Growing up, I had always asked myself and in some cases 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 mom would pull a comb through my kinks, I might cry as well as locate a hiding place thus i would not have to endure the pain sensation of your teeth of the comb through my kinks. Often than not, to appease me, my mom would take me to the hair dresser to chill out 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 because of too wrong and too frequent application by my hair dresser. Therefore I lost my crowning glory. And this was after i found my solution: Your Hair piece. Today, I am just one of several African women that want to wear “hair-that-does-not-belong-to-me”. But, accomplishes this justify our craze for brazilian hair?
What baffles me is the rate where African women today have taken a likening for the Brazilian, Peruvian, Malaysian, Indian hairs. Lets not focus on 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 found myself recently speaking with a male friend of mine and that he said to me “Edna, You are able to call me anything you want and notice the highest pity for my girlfriend but then it is exactly what it is…. I am going to never purchase the cost of weaves, wigs or Brazilian hair of any sort for my woman and so i will likely be extremely proud if my sisters’ boyfriends and husbands carry out the same. Those ideas are far too damn expensive”.
I remember when all of that the average woman had was her natural hair, and attachments were once-in-a-while luxuries. Taking a look at my mum in the beautiful bridal gown, and also the tiara on the full wavy hair, I could only ask where those times have gone. Today, it’s almost unthinkable to get a bride simply to walk on the aisle without hair extensions. Make that Brazilian Hair.
Some yrs ago, a girl would only braid her hair just before Christmas. Wigs were utilised from the rich and political figures who wanted to look classy. Unfortunately, many occasionally wound up like Tina Turner on the bad hair day. For our own religious sisters who couldn’t stand thinking about using the things they called ‘the mermaid spirit’s hair,’ wool arrived in handy.
Genevieve Nnajis, Yvonne Nelsons, Yvonne Okoros, Nadia Buaris and Jackie Appiahs did nothing to assist the situation. We notice these stars at movie premieres, from the movies, at the shopping malls the truth is everywhere flaunting their good Brazilian hairs. Now, African women walk the streets of Accra, Lagos and Johannesburg with weaves of all sorts in the Brazilian hair, Malaysian hair, Indian hair, Bohemian hairs and all of type of hairs named by their section of origin.
What exactly is even sad is the fact, every one of these weaves are derived 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 within the hot sweltering African sun. Some are installing these hairs in order to get that compliment, “Oooh girl, you might have some really good Brazilian hair there!” You already know everybody has that friend. Meanwhile, they do not understand the distinction between these weaves.
I came across a lady who walked in to a salon and wanted a big change of hairdo. Mind you, she had on hair extensions as long as the Nile that was probably 2 weeks old and she bought 2 bits of 24-inch weave-ons. I had been a little envious of her since she could afford to purchase a whole new piece every 2 weeks and so i couldn’t. She brought a 33dexjpky of any celebrity together hoping that this stylist could give her that same hair look . I was expecting her just to walk by helping cover their her pretty long hair. When the stylist was completed her, the hair on her head was half the size of what she’d bought. Amazing, she can afford to chop all of that Brazilian hair all within the pursuit to seem like some celebrities who can afford more hair weaves than she can.
Unless my little analysis was flawed, I saw that most natural-haired women save decent money in hair expenses in comparison to the frequent patrons of hair weaves, taking into consideration the inflated expense of the weave, the price to obtain it on, and the potential risk of not liking the result, taking them back every week later and putting on another one. I suppose some husbands and boyfriends would be the ones with weeping wallets, because for the big hair spenders, given that the funds keeps flowing they will still go on buying one Brazilian weave after another.