Growing up, 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 locate a hiding place therefore i will not have to endure the pain sensation of the teeth of the comb through my kinks. Often than not, to appease me, my mom would take me on 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 as a consequence of too wrong and too frequent application by my hair dresser. So I lost all of my crowning glory. And therefore was once i found my solution: The Hair piece. Today, I am just one of the African ladies who enjoy to wear “hair-that-does-not-belong-to-me”. But, does this justify our craze for brazilian virgin hair?
What baffles me is definitely the rate where African women today have got a likening towards the Brazilian, Peruvian, Malaysian, Indian hairs. Lets not actually talk 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 with a male friend of mine and he thought to me “Edna, You are able to call me what you want and feel the highest pity for my girlfriend but that is what it is…. I am going to never pay money for the cost of weaves, wigs or Brazilian hair of any kind for my woman and so i is going to be extremely proud if my sisters’ boyfriends and husbands carry out the same. Those activities are far too damn expensive”.
I recall when all that the typical woman had was her natural hair, and attachments were once-in-a-while luxuries. Looking at my mum in their 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 simply to walk across the aisle without hair extensions. Make that Brazilian Hair.
Some years ago, a female would only braid her hair just before Christmas. Wigs were utilised with the rich and political figures who wanted to look classy. Unfortunately, many from time to time wound up like Tina Turner with a bad hair day. For our own religious sisters who couldn’t stand the idea of using whatever 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 assist the situation. We notice these stars at movie premieres, in the movies, at the departmental stores the truth is everywhere flaunting their good Brazilian hairs. Now, African women walk the streets of Accra, Lagos and Johannesburg with weaves of all kinds in the Brazilian hair, Malaysian hair, Indian hair, Bohemian hairs and all sorts of kind of hairs named by their area of origin.
Precisely what is even sad is the fact, all these weaves originate 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 maybe more from the hot sweltering African sun. Some are installing these hairs only to have that compliment, “Oooh girl, you possess good quality Brazilian hair there!” You realize all of us have that friend. Meanwhile, they are doing not really understand the distinction between these weaves.
I stumbled upon a lady who walked right into a salon and wanted a big difference 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 was a bit envious of her since she can afford to buy a new piece every 2 weeks and I couldn’t. She brought a 33dexjpky of a celebrity along with her hoping how the stylist could give her that same hair look . I expected her to walk by helping cover their her pretty long hair. When 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 everything Brazilian hair all within the quest to seem like some celebrities who can afford more hair weaves than she can.
Unless my little analysis was flawed, I realized that most natural-haired women save good money in hair expenses when compared to the frequent patrons of hair weaves, with the inflated cost of the weave, the cost to have it on, and the chance of not liking the end result, taking them back weekly later and wearing a different one. I suppose some husbands and boyfriends will be the ones with weeping wallets, because for the big hair spenders, provided that the cash keeps flowing they will still keep on getting one Brazilian weave after another.