Wigs* and weaves. Two of the most go to protective styling methods out there, apart from braids and twists. It’s no wonder the market is flourishing with amazing pieces, and with the demand as high as it is, manufacturers have the right to raise the price, right?
But how much is too much to pay for a quality wig*?
This is what I found myself thinking out loud as I stared at an email response for a custom wig I had inquired about.
Every couple of months I feel that I reach a place where I’m just feeling kind of blah with my hair. It typically occurs around the season change and I immediately retreat to some sort of protective style in efforts to persuade myself away from the thoughts of chopping it all off or doing some kind of crazy hair color. This time, I decided I wanted to go the wig route.
Now I’ve never been one to wear wigs often. I feel that many of them look, well, wiggy. I want something that will look natural, but then have the freedom to snatch it off at night to let my scalp breathe and be able to stick to my washing schedule.
So when I came across a stylist on Instagram who makes custom units and shared a photo of the exact look I had in mind, I leaped!
Lace front, bob, nice color, with a natural part and hair line. I stared at the photo like omg that would look so good on me! I HAVE to have it!
I was directed to her website and didn’t see the wig so I filled out the contact box to inquire about it. She got back to me rather quickly and I think my mouth was open for a good 30 seconds as I read the words that the wig goes for $950 but she could do a deal at $750.
As I stated earlier, I’m not one who wears wigs* so I don’t know the typical running for a quality wig but I was assuming no more than $300.
While I will be keeping my coins to myself on this one, I was curious and wanted to know from the readers of BHI, how much is too much to spend on a wig*? And what do you believe is a reasonable price for a custom unit?