Growing up, 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 from the movies. And anytime my mother would pull a comb through my kinks, I would personally cry or even find a hiding place therefore i will not have to endure the discomfort from 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 known as the stubborn hair. But soon what was after a full, fluffy healthy black cloud transformed into discolored strands falling lifeless from my head as a result of too wrong and too frequent application by my hair dresser. Thus I lost all of my crowning glory. And that was when I found my solution: The Hair piece. Today, I am just one of several African women that love 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 where African women today took a likening to the Brazilian, Peruvian, Malaysian, Indian hairs. Lets not even speak about 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 speaking to a male friend of mine and the man believed to me “Edna, It is possible to call me everything you want and have the highest pity for my girlfriend but it is exactly what it is…. I will never buy the price of weaves, wigs or Brazilian hair of any type for my woman and that i is going to be extremely proud if my sisters’ boyfriends and husbands do the same. Those ideas are way too damn expensive”.
I recall when everything the typical woman had was her natural hair, and attachments were once-in-a-while luxuries. Looking at my mum in her own beautiful wedding dress, and also the tiara on the full curly hair, I can only ask where those times have gone. Today, it’s almost unthinkable to get a bride simply to walk down 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 desired to look classy. Unfortunately, many from time to time ended up like Tina Turner on the bad hair day. For the religious sisters who couldn’t stand thinking about using what they called ‘the mermaid spirit’s hair,’ wool started in handy.
Genevieve Nnajis, Yvonne Nelsons, Yvonne Okoros, Nadia Buaris and Jackie Appiahs have performed absolutely nothing to help the situation. We have seen these stars at movie premieres, from the movies, with the departmental stores in fact everywhere flaunting their good Brazilian hairs. Now, African women walk the streets of Accra, Lagos and Johannesburg with weaves of all sorts through the Brazilian hair, Malaysian hair, Indian hair, Bohemian hairs and all of sort of hairs named by their part of origin.
What is even sad is the fact, each one of these weaves are derived from each of the aforementioned places except Africa. African women even walk around with weaves including 8, 10, 12, 14,16 to 24 inches or maybe more within the hot sweltering African sun. Some are installing these hairs simply to obtain that compliment, “Oooh girl, you have some good Brazilian hair there!” You realize all of us have that friend. Meanwhile, they actually do not actually be aware of difference between these weaves.
I ran across a lady who walked right into a salon and wanted a big difference of hairdo. Mind you, she had on hair extensions so long as the Nile which was probably 2 weeks old and she bought 2 bits of 24-inch weave-ons. I was a little envious of her since she could afford to acquire a whole new piece every 2 weeks and i also couldn’t. She brought a 33dexjpky of the celebrity together hoping how the stylist could give her that same hair look . I was expecting her just to walk by helping cover their her pretty long hair. Once the stylist was completed her, the hair in her head was half the duration of what she’d bought. Amazing, she could afford to chop all that Brazilian hair all within the pursuit to appear to be 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 in comparison to the frequent patrons of hair weaves, considering the inflated price of the weave, the cost to have it on, and the potential risk of not liking the end result, taking it well a week later and putting on another one. I suppose some husbands and boyfriends could be the ones with weeping wallets, because to the big hair spenders, as long as the amount of money keeps flowing they will likely still go on buying one Brazilian weave after another.