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 in the movies. And anytime my mother would pull a comb through my kinks, I would cry and even get a hiding place and so i will not have to endure the discomfort in the teeth from the comb through my kinks. Often than not, to appease me, my mom would take me for the hair dresser to unwind my course hard- to- manage hair; in Africa this is called the stubborn hair. But soon what was after 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 of my crowning glory. And this was once i found my solution: Your Hair piece. Today, I am one of many African women that want to wear “hair-that-does-not-belong-to-me”. But, performs this justify our craze for brazilian hair?
What baffles me will be the rate at which African women these days took a likening to the Brazilian, Peruvian, Malaysian, Indian hairs. Lets not really speak 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 had been recently speaking to a male friend of mine and the man believed to me “Edna, You are able to call me anything you want and have the highest pity for my girlfriend but it is exactly what it is…. I will never pay money for the fee for weaves, wigs or Brazilian hair of any type for my woman and that i will be extremely proud if my sisters’ boyfriends and husbands perform the same. Those ideas are far too damn expensive”.
I remember when all of that the standard woman had was her natural hair, and attachments were once-in-a-while luxuries. Considering my mum in their beautiful wedding dress, as well as the tiara in her full wavy hair, I will only ask where those times go. Today, it’s almost unthinkable for any bride just to walk along the aisle without hair extensions. Make that Brazilian Hair.
Some years back, a lady would only braid her hair prior to Christmas. Wigs were utilized from the rich and political figures who wished to look classy. Unfortunately, many sometimes ended up being like Tina Turner on a bad hair day. For the religious sisters who couldn’t stand the thought of using anything they called ‘the mermaid spirit’s hair,’ wool started in handy.
Genevieve Nnajis, Yvonne Nelsons, Yvonne Okoros, Nadia Buaris and Jackie Appiahs have performed absolutely nothing to help the situation. We notice these stars at movie premieres, in the movies, with 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 kinds from the Brazilian hair, Malaysian hair, Indian hair, Bohemian hairs and all of type of hairs named by their region of origin.
What is even sad is that, each one of these weaves are derived from all of the aforementioned places except Africa. African women even walk around with weaves including 8, 10, 12, 14,16 to 24 inches or even more in the hot sweltering African sun. Some are installing these hairs simply to obtain that compliment, “Oooh girl, you might have good quality Brazilian hair there!” You understand all of us have that friend. Meanwhile, they do not understand the distinction between these weaves.
I stumbled upon a lady who walked into a salon and wanted a 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 components of 24-inch weave-ons. I found myself a little bit envious of her since she can afford to acquire a new piece every 2 weeks and i also couldn’t. She brought a 33dexjpky of your celebrity together with her hoping that this stylist could give her that same hair look . I expected her to walk out with her pretty long hair. By the time the stylist was completed her, the hair on the head was half the duration of what she’d bought. Amazing, she can afford to chop all that Brazilian hair all from the mission to look like some celebrities who can afford more hair weaves than she will.
Unless my little analysis was flawed, I saw that most natural-haired women save good money in hair expenses in comparison to the frequent patrons of hair weaves, thinking about the inflated cost of the weave, the cost to have it on, and the risk of not liking the actual end result, taking them back a week later and putting on another. I suppose some husbands and boyfriends is definitely the ones with weeping wallets, because for your big hair spenders, provided that the money keeps flowing they will likely still go on buying one Brazilian weave after another.