Growing out your natural hair can take some time and a lot of effort. There are all kind of resources online that provide tips for how to properly care for your curly locks to improve growth, but some women just can’t wait and want to see some length immediately. These kind of naturalistas are the perfect candidates for faux hair extensions.
As more Black women continue to do away with chemicals and heat to embrace their natural curl pattern, more natural hair extension brands are popping up and perfecting their products. The best kind of hair, of course, is the kind that blends in well with the texture of your real hair. If you do your research, you can find the right extension line that caters to your curl pattern, whether it’s 3a, 4c, or anything in between.
Here are five natural hair extension brands you should try (they’re also all Black-owned!).
This brand says it offers “Fro-gasmic hair for girls who like it big.” Faux Fro caters to women with some of the kinkiest hair on the texture scale. It blends in fabulously with real hair and can add amazing body to any natural hairstyle.
At a reasonable price, this hair boutique offers Mongolian Kinky Curly for its natural customers.
With the theme of “High performance hair for a luxury lifestyle,” this company sells pieces with a variety of textures that look could fool anyone into thinking your hair grew overnight. They offer Coils, Curls, Kinks, and Straight textures, as well as their virgin human hair wigs, called the Platinum Wigs Collection. The site is currently offering a $5 coupon when you sign up for the newsletter.
Big Chop Hair sells bundles, clip-ins, closures, and u-part wigs of several different curl patterns. Corkscrew, Spiral and Kinky and available for most of the hair products.
Although Beyond Hair is based in London, and therefore charges a bit extra to deliver to the U.S., the website offers gorgeous and versatile hair that’s worth the price. Kinky Curly, Kinky Straight, and Curly Virgin Brazilian are the go-to extensions the site offers for natural textures. The hair is treated with no chemicals and can be easily cut, colored, and styled. The pieces are popular among women transitioning from chemically-treated hair to natural.