Being raised, I needed always asked myself and sometimes my mom why my woolly hair can hardly be tamed like those white little girls with pigtails I see inside the movies. And anytime my mother would pull a comb through my kinks, I might cry or perhaps locate a hiding place and so i would not have to endure the discomfort in the teeth in the comb through my kinks. Often than not, to appease me, my mother would take me to the hair dresser to rest my course hard- to- manage hair; in Africa this is called the stubborn hair. But soon that which 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. And So I lost all my crowning glory. Which was after i found my solution: The Hair piece. Today, I am one of several African women that enjoy to wear “hair-that-does-not-belong-to-me”. But, accomplishes this justify our craze for brazilian virgin hair?
What baffles me will be the rate at which African women nowadays have taken a likening on the Brazilian, Peruvian, Malaysian, Indian hairs. Lets not actually talk about how expensive these extensions are today. Don’t get me wrong, I am just not against it because I myself go in for such hair extensions. I used to be recently talking to a male friend of mine and the man believed to me “Edna, You are able to call me everything you want and notice the highest pity for my girlfriend but that is what it is…. I am going to never pay for the cost of weaves, wigs or Brazilian hair of any sort for my woman and that i will probably be extremely proud if my sisters’ boyfriends and husbands perform same. Those ideas are too damn expensive”.
I recall when everything the average woman had was her natural hair, and attachments were once-in-a-while luxuries. Looking at my mum in the beautiful wedding gown, and also the tiara in her full wavy hair, I could only ask where those days go. Today, it’s almost unthinkable for the bride just to walk down the aisle without hair extensions. Make that Brazilian Hair.
Some in the past, a lady would only braid her hair right before Christmas. Wigs were utilized by the rich and political figures who wished to look classy. Unfortunately, many from time to time finished up like Tina Turner over a bad hair day. For our religious sisters who couldn’t stand thinking about using what they called ‘the mermaid spirit’s hair,’ wool arrived handy.
Genevieve Nnajis, Yvonne Nelsons, Yvonne Okoros, Nadia Buaris and Jackie Appiahs have performed nothing to help the situation. We percieve these stars at movie premieres, in the movies, at 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 sorts from the Brazilian hair, Malaysian hair, Indian hair, Bohemian hairs and sort of hairs named by their part of origin.
Exactly what is even sad is that, all of these weaves result from all the aforementioned places except Africa. African women even walk around with weaves ranging from 8, 10, 12, 14,16 to 24 inches or even more inside the hot sweltering African sun. Some are installing these hairs in order to get that compliment, “Oooh girl, you possess good quality Brazilian hair there!” You know all of us have that friend. Meanwhile, they are doing not even are aware of the distinction between these weaves.
I ran across a lady who walked in a salon and wanted a big difference of hairdo. Mind you, she had on hair extensions given that the Nile which was probably 2 weeks old and she bought 2 components of 24-inch weave-ons. I had been a little envious of her since she can afford to get a fresh piece every 2 weeks and that i couldn’t. She brought a 33dexjpky of a celebrity together hoping that this stylist could give her that same hair look . I was expecting her simply to walk by helping cover their her pretty long hair. As soon as the stylist was completed her, your hair on the head was half the size of what she’d bought. Amazing, she can afford to chop all of that Brazilian hair all in the quest to look like some celebrities who could afford more hair weaves than she will.
Unless my little analysis was flawed, I found that most natural-haired women save decent money in hair expenses in comparison to the frequent patrons of hair weaves, considering the inflated expense of the weave, the charge to get it on, and the potential risk of not liking the actual end result, taking it away weekly later and using yet another one. I suppose some husbands and boyfriends will be the ones with weeping wallets, because to the big hair spenders, given that the amount of money keeps flowing they are going to still go on purchasing one Brazilian weave after another.