10 of the Best Natural Hair Wigs to Buy When You Want to Give Your Curls a Break

There's options for every budget.

The Best Natural Hair Wigs
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Every Black woman knows the struggle: Right after wash day, your curls are popping, they're bouncy, juicy, shiny, and simply look good as hell. But once day five or six creeps up, things can start to get dry, frizzy, and stiff. And with cool fall temperatures just around the corner, we'll put an extra emphasis on dry.

Plus, with our ever-shifting schedules (or lack thereof) since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, finding the time for a full wash day can get tricky. And let's not forget you've also got to add in styling and air-drying or diffusing time.

All of that said, having the option to put on and take off styled hair as you please sure would be nice, wouldn't it? Oh wait, it's already possible — all thanks to wigs.

Luckily, if you're looking for a unit that's similar to your natural texture, there are a plethora of options out there. We rounded up eight of the best.

Kinky 'Fro

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For anyone who has big, thick, coily hair (or just wants to for a day or two) this full coverage unit from Indique is what you need in your life. Made of virgin Indian hair, you have the option to choose from a variety of lengths to suit your look, from 10, up to 22 inches of 'fro.

To shop: $134; indiquehair.com

The Braid-Out

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When you're ready to take a break from your weekly braid-out, reach for this high density hair. This wig was made using ultra-soft strands to intentionally replicate your manipulated curls. Plus, it's super affordable, and it comes in a variety of colors: chestnut black, dark hazelnut, darkest espresso, and onyx. There's also an option to add in grey hairs.

To shop: $98; fingercomber.com

TWA All Day

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Live out your best type 4B and C life with this piece. Made of premium kinky hair, this wig is secured by an elastic wig cap as well as two combs. Feel free to wear it in its shrunken state, or gently pick it out if you want a few extra inches.

To shop: $55; naturalgirlwigs.com

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Chunky Twist-Out

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This U-part wig is a great option for anyone who doesn't want full coverage. To make your own hair blend in with the unit, simply style your leave-out into chunky twists the night before, then untwist when you're ready to put on your wig. Enjoy anywhere from 12 to 24 inches of hair.

To shop: $240 - $525; bigchophair.com

Ombré, Honey

Make this ombre wig completely your own by customizing the unit's color, length, and cap. And while yes, this is a lace front wig, I dare you to try and spot the fabric.

To shop: Starting at $410; rpgshow.com

Chaka, Chaka Khan

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If you've ever dreamed of having big Chaka Khan hair, but your own curls just aren't there yet, then "I Feel For You,"and so does Indique. A few years ago, the brand partnered with the iconic musician to create the iKhanic line, a collection of wigs inspired by her, well, iconic hair.

To shop: $524; indiquehair.com

Add Accessories

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If you usually add headbands to your look, this wig can save you a little extra time. Choose from a variety of headbands to add to your kinky-curly wig, and enjoy anywhere from eight to 12 inches of remy hair goodness.

To shop: $139; niawigs.com

A Tapered Cut and Finger Coils

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Take your look to the next level with this gorgeous and affordable unit that offers a tapered cut, two-toned color, and finger coils.

To shop: $55; etsy.com

Partly Picked-Out

curly wig

If you enjoy a kinky texture with just a little bit of definition, then you'll want to cop this unit from Nia Wigs. Starting at 14 inches, these wigs go up to 20 inches in length and since they're made with 100% human hair, they can be styled just like the hair that grows from your own scalp.

To shop: $135; niawigs.com

Inches on Inches

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If you want a longer look (and also protect your own natural hair from breakage) then this is the wig for you. The best part (other than the deep side part)? While this is a full lacefront wig, the brand uses HD lace, which means the material is virtually invisible.

To shop: $320; luvmehair.com

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