Growing up, I had 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 inside the movies. And anytime my mom would pull a comb through my kinks, I might cry as well as locate a hiding place so I will not have to endure the anguish in the teeth from the comb through my kinks. Often than not, to appease me, my mother would take me on the hair dresser to relax my course hard- to- manage hair; in Africa this is called 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 as a consequence of too wrong and too frequent application by my hair dresser. And So I lost all of my crowning glory. And this was once i found my solution: The Hair piece. Today, I am just one of many African ladies who love to wear “hair-that-does-not-belong-to-me”. But, can this justify our craze for brazilian virgin hair?
What baffles me will be the rate at which African women nowadays have taken a likening towards the Brazilian, Peruvian, Malaysian, Indian hairs. Lets not even speak about how expensive these extensions are today. Don’t get me wrong, I am not against it because I myself get in for such hair extensions. I found myself recently conversing with a male friend of mine and the man thought to me “Edna, You may call me anything you want and experience the highest pity for my girlfriend however that is what it is…. I will never pay for the expense of weaves, wigs or Brazilian hair of any kind for my woman and so i will probably be extremely proud if my sisters’ boyfriends and husbands perform the same. Those activities are too damn expensive”.
I recall when everything that the typical woman had was her natural hair, and attachments were once-in-a-while luxuries. Taking a look at my mum in their beautiful bridal gown, and also the tiara on her full wild hair, I can only ask where those days have gone. Today, it’s almost unthinkable to get a bride to walk down the aisle without hair extensions. Make that Brazilian Hair.
Some in the past, a girl would only braid her hair just before Christmas. Wigs were utilised by the rich and political figures who wished to look classy. Unfortunately, many occasionally ended up being like Tina Turner over a bad hair day. For the religious sisters who couldn’t stand the very thought of using whatever they called ‘the mermaid spirit’s hair,’ wool came in handy.
Genevieve Nnajis, Yvonne Nelsons, Yvonne Okoros, Nadia Buaris and Jackie Appiahs have performed absolutely nothing to help the situation. We have seen these stars at movie premieres, inside the movies, on 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 types through the Brazilian hair, Malaysian hair, Indian hair, Bohemian hairs and all of type of hairs named by their part of origin.
What exactly is even sad is, all these weaves originate from all the aforementioned places except Africa. African women even walk around with weaves including 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 good Brazilian hair there!” You know we all have that friend. Meanwhile, they actually do not are aware of the distinction between these weaves.
I ran across a lady who walked in to a salon and wanted a 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 items of 24-inch weave-ons. I had been just a little envious of her since she could afford to acquire a fresh piece every 2 weeks and so i 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 just to walk by helping cover their her pretty long hair. When the stylist was done her, your hair in her head was half the duration of what she’d bought. Amazing, she could afford to chop everything Brazilian hair all inside the mission 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 good money in hair expenses compared to the frequent patrons of hair weaves, considering the inflated cost of the weave, the price to obtain it on, and the chance of not liking the actual end result, taking it off every week later and using another. I suppose some husbands and boyfriends is definitely the ones with weeping wallets, because for the big hair spenders, so long as the amount of money keeps flowing they may still keep on buying one Brazilian weave after another.