Don’t have the time to get yourself to salons as often as you’d like? Tired of dealing with natural hairstyles that take time to maintain and style?
Wigs and weaves allow you to change hairstyles overnight. Perfect for women who want to look glamorous everyday, a full lace wig is an ideal option as it takes no work and looks just like your hair.
In this review, we feature top rated styles and brands like Jabula Hair, Mane Concept Hair, and much more to come.
1. Celebrity Look
No need to feel the heat!
The Beyonce Pixie Lace Front Wig allows for air circulation with-in the wig which keeps your head cool at all times. It’s an Iconic style based on the Pixie cut by Queen B Beyonce herself, look like a rockstar!
This weave has been curved and styled to look great on all face shapes. Its basic top offers support to the base whilst adding lift at the root. Keep your weave moist throughout the day so that it stays smooth and shiny.
Whilst it is a pixie cut synthetic wig, its volumized layers give it its natural look and its length accommodates women who want to look years younger, be the age you desire!
2. Hot Summer Look
The Silk Lace Front Wig blends beautifully with your own hair enhancing that natural look, giving you that magical summer vibe!
Enjoy all its benefits which include a softer finish, maximum comfort, no irritation and camouflaged knots with skin tone silk lace, for a natural looking scalp that matches your own!
The short cropped, modern day cut is a stylish look for any day of the week and suits every occasion. View colour range here.
3. Red Carpet Ready
The latest addition to the Red Carpet Premiere line casts the perfect pair of stunning styles and effortless looks. A Red Carpet Look – Delivering Comfort with a Custom Fit Cap. We love the ISIS Red Carpet Premiere range because they use soft material which does not hold too much heat and the hair looks 100% natural.
Being a short smooth wig shaped from a short bob cut, it works wonderfully for both young and mature women. The style shows off all your facial features, whilst hiding your forehead.
This wig is perfect for any day of the week as it’s great for the outdoors and requires minimal upkeep. View colour range here.
4. Bobs 4 Africa
The Swiss Lace Front Wig is a human hair blend, 50% human hair and 50% Futura heat-resistant fibre. Designed to last for a lengthy period and can withstand all heated hair-styling products, at a low heat. If it gets out of its shape, use a flat iron or any other related heating tools. This product is not chemical tolerant! Its main advantage is that doesn’t itch when it gets into contact with skin, it is naturally soft and comfortable to wear.
Benefits include; Flexibility, skin friendly lace, maximum comfort, no odours or irritations and breathable fabric which improves air circulation. Human hair blend wigs are the perfect foil for you natural look.
5. Naturally Naughty
Love curly hair? Try out the Lace Front Wig-Taya.This short style of bouncy curls shouts out fun and adventure!
It’s naturally frizzy and thick so don’t forget to spray it well as it retains its shiny texture. Curly wigs don’t get frizzy as fast as natural curls because they rely on artificial supplements like; curly hair sprays. Hair material for this wig is 100% style-mix and the texture is curly.
When it comes to colours, we opt for black because it looks good on everyone or you could choose from other shades like; Brown and Mixed shades.
So, I would like to hear about your preparations for the matric dance – your challenges, fears, excitement – whatever is on your mind really. You might not know it yet, but this will be one of the most exciting and memorable events of your life.
Please don’t be afraid to share, so that the other ladies can get some tips, and that no one feels alone on their “road to the matric dance arrangements”. We can even help you find that perfect hairstyle, which will cost you half the amount you anticipated.
You can be short of cash, but one thing you should never ever deprive yourself of is having a beautiful hair day, especially for your matric dance.
You ladies are really spoilt for choice these days! With the likes of Jabula Hair Salon, you can go for weaves, braids, wigs, or just a variety of game changing hair products.
I had a look at a few trend-setting matric dance hairstyles, which I felt will be good to sport depending on your personality, face shape, and body type. I think though, at the end of the day, all you need is a hairstyle that makes you feel really good about yourself.
This particular hairstyle is a real conversation starter. It belongs to a bubbly and confident person, who is willing to steal the show. You know the kind who is never afraid to wear that red dress, at the Matric dance.
You guys know a few of those characters in your school I’m sure. I’ve met a couple of those people in my lifetime. The point is you have to know how to pull it off. What do you guys think? This lady just does it flawlessly, with panache.
I just really love the dramatic volume and romantic look that the curls add to the hair – a real plus for the big night out. Hairspray is recommended for this hairstyle.
I have always enjoyed the idea of braids, but the latest trend in braids is, of course, the box braids. Box braids offer millions of ladies protective styling, choices, versatility, low maintenance and the ability to have eye-catching hairstyles.
Of course, the absolute rage these days is to shave your sides, then braid your ‘frohawk” with the box braids. This style would be “way too cool” for school in South Africa I would imagine. Let me know if you guys would be allowed to have this hairstyle.
South Africa has also found its natural hair revival, and that’s why I’m quite partial to the gorgeous double pony hairdos in the above picture. I’ve had to stop with the weaves and go natural because my hair was thinning in front, from the age-old glue and weave experience.
When I am ready for another weave, I will do my hair at Jabula Hair Salon, as they know how to apply the weave properly.
The ponytail hairdos are eye-catching, sexy and incredibly stylish. Straight, curly, wavy or even braided, you can still do the double ponytail hairstyle regardless.
I feel that this is the style to wear when you would like to showcase the exquisite attention to detail of your dress. It’s a clean look, which is full of sophistication. This is really a fantastic evening style, which allows you to be glamorous, fashionable and full out glitzy. A moisturizer and hairspray are recommended for this hairstyle.
You can even decide on a funkier style, but because you are still at school, you can look at what is called an Afro Puff – easy on and easy off. It’s human hair, Afro kinky curl ponytail clip, which is in a short Afro puff. This particular one has been colored, to give it that chic appeal. The clever use of a thick braid for a more dynamic look, with the auburn hair added to the mix, looks spectacular.
When washing your hair, before your choice of hairstyles, feel free to ask the professionals at Jabula Stores what they would recommend in terms of hair treatments.
Happy Women’s month ladies, give yourself a spoil, as so much is on offer. More than anything, you ladies certainly deserve it!
To those going to the Matric dance, have loads of fun, and just do your very best with the exams.
Makhosi de Wette Dluldla is our latest contributor to the Jabula blog. She’s just published her first book, and we’re lucky enough to get her to share a few of her insights on growing up as a young woman of colour in South Africa.
My name is Makhosazana De Wette Dludla, but you can call me Makhosi. I grew up in a small KwaZulu-Natal village called Kwamagwaza, but that was a long time ago. Now, I work in the marketing department for SABC Television, and I’ve been in the industry for over fifteen years, having been part of the teams who pioneered Heart FM and eTV.
One of the saddest moments of my life was when my mother died of cancer, in August 2001. I thought my life had literally come to an end. It’s not that I have forgotten that day, it’s that I have found so many amazing goals in life to live towards. The incredible thing is that I feel her presence with me, even as I write to you now.
Here I am, opening myself up to you – and I’m hoping that you will do the same with me, and feel completely comfortable.
So, I would like to hear about you – your challenges, fears, hopes, likes and loves – whatever is on your mind, really. I’m listening at [email protected]