Growing up, I had always asked myself and in some cases my mother why my woolly hair can hardly be tamed like those white little girls with pigtails I see within the movies. And anytime my mother would pull a comb through my kinks, I would cry or even locate a hiding place therefore i will not have to endure the discomfort from the teeth in the comb through my kinks. Often than not, to appease me, my mom would take me for the hair dresser to relax 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 turned into discolored strands falling lifeless from my head as a result of too wrong and too frequent application by my hair dresser. So I lost my crowning glory. Which was as i found my solution: Your Hair piece. Today, I am just one of many African women that want to wear “hair-that-does-not-belong-to-me”. But, can this justify our craze for brazilian hair?
What baffles me may be the rate in which African women these days have taken a likening towards the Brazilian, Peruvian, Malaysian, Indian hairs. Lets not really talk about how expensive these extensions are today. Don’t misunderstand me, I am just not against it because I myself get in for such hair extensions. I had been recently talking to a male friend of mine and that he believed to me “Edna, It is possible to call me whatever you want and notice the highest pity for my girlfriend but that is what it is…. I will never purchase the expense of weaves, wigs or Brazilian hair of any kind for my woman and so i is going to be extremely proud if my sisters’ boyfriends and husbands do the same. Those activities are far too damn expensive”.
I recall when all that the normal woman had was her natural hair, and attachments were once-in-a-while luxuries. Checking out my mum in their beautiful bridal dress, and also the tiara on her full curly hair, I will only ask where those times go. Today, it’s almost unthinkable for the bride to walk across the aisle without hair extensions. Make that Brazilian Hair.
Some years ago, a female would only braid her hair prior to Christmas. Wigs were utilized from the rich and political figures who desired to look classy. Unfortunately, many at times ended up being like Tina Turner with a bad hair day. For your religious sisters who couldn’t stand thinking about using anything they called ‘the mermaid spirit’s hair,’ wool arrived handy.
Genevieve Nnajis, Yvonne Nelsons, Yvonne Okoros, Nadia Buaris and Jackie Appiahs have performed nothing to help the situation. We percieve these stars at movie premieres, within the movies, with the shopping malls the truth is everywhere flaunting their good Brazilian hairs. Now, African women walk the streets of Accra, Lagos and Johannesburg with weaves of all types through the Brazilian hair, Malaysian hair, Indian hair, Bohemian hairs and all type of hairs named by their part of origin.
What is even sad is the fact, each one of these weaves originate 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 even more in the hot sweltering African sun. Some are installing these hairs simply to have that compliment, “Oooh girl, you may have some really good Brazilian hair there!” You know all of us have that friend. Meanwhile, they generally do not actually understand the distinction 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 as 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 could afford to acquire a fresh piece every 2 weeks and I couldn’t. She brought a 33dexjpky of any celebrity together hoping that this stylist could give her that same hair look . I expected her to walk out with her pretty long hair. Once the stylist was done her, the hair on her head was half the size of what she’d bought. Amazing, she can afford to chop all of that Brazilian hair all inside the mission to seem 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 the frequent patrons of hair weaves, taking into consideration the inflated cost of the weave, the fee to get it on, and the potential risk of not liking the result, taking it away per week later and wearing a different one. I suppose some husbands and boyfriends is definitely the ones with weeping wallets, because for that big hair spenders, as long as the money keeps flowing they may still continue getting one Brazilian weave after another.