I know you’re all too familiar with the madness of trying to get your tiny humans out the door in the morning.
Between packing lunches, searching for missing shoes, and wiping cereal off of little faces, getting yourself ready can easily get you a seat on the struggle bus.
Trust me: been there, done that with spit up on the shirt to prove it!
BUT — I have discovered the secret to getting out the door on time while still looking like a snack – synthetic wigs!
This post is all about the best synthetic wigs for busy moms.
I’m Victoria Vaden, an ex-YouTuber turned Children’s author who finally embraced the chaos of running late in the morning.
But fear not, I have discovered the secret to getting out of the house while still sane.
I know it’s not what you expected, but GIRL, YES!
As a black mom of three, I know the morning struggle all too well.
My mornings are a hot mess express, complete with spilled milk and tantrums over mismatched socks.
But with the help of synthetic lace wigs (believe it or not), I can look put together without sacrificing precious time in the morning.
And let’s be real, time IS a luxury that us moms simply cannot afford to waste.
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I need to come clean, before we begin.
I’ve been wearing high quality synthetic wigs for almost a decade now, and you know what?
Sometimes my lace still shows. That’s right, I said it.
I may be writing this blog post, but let me be clear – I am no wig guru.
I don’t have the time, patience, or skill to be a master wig manipulator.
I’m just a mom trying to make it through the morning chaos with my hair intact.
I am here to be honest and real about my wig experiences.
I may not know all the tricks of the trade, but I do know what works for me.
And that’s what this blog post is all about – sharing my favorite synthetic wigs for running late mornings with my fellow moms.
So, let’s all just take a deep breath, embrace the fact that we’re not wig experts, and enjoy the convenience of synthetic hair wigs.
Because at the end of the day, who has time to be a wig guru?
Not me, mama. Not me.
How Long Do Synthetic Wigs Last?
Ah, the age-old question – how long do synthetic wigs last?
Well, my friends, the answer is – it depends.
On what, you may ask?
Well, it depends on how well you take care of them, how often you wear them, and how much wear and tear they undergo.
But let me tell you, with a little TLC, you can make your synthetic wigs last for a decent amount of time.
Now, I’ll be honest – I’ve had some synthetic wigs that have lasted me less than a month (usually due to my own carelessness), and others that have lasted me well over a year.
But on average, I’ve managed to get my favorite wigs on this list to last around 6 months.
And that’s pretty impressive, as a newbie like myself.
Of course, there are always those moments where I get lazy and don’t want to wash them back to life, or accidentally cut them a little too short, or (gulp) rip the lace.
But hey, that’s just part of the wig-wearing journey.
So — the lifespan of a synthetic wig is in your hands (and on your head).
Take care of them, love them, and maybe they’ll love you back for 6 months (give or take).
The Outre Julianne Wig is a curly lace front synthetic wig that comes in various colors, including a beautiful ombre.
The wig is made of high-quality synthetic fibers that mimic human hair.
What I love about this wig is that it’s pre-plucked, so you don’t have to spend time plucking the hairline to make it look natural.
It also has baby hairs that add to the realistic look.
The wig is comfortable to wear, and the curls are bouncy and soft.
I’ve worn this wig to church, school drop off/pick up, but especially on date nights with my husband.
It’s a versatile wig that is constantly giving “pageant queen” for its big, voluminous curls.
So, if you’re not into big hair (or fancy hair, as my oldest says), then this may not be the wig for you on rushed mornings.
Otherwise, you’ll need to keep a brush or wig comb nearby because Julianne can get tangled if you don’t take care of her properly.
From one rushed mom to another: my favorite is brushing with the Denman brush as it never snags, and maintains the natural “lewk” of this pageant-ready hair.
When it comes to the Outre Neesha Wig, I am a veteran.
I have purchased this wig almost 20 times, and let me tell you, it never disappoints.
But, like any good relationship, we’ve had our ups and downs.
Each wig usually lasts me a solid six months.
That’s half a year of fabulous hair, people.
And this wig is versatile – I’ve made it into a V part wig to make it look more natural, cut it to a more realistic length because let’s be real, who has time for that much hair, and thinned it out because the original wig was a full-on lion’s mane (not always a good look on vertically challenged adults, trust me).
Now, before you go running to buy the latest variation of the Neesha wig, know this – I did all of these customizations before they came out with so many different versions of the wig.
Could’ve saved me SO MUCH TIME if they came out with these new variations years ago, but hey, I learned A LOT in the process.
If you want a wig that can withstand the test of time (and your daily mom duties), the Outre Neesha Wig is your gal.
Just be prepared to get a little scissor happy and make it your own.
Oh, the memories.
The Outre Annie Half Wig was one of the very first wigs I purchased back when I was only a mom of one.
Ah, the good old days, when mornings were more manageable and my coffee cup wasn’t constantly being knocked over by little hands.
But Annie was there for me, people.
She was there for me when I chopped off my hair in a moment of postpartum madness and desperately missed my luscious length.
She was there for me when I needed a low-maintenance option that didn’t require a whole lot of fuss.
And boy, did she deliver.
Sure, I may have trimmed and thinned her out a bit to make her look more natural, but isn’t that the beauty of synthetic wigs?
They’re like a blank canvas, just waiting for you to make them your own.
The Outre Annie Half Wig is a half wig that can also be worn as a full wig (with the right headband).
The wig comes in various colors, but the most popular color is 1B.
So, if you’re a mom on the go and in need of a quick hair fix, give the Outre Annie Half Wig a try.
She may not be your first love, but she’ll always be there for you when you need her.
Wait…What are the Disadvantages of Synthetic Hair Wigs?
Now, I know I’ve been singing the praises of synthetic wigs throughout this post, but let’s be real – they’re not perfect.
As much as I love them, there are some disadvantages to synthetic wigs that are worth mentioning before we continue on.
First and foremost, synthetic wigs can’t withstand heat styling (well, some can’t take the heat).
Be wary of the wig product card that explicitly states if it can handle heat, and to what temperature.
That means no curling irons, no straighteners, no hot rollers – nada.
I made the mistake of finding a brand new syntethic wig that I forgot I purchased in my closet.
Long story short: I went to go style it (as I saw in a YouTube video), but didn’t check the temperature on my flat iron first…and yep, a huge chunk of the wig melted right off.
Also, some synthetic wigs come pre-styled which means you’re stuck with that style (or part) until the wig loses its shape or you invest in a new one.
Another disadvantage of synthetic wigs is that they can sometimes look too shiny or unnatural, particularly under certain lighting.
This can be a dead giveaway that you’re wearing a wig, which is not always the look we’re going for.
Oh, the Sensationnel What Lace Latisha.
She’s my go-to wig, but let’s be real – she’s not one that I want to wear without a little makeup.
This wig is pageant ready, people. (It’s similar to the Outre Julianne in that regard.)
But hey, when you’re a busy mom like me, sometimes you need to bring the pageant to you.
Now, I did some customization to this wig as well, but only in the form of cutting it to a more realistic length for my short self.
But let me tell you, hands down, this is the wig that I get complimented on THE MOST.
And when you cut and layer it just right, it gives off some serious Farrah Fawcett vibes, people.
That’s a win in my book.
I loved this synthetic wig so much that I have her in not one, not two, but three colors – 1b, 2, and flamboyage blonde.
Yes, she’s a pricier wig, but she’s worth every penny.
So, if you’re feeling fancy and want to channel your inner pageant queen (or Farrah Fawcett, for that matter), give the Sensationnel What Lace Latisha a try.
You won’t be disappointed.
Oh, the Sensationnel What Lace Dasha.
Y’all, this wig is a game changer.
But here’s the thing, (for my mommas on the go) – even after wearing synthetic wigs for almost a decade, I still struggle with the lace.
Sometimes it shows, sometimes it doesn’t.
It’s a wiggy world out there, and I’m just trying to survive in it. But back to Dasha.
This wig is a beauty!
It’s soft, it’s voluminous, and the curls are bouncy and natural-looking.
It’s like having a whole new head of hair, without the commitment (or the awkward grow-out phase).
And let’s not forget the lace front – when done right, it’s like a work of art.
But when done wrong, well, let’s just say it’s a sight others can sometimes see.
Now, let me be clear – I am by no means a wig expert.
I don’t have the time or the skill to perfect the art of wig wearing.
But what I can tell you is that the Sensationnel What Lace Dasha is a wig that even a novice like me can appreciate.
And when you get it just right, it’s a thing of beauty.
The Honorable Mention
Let’s take a moment to honor curly hair, shall we?
As someone who has spent countless hours trying to tame my naturally curly locks (and my kids all with three different curl patterns, mind you), I can tell you – curly hair is a force to be reckoned with.
And yet, society has us believing that straight hair is the ultimate goal. Seriously?
Well, I’m here to say – no more!
Our curly hair is beautiful, unique, and deserves just as much love and attention as any other hair type.
That’s why I started this blog, to teach other parents of mixed race children, or kids with naturally curly hair that curly hair is no different than straight hair.
It’s time we embrace our natural curls and let them shine.
But if you’re looking for a quick look with curls that are guaranteed to behave or you want a protective style, try a curly synthetic wig.
So, speaking of embracing curly hair, let’s talk about the Joedir Curly Wig.
This wig is a gorgeous lace front ombre blonde curly wig that is perfect for anyone looking to add some volume and texture to their hair.
I wore this wig for our maternity photoshoot of our third baby, and let me tell you – it was a hit.
What I love about this wig is that it blended seamlessly with my naturally curly hair.
I always wore it with a small perimeter of my natural curls as a leave-out, and it looked fantastic.
The only downside?
Like some curly synthetic wigs, it can tangle pretty easily, especially at the nape of the neck.
And unfortunately, it’s not a wig that can be combed or finger detangled.
But hey, it’s one of the cheaper wigs on this post, so we can’t have it all.
This post was all about synthetic wigs for black women.
Motherhood is chaotic and unpredictable.
It’s messy, exhausting, and oftentimes overwhelming.
But in the midst of all that chaos lies a beautiful truth – the love we have for our children is unmatched.
Embrace the chaos, my friends.
Embrace it with open arms and messy hair.
Because at the end of the day, those little mini-mes are worth every single second of it.
So, go forth and conquer the morning madness with your synthetic wigs and your unbridled love for your children.
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