Contemporary African-American ladies are avalanched with choices when it comes to choosing a type of hair weave. There's remy hair, synthetic hair and fallen -- also known as non-remy hair -- to sort through, not to mention the infinite number of colors, styles and lengths available. While all that freedom is exhilarating, it can also be a little confusing if you're trying to make sure you get your hands on a weave that isn't going to look awful after two weeks or make you shed like a long-haired puppy. Avoid human hair weave mishaps by letting the knowledgeable sisters from Coco & Creme, Juicy Magonline.com and Black Hairstyles Magazine guide you to the most reliable top brands for African-American women.
As the first human hair weave manufacturers to sell weaves made of 100 percent all-natural remy hair -- hair in which the cuticles are intact and all lying in the same direction in the weave -- Bohyme still rocks a top-10 slot in black beauty experts' list of best remy hair brands. The company boasts that what sets its weaves apart from the pack is its commitment to starting with the highest-quality raw hair combined with mild chemical processing to make the hair resistant to tangling. Although Bohyme offers several weave lines, Juicy Magonline.com highlights the Platinum Collection as a stand-out. The Platinum Collections is just the thing for women with wavy or curly hair.
Sensationnel puts out a number of highly regarded synthetic hair weaves, but, as a brand, it's still best known for its remy human hair weaves. Sensationnel's Goddess line of weaves features virgin remy hair, meaning that the hair has never been dyed or chemically treated. Juicy Magonline.com points out that one of the biggest draws of Goddess weaves is that they are available in a dazzling array of lengths and styles, from long and sleek, to short and curly, to yaki hair versions that have been treated to mimic the texture and look of natural African-American hair.
According to Coco & Creme writer Audra E. Lord, Extensions Plus ranks among the top brands for black women seeking human hair weaves because of the superior quality of the hair used -- they offer high-grade Indian remy hair as well as Italian and European hair -- and because they make specialized weaves customized to make your dream hairstyle a reality. On top of that, Extensions Plus weaves are designed to allow you to wear different lengths at once to achieve an is-it-real-or-is-it-fake? effect through layering.
Black Hairstyles Magazine cites Outre's Premium Collection as one of the most popular human hair weaves among black women. It's obvious to see why when you take a look at the wide variety of looks the collection makes accessible, from pin-straight weaves to ones boasting waves ranging from mild body waves to corkscrew-style deep waves. The weaves are made from pure yaki hair and are available in many lengths and colors, including both solid and multi-hued combinations.