Shopping for the right afro hair extensions can be so frustrating. There are so many synthetic afro extensions available and if you go with a really cheap quality synthetic brand well then the hair tends to look too fake.
Another problem is the texture . Often the texture is way off from your natural texture.
We have compiled a list of the most beloved, popular and frequently purchased afro hair extensions and weaves. Check out which styles and brands made our list. Many are synthetic and surprisingly fabricated with sophisticated design and quality.
#1 – Model Model Indian Human Hair Loose Body Weave
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Why we love it: Consumers rave about how wonderful and natural this hair looks and behaves. It does not tangle easily and it sheds very little if any.
Note: You will need approx. 1 1/2 bags
#2 – Milky Way Human Hair Weave Que Cannon
Actual consumers with the hair attached.
Why we love it: It’s made with human hair and can easily be straightened with a flat iron for a silky sleek look. Even after straightening it, it can return to its naturally curly state after a gentle was and use a mousse, gel or best recommendation for it is an oil sheen. The oil works best to avoid tangles but this hair does not tangle easily.
*Note: You will need approx. 2 bags
#3 – Freetress Synthetic Braid – Gogo Curl
Why we love it: It does not frizz out and most importantly there are no reports of shedding. The length itself may be too long for some but you can have it cut to the length you prefer. It is also recommended not to use any heat products on the hair since it kills the curl. Use a curl activator to revive curls and spraying it with a daily detangler may help prevent tangles. Available at hairsisters.com
*note: Most customers reported needed at least 3 bags but most used 3 1/2-4 bags.
#4 – Milky Way Bohemian Weave (Synthetic)
Why we love this: It’s great for travel and can be washed every few weeks. Can typically last 4-6 weeks. Not bad for less than $10.
#5 – Clair Dream Weaver Human Hair 5 piece weave
Why we love this: It looks very natural. Can be washed and styled with your favorite appliances. Very cost efficient at only $19.99. Available at Hair Sisters.
#6 - Model Model Ikon Human Hair Blend Hyflex 12
Why we love it: It does not shed which is really amazing since it is a “hybrid”. It feels like 100% real human hair but it is a blend. This hair is one of the best at retaining its curls by using a wide tooth comb and a curl activating cream or mousse. It lasts the average consumer 6 weeks when sewn in.
#7 – Model Model Human Hair Blend Ikon Hybrid Hyromance 4 pcs
Why we love it: It looks really natural with lots of body and the curls last. It was even reported by one consumer to survive getting it wet at the beach. Available at hairsisters.com
*Note: The average user needs 2 bags because the hair tends to be a bit on the thin side.
#8 – Milky Way Brazilian Indian Curl Weave 100% Human Hair
Why we love it: It looks amazing both straight or curly. It’s made of 100% real human hair so it can be washed and styled with a flat iron or curling iron. Depending on how much volume you want in your hair, you will most likely need 2-3 packages.
*Note: Some consumers did say they noticed shedding but the general population did not have any shedding problems
#9 – Black Diamond Onyx Deep Wave Human Hair
Why we love it: You can wear this weave for about 2 months if you minimize product use on it and it does tangle easy so be sure to wash it gently. You can use a a good curl activator like the one by Design to add some bounce back into the curls if you notice them being weighed down a bit. Can be purchased at Beautymajor.com
#10 – Outre Premium Natural Indian Baby Soft Wave Weave 100% Human Hair
Additional photo of after washes
Why we love it: It looks simply beautiful and it feels really soft. It does tangle easily so you will need pay close attention to conditioning it with good products. Also try doing the cold wash for it to help retain its curls.