Being raised, 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 in the movies. And anytime my mother would pull a comb through my kinks, I would personally cry or perhaps look for a hiding place thus i would not have to endure the pain sensation from the teeth of the 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 known as 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 due to too wrong and too frequent application by my hair dresser. So I lost all of my crowning glory. And this was after i found my solution: Your Hair piece. Today, I am one of many African females who love to wear “hair-that-does-not-belong-to-me”. But, accomplishes this justify our craze for brazilian hair?
What baffles me will be the rate where African women currently took a likening to the Brazilian, Peruvian, Malaysian, Indian hairs. Lets not discuss how expensive these extensions are today. Don’t get me wrong, I am just not against it because I myself go in for such hair extensions. I found myself recently conversing with a male friend of mine and then he thought to me “Edna, You can call me whatever you want and experience the highest pity for my girlfriend but that is what it is…. I will never purchase the cost of weaves, wigs or Brazilian hair of any sort for my woman and so i will probably be extremely proud if my sisters’ boyfriends and husbands perform same. Those things are way too damn expensive”.
I recall when all of that the standard woman had was her natural hair, and attachments were once-in-a-while luxuries. Looking at my mum in their beautiful bridal gown, along with the tiara on the full wavy hair, I can only ask where those times have gone. Today, it’s almost unthinkable for any bride just to walk across the aisle without hair extensions. Make that Brazilian Hair.
Some yrs ago, a female would only braid her hair just before Christmas. Wigs were used with the rich and political figures who planned to look classy. Unfortunately, many sometimes wound up like Tina Turner on a bad hair day. For the religious sisters who couldn’t stand the thought of using what they called ‘the mermaid spirit’s hair,’ wool arrived in handy.
Genevieve Nnajis, Yvonne Nelsons, Yvonne Okoros, Nadia Buaris and Jackie Appiahs have performed nothing to help the situation. We have seen these stars at movie premieres, within the movies, at the shopping centers in fact 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 sorts of kind of hairs named by their section of origin.
Precisely what is even sad is the fact that, every one of these weaves result from all of the aforementioned places except Africa. African women even walk around with weaves starting from 8, 10, 12, 14,16 to 24 inches or even more within the hot sweltering African sun. Some are installing these hairs only to get that compliment, “Oooh girl, you might have some good Brazilian hair there!” You understand all of us have that friend. Meanwhile, they are doing not really be aware of distinction between these weaves.
I stumbled upon a lady who walked in a salon and wanted a change of hairdo. Mind you, she had on hair extensions given that the Nile that was probably 2 weeks old and she bought 2 bits of 24-inch weave-ons. I used to be a bit envious of her since she could afford to acquire a new piece every 2 weeks and that i couldn’t. She brought a 33dexjpky of the celebrity together hoping that the stylist could give her that same hair look . I expected her simply to walk out with her pretty long hair. As soon as 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 that Brazilian hair all in the pursuit to appear like some celebrities who can afford more hair weaves than she could.
Unless my little analysis was flawed, I found that most natural-haired women save decent money in hair expenses when compared to frequent patrons of hair weaves, with the inflated expense of the weave, the fee to get it on, and the potential risk of not liking the actual end result, taking it away per week later and putting on 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 funds keeps flowing they are going to still go on getting one Brazilian weave after another.