Wigs vs Weaves vs Hair Extensions: Which is Better for you?

So you happen to need some quick beautiful solutions to help you cover up hair loss problems? perhaps it’s just a mild bad hair day or week? And you are having to decide which to go with – weaves, wigs or hair extensions? Well before we get into this topic, let’s just start off by saying it is all a matter of preference and conditions. Wigs, weaves and hair extensions are similar, but they serve different purposes. As a shopper it’s very important to learn the difference between them so that you can determine which one best suits your needs at that point and time.

Jerry Curl Lace Wigs

A wig is a head covering made from human hair, or synthetic fiber weft sewn onto a dome cap. Simply speaking, a wig is like a hat that you can put on or take off easily. It consists of a cap with hair attached. A weave is braided hair sewn down with the hair weft extensions, it entails braiding your natural hair and sewing the weaving hair bundles onto your own hair. Unlike weaves, hair extensions are usually clipped, glued, or sewn on natural hair by incorporating additional human hair. In general, all weaves are a type of hair extensions, but all extensions are not weaves. (I hope this makes sense)

While considering which one is better for you: weaves, wigs or hair extensions, you can consider the following aspects:

Pros and Cons of Wigs

Pros of Wigs

  • Infinite style options and looks: Instead of coloring your own natural hair, you can choose to wear a wig to change your hairstyle and hair color instantly to suit the occasion. By the way, this can save your original hair from harsh bleach and chemicals.
  • Lower price and longer lifespan: If you maintain a wig properly, it will last a really long time. In other words, it saves you a lot money instead of changing into a new hairstyle.
  • Wigs Protect your natural hair: Not only do wigs completely cover up the damaged strands and give you perfect hair, but wigs also gives time to the damaged hair strands to recover. While your natural hair is underneath the wig and not exposed to anything from the outside; like the outside factors that could have damaged hair in the first place. For example, active sun, poor products, and hot tools.

Pros of Wigs



Cons of wigs:
Reinstall daily: It’s better for you to take off the wig before bath time and daily before going to bed. It’s not a good choice to sleep or shower with your wigs on.
Not secure enough: It’s not as secure because it isn’t sewn onto your hair.

Wigs are definitely the best choice to cover up baldness or to completely transform your hairstyle without having to make a permanent change.

Brazilian Kinky Curl

Pros and Cons of Weaves or Hair Extensions

Most people incorporate a weave or hair extension to alter their hairstyle on a more permanent basis, since it’s not as easy to simply take off every day like a wig is.

Pros of Weaves or Hair Extensions

  • Different hairstyle: weaves change your style instantly, without cutting your hair or growing it out, normally your hair gets braided flat and the weave gets sewn onto your hair.
  • More secure: Weaves and hair extension feel more secure since they are attached to individual strands of your hair.
  • More natural: Weaves work with your existing natural hair. It just adds extra volume and length.

Cons of Weaves or Hair Extensions

  • Hair Loss: Improper application (like braiding hair too tight) can lead to hair loss.
  • Costly: Weaves can be costly to install and maintain, Daily maintenance may not be as easy as maintaining a wig because the weave is semi permanently sewn onto your braided hair.
  • Premature Tangling: If you use inferior quality hair, the hair it may tangle, shed, or look unnatural very quickly.

Which One is Best For You?

The decision on whether to choose a wig, a weave or a hair extension depends on your preferences and current circumstances. Weaves and hair extensions give similar results when it comes to length, volume, longevity, and realistic look. Wigs are much better for conditions like hair loss, thin or damaged hair.

About Prosperous Woman 100% Human Hair Extensions

Prosperous Woman 100% Human Hair Extensions is a Private Hair label; we are importers of exceptional Remy Quality Brazilian and Peruvian Human Hair weaving bundles, Closures, Lace frontals and ready to wear wigs from Quality Hair vendors all over Europe. In the search of good quality Human Hair Extensions that last; the Prosperous Woman Hair Label was founded by a beautiful African Woman (The Prosperous Woman) herself!

The Prosperous Woman- Enid Mashudu Munene

Prosperous Woman 100% Human Hair Extensions and wigs are a national favorite! 70% of South African women country wide prefer the Prosperous Woman Hair Extensions because of their affordability, durability and exceptional quality compared to its competitors in the market.

At Prosperous Woman Hair Extensions we are committed to sourcing the best quality Brazilian and Peruvian Human Hair weaving bundles from high esteemed Quality Hair vendors all over Europe and we are dedicated to bringing you the best quality Hair that lasts; at the price that wont break your bank!

Prosperous Woman 100% Human Hair

The Prosperous Woman Brazilian and Peruvian Human Hair weaving extensions come in different textures and styles: Straight Hair is the most commonly loved hair texture, it is loved for it’s tangle free, easy to wash, heat resistance and effortless styling followed by the Bodywave loved for its thick Body wave wavy curl that is guaranteed to add that glamorous look every time! The Deep wave, Jerry Curl and Kinky Curl textures have a lot in common; their curls are glamorous, full, thick and long lasting!

How to use Prosperous Woman Hair Bundles

Prosperous Woman Human Hair weaving bundles may be used as weave (sewn onto your natural Hair) and or sewn onto a wig cap and worn as a wig! Wigs, weaves and hair extensions are similar, but they serve different purposes. A shopper must learn the difference between them so that she can determine which one best suits her needs. (See Blog Post about weaving vs wigs). So whether you choose to purchase the Hair weaving bundles to weave on your hair or buying the hair bundles to make a wig; Prosperous Woman Human Hair bundles are your ultimate choice!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where does Prosperous Woman Hair come from and is it really Remy? 

A: Prosperous Woman Hair is 100% real human hair and comes directly from donors in European Countries.
We ONLY sell authentic 100% human Remy hair. Our hair is the best on the market and will last the longest BECAUSE we ONLY sell NATURAL, virgin, remy, Human Hair. full cuticle, 100% real human hair. Unlike other hair sold on the market,

Q: Where can I buy Prosperous Woman Hair?

A: You can purchase Prosperous Woman Human Hair online from www.valueciti.co.za or you can also visit any of our stores based in Soweto Bara Square.

 Q: What is Virgin Remy Hair? 

A: Virgin Remy Hair Refers to hair that is completely unprocessed, and intact. To qualify as virgin hair, it must meet rigorous standards including: not been permed, dyed, colored, bleached, chemically processed in any way. This also means it comes from a single donor, and all the cuticles are intact, running in the same direction.

Q: How much of Prosperous Woman Hair bundles will I need? 

A: It really depends on the look you are going for. For partial weaves you will typically need anywhere from 2-3 Hair weaving Bundles. For the average full head weave you will need at least 3 Bundles of hair. Longer and fuller styles typically require more hair. For people going for a fuller look, or working with hair 22 inches or longer, they should consider purchasing 4 bundles or more. 

Q: How do you care for Prosperous Woman Human hair? 

A: Because this is 100% human hair you would care for this hair just as you would your very own. Wash and condition it regularly. You can blow dry, but we recommend drying the hair by either sitting under a hair dryer or when possible let your hair air dry. Here is a tip, for flowing loose curls with out heat, try braiding your hair up at night, be sure to tuck it in a scarf or bonnet of some sort, the result will be curls that last all day. 

Q: Can I cut and trim Prosperous Woman hair? 

A: Most definitely. Remember this is natural hair, so it needs the same attention and care that you would give your own. Your own natural hair needs to be trimmed and cleaned up for it to flow the way you would prefer…..so the Prosperous Woman Human hair needs the same attention. We recommend trimming and cleaning up your ends after your initial installment of your weave or extensions. This will allow your hair to flow beautifully! As far as cutting, it would definitely be your choice depending on your style, but we ALWAYS recommend that every client makes this hair their own, by framing your face and finding a style that fits YOU. 

Q: How often should I wash Prosperous Woman Human Hair? 

A: Wash it as often as you like and condition when possible, remember this hair is very strong and durable. Be careful to pay attention to your natural hair underneath, making sure to dry it properly to prevent mildew. 

Q:How long will this hair last? 

A: With proper care, this hair will last until YOU decide that you’re ready for new hair. 

Q: Can I color Prosperous Woman Human hair? 

A: Yes. You can color or highlight your Prosperous Woman 100% Human Hair with any permanent color kit available at most beauty supply stores. It is highly recommended by Prosperous Woman Human Hair, that you allow a professional to color your hair to avoid any damages.

Q: Wigs What is a lace wig? 

A: A lace wig or a lace front wig is a special type of hairpiece or wig designed with a sheer lace base. Lace front wigs are made with real human hair which tied, by hand, to a sheer lace base. 

Q: How long will a lace wig last? 

A: A lace wig unit can last for many months or even years depending on your usage and upkeep. The types of glues that are used during the application method also applies to the life span of your unit. For example, the lace wig can be compared to the tires on car; of course the more you drive your car, the more worn down the tires become and the need for replacement tires becomes greater. The idea remains that if you plan to wear your wig more often, the natural need for a new unit will become greater as the hair naturally degrades due to extended periods of use. 

Q: Can I swim in a lace wig? 

A: Yes. You can do your usual activities with this wig on daily. Only avoid swimming or sweating for 24 hours after applying adhesives and tapes. If you. Other than that, no one will ever know the hair is not growing from your own scalp! Also make sure you use a waterproof adhesive. Not all adhesives and glues are waterproof. 

Q: To make a wig or to weave onto my hair?

A: You can choose to use the Prosperous Woman 100% Human Hair Bundles to weave into your hair and or make a wig.

Reasons to love Prosperous Woman Human Hair Extensions

  • This hair is clean; washed with an industrial shampoo, then sun dried before it was packaged.
  • This is completely virgin human hair, unprocessed and treated with no products.
  • The ends are left completely natural, there will be variations in length.
  • Our straight, wavy, and curly hair is always measured when the hair is straight.
  • Since the hair is not trimmed at the ends, there may be split ends.
  • The hair comes to life when shampooed, conditioned, and deep conditioned.
  • Our products will last you 1 to 2 years if properly installed and maintained.