Hello fashion 411 here
I hope everyone enjoyed their summer…well I know I did. Anyways, I was doing my daily blog browsing as I always do; stalking celebrities and looking at their clothes, hair and makeup….who they are kissing and what not. Then I read about a National Real Hair Day and immediately became in awe about such holiday dedicated to real hair. Especially in these tough times with the ongoing health crisis, wars, and starvation…National real hair just sounded plain ridiculous.
So I begun to ponder about this and I thought to myself I wonder how many women even men sef (see Bret Michael), are willing to give up their weaves, wigs or braids? Because I sure know I am not brave enough to do it. While watching the Tyra Banks show this season, I was shocked to see her rocking her real hair which looked way better than the road kill she wore seasons before. Then I saw solange (aka beyonce’s handbag) rocking her bald head. More celebs like, Gabby Union, Ashanti, Mary J Blige, and Oprah, rocking their real hair too. While others like me spend so much money on all kinds of weaves, yaki, silky yaki, remi, outre, Indian Brazilian even African sef in this recession…. I see celebs like beyonce spending 60 thousand dollars on weaves. Lil Kim, Trina, Ciara, Keri Hilson and her 27 pieces…. even oyimbo babes like the Kardashians and Brittany Spears spend thousands on weaves.
Then I remembered India Arie’s old hit “I am not my hair”. The case is not so for us “weavaholics”. I realized that from January, till date I’ve rocked my real hair for less than 2 weeks and I hated it and felt like I was empty, while with my 2 pack of 16 inch indian hair I felt sexier and ready. I literally became Sasha fierce, sexy and all. I also went through my facebook friend list and noticed that about 98 % of my female friends had weaves or wigs or braids on their profile picture. I still haven’t seen some of my aunties’ real hair because all they put on are wigs or weaves. With that being said, I came to the following conclusion…weaves are addictive and they have become my addiction or should I say “our addiction”.
To make matters worse there is always some new weave or technique that comes out everyday. It went from cap wigs, sew-in to, glue/bonding, infusion, to lace wigs to seamless lace wigs. As a self professed weavaholic, it’s extremely hard for me to give it up… so it begs the question, how many women can really do without their weaves? As for the fellas do you guys really care or prefer if a woman wears her real hair even at 2 inches or some weave piece on? And for my real hair sisters, what pointers can you give a weavaholic like me ? HELP!!!!!
I hope to hear from yall and I wish you guys a wonderful week