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 mother would pull a comb through my kinks, I might cry as well as find a hiding place therefore i would not have to endure the anguish in the teeth of your comb through my kinks. Often than not, to appease me, my mother would take me towards the hair dresser to chill out my course hard- to- manage hair; in Africa this is called the stubborn hair. But soon what was when a full, fluffy healthy black cloud turned into discolored strands falling lifeless from my head due to too wrong and too frequent application by my hair dresser. So I lost all my crowning glory. And this was when I found my solution: The Hair piece. Today, I am just one of several African women who enjoy 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 these days have got a likening towards the Brazilian, Peruvian, Malaysian, Indian hairs. Lets not even talk about how expensive these extensions are today. Don’t misunderstand me, I am just not against it because I myself go in for such hair extensions. I used to be recently talking to a male friend of mine and that he believed to me “Edna, It is possible to call me everything you want and experience the highest pity for my girlfriend then again that is what it is…. I will never pay for the price of weaves, wigs or Brazilian hair of any kind for my woman and that i will likely be extremely proud if my sisters’ boyfriends and husbands perform same. Those activities are too damn expensive”.
I recall when all of that the normal woman had was her natural hair, and attachments were once-in-a-while luxuries. Considering my mum in the beautiful bridal dress, and also the tiara on her full wild hair, I will only ask where those times have gone. Today, it’s almost unthinkable for a bride to walk on the aisle without hair extensions. Make that Brazilian Hair.
Some in the past, a female would only braid her hair just before Christmas. Wigs were utilized with the rich and political figures who desired to look classy. Unfortunately, many from time to time ended up like Tina Turner with a bad hair day. For the religious sisters who couldn’t stand the idea of using the things they called ‘the mermaid spirit’s hair,’ wool arrived handy.
Genevieve Nnajis, Yvonne Nelsons, Yvonne Okoros, Nadia Buaris and Jackie Appiahs have done absolutely nothing to assist the situation. We notice these stars at movie premieres, within the movies, on the departmental stores actually everywhere flaunting their good Brazilian hairs. Now, African women walk the streets of Accra, Lagos and Johannesburg with weaves of all kinds through the Brazilian hair, Malaysian hair, Indian hair, Bohemian hairs and all of sort of hairs named by their section of origin.
What is even sad is the fact that, all of these weaves originate from every one 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 from the hot sweltering African sun. Some are installing these hairs in order to get that compliment, “Oooh girl, you may have some really good Brazilian hair there!” You know everyone has that friend. Meanwhile, they are doing not really are aware of the distinction between these weaves.
I stumbled upon a lady who walked in a salon and wanted a big difference of hairdo. Mind you, she had on hair extensions so long as the Nile which was probably 2 weeks old and she bought 2 pieces of 24-inch weave-ons. I had been a bit envious of her since she could afford to acquire 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 completed her, your hair in her head was half the duration of what she’d bought. Amazing, she could afford to chop all of that Brazilian hair all inside the pursuit to appear like some celebrities who could afford more hair weaves than she could.
Unless my little analysis was flawed, I found that most natural-haired women save good money in hair expenses compared to the frequent patrons of hair weaves, taking into consideration the inflated expense of the weave, the price to have it on, and the risk of not liking the actual end result, taking it well a week later and using a different one. I suppose some husbands and boyfriends would be the ones with weeping wallets, because to the big hair spenders, so long as the cash keeps flowing they are going to still keep on purchasing one Brazilian weave after another.