Being raised, I needed always asked myself and in some cases my mom 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 or perhaps find a hiding place thus i will not have to endure the discomfort in the teeth in the comb through my kinks. Often than not, to appease me, my mother would take me for the hair dresser to relax my course hard- to- manage hair; in Africa this is called the stubborn hair. But soon that which was once a full, fluffy healthy black cloud transformed into discolored strands falling lifeless from my head as a consequence of too wrong and too frequent application by my hair dresser. And So I lost all of my crowning glory. And this was once i found my solution: The 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 hair?
What baffles me is definitely the rate in which African women these days took a likening on the Brazilian, Peruvian, Malaysian, Indian hairs. Lets not actually talk about how expensive these extensions are today. Don’t misunderstand me, I am just not against it because I myself get in for such hair extensions. I was recently speaking to a male friend of mine and that he thought to me “Edna, You can call me what you want and experience the highest pity for my girlfriend but it is exactly what it is…. I am going to never buy the price of weaves, wigs or Brazilian hair of any kind for my woman and I will probably be extremely proud if my sisters’ boyfriends and husbands perform the same. Those things are extremely damn expensive”.
I remember when everything that the average woman had was her natural hair, and attachments were once-in-a-while luxuries. Taking a look at my mum in her beautiful wedding dress, along with the tiara in her full curly hair, I can only ask where those times have gone. Today, it’s almost unthinkable for a bride just to walk on the aisle without hair extensions. Make that Brazilian Hair.
Some years back, a girl would only braid her hair before Christmas. Wigs were used by the rich and political figures who planned to look classy. Unfortunately, many occasionally finished up like Tina Turner on the bad hair day. For our religious sisters who couldn’t stand thinking about using whatever they called ‘the mermaid spirit’s hair,’ wool arrived handy.
Genevieve Nnajis, Yvonne Nelsons, Yvonne Okoros, Nadia Buaris and Jackie Appiahs did absolutely nothing to help the situation. We have seen these stars at movie premieres, within the movies, on the shopping malls 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 the Brazilian hair, Malaysian hair, Indian hair, Bohemian hairs and all sorts of sort of hairs named by their area of origin.
What exactly is even sad is the fact that, all these weaves come from every one of the aforementioned places except Africa. African women even walk around with weaves starting from 8, 10, 12, 14,16 to 24 inches or even more from the hot sweltering African sun. Some are installing these hairs in order to get that compliment, “Oooh girl, you possess some really good Brazilian hair there!” You know we all have that friend. Meanwhile, they actually do not actually are aware of the difference between these weaves.
I stumbled upon a lady who walked right into 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 was a bit envious of her since she could afford to buy a fresh piece every 2 weeks and that i couldn’t. She brought a 33dexjpky of the celebrity with her hoping how the stylist could give her that same hair look . I was expecting her simply 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 that Brazilian hair all inside the pursuit to appear to be some celebrities who can afford more hair weaves than she could.
Unless my little analysis was flawed, I saw that most natural-haired women save good money in hair expenses compared to the frequent patrons of hair weaves, thinking about the inflated price of the weave, the charge to get it on, and the risk of not liking the end result, taking it away per week later and putting on another one. I suppose some husbands and boyfriends is definitely the ones with weeping wallets, because for your big hair spenders, as long as the cash keeps flowing they may still go on purchasing one Brazilian weave after another.