Growing up, I had always asked myself and quite 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 mom would pull a comb through my kinks, I would personally cry or perhaps find a hiding place therefore i will not have to endure the pain of your teeth from the comb through my kinks. Often than not, to appease me, my mother would take me for the hair dresser to rest my course hard- to- manage hair; in Africa this is known as 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. So I lost all my crowning glory. And therefore was once i found my solution: Your Hair piece. Today, I am just one of several African women that want to wear “hair-that-does-not-belong-to-me”. But, performs this justify our craze for brazilian virgin hair?
What baffles me is the rate where African women today have got a likening for the Brazilian, Peruvian, Malaysian, Indian hairs. Lets not even discuss 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 found myself recently speaking with a male friend of mine and that he thought to me “Edna, You can call me anything you want and notice the highest pity for my girlfriend however that is what it is…. I will never purchase the expense of weaves, wigs or Brazilian hair of any kind for my woman and i also will probably be extremely proud if my sisters’ boyfriends and husbands perform same. Those ideas are far too damn expensive”.
I remember when everything that the standard woman had was her natural hair, and attachments were once-in-a-while luxuries. Checking out my mum in the beautiful bridal dress, as well as the tiara on the full wild hair, I will only ask where those days have gone. Today, it’s almost unthinkable to get a bride to walk on the aisle without hair extensions. Make that Brazilian Hair.
Some yrs ago, a girl would only braid her hair prior to Christmas. Wigs were used from the rich and political figures who wanted to look classy. Unfortunately, many sometimes wound up like Tina Turner on the bad hair day. For our own religious sisters who couldn’t stand the very thought of using anything 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 notice these stars at movie premieres, in the movies, at 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 types in the Brazilian hair, Malaysian hair, Indian hair, Bohemian hairs and all of kind of hairs named by their section of origin.
What exactly is even sad is, 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 even more within the hot sweltering African sun. Some are installing these hairs just to obtain that compliment, “Oooh girl, you might have good quality Brazilian hair there!” You understand everybody has that friend. Meanwhile, they actually do not actually be aware of difference between these weaves.
I came across a lady who walked into 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 used to be a bit envious of her since she could afford to purchase a whole new piece every 2 weeks and that i couldn’t. She brought a 33dexjpky of your celebrity with her hoping that this stylist could give her that same hair look . I was expecting her simply to walk out with her pretty long hair. By the time the stylist was completed her, the hair on her head was half the size of what she’d bought. Amazing, she can afford to chop everything that Brazilian hair all from the mission to look like some celebrities who can afford more hair weaves than she can.
Unless my little analysis was flawed, I found that most natural-haired women save decent money in hair expenses compared to the frequent patrons of hair weaves, considering the inflated price of the weave, the fee to obtain it on, and the chance of not liking the actual end result, taking it well a week later and wearing a different one. I suppose some husbands and boyfriends is definitely the ones with weeping wallets, because for that big hair spenders, so long as the funds keeps flowing they will still continue getting one Brazilian weave after another.