Growing up, I had always asked myself and sometimes my mother why my woolly hair can hardly be tamed like those white little girls with pigtails I see from the movies. And anytime my mom would pull a comb through my kinks, I would cry or even look for a hiding place therefore i will not have to endure the anguish from the teeth from the comb through my kinks. Often than not, to appease me, my mom would take me on the hair dresser to unwind my course hard- to- manage hair; in Africa this is called the stubborn hair. But soon what was when 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. Thus I lost my crowning glory. Which was as i found my solution: Your Hair piece. Today, I am one of many African women that enjoy to wear “hair-that-does-not-belong-to-me”. But, can this justify our craze for brazilian virgin hair?
What baffles me is the rate from which African women these days have got a likening to 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 used to be recently talking to a male friend of mine and he believed to me “Edna, You may call me whatever you want and feel the highest pity for my girlfriend but then it is exactly what it is…. I will never pay for the price of weaves, wigs or Brazilian hair of any type for my woman and that i will be extremely proud if my sisters’ boyfriends and husbands do the same. Those ideas are far too damn expensive”.
I recall when everything the normal woman had was her natural hair, and attachments were once-in-a-while luxuries. Considering my mum in their beautiful bridal gown, along with the tiara in her full curly hair, I can 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 yrs ago, a girl would only braid her hair before Christmas. Wigs were used with the rich and political figures who planned to look classy. Unfortunately, many from time to time wound up like Tina Turner on a bad hair day. For our religious sisters who couldn’t stand the very thought of using anything they called ‘the mermaid spirit’s hair,’ wool arrived 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, inside the movies, in the departmental stores 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 region of origin.
Precisely what is even sad is that, all of these weaves are derived 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 possess some really good Brazilian hair there!” You realize we all have that friend. Meanwhile, they are doing not really are aware of the distinction between these weaves.
I stumbled upon a lady who walked in to a salon and wanted a big difference of hairdo. Mind you, she had on hair extensions as long as the Nile which was probably 2 weeks old and she bought 2 components of 24-inch weave-ons. I found myself a bit envious of her since she could afford to get a whole new piece every 2 weeks and i also couldn’t. She brought a 33dexjpky of the celebrity together with her hoping that this stylist could give her that same hair look . I was expecting her to walk by helping cover their her pretty long hair. When the stylist was completed her, your hair on her head was half the length of what she’d bought. Amazing, she could afford to chop all of that Brazilian hair all in the mission to appear like some celebrities who could afford more hair weaves than she could.
Unless my little analysis was flawed, I saw that most natural-haired women save decent money in hair expenses compared to the frequent patrons of hair weaves, taking into consideration the inflated expense of the weave, the cost to have it on, and the chance of not liking the result, taking it away a week later and putting on another. I suppose some husbands and boyfriends would be the ones with weeping wallets, because for your big hair spenders, provided that the cash keeps flowing they will likely still keep on getting one Brazilian weave after another.