accessories or hats to be able to truly stand out with style. Some have a texture that will allow African American women who want a straight hairstyle that looks so natural.