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 from the movies. And anytime my mother would pull a comb through my kinks, I would personally cry or even look for a hiding place therefore i will not have to endure the pain of the teeth in the comb through my kinks. Often than not, to appease me, my mom 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. Therefore I lost all of my crowning glory. And this was as i found my solution: Your Hair piece. Today, I am one of the African women who love to wear “hair-that-does-not-belong-to-me”. But, accomplishes this justify our craze for brazilian hair?
What baffles me will be the rate at which African women currently took a likening for the Brazilian, Peruvian, Malaysian, Indian hairs. Lets not really speak about 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 had been recently conversing with a male friend of mine and he believed to me “Edna, You are able to call me anything you want and feel the highest pity for my girlfriend however that is what it is…. I will never pay for the fee for weaves, wigs or Brazilian hair of any sort for my woman and that i will likely be extremely proud if my sisters’ boyfriends and husbands perform the same. Those ideas 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. Taking a look at my mum in her beautiful wedding dress, along with the tiara in her full wavy hair, I could only ask where those times have gone. Today, it’s almost unthinkable for the bride to walk down the aisle without hair extensions. Make that Brazilian Hair.
Some yrs ago, a girl would only braid her hair right before Christmas. Wigs were used with the rich and political figures who desired to look classy. Unfortunately, many occasionally wound up like Tina Turner with a bad hair day. For the religious sisters who couldn’t stand the thought of 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 see these stars at movie premieres, inside the movies, with the shopping centers 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 from your Brazilian hair, Malaysian hair, Indian hair, Bohemian hairs and all sorts of type of hairs named by their part of origin.
Precisely what is even sad is the fact, each one of these weaves are derived from each of the aforementioned places except Africa. African women even walk around with weaves which range from 8, 10, 12, 14,16 to 24 inches or maybe more in the hot sweltering African sun. Some are installing these hairs simply to obtain that compliment, “Oooh girl, you possess some terrific Brazilian hair there!” You know all of us have that friend. Meanwhile, they do not even understand the difference between these weaves.
I discovered a lady who walked in a salon and wanted a big difference of hairdo. Mind you, she had on hair extensions as long as the Nile that was probably 2 weeks old and she bought 2 items of 24-inch weave-ons. I had been a bit envious of her since she can afford to get a fresh piece every 2 weeks and I couldn’t. She brought a 33dexjpky of the celebrity along 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 on the head was half the length of what she’d bought. Amazing, she can afford to chop all of that Brazilian hair all within the quest to appear to be 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 good money in hair expenses when compared to frequent patrons of hair weaves, thinking about the inflated price of the weave, the charge to get it on, and the chance of not liking the outcome, taking it away per week later and putting on a different one. I suppose some husbands and boyfriends is definitely the ones with weeping wallets, because for that big hair spenders, provided that the amount of money keeps flowing they are going to still keep on getting one Brazilian weave after another.