Being natural is great, but it’s also time-consuming. From pre-poos to co-washing to deep conditioning to air-drying to twisting and untwisting, it can be tedious and frustrating to maintain our hair. (Side note: Read how we can work on our frustrations here). A lot of Nigerian naturals I speak with like the concept of being natural to improve the health of their hair, but sometimes actually applying the techniques we’ve been taught requires more effort and time then we can dedicate at the moment. Personally, I’m at a state where I’ve been so busy that my wash week has gradually moved from once a week to once every three weeks. My coils aren’t happy. The number of tangles and single strand knots have increased and my hair is thisclose to protesting.
As much as, I love a good twist-out, I’ve started leaning towards wearing more protective styles, like wigs, to give myself a break while still maintaining a level of care. I’ve watched a number of tutorials on how other naturals have maintained and grown their hair under wigs like this and this and this, and I’ve found that wearing wigs are not only convenient but they also help our hair to grow.
Lately, I’ve been on the hunt for natural-textured wigs to maintain a consistent look. I don’t need my unexposed co-workers wondering how my hair went from fro to bone straight in a day. Here are five different options for you to try if you’re in the market for a natural textured wig.