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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LuvMe Hair Sugar Plum Color Deep Wave Headband Wig
Atlanta-based hairstylist Tevin Washington loves the wig brand LuvMe for its high-quality hair. This headband wig is full of texture and color with gorgeous burgundy-colored 3B curls. It's available in 16 to 24 inches, starting at $150 and going up to $250. With each wig, you get five easily interchangeable headband options in lilac, pale pink, orange, red, and black.
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Sensationnel Dashly Headband Wig HB Unit 1
Sensationnel's Dashly Headband Wig HB Unit 1 comes in only one length (21 inches) but is available in seven different colors. The customizable drawstring cap has combs to securely fit multiple head sizes. This silky hair can be blow-dried, curled, or heat styled as long as your hot tool stays between 350 and 400 degrees Fahrenheit — and don't forget the heat protectant.
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Mayvenn Malaysian Body Wave Headband Wig
Mayvenn's Malaysian Body Wave Headband Wig is a human hair unit that comes with two combs for a secure application and five solid-colored headbands in black, white, gray, gold, and bronze. Though it's only available in one color (a dark 1B-like hue), you can customize the length between 16 and 30 inches with the shorter wigs starting at $150 and the longest at $350.
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Bobbi Boss Synthetic Hair Headband Wig Serena
Bobbi Boss is a fixture in the synthetic wig world for its high-quality units. Case in point: the Synthetic Hair Headband Wig Serena. Serena is a silky number with 24-inch 2C waves. It's available in seven shades including a brown-to-burgundy ombré that is so stunning. The unit's cap is designed with extra ventilation so that you can wear this wig any time — including during a sweaty workout. Priced at $25, it is a definite steal.
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HerGivenHair Kinky & Coily Multi-Textured Unit
Afro-textured hair typically doesn't have one consistent pattern, and HerGivenHair wanted to create a wig that mimicked that with the Kinky & Coily Multi-Textured Unit. It boasts a mixture of textures from 3C to 4C for a more realistic look. This unit falls on the pricier end of things but these curls and coils, which can be purchased in lengths from 12 to 20 inches, sure are worth it.
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Freetress Equal Synthetic Half Wig Angelic Girl
The Freetress Equal Synthetic Half Wig Angelic Girl is a synthetic half wig styled in a lob with flipped-in ends that give off a '90s vibe. It doesn't come with a headband, so feel free to pair it with any hair accessory. You can also use heat on it — up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Conscious Curls Quick Crown Peace Headband Wig
Los Angeles-based hairstylist Kiyah Wright recommends the headband units from Conscious Curls because the brand has "different textures and a diversity of lengths and colors." The Quick Crown Peace Headband Wig is the perfect example with its loose, curly ringlets. You can choose 14 (shown above), 18, or 24 inches for this human hair unit that retails from $225 to $350.
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Outre Quick Weave Half Wig Annie
Outre's Quick Weave Half Wig Annie is a traditional half wig without a headband. Though it is made from synthetic fibers, you can still use heat up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit on the layered unit. Take your pick of eight gorgeous shades.
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Muze Hair Kinky Straight Headband Wig
Wright's own wig line Muze Hair has a stunning range of options, but the Kinky Straight Headband Wig is too good to pass up. The texture on this 20-inch unit is simply sublime and looks so realistic. It comes with a thick velcro black headband for easy application.
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Sensationnel Dashly Headband Wig HB Unit 2
This synthetic unit is full of coils that look like a mix of 3C and 4A curls. Sensationnel Dashly Headband Wig HB Unit 2 is 15 inches long, so it will fall right around your shoulders. It's got a drawstring cap that makes the unit easy to adjust to your head shape. If you want to play around with color, there are seven shades in total, four of which have highlights.
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CurlsQueen Light Yaki Brazilian Human Hair Headband Wig
The CurlsQueen Light Yaki Brazilian Human Hair Headband Wig comes in a natural black hue and eight different lengths from eight to 22 inches. This unit's texture is kinky-straight, perfect for those looking for a more realistic appearance. It's made with human hair, so you can style the unit with heat if you want to add any curls to it.
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Outre Quick Weave Half Wig Lyndi
Outre is doing the damn thing with these Quick Weave Half Wigs! Lyndi is a layered synthetic unit with loose waves that's available in eight shades. This one doesn't come with a headband, but for less than $20, it should be in your collection.
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Heat Free Hair For Kinks Headband Wig
Heat Free Hair's For Kinks Headband Wig is a voluminous unit with a Z-pattern curl that resembles 4B and 4C textures. The human hair wig is available in one dark brown shade with the option to customize its length and cap size. The shortest length you can possibly get is 12 inches ($249) and the longest is 24 inches ($589).
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