TO WEAVE OR NOT TO WEAVE: THAT IS THE QUESTION
I LOVE hair! Hair has been a passion of mine since I was a little girl torturing Barbie-Doll heads(I know some of y'all had one). I love real hair, fake hair, natural hair, permed hair, short hair, long hair..just HAIR dammitt!!! In one of my observations at a restaurant visited mostly by Black's recently, for some reason my bored ass counted the number of women who were wearing their own locks. Now out of 20 women who were waiting for their meals, only about 5 were wearing their real hair. The next day I went to another spot and did the same count and the ratio was pretty much the same. Don't get it twisted, this chickadee has and will out of sheer boredom and in between salon visits will wear a wig, ponytail, etc.. but on the everyday, I wear my hair. For many years I would not be caught dead without my faux hair. It was part of my identity and people knew that I would change my hair style in a heartbeat. The YT people reveled in the idea that they didn't know what the hell I would step into the office looking like on Monday morning...Grace Jones one minute, Chaka Khan the next (thanks Whodini LOL). Then one day I looked at the damage I was doing to my hair and said enough is enough. I decided to ditch the everyday weaves in favor of my own hair. My hair and scalp has thanked me ever since. It's healthy, shiny, and strong. I know longer have bald patches to cover (a la Brandy). I see SO many sistas wearing weaves that it just amazes me. I know a Black woman's hair is her crowning glory, and weaves have become a requisite part of fashion but why so many? My question to you all is what is your perspective on wearing weaves? Please note that I am not against weaves, I say do you..whatever it is you do is alright with me.
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