One company that is currently catering to the various textures of black natural hair is the Heat Free Hair Movement, started by N-ZO Hair Studios, a Washington DC based salon. They got their inspiration from the countless women who wanted sew-ins as their protective style, but didn’t want to straighten their hair to blend with their style.
Prices range from $139 to $199 a bundle.
“I have always believed not only in embracing your natural ‘kinks’ and ‘curls’, but also in the benefits of sew-in weaves as a protective style. At my salon, we call it ‘the ultimate protective style’. Being natural for almost a decade, I experienced my greatest length retention during my one-year weave challenge back in 2005. My hair grew over 8 inches! Since then I have maintained both my hair and the hair of my clients through customized regimens and protective styling. Whether you are transitioning without chopping, growing your hair out, protecting it for a period of time, or considering going natural, The Heat Free Hair Movement provides an option that will allow you to embrace your journey with confidence and style.” — Ngozi Opara, HeatFree Owner/Creator