Growing up, I needed 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 within the movies. And anytime my mom would pull a comb through my kinks, I might cry or even get a hiding place and so i will not have to endure the pain in the teeth from the comb through my kinks. Often than not, to appease me, my mother would take me for the hair dresser to relax my course hard- to- manage hair; in Africa this is known as the stubborn hair. But soon that which was after a full, fluffy healthy black cloud turned into discolored strands falling lifeless from my head as a consequence of too wrong and too frequent application by my hair dresser. Thus I lost all of my crowning glory. Which was once i found my solution: Your Hair piece. Today, I am one of several African women who love to wear “hair-that-does-not-belong-to-me”. But, accomplishes this justify our craze for brazilian hair?
What baffles me is the rate from which African women these days took a likening towards the Brazilian, Peruvian, Malaysian, Indian hairs. Lets not actually discuss how expensive these extensions are today. Don’t get me wrong, I am not against it because I myself go in for such hair extensions. I had been recently talking to a male friend of mine and then he said to me “Edna, You may call me what you want and feel the highest pity for my girlfriend then again that is what it is…. I am going to never buy the cost of weaves, wigs or Brazilian hair of any type for my woman and so i will likely be extremely proud if my sisters’ boyfriends and husbands perform same. Those things are too damn expensive”.
I remember when all of that the average woman had was her natural hair, and attachments were once-in-a-while luxuries. Looking at my mum in her beautiful wedding gown, and also the tiara on the full curly hair, I can only ask where those times go. Today, it’s almost unthinkable for a bride to walk across the aisle without hair extensions. Make that Brazilian Hair.
Some in the past, a female would only braid her hair before Christmas. Wigs were used through the rich and political figures who wished to look classy. Unfortunately, many occasionally wound up like Tina Turner with a bad hair day. For our own religious sisters who couldn’t stand thinking about 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 assist the situation. We notice these stars at movie premieres, in the movies, with the shopping malls 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 kind of hairs named by their part of origin.
Exactly what is even sad is that, every one of these weaves come from all the aforementioned places except Africa. African women even walk around with weaves which range from 8, 10, 12, 14,16 to 24 inches or maybe more from the hot sweltering African sun. Some are installing these hairs in order to have that compliment, “Oooh girl, you might have some really good Brazilian hair there!” You realize everyone has that friend. Meanwhile, they actually do not know the distinction between these weaves.
I stumbled upon a lady who walked into a salon and wanted a big difference of hairdo. Mind you, she had on hair extensions so long as the Nile that was probably 2 weeks old and she bought 2 bits of 24-inch weave-ons. I used to be a little bit envious of her since she can afford to purchase a fresh piece every 2 weeks and I couldn’t. She brought a 33dexjpky of a celebrity along with her hoping that the stylist could give her that same hair look . I was expecting her just to walk out with her pretty long hair. When the stylist was completed her, the hair in her head was half the length of what she’d bought. Amazing, she can afford to chop all of that Brazilian hair all in the quest to appear to be some celebrities who can afford more hair weaves than she can.
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, considering the inflated expense of the weave, the fee to have it on, and the potential risk of not liking the end result, taking it off every 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 amount of money keeps flowing they may still go on getting one Brazilian weave after another.