Afro kinky curly wigs are almost certain to aid in hair growth and prevent damaged hair. You have the option of braiding the natural hair or simply wearing it unbraided under a stocking cap. This is an option that cannot be had with a hair weave. Since the hair wig itself acts as the natural hairline and scalp, none of your own hair needs to be out so it acts as a protective style. This means that in harsh weather conditions, your hair will be protected from damage. As the price of lace wigs and weaves vary greatly, the cost effectiveness is in the eye of the beholder. Some women feel as though their at home full weave is well worth the lower cost while others will only go to the top salon for installation. A simple way to compare is to look at the cost of maintenance overtime.
A hair weave will require the purchase of hair. Human hair at longer lengths is often more expensive just like with lace wigs. Your hair must then be washed, deep conditioned and braided. The process is the same with a hair wig with the exception of braided hair which is completely optional. Depending if this is an at home style, the installation for a weave can cost anywhere from $60 to $300 and up. For lace wigs, this is almost identical. While hair systems are rather expensive on the front end, they can last a lifetime. A hair weave can usually be worn for no more than two months.
After the weave is taken out, the whole process of purchasing hair, braiding, and installation must be repeated at the same costs. For lace wigs, you can use the same hair wig over again after washing. When your hair wig is lacking, you can simply have it repaired versus buying a brand new one. The overall cost and ease of a lace wig seems very worth the front end cost as it is a long term investment in your beauty.