Growing up, I needed always asked myself and sometimes 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 mother would pull a comb through my kinks, I might cry or perhaps find a hiding place so I would not have to endure the anguish in the teeth in the comb through my kinks. Often than not, to appease me, my mom would take me on the hair dresser to relax my course hard- to- manage hair; in Africa this is called the stubborn hair. But soon that which was as soon as 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 that was after i found my solution: The Hair piece. Today, I am one of several African ladies who enjoy to wear “hair-that-does-not-belong-to-me”. But, accomplishes this justify our craze for brazilian virgin hair?
What baffles me may be the rate from which African women currently took a likening for 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 go in for such hair extensions. I used to be recently speaking to a male friend of mine and he thought to me “Edna, You are able to call me whatever you want and have the highest pity for my girlfriend however that is what it is…. I will never pay for the expense of weaves, wigs or Brazilian hair of any sort for my woman and i also is going to be extremely proud if my sisters’ boyfriends and husbands perform the same. Those activities are way 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. Taking a look at my mum in her own beautiful bridal dress, along with the tiara in her full curly hair, I can only ask where those days have gone. Today, it’s almost unthinkable to get a bride just to walk across 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 through the rich and political figures who desired to look classy. Unfortunately, many sometimes ended up like Tina Turner with a bad hair day. For our own religious sisters who couldn’t stand thinking about using what they called ‘the mermaid spirit’s hair,’ wool came in 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, in the movies, in the shopping centers 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 your Brazilian hair, Malaysian hair, Indian hair, Bohemian hairs and all of sort of hairs named by their part of origin.
Exactly what is even sad is the fact that, all these weaves are derived from all 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 inside the hot sweltering African sun. Some are installing these hairs just to get that compliment, “Oooh girl, you might have some really good Brazilian hair there!” You understand we all have that friend. Meanwhile, they do not really understand the difference between these weaves.
I ran across a lady who walked right into a salon and wanted a change of hairdo. Mind you, she had on hair extensions provided that the Nile which had been probably 2 weeks old and she bought 2 items of 24-inch weave-ons. I found myself a little envious of her since she can afford to buy a whole new piece every 2 weeks and that i couldn’t. She brought a 33dexjpky of any celebrity together with her hoping that the stylist could give her that same hair look . I was expecting her to walk by helping cover their her pretty long hair. By the time the stylist was completed her, the hair on her head was half the length of what she’d bought. Amazing, she could afford to chop everything that Brazilian hair all within the mission to appear 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 frequent patrons of hair weaves, taking into consideration the inflated expense of the weave, the charge to obtain it on, and the chance of not liking the actual end result, taking them back weekly later and wearing another one. I suppose some husbands and boyfriends could be the ones with weeping wallets, because to the big hair spenders, so long as the amount of money keeps flowing they will still go on purchasing one Brazilian weave after another.