All it takes is some decision-making about the wig’s TLC to determine the best lace front wigs for black women. That means selecting the right Texture, the perfect Length and the most complimentary Color.
You’re probably not always in the mood for a purple party wig. There may be times when you want your wig to look like the real deal. You know, the kind that can fool even your usual hair stylist until she puts her hands on it. And, even then, it might take a few moments for a professional to discover that it’s not your own natural hair.
Get The Right TLC With Yaki
Yaki hair can’t be sold as ‘Virgin’ Remy hair because it’s processed to produce micro kinks uniformly throughout the hair. This is what makes Yaki hair closely resemble soft and relaxed African American hair. However, you can purchase a Virgin Remy hair lace front wig in your style and color preference and then convert the texture to Yaki. Some women prefer this route to their Yaki wig because they believe it gives them more control over the final outcome.
Although this can be done at home using a specialized perm, most women rely on their stylists to handle this step. Only do it yourself if you’re absolutely confident that you know what you’re doing. And, keep in mind that your Virgin Remy front lace wig will be non-Virgin as soon as it’s chemically processed in any way.
Silky Remy hair is best suited for Caucasians and Latinos. It’s silky smooth and ultra-straight. This doesn’t mean that black women can’t purchase and wear the Silky texture; it does mean that it won’t look like it’s your own natural hair. Regardless of the type of wig you’re in the market for, you can order a custom texture. All of the most common hair textures are available for full or front lace wigs, natural wigs and synthetic toppers.
When you’re trying to find straight black hair that looks the most natural, you want to look at natural straight Yaki hair. It has a good amount of body to it but it isn’t as shiny as the Silky texture. If you want it to appear in a more relaxed state, then you might be happier choosing light Yaki. Either choice is going to start you off with hair texture that resembles a relaxed ‘fro.
Straight or relaxed Yaki hair on a lace front wig lets you determine how much wave you want. You can style it with tight, cascading ripples or loose, flowing waves. It’s a versatile styling option that goes with having Yaki Remy hair. Styling flexibility is the primary reason that black women select Remy wigs over synthetic wigs.
If you prefer long hair, you’ll be happy to know that Yaki is available in lengths up to 36″ – yes, a full 3 feet! Keep in mind that anything longer than a foot and a half is going to drive the price upward. This is to be expected since longer hair is more scarce. You can also go in the other direction and order 8″ Yaki for an ultra-short and light style. No, they don’t lower the normal retail price just because you’re ordering shorter hair. But, it would seem more fair if they did it this way, wouldn’t it?
As for color, natural Remy selections will be in the dark brown to deep black range to reflect the origins of India or China. If you don’t mind processed hair, you can order lighter shades including light blonde. The lighter colors cost more because of the extra work that’s done to achieve the color.
There’s a newer texture option that’s referred to as kinky straight. The name sounds a bit contradictory but it’s really quite the perfect description. These front lace wigs have the appearance of a natural blow-dried ‘fro. You’re going to love the subtle, relaxed kinks that keep it from being perfectly straight. This texture can be found in Remy hair from India, China and Brazil. It can also be sourced from Bey’s favorite wig source – Malaysia.
Selecting A Natural Lace Front Wig Color
As a general rule, dark hair is better suited to darker toned people; lighter hair looks more natural with lighter skin tones. If you are light complexioned, you can wear the darker colors. There’s a simple optical trick to make the deep contrast look as natural as possible. Don’t go for hair of one single color; purchase a natural looking blend. This warms and softens the appearance.
If you have darker skin tones and you want to wear a light-colored lace front wig, pay close attention to achieving a believable balance. Make sure that most of the Remy hair is dark and use a few lighter shades very sparingly to break up the stark contrast.
That is, of course, unless you want a dramatic contrast and you don’t care who knows that you’re wearing a wig. Who could blame you for wanting to go with TLC that says ‘Look at my beautiful new Remy!’ For those who do prefer to maintain the illusion, these tips will help you to choose from the best lace front wigs for black women.