One quick search for “headband wigs” on YouTube will result in enough evidence to prove just how much these types of pieces have grown in popularity as a quick, low-maintenance way to style your hair. And what’s not to love? They’re easy to put on, they come in a variety of styles and textures, and they can help simplify your daily hair routine.
“Headband wigs” are quite simply wigs with a headband attached to them, hairstylist Tamika Gibson explains. “They do not require any adhesive as the headband helps the wig stay in place,” she shares. The main tool you’ll need to finesse your unit is a brush or comb, depending on the texture, to untangle any knots. Upkeep is fairly simple — Gibson recommends washing the wigs every one to two weeks and storing them away in a satin bag to preserve their luster.
Similar to the headband option, there are also half wigs to consider. “[Those cover] half of the head and allow for more leave out of the natural hair than a full wig [does],” explains Gibson. You can wear a half wig by itself or upgrade it to a headband unit using one of your own favorite hair accessories (like a headwrap or turban).
There are so many styles available that it may be hard to find the one you’re looking for. But as always, we’ve got you covered with this roundup of headband and half wigs for those times when you’d rather not deal with wig glue.
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