Made in Naija: Hair by Type4 Custom Wig – Product Review

In November 2014, I reached out to Lade of Rehairducation about making a wig. If you don’t know who Lade is, she is a Nigerian on a fantastic healthy hair journey and right now she’s past waist length. One of the reasons she attributes to her hair success is protective styling with U-part wigs.

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Hair by Type4 Wigs is owned by Lade and her sister, Tayo. They offer custom and ready-made wigs and the wigs are machine-made. The custom-made wigs are made to your measurements. We scheduled a meeting where I dropped off the hair, had my head measurements taken, and had all my questions answered. Both Lade and Tayo were extremely friendly and professional during the entire process.
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The wig as 4 clips, similar to clip-in extensions. Two are around the U-part and the other two are at the sides. It also has two straps at the back of the wig. The wig stays quite securely on my head.
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I really like this wig. However, I’m not so comfortable with having my hair out, which is not fault of the wig. To combat this, I moisturized every day and co-washed every 3 – 4 days. I noticed some breakage but it wasn’t more than normal. My hair doesn’t blend so well with the wig. This is also not the fault of the wig. It’s due to the type of hair I used. I was over 3 months post and this hair is quite silky. The wig would blend better if I used hair with a “yaki” texture.
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The wig is a bit expensive but it should last for some time. I would consider it an investment since they last for so long.  The wefts seem to stay very close and tight to the net. I’ve never had a hand-sewn wig but I would imagine that the wefts may loosen over time. The wig got mistaken for a weave several times. So, it doesn’t look “wiggy”. Personally, I would like all of my hair protected. However, this wig did a great job protecting the rest of my hair. This is a good product and I got excellent, professional service. I would recommend this wig (if it is in your budget).

Q and A

  • How long to the wigs last? According to Lade and Tayo, their wigs last 7+ years.
  • How much was the wig you made? It cost N25,000.
  • What is the turnaround time? It took one week. I dropped off the hair on a Saturday and picked it up the following Saturday.
  • What type of hair can be used to make the wig? According to them, any type of hair that is on a weft can be made into a wig.
If you want to to find out more about Hair by Type4 wigs, you can contact them via email (hairbytype4@gmail.com).
DISCLOSURE: THE PRODUCT REVIEWED IN THIS POST WAS PURCHASED WITH MY MONEY. I HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY COMPENSATION FOR WRITING THIS POST. THE OPINIONS ARE COMPLETELY MY OWN AND BASED ON MY EXPERIENCE.