Hair extensions for natural hair types can be a disaster! Beat the battle of the blend with our top six brands for every price point. From transforming wigs to convenient clip ins and everything in between, our selections offer convincing curl patterns, various shades of colors and textures with little to no shedding, tangle free for a flawlessly blended install. Whether you’re transitioning or simply playing with different hairstyles, maintaining a healthy head of kinks, coils, and curls while achieving a natural, protective look has never been easier!
Synthetic hair company Curlkalon (a clever spin-off of the popular hair fiber Kanekalon) delivers flame retardant, textured and pre-looped hair on a budget. Made of 100% Toyokalon fiber, curls maintain their pattern and bounce without the tangle experienced with other synthetic options. With four different collections and varying lengths, customers are presented with their favorite natural curl patterns: Kenzie (wand), Toni (twist out), Saniya (bantu knot out) and Carrie (wash ‘n’ go).
Price Point: $ ($14-$24)
A Seamless Match: For those who dream of the of a tapered cut or chopped ringlets without the scissors!
Un-ruly Favorites: Toni and Kenzie Curls
Lavy Hair Extensions
Price Point: $$ ($31-$275)
An Instagram favorite, China-based Lavy provides high-quality tresses at a fraction of the cost! While the company boasts an expansive list of hair for choosing, we highly recommend the natural textures: Kinky Curly and Kinky Straight, as they offer seamless blends. Moreover, due to its already kinky state less heat is required while styling leave-outs. And who doesn’t jump for joy at the thought of that? Breakage is real!
A Seamless Match: For the straight haired naturals who crave versatile leave outs and minimal heat!
Un-ruly Favorites: The Kinky Straight
Praised for its uncanny resemblance to curlier textured hair (4Cs included), Kurly Klips (KK) produces clip ins of spirals, afros, blowouts and most recently, an afro puff attachment! Created as a solution for its founder, Lara Boone, after a nightmare sew-in appointment, KK promises a snug hold without scalp-tugging braids and guaranteed versatility with a polished finish. The convenience of an easy install is the cherry on top! Check out Antonia’s take on Kurly Klips!
Price Point: $$ ($79-$199)
A Seamless Match: For the wary transitioned battling awkward in-between lengths!
Un-ruly Favorites: The Bob Cat
Bella Kurls Hair Extensions
The go-to for naturals with dyed hair and a looser curl (3c and above), Bella Kurls supplies textured clip ins for fuller, longer locks. The company offers an impressive array of colors varying from vibrant reds and sugary blondes to silky, ink blacks. Lengths begin at 18 inches with double weft threading for convincing volume.
Price Point: $$$ ($280)
A Seamless Match: For loose curl types craving color with a seamless blend!
Un-ruly Favorites: The Curly Collection
April Lace Wigs
Self proclaimed, silk top experts April Lace Wigs guarantees a flawless install no matter the form or technique. Known for their silk caps that deliver a convincing hair-grown-from-the-scalp effect, the company maintains fair pricing with quality hair and client privacy. No kidding, packaging and e-mails are all labeled as “April.” Awkward exchanges at the company mail room be damned!
Price Point: $$ ($55-$385)
A Seamless Match: For the non-committed, volume obsessed!
Un-ruly Favorites: Italian Yaki Silk Top Wig
Heat Free Hair
An ace for hassle free transformations, Heat Free Hair isn’t just a product but a movement hence the moniker HFHM, Heat Free Hair Movement. Creative director, founder, supplier and manufacturer all in one, Ngozi Opara of Heat Free Hair and her dedicated team of professionals (naturals naturally) delivers uncompromising quality, service and innovation. After moving to China in 2012, Opara studied the entire hair manufacturing process, from start to finish. One year later they would open the Heat Free Hair Factory, an exclusive mill that would produce only the authentic textures known to Heat Free Hair extensions. A notable change considering the changing business of black hair. The company boasts 100% virgin hair exclusively for natural textures and is committed to the evolution black hair, guaranteeing flawless design and quality.
Price Point: $$$ ($139-$889)
A Seamless Match: For the toss (on) and go!
Un-ruly Favorites: Kinks Royalty Collection Wig
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