Being raised, 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 from the movies. And anytime my mom would pull a comb through my kinks, I would personally cry as well as find a hiding place therefore i would not have to endure the pain sensation in the teeth of your 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 called the stubborn hair. But soon that which was once a full, fluffy healthy black cloud turned into discolored strands falling lifeless from my head due to too wrong and too frequent application by my hair dresser. Therefore I lost all of my crowning glory. And this 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 to the Brazilian, Peruvian, Malaysian, Indian hairs. Lets not even focus on 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 found myself recently talking to a male friend of mine and the man thought to me “Edna, It is possible to call me anything you want and feel the highest pity for my girlfriend but then that is what it is…. I am going to never buy the expense of weaves, wigs or Brazilian hair of any type for my woman and i also will likely be extremely proud if my sisters’ boyfriends and husbands perform same. Those things are too damn expensive”.
I recall when all that the average woman had was her natural hair, and attachments were once-in-a-while luxuries. Considering my mum in the beautiful bridal dress, and the tiara on her full wild hair, I can only ask where those days have gone. Today, it’s almost unthinkable for a bride simply to walk down the aisle without hair extensions. Make that Brazilian Hair.
Some yrs ago, a lady would only braid her hair before Christmas. Wigs were used from the rich and political figures who planned to look classy. Unfortunately, many at times wound up like Tina Turner over 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 arrived in handy.
Genevieve Nnajis, Yvonne Nelsons, Yvonne Okoros, Nadia Buaris and Jackie Appiahs have performed absolutely nothing to help the situation. We percieve these stars at movie premieres, from the movies, on 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 sort of hairs named by their part of origin.
What is even sad is the fact that, all 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 in order to get that compliment, “Oooh girl, you might have some terrific Brazilian hair there!” You already know everybody has that friend. Meanwhile, they are doing not be aware of distinction between these weaves.
I came across a lady who walked in to a salon and wanted a big change of hairdo. Mind you, she had on hair extensions provided that the Nile which had been 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 purchase a new piece every 2 weeks and i also couldn’t. She brought a 33dexjpky of your celebrity together with her hoping that this stylist could give her that same hair look . I was expecting her just to walk out with her pretty long hair. By the time the stylist was completed her, your hair in her head was half the length of what she’d bought. Amazing, she can afford to chop everything that Brazilian hair all from the pursuit to seem like some celebrities who could afford more hair weaves than she could.
Unless my little analysis was flawed, I realized that most natural-haired women save decent money in hair expenses compared to the frequent patrons of hair weaves, taking into consideration the inflated price of the weave, the fee to have it on, and the risk of not liking the outcome, taking it away per week later and putting on another one. I suppose some husbands and boyfriends would be the ones with weeping wallets, because for that big hair spenders, provided that the money keeps flowing they are going to still keep on buying one Brazilian weave after another.