Growing up, I needed always asked myself and quite often my mother why my woolly hair can hardly be tamed like those white little girls with pigtails I see within the movies. And anytime my mother would pull a comb through my kinks, I would personally cry or even look for a hiding place thus i would not have to endure the anguish of the teeth in the comb through my kinks. Often than not, to appease me, my mother would take me on the hair dresser to rest my course hard- to- manage hair; in Africa this is called the stubborn hair. But soon that which was as soon as a full, fluffy healthy black cloud transformed into discolored strands falling lifeless from my head as a consequence of too wrong and too frequent application by my hair dresser. So I lost all my crowning glory. And that was after i found my solution: Your Hair piece. Today, I am one of several African women that like to wear “hair-that-does-not-belong-to-me”. But, performs this justify our craze for brazilian virgin hair?
What baffles me is definitely the rate at which African women nowadays have got a likening for the Brazilian, Peruvian, Malaysian, Indian hairs. Lets not actually focus on how expensive these extensions are today. Don’t misunderstand me, I am just not against it because I myself go in for such hair extensions. I found myself recently speaking to a male friend of mine and he believed to me “Edna, It is possible to call me everything you want and have the highest pity for my girlfriend however it is exactly what it is…. I will never purchase the fee for weaves, wigs or Brazilian hair of any type for my woman and i also is going to be extremely proud if my sisters’ boyfriends and husbands perform the same. Those activities are extremely damn expensive”.
I recall when all that the typical woman had was her natural hair, and attachments were once-in-a-while luxuries. Taking a look at my mum in her beautiful bridal gown, and the tiara in her full wild hair, I can only ask where those times have gone. Today, it’s almost unthinkable to get a bride simply to walk across the aisle without hair extensions. Make that Brazilian Hair.
Some in the past, a woman would only braid her hair prior to Christmas. Wigs were utilized with the rich and political figures who planned to look classy. Unfortunately, many at times wound up like Tina Turner on a bad hair day. For our religious sisters who couldn’t stand thinking about using whatever they called ‘the mermaid spirit’s hair,’ wool arrived in handy.
Genevieve Nnajis, Yvonne Nelsons, Yvonne Okoros, Nadia Buaris and Jackie Appiahs have done nothing to help the situation. We notice these stars at movie premieres, within the movies, on the shopping malls actually everywhere flaunting their good Brazilian hairs. Now, African women walk the streets of Accra, Lagos and Johannesburg with weaves of all types from your Brazilian hair, Malaysian hair, Indian hair, Bohemian hairs and all sort of hairs named by their part of origin.
Exactly what is even sad is the fact that, all these weaves originate from all of the aforementioned places except Africa. African women even walk around with weaves starting from 8, 10, 12, 14,16 to 24 inches or even more from the hot sweltering African sun. Some are installing these hairs just to have that compliment, “Oooh girl, you possess some really good Brazilian hair there!” You already know we all have that friend. Meanwhile, they actually do not be aware of distinction between these weaves.
I ran across a lady who walked in a salon and wanted a difference of hairdo. Mind you, she had on hair extensions provided that the Nile which 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 buy a fresh piece every 2 weeks and I couldn’t. She brought a 33dexjpky of your celebrity along with her hoping the stylist could give her that same hair look . I was expecting her to walk by helping cover their her pretty long hair. Once the stylist was completed her, your hair in her head was half the length of what she’d bought. Amazing, she can afford to chop all of that Brazilian hair all inside the pursuit to appear like some celebrities who could afford more hair weaves than she could.
Unless my little analysis was flawed, I found that most natural-haired women save decent money in hair expenses when compared to frequent patrons of hair weaves, thinking about the inflated cost of the weave, the fee to get it on, and the risk of not liking the end result, taking it well per week later and putting on another. I suppose some husbands and boyfriends will be the ones with weeping wallets, because to the big hair spenders, so long as the money keeps flowing they may still keep on getting one Brazilian weave after another.