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25 Best Wigs for Black Women That Look Real and Are Easy to Install

Our top picks, plus a guide to every type of wig: ready-to-wear, human hair, synthetic, lace, glueless, and more!


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To say I was excited searching the best wigs for black women is a total understatement. As someone with (sometimes unruly) curls, I’ve struggled with my hair for years. Dyeing, frying, —you name it, I’ve done it.

Flat irons, relaxers, and even tight ponytails can wreak havoc on natural hair, resulting in hair loss, breakage, and thinning. Wigs are a fun — and trending — way to rehab your locks while still enjoying new styles.

Today’s wigs are much more realistic than the fake-looking ones of the past. Many are made with human hair, coming in different textures, and shapes. They can be customized by you or a stylist, and even the synthetic types offer more variety than they did before.

Although I was initially intimidated by what was available — lace-fronts, frontal closures, glueless — I can now confidently say you don’t have to be scared to try them all.

Ready to wig out? Here are our favorites, plus everything you need to know before you get started.

What are the best wigs for black women?

What kind of wig looks most natural?

When shopping the best wigs for black women you can go the synthetic or human hair route. Synthetic wigs are made from nylon or acrylic, and processed to look like hair strands. Human hair wigs are made from donated unprocessed virgin hair, giving the most natural appearance.

“Synthetic and human wigs vary in many ways, but one of the main ones is longevity,” says Brittany Johnson, licensed hairstylist and senior content manager for Mayvenn. “Synthetics can be worn multiple times, but they generally do not last very long, and cannot be styled and customized as much out of the package…Human hair wigs, if they’re of great quality, can be re-used and re-worn, as well as be customized with more color and styling options.”

A synthetic wig, like the Adeline from Rene of Paris (L.A. Wig Company, $263), can last six months if worn every day. They tend to be lighter, making them good for summer. They’re affected by humidity, so they won’t get frizzy. However, if you crave versatility, human hair wigs, like the Straight Glueless Layer Cut (Nadula $67.17), are the way to go. Like real hair they’re susceptible to poofing, but they can handle heating tools and product. If you take care of them, they can last more than a year.

“[They] need to be shampooed, conditioned, and cared for on a different level because they are made from actual human hair,” explains Johnson. “On the other hand, synthetic wigs can’t always be cleansed and styled the same way, and if they can, each manufacturer’s care instructions are very specific.”

Wearing an ill-fitted wig will make your unit look the opposite of real, so it’s important to find the right size. “Use a flexible tape measure [to find] the circumference all around, as well as the space from ear to ear across the crown of your head,” says Johnson. “Some custom-created units may also require that you measure the area from your front hairline to the back of your nape.”

Refer to the manufacturer’s size chart to find your correct wig size. Johnson also points out that many wig caps include clips and adjustable straps to keep them in place.

What kind of wig is best for beginners?

The world of wigs is fun, but at the beginning I was seriously overwhelmed. Lace-fronts, closures, 360-lace — where to start? Fortunately, there are realistic wigs that don’t require installation fuss.

“One of the best types of wigs for beginners are ready-to-wear wig styles,” Johnson explains. “They have a pre-set style and part, and are usually cut into a specific style and length. The pre-set parting area limits the amount of lace that the user has to work with, [making] it easier to truly grab and go while still getting all of the benefits of the wig-wearing experience.”

Ready-to-wear wigs come in synthetic, and human hair. One of my favorite is Mayvenn’s Notorious Naomi Wig. It has bangs, and adjustable strap within the cap to keep the wig on tight. It’s definitely one of the best wigs for black women who are just getting started.

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Lace wigs, like this Standard Lace Front Brazilian Loose Wave, are popular because they have a more natural look, and be customized to create a realistic hairline. The lace must be trimmed before being worn, and unless the wig is glueless, you’ll have to apply wig glue to keep them from shifting.

Regardless of what type you choose, you should wear a cap beneath the unit to protect your hair. Opt for a color that closely resembles your skin tone to create the illusion of a real scalp beneath the wig’s hair part.

Hair brands like Mayvenn will include a wig cap with your order, but you can also find caps on Amazon. I’m a fan of Dreamlover Wig Caps (Amazon, $5.99). They’re available in different tones, come in a pack of 12, and are anti-slip. You can also wear a wig grip, which is a type of headband that goes beneath the wig, on top the cap. It will further protect your edges if you’re applying glue in the wig installation process.

Types of Best Wigs For Black Women

The hardest thing (in my opinion) about wigs is understanding the different options. To make it easier, here’s a quick comparison of the types of wigs, followed by a glossary of terms that will help you choose the best wig for your needs.

  • Lace-closure wigs: Lace-closure wigs have a smaller parting area, ranging four by four or five by five inches in length. They can be parted in the middle or side, and offer full coverage protective style. They’re good for users who aren’t ready for the lace-frontal installation process.
  • Lace-front wigs: A lace-frontal has a customizable lace hairline that goes ear to ear for a wider parting space. They’re mid to high level maintenance, and are good for those who’d like to do more elaborate hairstyles.
  • HD lace wigs: HD stands for high definition, and refers to Swiss or royal lace. This lace is transparent when applied to the scalp.
  • 360-lace wigs: A wig with lace around the perimeter of the wig’s cap. The can be worn in ponytails or buns without the hair at the nape of the neck being visible.
  • Full-lace wigs: A wig with lace as the base of the wig cap. Individual strands are hand-knotted into the lace. They offer the most styling, and tend to be the most expensive.
  • Glueless wigs: Glueless wigs use an interior band or clips to secure the wig to the wearer. They’re available with different types of lace, and don’t require adhesive. They’re one of the best wigs for black women concerned about their edges.

Other helpful wig terminology:

  • Wig installation: The act of applying the wig to the wearer’s head. Lace wigs must be trimmed to the hairline. Glue or an adhesive can be applied to beneath the hairline to make the wig lay flat. This is not required with ready-to-wear or glueless wigs.
  • Hair plucking: Part of the installation process. Wearers can further tweeze the hairline of the wig to make it appear more natural and less uniform. This should only be done with human hair units.
  • Hair density: A wig’s hair density tells you how much hair is on a unit. Hair density ranges from 60 to 200 percent. The higher the density, the heavier the hair. Human hair is around 120 percent density, so for wearers wanting ultra-thick locks should look for wigs that are 140 percent and up. Lower density wigs are lighter, and better for summer.

Which is better: lace-front or full-lace wigs?

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Lace-frontal wigs and full-lace wigs are great for creating different hairstyles. They have more parting options than lace-closures, and require similar maintenance. If you have some wig experience, they’re both good choices.

In terms of versatility, full-lace wigs offer the most options for users. Because the entire cap is lined with lace, the parting options are endless. They’re also more breathable.

Full-lace wigs tend to be more expensive than other wig types. Prices start around $400 and go up. If you’re watching your coins, full-front wigs are a better pick. One of best lace-front wigs for black women is the Ombre Brown Loose Wave (Luvme Hair, $139.90). It comes in a gorgeous color, has an elastic brand cap and Swiss lace.

To get a better idea of lace wigs and how to install them, check out this short video.

Does wearing a wig prevent hair growth?

Short answer, no. In fact, wearing a wig can help your hair become healthier.

“Cons come into wig-wearing when they are not applied properly, or when natural hair care isn’t prioritized,” Johnson says, advocating to ditch the wig at bedtime.

She also warns against not properly installing and removing the wig. “Keeping an eye on how your wig is applied around your hairline is critical. Getting glue or adhesive on your natural hair, and setting your wig without proper removal can cause unnecessary stress or damage.”

Follow the glue removal instructions of your preferred wig glue. If you’re using a gel or a holding spray like Got2B Glued, dabbing the area with water or rubbing alcohol should loosen its grip. Wigs can be stored on a mannequin head, shoebox, or soft bag when not in use.

Looking for even more options? Check out our other hair recommendations:

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Mayvenn HD Lace Loose Wave Closure Wig

Best overall wig for Black women
Best Wigs For Black Women
Editor's Pick!

Buy from Mayvenn, $209.99

Why we like it:

  • Thick virgin Brazilian human hair
  • Can be colored
  • Length

I’m of the belief that all hair is good hair. However, who doesn’t want to look like Beverly Johnson sometimes? As soon as I saw this wig I knew I had to try it — experience schmerience. I’ll leave my review below, but here’s why (when ready) this Loose Wave Closure unit is worth trying. For one thing, it extremely silky, easy to work with, and can be parted in the middle or side. As you probably already know, where you part can completely change the look of your face, so having this option is fantastic. Another thing that makes this one of the best wigs for black women is that it’s protectant and provides full coverage to your actual hair. I don’t know about you, but although I’m not embarrassed to wear a wig, I’m not announcing it either! This unit really looks like it’s growing from your own head, and is thick and lustrous. Available in lengths 16 to 24 inches, you’ll want to sashay like Shante once you put it on.

Editor’s review: My hair is damaged from heat styling, so I’ve been curious about wig wearing to give my hair a rest. I’ve worn synthetics in the past, but I’ve wanted to start wearing lace wigs because they look so natural. The wig arrived in gorgeous packaging, and included a soft bag for storage, a wig grip, and two caps. I was very impressed with how silky the unit was, and even though its density is 150 percent, it’s super light. I watched a ton of wig installation videos on Youtube to get a better idea of techniques. To prep for the wig cap I brushed back my hair, made a single braid, and then pinned it up in a small bun with some bobby pins. I placed the cap on to get a feel for it, and then put holding gel beneath it under my hairline to keep it in place. Once it dried, I cut off the excess pieces, and then brushed foundation around the front and where the wig’s part would land. Cutting the lace was easy. I wanted to be precise, so I used nail trimming scissors, instead of heavy duty ones. The wig cap has adjustable straps similar to a bra hook. Once it was secured, I brushed it out, smoothing the top with the back of my flat iron. This is a good way to get the wig to lay flat if you don’t have a hot comb. I did have some trouble accentuating the part, but I’m not very skilled at doing my own hair, and probably wasn’t using the best styling tools.

I mindlessly play with my own hair all the time, so I was relieved I could do the same without the unit moving. It also doesn’t tangle. Everyone who saw me in it thought it was my real hair. The front is dense, so I plan to tweeze it more, but it really is gorgeous. I’m excited to use this while I take a break from my blowdryer. If I could do it again, I would cut the lace in increments, just to ensure I wasn’t snipping too much off. I would have also tried the lace melt method to get a more realistic hairline. Overall, I’m pleased and don’t expect this to be my last wig from Mayvenn!

Rene of Paris Synthetic Adeline Wig

Best ready-to-wear synthetic wig for Black women
Best Wigs For Black Women
LA Wig Company

Buy from LA Wig Company, $283

Why we like it:

  • Texture
  • Color options, include grey, and white
  • Front lace cap

This short bob is full of sass. If you’ve always wondered what you’d look like with a shorter cut, this if your chance. Not quite a pixie, this wavy number is a fun take on the classic bob. It’s synthetic, making it a great option if you’re new to the wig game or not big on hair styling. Sweetly named Adeline, we think this hairpiece is kind of sexy with its tousled texture. However, even if you don’t have a hot date lined up, this is still appropriate enough for work, appointments, and everywhere else. We like Adeline in marble brown (shown above), but she’s also available in 20 other colors, including smokey gray, and silver stone.

Luvme Body Wave Glueless Lace Wig

Best ready-to-wear wig for Black women with waves
Best Wigs For Black Women
60% off

Buy from Luvme, $119.90 (was $299.75)

Why we like it:

  • Simple installation
  • Thickness
  • Holds shape well

Long, beachy waves are one of those hair trends I never could get without visiting a salon. Although the look’s allure is its effortless vibe, it takes a lot of time blowdrying and curling to fix it just right. This Body Wave Glueless Wig makes it so much easier. The lace-closure already comes lightly plucked, so just trim the lace, and secure to your head with the interior band. According to one reviewer, the unit can “hold curl without any product,” which also means you won’t have to wash it often. The model above is wearing the wig in 22 inches, but lengths begin at 10 if you’d like something shoulder length. The hair is thick (180 percent density), which means it may feel a bit heavier than you expect. However, it also gives lots of healthy looking volume.

Promising review: “This is my first time ordering long hair and this wig was the perfect starter. I’ve gotten so many compliments already, and I’ve only cut the lace and added a little foundation [to the scalp]. Definitely my new favorite!

Notorious Naomi Wig

Best ready-to-wear wig for Black women with bangs
Best Wigs For Black Women

Buy from Mayvenn, $199.99

Why we like it:

  • Lightweight
  • Includes clips and adjustable straps
  • Silky look

Who doesn’t like bangs? They’re flirty, fun, and a great way to disguise frown lines! I’m kidding — sort of, but I seriously love the Notorious Naomi Wig from Mayvenn. It’s reminiscent of the goddess Naomi Campbell signature do. Although it’s 20 inches, don’t be intimidated with the installation process. The cap is adjustable, and has clips to secure without glue. You’ll love how shiny and soft the hair is — and all without a flat iron. The world will be your runway once you put it on, and if the Papparazzi are around, you’ll be ready. I’d wear it on days I needed a boost of confidence — like at a meeting, but it would also would make a sultry come-hither look for date night.

Promising review: “This hair is of nice soft quality with soft lace. I really like that it’s not too thick but “thick enough” for warmer weather.”

Rene of Paris Tyler Synthetic Wig

Best ready-to-wear pixie cut wig for Black women
Best Wigs for Black Women
LA Wig Company

Buy from LA Wig Company, $140

Why we like it:

  • Razored layers
  • Real texture
  • Bangs

I love a pixie cut. It’s cute, fierce, and highlights the cheekbones. Sadly, I’ve never been bold enough to make such a drastic cut. If you also haircut-phobic, then you’ll like this synthetic. I like to think of the Tyler Wig as a non-comital alternative to the big chop. The hair is wefted together, making pieces fall in different directions the way our real hair does. This makes the unit look so realistic that others will think you visited a stylist. It comes in lots of color options, most with highlights to add depth. There’s no lace to deal with, making installation less than five minutes. If you’ve wanted to rock this look the way Angela Basset, Halle Berry or Viola Davis have in the past, this is your chance!

Trendy Tammi Deep Wave Center Part Lace Wig

Best ready-to-wear curly hair wig for Black women
Best Wigs for Black Women

Buy from Mayvenn, $184.99

Why we like it:

  • Wear and go
  • Loose curls
  • Three color options

If curls like Gloria Ruben’s excite you, you’ll like Trendy Tammi. The deep wave center part lace wig is a great starter unit for those craving thick ringlets. It doesn’t require any major installation, and includes an adjustable strap and clips. Simply trim the lace, adjust the piece, and enjoy. The part’s lace makes your scalp undetectable, but you can always add a little concealer or foundation for extra coverage. I see this wig being worn every day, but also with a few small braids for a more fun, boho look. Its length is 15 inches, and it’s available in natural black, jet black, and chocolate brown.

Promising review: “Absolutely love my ready-to-wear wig! It’s hassle free, doesn’t have to be glued down, plucked, bleached or anything. Just cut the lace and go! Density is perfect, and shedding is minimal!”

Rene of Paris Cheyenne Synthetic Wig

Best frontal lace bob wig for Black women
Best Wigs For Black Women
LA Wig Company

Buy from LA Wig Company, $308

Why we like it:

  • Angled cut
  • Lace part
  • Fun color options

An A-line bob is very 60s-chic, and reminds me of when Diana Ross had the famous ‘do. Hers was done by Vidal Sassoon, and was more bouffant. I prefer this sleeker, more current style. You’ll look instantly sophisticated, even if at the grocery or walking the family dog. The Cheyenne Synthetic Wig features a lace part to easily blend into your natural scalp, and comes in lots of different hues with lowlights for dimension. You’ll have to trim the lace-front style, but once you do that you’ll never need to do it again. This doesn’t have the styling option like with a human hair wig, but truthfully, most people don’t go for a shorter cut to spend hours in front of the mirror.

UNICE Highlight Auburn Brown Lace Front Wig

Best glue optional wig for Black women
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60% off!

Buy from Amazon, $185.40

Why we like it:

  • Color
  • Waves
  • Extra secure

If you’ve always wanted to go lighter, but never saw yourself as a blond, this chestnut colored Lace Front may be a happy medium. It golden tone brightens the face and gives the appearance you’ve been spending hours in the sun. Wavy shag layers show the hairs thickness without making it appear heavy, and you’ll get lots of movement when you saunter down the street. This look is a smidge Beyonce — never a bad thing, and would look like a star on special nights out or whenever you want a more elevated appearance. Installation is easy. All you have to do is trim the lace to your hairline, and adjust the unit to your head. Three clips to keep it in place are inside the cap — if you need to skip the glue.

Promising review: “This is a perfect hair, easy to style, heat resistant, the waves looks good, true to length, soft in texture, no funny smell. This is the wig for you. Highly recommended.”

Mayvenn Brazilian Loose Wave Headband Wig

Best ready-to-wear wig for Black women with headband
Best Wigs For Black Women

Buy from Mayvenn, $149.99

Why we like it:

  • Great for beginners
  • Minimal styling
  • Loose curls

Once you get the hang of wigs, they’re fairly easy. However, for the days you only have five minutes to get it together, a wig that can be set and forget is best. The Brazilian Loose Wave Headband Wig from Mayvenn lets you do just that. It doesn’t require any styling, and comes with five different headbands to switch up the wavy style. The unit secures to your head with clips, and doesn’t need lace trimming, glue or plucking. It’s super thick, which you’ll appreciate on windy days, and it would also look cute with a hat. If you have the time, it can be flat ironed, braided, or given bigger curls. But like I said, it really doesn’t need any work.

Promising review: “Beautiful hair! I love it! It feels like my own [naturally] grown hair.”

Salt and Pepper Color Closure Bob Wig

Best wig for Black women over 50
Best Wigs For Black Women Over 50

Buy from Luvme, $119.90 (was $366.30)

Why we like it:

  • Beautiful color!
  • Silk top, no lace
  • Quick installation

You’ve heard of a silver fox, but what about a silver vixen? The Salt and Pepper Color Closure Bob from Luvme has lovely shimmery gray streaks interwoven with shades of ebony. Its Swiss lace hides your scalp, and the deep part creates a faux side bang. The top has silk instead of lace for a softer feel, and though there’s an adjustable strap, the wig includes an elastic band to make application faster. Available in 8 inches, the bob has a bit of curl at then end to look like it’s had a round brush blowout. You’ll love how glossy this is, and how little you have to do with it before leaving the house.

Promising review: “In my transition from dark brown to a bit of gray hair, this piece is one of the best looking and natural looking unit I’ve seen and now own.”

Mayvenn Standard Lace Front Loose Wave Wig

Best lace-front wig for Black women
Best Wigs For Black Women

Buy from Mayvenn, $179.99

Why we like it:

  • Virgin Brazilian hair
  • Length options!
  • Soft

If you like that sexy bedhead look — and don’t we all — then you need to try the Standard Lace Front Loose Wave Wig. It offers full coverage, and is a great protector if you’re rehabbing your actual hair. It has a density of 150 percent, giving volume and flexibility. The unit is super soft,and starts at 12 inches, so whether you prefer something that skims your shoulders or makes you feel like Rapunzel, you can have it in this effortless style. For the quickest application, smooth your hair back under a cap, and then fasten the wig into place. The inside strap is adjustable, because no one should suffer a tight wig for beauty. I love this look as is, but it lends itself to more define barrel curls, straightening, or even a single loose braid.

Promising review: “This [wig] is so beautiful, soft, and natural looking! I love it! I’m going to order several different ones! I’m very picky about the wigs I like to wear, and this is beautiful!”

Nadula Straight Layer Cut Glueless Wig

Best brunette wig for Black women
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Price drop!

Buy from Nadula, $65.78 (was $93.29)

Why we like it:

  • No plucking
  • Human hair
  • Length options

There are a lot benefits of choosing a wig with bangs. For beginners, they’re very forgiving if your trimming skills aren’t topnotch. Another perk is that they don’t require glue or plucking, which means a faster installation. This Nadula Straight Layer Cut Glueless Wig comes in a glossy honey brown color, and can be dyed if you want to go lighter or darker. The bangs are angled, cascading into longer layers to soften the face, giving a more youthful look. If the overall length is too dramatic, you may prefer it at a shorter length. The unit goes up to 26 inches, so there’s definitely room to play.

Promising review: “The hair is just fantastic. It’s full, and soft. The delivery was on time, and the company was good about answering my questions!”

Nadula Human Hair Afro Wig

Best undetectable lace-wig for Black women
Best Wigs For Black Women

Buy from Nadula, $170.06 ($242.94)

Why we like it:

  • Gorgeous coily texture
  • 200 percent density
  • Ready-to-wear

Channel your inner Tracee Ellis Ross with this 16 inch human hair unit. The tight coils are stunning, and already styled to perfection. The ultra-thick wig’s deep part can be centered or picked to make an afro, and according to the folks at Nadula, a cap is unnecessary with this ready-to-wear piece. Although we think it wouldn’t hurt — just so your own hair is safely tucked away — you do you. The wig has an elastic band to keep it snuggly against your head, but you can always add a few bobby pins for extra security. Whether you rock this with a suit or go for a more bohemian look, you’re sure to turn heads. Best of all, this wig has fully transparent lace. If you need to fluff your curls in public, no one will question if it’s yours!

Promising review: “I get so many compliments on this compared to my normal afro. When I get tired of my own hair, I get it braided, and then throw this on. Looks perfect everyday!”

Standard Lace Brazilian Straight Closure

Best lace-closure wig for Black women
Best Wigs For Black Women

Buy from Mayvenn, $189.99

Why we like it:

  • Length options
  • Adjustable cap size
  • Thick

There are so many ways to wear this Brazilian Straight Closure. It can be be braided, curled, or a combo of both. There’s a four by four inch parting range, so you’re not stuck with the same look every time you wear the this. Made with Brazilian virgin hair, the uniformity of the hairline makes the wig look extra thick and healthy. But if you prefer baby hair or just a less dense front, tweezing is always an option. Once you’re comfortable with closures this is likely to become a favorite. Think of it like a canvas, where you can play with a variety of styles each day.

Luvme Undetectable Lace Glueless Closure Bob Wig

Best summer wig for Black women
Best Wigs For Black Women
60% off!

Buy from Luvme Hair, $129.90 (was $324.75)

Why we like it:

  • Silky texture
  • Great for every day
  • Adjustable strap

You can wear any wig whatever season you want. However, there’s something to be said for letting the breeze kiss your neck when August hits. This lovely short middle-part closure wig is a great option. It’s polished, glossy, and is perfect for all year round. Whether wearing a cute summer dress or jeans, you’ll look styled with minimal effort. This isn’t a ready-to-wear wig, so you’ll need to apply glue each time you wear it. But it also has an adjustable strap, so if you’re really in a rush you can slap on a hat and head out the door.

Promising review: “The best wig I have purchased! It feels really soft and looks good. Such a great style for me for the summer time!”

Luvme Kinky Straight Headband Wig

Best yaki-wig for Black women
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60% off!

Buy from Luvme Hair, $159.90 (was $399.75)

Why we like it:

  • Texture
  • Beginner friendly
  • Glueless

You better werk! This long Yaki headband wig from Luvme will have all eyes on you. It has volume for days, and can also be straightened when you’re craving something sleeker. It starts at 16 inches and goes up to 22, but what we like best about it is that it’s great for wig newbies. If you hate dealing with lace, adhesive or are rushing, slide this beauty on and live your best life. According to Luvme, it can be installed in 10 seconds, and also comes with headbands to switch up the look.

Promising review: I really love this full unit. I ordered a 22 inch, and it was very easy to install —especially for beginners like myself. After a good wash and conditioner, I put in curls and it lasted all day. This is my second wig from Luvme Hair, and I plan on ordering more in the near future.”

Ali Grace Short Bob Wig

Best blond wig for Black women
Best Wigs For Black Women
Ali Grace
35% off!

Buy from Ali Grace, $92.56 (was $142.40)

Why we like it:

  • Includes baby hair
  • Easy to style
  • Highlights

Every woman should go blond once in her life — preferably without the bleach. And as luck would have it, this Ali Grace Short Bob makes it possible. It’s a lace-frontal, which means installation will take longer than a ready-to-wear unit. However, once you trim the lace, there’s not much else to worry about. The wig doesn’t require glue, includes a pre-plucked hairline and baby hair ready to be smoothly laid. Of course, it that’s a little too young for your liking, you can brush it back with product. Although the wig looks like it’s one hue, the part and front are a few shades lighter. This gives some depth, creating the illusion of an actual dye job.

Promising review: “This wig is really beautiful and so easy to style. Already comes with baby hairs which makes your life even easier. Also, the seller was great at communicating.”


Best 360-lace wig for Black women
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Buy from Mayvenn, $199.99

Why we like it:

  • Lots of length options
  • Great for up dos
  • Can be parted anywhere

The benefit of human hair wigs is that they not only look more realistic, but offer styling choices. If you’ve suffered hair loss from too tight ponytails or buns, you’ll want to master a 360 wig. I like this Virgin Brazilian Loose Wavy 360 Wig from Mayvenn, because it’s super easy to work with. It has invisible layers to add dimension, and can give the illusion of a slimmer face. The cap is breathable with tiny vents, and no one can tell between it and your actual head. There’s more parting options than with a closure, and lengths start at 12 inches and go to 24.

Promising review: “Awesome wig that‘s full and bouncy. The best part is it that it doesn’t overly shed or tangle! It has a great wave pattern, and the lace melts like butter against your skin. I couldn’t have made a better selection than this 360 wig.”

Aisaide Afro Kinky Curly Wig Headband

Best natural texture wig for Black women
Best Wigs For Black Women

Buy from Amazon, $21.66

Why we like it:

  • Tight curls
  • Beginner friendly
  • Natural looking

As someone who has slowly learned to love her curls, I’m happy to know other ladies are doing the same. This isn’t to say that’s I don’t understand how time consuming they can be. That’s why I love this headband wig. It has tight coils that spring and everything. If you’re in the process of growing out your mane or just need a vacation from styling, it may be the perfect dupe for your locks. This ready-to-wear wig requires no lace trimming, glue or anything else, plus comes with a silk headband. A curly bob, the unit shows off your neck and face, and is breathable enough for the warmer seasons. Regardless if you’re on your hair journey or you just really like a more natural look, you’ll enjoy having this ready-to-wear style in your beauty arsenal.

Promising review: “Definitely worth the money. Comfortable and light weight.”

Nadula Full Lace Body Wave Wig

Best full-lace wig for Black women
Best Wigs For Black Women
Save $70.31

Buy from Nadula, $133 (was $190)

Why we like it:

  • Invisible lace
  • Four inner clips
  • Length up to 28 inches

So you’re a wig aficionado, are you? This Full Lace Body Wave Wig is for you. The lace blends into your skin, practically disappearing. The pre-plucked unit is perfect for creating baby hair, making ponytails, or wearing it half up half down. The cascading waves frame your gorgeous face, and are simply hypnotic. You could literally wear a burlap bag with this and still be fashionable. The maximum length available is 28 inches, but if that’s too much you can grab it as short as 16 inches. Since you’re already a wig expert your glue game is probably tight. However, the wig also has adjustable straps and four clips to make it budge-proof.

Promising review: “This wig is amazing. It looks super natural, and the lace looks so good on the scalp. I didn’t even have to do much to it. I highly recommended!”

Beauty Forever V Part Curly Wig

Best curly human hair wig for Black women
Best Wigs For Black Women
Beauty Forever
Save $72.16

Buy from Beauty Forever, $133 (was $190)

Why we like it:

  • Glueless
  • Free shipping, and 30 day return
  • Tight curls

There are many reasons we opt for wigs. Sometimes it’s about trying something new and fun. Other times it’s about feeling more like ourselves. If that resonates, you’ll like this glueless number from Beauty Forever, especially if you have tighter coils. What makes it special is that it doesn’t require a cap. Its top opens in a V-shape, leaving your natural part exposed. Clips towards the part fasten to your hair for security. It’s almost like extensions, but with one entire unit instead of pieces of hair. You get a thicker more manageable do without losing the texture that makes you uniquely you. To install, braid your hair into whatever style leaves your part exposed, and then secure the clips. It’s really that easy. Not braid savvy? That’s fine. A low tight bun will do. The wig’s length starts at 14 inches and goes to 24, so you’ll have plenty of tendrils to disguise your hair beneath.

Promising review: “I was very skeptical but I actually like this unit! It’s lightweight, matches well with 4c curls, and the clips don’t pull in my hair. The area where the clips are are seamless so you don’t have to worry too much about bumpiness.”

Body Wave Glueless Brazilian Wig

Best affordable wig for Black women
Best Wigs For Black Women
31% off!

Buy from Amazon, starting at $54.99 (was $79.89)

Why we like it:

  • More than 1,200 five-star Amazon reviews!
  • No plucking
  • Affordable!

Behind every good women is a femme fatale waiting to emerge, and this unit will set her free. The Body Wave Lace Wig is ultra sultry and romantic. The blunt bangs remind me of Bettie Page, but the loose waves make the style more youthful and less severe. If you want the bangs a little more wispy, they can be trimmed. However, you may like the way they draw attention to your sparkly peepers. Hundreds of wig-enthusiast on Amazon love how easy the unit is to work with. There’s no plucking or lace trimming, and it can even be dyed. Whether you want an inexpensive wig for travel or something affordable to experiment with, you’ll have fun with this vixenish look.

Promising review: “I absolutely love my wig. It looks as if I got my unit sewed in. It’s light, falls to my shoulders, and gives my face a natural highlight. I received compliments from every angle, everywhere I went. The order was very quick and easy, and the vendor even provided me a wig cap and eyelashes!”

Letitia Graceful Ombre Body Wave Glueless Closure Lace Wig

Best ombre wig for Black women
Best Wigs For Black Women
LuvMe Hair

Buy from Luvme Hair, $139.90 (was $349.75)

Why we like it:

  • Density
  • Glueless
  • Deep part

If you always wanted to try the ombre trend, this loose wave lace wig is the shade to try. The fiery color will make you feel vivacious and ready to conquer the world. If you had messing around with adjustable straps, you’ll really like the elastic band inside the unit. It keeps things snug, and though there are clips, you don’t really need them. The darker roots of the glueless wig make it look ultra realistic, and the Swiss lace keeps the fact you’re wearing a wig a secret. Wear this to work, a date, or when you need a pick-me-up. You’re sure to light up a room.

Promising review: “The color looks nice in person, and the lace was easy to trim. I didn’t need to apply adhesive…I have received so many compliments, and it’s taken 10 years off my age.”

Curly Middle Part Lace Brazilian Wig

Best wet hair wig for Black women
Best Wigs for Black Women
23% off!

Buy from Amazon, $57.49 (was $74.99)

Why we like it:

  • Length options
  • Easy to style
  • Natural look

If you love your 3b/3c hair, but hate how temperamental it can be, I highly recommend this affordable lace number. It comes with a natural part, has the look of freshly washed ringlets, and doesn’t need glue or plucking. Made with Brazilian hair, the unit offers minimal shedding, and can be styled with spray, mouse or oil. The part is deep, so I recommend brushing your cap with a little foundation before placing the wig on. This piece starts at 10 inches and goes to up to 18, which gives you the option to try this look short and cute or long and wild.

Promising review: “I absolutely love this wig! When you apply water it gets super curly and its it easy to manage…A lot of wigs I’ve bought in the past have to be altered to fit my head correctly, but this wig comes with the combs on the lace and adjustable hooks. I did not find a need for any additional adjustments and it stays on through a lot! It’s easy to style and easy to manage. I love the density and like how I can put it in a pony tail or a bun without worrying that my lace will show or the wig will pull back.”

Nnzes Short Wavy Wig

Best wig for Black women on Amazon
Best Wigs for Black Women

Buy from Amazon, $24.99

Why we like it:

  • More than 3,000 five-star reviews!
  • Heat resistant
  • Fun colors

I swore off dyeing my hair after I tried to go blonde sans stylist. Although my real hair is healthier for it, I miss experimenting with different colors. I chose Nnzes Short Wavy Wig for our Best Wigs For Black Women list because along with being under $50, it’s available in a bunch of crazy shades. On the more demure and natural side it can be worn in black mixed brown (shown above), but it also comes in pink grey, and red wine. The soft waves gives this synthetic unit a more natural look, and a ventilated cap is included to make wearing it more breathable. Although some Amazon customers report being able to use heat on this look, we still suggest saving the blow dryer for wigs with human hair.

Promising review: “I’m new to wigs and this is my third [unit]...It’s soft, easy to comb, and has curls. The bangs felt uneven, so my friend helped me cut them so they are now straight and [less] in my eyes. I’ve already received a compliment on the color from a stranger… The wig is not heavy or hot, and easy to wear.”

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