Growing up, I needed always asked myself and sometimes 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 would cry or even get a hiding place and so i would not have to endure the pain sensation of your teeth from the comb through my kinks. Often than not, to appease me, my mom would take me to the hair dresser to relax my course hard- to- manage hair; in Africa this is known as 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 due to too wrong and too frequent application by my hair dresser. And So I lost all my crowning glory. And this was once i found my solution: The Hair piece. Today, I am just one of the African women that love to wear “hair-that-does-not-belong-to-me”. But, does this justify our craze for brazilian hair?
What baffles me is the rate at which African women currently took a likening towards the Brazilian, Peruvian, Malaysian, Indian hairs. Lets not even 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 to a male friend of mine and then he said to me “Edna, It is possible to call me everything you want and have the highest pity for my girlfriend then again it is exactly what it is…. I will never pay for the price of weaves, wigs or Brazilian hair of any type for my woman and so i will likely be extremely proud if my sisters’ boyfriends and husbands perform same. Those ideas are extremely 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 the beautiful bridal dress, and the tiara on her full wild hair, I will only ask where those days have gone. Today, it’s almost unthinkable for a bride to walk down the aisle without hair extensions. Make that Brazilian Hair.
Some in the past, a lady would only braid her hair before Christmas. Wigs were utilized by the rich and political figures who desired to look classy. Unfortunately, many at times wound up like Tina Turner over a bad hair day. For your 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 have performed nothing to help the situation. We see these stars at movie premieres, in the movies, with 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 types through the Brazilian hair, Malaysian hair, Indian hair, Bohemian hairs and all sort of hairs named by their section of origin.
Precisely what is even sad is the fact, each one of these weaves result from each 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 get that compliment, “Oooh girl, you have good quality Brazilian hair there!” You already know all of us have that friend. Meanwhile, they actually do not know the distinction between these weaves.
I stumbled upon a lady who walked into a salon and wanted a big difference of hairdo. Mind you, she had on hair extensions so long as the Nile that was probably 2 weeks old and she bought 2 bits of 24-inch weave-ons. I was a bit envious of her since she can afford to get a whole new piece every 2 weeks and so i couldn’t. She brought a 33dexjpky of a celebrity with her hoping that this stylist could give her that same hair look . I was expecting her just to walk out with her pretty long hair. Once the stylist was completed her, your hair on her head was half the size of what she’d bought. Amazing, she can afford to chop everything Brazilian hair all inside the mission to look like some celebrities who could afford more hair weaves than she could.
Unless my little analysis was flawed, I saw that most natural-haired women save decent money in hair expenses when compared to the frequent patrons of hair weaves, thinking about the inflated expense of the weave, the charge to obtain it on, and the danger of not liking the end result, taking it well every week later and using another. I suppose some husbands and boyfriends could be the ones with weeping wallets, because to the big hair spenders, so long as the money keeps flowing they will likely still carry on getting one Brazilian weave after another.