This is something someone should say something about.
Someone else though, not me. But until then…
I don’t understand why there is so much fake hair here. And it’s not cleverly hidden fake hair.
It looks like Nigerian women have taken the bold step of no longer pretending like the straight luscious hair is theirs. But they haven’t come full circle to accepting their own hair as it is or accepting hair styles that fit African hair.
So they no longer try to mask the crude tracks or the disjointed connections between their real hair and the fake add-ons.
Everywhere I look, there is a beautiful woman wearing a lie from China on her head.
If you confront them, the Nigerian female populace always reacts defensively. They will never directly say they wear fake hair because they think it is nicer than their own African hair. Instead they’ll moan and say, “It is easier this way! You don’t know how hard it is to maintain African hair.”
Oh boohoo! If your hair is so hard to maintain, then cut it.
What type of culture do we live in where long straight hair is considered attractive even though we don’t naturally have it? So we buy hair from people of other races and plop it on top of our heads for beauty points.
Is it the same culture that led us to believe light skin was better and drove entire generations of us to buy skin bleaching creams?
If I was part of a tribe of dwarves and I thought tall people were attractive, would I wear a set of stilts to feign being taller?
And if I was a female dwarf, would I be drawn to a male who was walking on stilts when I know the stilts are not his real legs and he wasn’t really tall?
Ok, maybe that is too far-fetched. But most girls would mock a short guy wearing high-heeled shoes. Even if he said he was wearing it for a practical reason like ‘it makes it easier for him to reach high things without using a stool.’
We are black. We have curly hair that doesn’t grow out or very long. It’s the way we are made. We don’t have Indian hair or Brazilian hair.
A lot of beautiful things can be done with the hair we have. It would be stupid to suggest that you need foreign hair to look tush.
At the end of a lifetime of perms and other harsh chemical treatment, the old Nigerian woman’s hair is lost or damaged beyond repair so she retires to fulltime wig-wearing.
What a payment for a life of hard work and vanity.