Being raised, I needed always asked myself and often my mom why my woolly hair can hardly be tamed like those white little girls with pigtails I see in the movies. And anytime my mom would pull a comb through my kinks, I would cry and even find a hiding place and so i will not have to endure the discomfort of your teeth of your comb through my kinks. Often than not, to appease me, my mom would take me towards the hair dresser to unwind my course hard- to- manage hair; in Africa this is called the stubborn hair. But soon what was after a full, fluffy healthy black cloud transformed into discolored strands falling lifeless from my head due to too wrong and too frequent application by my hair dresser. Therefore I lost all my crowning glory. Which was once i found my solution: Your Hair piece. Today, I am one of many African women that like to wear “hair-that-does-not-belong-to-me”. But, accomplishes this justify our craze for brazilian virgin hair?
What baffles me is definitely the rate from which African women nowadays took a likening towards the Brazilian, Peruvian, Malaysian, Indian hairs. Lets not really discuss how expensive these extensions are today. Don’t get me wrong, I am not against it because I myself go in for such hair extensions. I found myself recently conversing with a male friend of mine and the man said to me “Edna, You are able to call me whatever you want and experience the highest pity for my girlfriend then again that is what it is…. I will never pay for the expense of weaves, wigs or Brazilian hair of any sort for my woman and i also will probably be extremely proud if my sisters’ boyfriends and husbands perform the same. Those ideas are too damn expensive”.
I remember when all that the average woman had was her natural hair, and attachments were once-in-a-while luxuries. Taking a look at my mum in her beautiful bridal dress, along with the tiara on the full curly hair, I could only ask where those times have gone. Today, it’s almost unthinkable to get a bride just to walk across the aisle without hair extensions. Make that Brazilian Hair.
Some years back, a girl would only braid her hair right before Christmas. Wigs were utilised from the rich and political figures who planned to look classy. Unfortunately, many from time to time finished up like Tina Turner with a bad hair day. For the religious sisters who couldn’t stand the very thought of using what they called ‘the mermaid spirit’s hair,’ wool arrived in handy.
Genevieve Nnajis, Yvonne Nelsons, Yvonne Okoros, Nadia Buaris and Jackie Appiahs have done absolutely nothing to assist the situation. We see these stars at movie premieres, in the movies, on the shopping centers in fact everywhere flaunting their good Brazilian hairs. Now, African women walk the streets of Accra, Lagos and Johannesburg with weaves of all kinds from your Brazilian hair, Malaysian hair, Indian hair, Bohemian hairs and all sorts of kind of hairs named by their region of origin.
Precisely what is even sad is the fact that, each one of these weaves originate from all the aforementioned places except Africa. African women even walk around with weaves including 8, 10, 12, 14,16 to 24 inches or even more within the hot sweltering African sun. Some are installing these hairs in order to obtain that compliment, “Oooh girl, you might have good quality Brazilian hair there!” You already know we all have that friend. Meanwhile, they generally do not even understand the difference between these weaves.
I came across a lady who walked right into a salon and wanted a difference of hairdo. Mind you, she had on hair extensions so long as the Nile that was probably 2 weeks old and she bought 2 bits of 24-inch weave-ons. I found myself just a little envious of her since she can afford to purchase a brand new piece every 2 weeks and I couldn’t. She brought a 33dexjpky of a celebrity together hoping the stylist could give her that same hair look . I was expecting her to walk by helping cover their her pretty long hair. When the stylist was completed her, the hair on her head was half the length of what she’d bought. Amazing, she could afford to chop everything that Brazilian hair all from the mission to appear to be some celebrities who could afford more hair weaves than she will.
Unless my little analysis was flawed, I saw that most natural-haired women save good money in hair expenses compared to the frequent patrons of hair weaves, thinking about the inflated cost of the weave, the fee to get it on, and the potential risk of not liking the outcome, taking it well every week later and wearing another. I suppose some husbands and boyfriends could be the ones with weeping wallets, because for that big hair spenders, as long as the cash keeps flowing they may still carry on getting one Brazilian weave after another.