Being raised, I had always asked myself and often 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 and even locate a hiding place so I will not have to endure the anguish 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 unwind my course hard- to- manage hair; in Africa this is called the stubborn hair. But soon what was once 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. Thus I lost my crowning glory. And that was once i found my solution: The Hair piece. Today, I am one of several African females who love to wear “hair-that-does-not-belong-to-me”. But, does this justify our craze for brazilian virgin hair?
What baffles me is the rate in which African women nowadays have got a likening towards the Brazilian, Peruvian, Malaysian, Indian hairs. Lets not even speak about how expensive these extensions are today. Don’t misunderstand me, I am not against it because I myself get in for such hair extensions. I used to be recently speaking to a male friend of mine and he believed to me “Edna, It is possible to call me what you want and have 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 kind for my woman and so i will probably be extremely proud if my sisters’ boyfriends and husbands carry out the same. Those activities are far too damn expensive”.
I remember when all of that the typical woman had was her natural hair, and attachments were once-in-a-while luxuries. Checking out my mum in the beautiful bridal dress, and also the tiara on her full wild hair, I can only ask where those days go. Today, it’s almost unthinkable for the bride just to walk along the aisle without hair extensions. Make that Brazilian Hair.
Some yrs ago, a woman would only braid her hair just before Christmas. Wigs were utilized by the rich and political figures who desired to look classy. Unfortunately, many at times ended up being like Tina Turner on the bad hair day. For your religious sisters who couldn’t stand thinking about using the things they called ‘the mermaid spirit’s hair,’ wool started in handy.
Genevieve Nnajis, Yvonne Nelsons, Yvonne Okoros, Nadia Buaris and Jackie Appiahs did absolutely nothing to assist the situation. We notice these stars at movie premieres, in the movies, in 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 kinds from the Brazilian hair, Malaysian hair, Indian hair, Bohemian hairs and all of form of hairs named by their section of origin.
What exactly is even sad is, all these weaves come from all of 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 within the hot sweltering African sun. Some are installing these hairs in order to have that compliment, “Oooh girl, you possess good quality Brazilian hair there!” You know everyone has that friend. Meanwhile, they actually do not actually be aware of difference between these weaves.
I stumbled upon a lady who walked right into a salon and wanted a change of hairdo. Mind you, she had on hair extensions as long as the Nile which had been probably 2 weeks old and she bought 2 items of 24-inch weave-ons. I used to be a little bit envious of her since she can afford to acquire a new piece every 2 weeks and that i couldn’t. She brought a 33dexjpky of a celebrity along with her hoping the stylist could give her that same hair look . I expected her just to walk by helping cover their her pretty long hair. By the time the stylist was done her, your hair in her 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 appear like some celebrities who could afford more hair weaves than she will.
Unless my little analysis was flawed, I saw that most natural-haired women save good money in hair expenses when compared to frequent patrons of hair weaves, with the inflated value of the weave, the cost to have it on, and the potential risk of not liking the actual end result, taking it off a week later and putting on a different one. I suppose some husbands and boyfriends would be the ones with weeping wallets, because to the big hair spenders, given that the cash keeps flowing they will likely still continue getting one Brazilian weave after another.