Protective Styling on a budget has been my mission since I started on my natural hair community. The issues that started coming up were all monetary based of course! As styles became more popular I started looking for more ways to be cost effective which led me to scope out the 5 most effective protective styles to make my staples. As I take my own advice I started looking for synthetic wigs that didn’t look like the stereotypical barbie wigs that would be completely noticeable and unrealistic. So does that mean I have to choose between realistic and expensive? Not necessarily! Here are 4 realistic wigs under 100 dollars that will give you a bit of time and fun.
1. A’Belle Synthetic Remy Feel Wig France (22.41) I first spotted this wig on Jessica Pettway (JFashionGirl87)and had to try it for myself. It shipped quickly and is way way under 100.00 bucks. You need to “rough it up” a bit to give it a realistic look but it will definitely turn heads and get you loads of compliments. I loved wearing this wig and I’m glad to have it as a part of my arsenal.
2. Melody Susie Fashion Fluffy Fancy (16.88) I was on the market for a fun flirty wig that I didn’t want to spend too much money on and just wanted to have for random on the go moments. This wig is extremely long and unbelievable as real however after I cut a few inches off of it and washed it once or twice the shine came out and the curls fell in a much more natural manner. This wig does contain a bang that can be swiped to the side but I usually partner this with a head tie or scarf to give a bohemian look.
3. Sensationnel Bump Human Hair Wig Fab Fringe (31.99): This wig is similar to the first but has a bang or “fringe” that is a bit longer than the other pixie cut cropped cut wig. Shakira has this wig in a honey blonde ombre shade and so does Joulezy. This protective style is effective when you want that short cut/style without having to actually cut your hair.
This unit is the big fun you want to have with curly looking natural hair without the huge prices that come with natural hair extensions. I give my full review of the Fingercomber Honeycomber Unit over on our Youtube channel.
What are your favorite protective style looks on a budget? Share your thoughts below.
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Hey there! I’m Melissa, co-founder of Trials n Tresses, natural hair and beauty lover, binge tv watcher and lover of life. When I am not creating content for TNT, I’m busy teaching the future of society.