Being raised, I had always asked myself and in some cases my mom 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 as well as locate a hiding place thus i would not have to endure the anguish of your teeth of your comb through my kinks. Often than not, to appease me, my mom would take me to the hair dresser to rest my course hard- to- manage hair; in Africa this is called the stubborn hair. But soon what was as soon as a full, fluffy healthy black cloud transformed into discolored strands falling lifeless from my head due to too wrong and too frequent application by my hair dresser. Thus I lost all my crowning glory. And therefore was as i found my solution: The Hair piece. Today, I am just one of several African females who enjoy to wear “hair-that-does-not-belong-to-me”. But, does this justify our craze for brazilian hair?
What baffles me is definitely the rate from which African women nowadays have taken a likening for the Brazilian, Peruvian, Malaysian, Indian hairs. Lets not actually discuss how expensive these extensions are today. Don’t get me wrong, 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 said to me “Edna, It is possible to call me whatever you want and experience the highest pity for my girlfriend but that is what it is…. I am going to never pay for the cost of weaves, wigs or Brazilian hair of any sort for my woman and I will be extremely proud if my sisters’ boyfriends and husbands do the same. Those ideas are extremely 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 their beautiful wedding dress, and also the tiara on her full wild hair, I can only ask where those days go. Today, it’s almost unthinkable for the bride to walk down 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 with the rich and political figures who wished to look classy. Unfortunately, many from time to time ended up being like Tina Turner over a bad hair day. For our religious sisters who couldn’t stand the very thought of using whatever they called ‘the mermaid spirit’s hair,’ wool came in handy.
Genevieve Nnajis, Yvonne Nelsons, Yvonne Okoros, Nadia Buaris and Jackie Appiahs have performed absolutely nothing to assist the situation. We notice these stars at movie premieres, within the movies, on 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 sorts from the Brazilian hair, Malaysian hair, Indian hair, Bohemian hairs and form of hairs named by their section of origin.
What exactly is even sad is the fact that, each one of these weaves result from each of the aforementioned places except Africa. African women even walk around with weaves starting from 8, 10, 12, 14,16 to 24 inches or maybe more within the hot sweltering African sun. Some are installing these hairs just to have that compliment, “Oooh girl, you may have some good Brazilian hair there!” You know everyone has that friend. Meanwhile, they do not actually know the difference between these weaves.
I ran across a lady who walked in to a salon and wanted a change of hairdo. Mind you, she had on hair extensions so long as the Nile that has been probably 2 weeks old and she bought 2 components of 24-inch weave-ons. I was a little bit envious of her since she can afford to purchase a whole new piece every 2 weeks and that i couldn’t. She brought a 33dexjpky of any celebrity with her hoping that the stylist could give her that same hair look . I expected her simply to walk by helping cover their her pretty long hair. Once the stylist was done her, your hair in her head was half the size of what she’d bought. Amazing, she can afford to chop all that Brazilian hair all in the quest to look like some celebrities who can afford more hair weaves than she can.
Unless my little analysis was flawed, I discovered that most natural-haired women save good money in hair expenses in comparison to the frequent patrons of hair weaves, thinking about the inflated expense of the weave, the fee to have it on, and the danger of not liking the end result, taking it off a week later and putting on another. I suppose some husbands and boyfriends is definitely the ones with weeping wallets, because for the big hair spenders, given that the money keeps flowing they will likely still continue getting one Brazilian weave after another.