Being raised, 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 inside the movies. And anytime my mom would pull a comb through my kinks, I would cry as well as get a hiding place thus i will not have to endure the pain sensation of the teeth from the comb through my kinks. Often than not, to appease me, my mother would take me for the hair dresser to chill out 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 turned into discolored strands falling lifeless from my head because of too wrong and too frequent application by my hair dresser. Thus I lost all of my crowning glory. And this was as i found my solution: Your Hair piece. Today, I am just one of the African women that want 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 have taken a likening on the Brazilian, Peruvian, Malaysian, Indian hairs. Lets not discuss 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 had been recently speaking to a male friend of mine and then he said to me “Edna, You are able to call me anything you want and notice the highest pity for my girlfriend then again it is exactly what it is…. I will never buy the expense of weaves, wigs or Brazilian hair of any sort for my woman and i also is going to be extremely proud if my sisters’ boyfriends and husbands carry out the same. Those things are too damn expensive”.
I remember when everything the standard woman had was her natural hair, and attachments were once-in-a-while luxuries. Taking a look at my mum in her beautiful wedding gown, and also the tiara on her full wild hair, I will only ask where those times have gone. Today, it’s almost unthinkable for the bride to walk down the aisle without hair extensions. Make that Brazilian Hair.
Some in the past, a lady would only braid her hair prior to Christmas. Wigs were utilised with the rich and political figures who wanted to look classy. Unfortunately, many sometimes finished up like Tina Turner with a bad hair day. For our 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 percieve these stars at movie premieres, within the movies, in the departmental stores in reality everywhere flaunting their good Brazilian hairs. Now, African women walk the streets of Accra, Lagos and Johannesburg with weaves of all sorts from your Brazilian hair, Malaysian hair, Indian hair, Bohemian hairs and all sorts of type of hairs named by their area of origin.
What exactly is even sad is that, all these weaves originate from all 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 from the hot sweltering African sun. Some are installing these hairs simply to have that compliment, “Oooh girl, you possess some terrific Brazilian hair there!” You understand everybody has that friend. Meanwhile, they generally do not even know the difference between these weaves.
I ran across a lady who walked in to a salon and wanted a difference of hairdo. Mind you, she had on hair extensions as long as the Nile that has been 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 could afford to purchase a brand new piece every 2 weeks and that i couldn’t. She brought a 33dexjpky of any celebrity along with her hoping how the stylist could give her that same hair look . I was expecting her to walk out with her pretty long hair. Once the stylist was completed her, the hair on her head was half the duration of what she’d bought. Amazing, she could afford to chop all that Brazilian hair all from the pursuit to appear like some celebrities who could afford more hair weaves than she will.
Unless my little analysis was flawed, I discovered that most natural-haired women save decent money in hair expenses when compared to frequent patrons of hair weaves, considering the inflated value of the weave, the price to have it on, and the chance of not liking the outcome, taking them back a week later and wearing another one. I suppose some husbands and boyfriends could be the ones with weeping wallets, because for the big hair spenders, given that the cash keeps flowing they will still keep on buying one Brazilian weave after another.