Wiggin Out: 13 Wigs For Protective Styling This Winter

February 12, 2014  |  
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Burr, it’s cold (or should we say polar- vortexing) so why not….PUT A WIG ON IT?!

The author wearing one of her favorite winter wigs.

Wigs can be a women’s best friend. They are the ultimate way to experiment with hair color, style, or cut without having to manipulate your own hair. In the winter, they also serve as a great protective style against winter weather’s damaging effects. Personally, I’ve been experimenting with wigs as a way to let my hair take a break from the constant manipulating I do to it weekly. Here’s 13 different types of wigs from one of my favorite affordable wig companies It’s a Wig! Check out these really great units you can experiment with this winter to keep your tresses healthy and shielded from the elements.

All Images courtesy of It’s A Wig! 




This stylish bang- styled wig  is a great option for winter weather. It’s a full wig so you don’t have to leave any of your own hair out. It’s also short enough  to fit under a cute winter hat.


Who says you can’t rock big hair during the winter? This look is great for the gal who still wants to draw attention with a dramatic curly style during the frigid winter weather.



Want a bang with sass? This unit  comes in a variety of two-toned options. If you have a  heart-shaped faced and really high cheek bones,  this wig will probably look great on you.


This 24 inch Brazilian Remi lace unit is a perfect option for ladies who love it straight and long. It has a part-lace frontal feature so the part looks like it yours. You can play around with the placement of the part and go for a side-bang  or middle part look if you want.



The ultimate mix to the short bob, this wig is great for the lady who loves the look of a blunt bang but wants a little bit of length.


Want an old-school doobie feel? This wig is perfect go-to winter wig. It’s short, easy to maintain, and flattering to a variety of face shapes. If you go for a wig like this, make sure that your carefully lay your own hair flat under a wig cap. Bulges are never cute!



Going to a costume-themed winter cocktail party… why not go back in time with this Marilyn Monroe style wig? Choose the color that works for you and party classy! Because it’s a full lace unit, you don’t have to worry about styling your own hair.



This wig is perfect for someone who is looking to experiment with style, cut and color. The longer hair in the front and shorter cut in the back are sure to spice up any winter look.  To make the wig look ultra natural, its part lace feature allows you to cut the part and fill in with your own hair.


Two Words: Super Simple. This half wig is great for someone who wants a natural looking style that is easy to maintain. Because it’s human hair, it can be also be curled or straightened depending on one’s preference.


Diva Alert!  You might be mistaken for a celebrity  with this super-long wavy wig. Surprise your co-workers or your beau with this ‘do the next time you feel like making a dramatic mid-winter hair change.


Recent looks on the red carpet have incorporated the remix pixie cut. Definitely not only a summer time staple, short hair ‘dos can be sexy all year round. This full wig’s voluminous side curls would look sizzling with a fitted suit and classic pumps.


Though super long, this wig can double as a scarf if it gets too cold out (just kidding!) Made of luxurious remi hair, it’s a great option for the woman who wants a full  straight bang wig that can last  a couple of months.


This winter, celebrities like Beyonce have been experimenting with this two-toned ombre look. A lover of curly ‘dos myself , this wig is perfect for shakin’ it in the mirror when you’re snowed in during a winter blizzard.  Another part lace unit, you can choose to blend the wig with your own hair or wear it as a full cap unit.

What are your favorite winter wig styles/brands or hair tips?

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Rana Campbell is wig-junkie and lover of turquoise. Follow her fashion and hair picks on Instagram. Or, for more wig inspiration check out It’s a Wig!’s Facebook page.

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  • Taneesha Culture Clash Thomas

    that simply lace doris is too cute! i need one in a 1B bout to google it.

  • Let It Be

    Question: what exactly are you protecting your hair from when you wear weaves and wigs? Is that a cop out to not wanting to do your own or not liking your own hair? When you do wear them, why not buy your texture and color? I seriously want to know. I’m not bashing or anything. I’m black, have waist length hair, and I have never worn weave or anything; never have set foot in a beauty shop. I seriously just don’t get it.

    • York

      A wig can protect your hair from the elements, as well as damage from heat, coloring, chemicals, etc. For example, when I wear my winter coat it snags my hair to the point where I can only wear it up. The cold air dries my hair out; in the summertime my hair has it’s own personality. In short, a wig is an excellent way to give your hair a break IF you wear it right. I have a lot of hair as well, but there are times when I just want to wash it, flat twist it, and rock a nice wig for a special event, or just to have a different look without committing to a color, cut, sew in, etc. And yes, if it’s a full wig there’s a good chance it won’t match my natural texture, simply because I have a FEW textures growing out my scalp…and, well, experimenting is fun.

      • Let It Be

        Ok. So how is that people still have damaged hair even when they wear wigs or weaves? Do they pull? I noticed you said if they are worn correctly. Also, with the sew in kind, does that not pull your natural hair too much when you wear them all the time? How does your scalp breath?

        • Jan

          A hair stylist can jack you up if you let them. I request that my stylist braids my real hair along with braiding hair. I also request looser braids on around my edges. Women don’t speak up or get their ends clipped after a sew in. I will wear a weave from 6- 8 weeks. I only go once to get my tracks tightened up. When i wash the weave, i apply deep conditioner to my scalp. weave can and will grow your hair, but you have to be responsible and careful about it. Your scalp does breathe under weave. I wear my hair for 3 days to a month if i feel like it. i still oil my scalp as well.

          • Let It Be

            Ok. Thanks guys for responding and being being nice about it. It makes sense. I know it’s not for everybody and wasn’t sure how it worked.

  • monitorette

    Ms Campbell, you may find the wig you’re wearing beautiful, but it definitely doesn’t suit you. Throw it away.

  • Coco black

    Ummmm….I’ve seen some bad wigs!! Really bad wigs lol!

  • Akilah

    I wore wigs for a year to grow my hair out. It’s a Wig makes horrible wigs. They don’t last for isht! I actually preferred half wigs because they looked more like weaves than wigs.