Spending More On Your Hair Than You Do Your Past-Due Bills? 10 Signs You’re A Hair Snob

December 26, 2012 ‐ By Toya Sharee

If you’re anything like me, when you can’t make it to the beauty supply store, you might take your chances scanning YouTube reviews before ordering from one of the many online hair vendors just to have some kind of heads up about what you’re getting into. What can I say? I take my sew-ins seriously. But for every legit objective hair review I find, there are at least five around-the-way girls in their momma’s basement talking about beauty supply store hair like it’s so beneath them. You can barely get a cell phone bill in your name, but you’re bragging about spending hundreds of dollars on virgin Remy? Maybe I’m getting old. Below are some signs of hair snobbery at it’s best from the horse hair jokes that accompany Poetic Justice-style braids to clearing your bank account all for that yaki down your back-y. Because at the end of the day, it’s all about finding what works for your personal budget and lifestyle.

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  • The shade of it all. While I am guilty of a few of the things discussed in this post I have to agree that some young ladies do take some things in “weave culture” far too seriously. I like virgin Brazilian hair but I REFUSE to spend more than $200. It will NEVER come down between bills and hair. That’s not an adult decision.

  • I go back and forth, I am pre-menopause and my night sweats are murder on my hair, I wake up almost everyday with drenched hair, I wrap it at night only to have to wash it because it is short and I have to look professional when I go to work, so I have decided to go back to the weave. I am starting to hate having to stand in front of the mirror for so much on a daily basis.

  • Its just hair!!! if you can afford remy virgin hair than good for you just dont hate on those that rather spend their money on other things that are more important to them! Aint nothing wrong with beauty supply store human hair for much less. wear it proud since u know ur bills are paid!

  • chanela

    omg # 8 was SPOT ON!!!!!

    i’m so tired of folks acting like kim kardashian invented wavy hair. are you serious?!!? how is that inspired by her?!?!

  • chanela

    i’m sorry but i can’t help but cringe when i see chicks with effed up weaves. i mean… WHY?! do you really think that a full blown afro and bone straight hair go good together? blend it or wear a hat dammit!!

    i notice that it’s mainly non black women who have the worst weaves in the world. heffas would have hair as short as rihanna’s with ONE cot damn track sewn in…. REALLY?!?! one thin a$$ track? or their hair would be a honey blonde color and they’ll have some bleach blonde shiny 9 cent store bootleg “barbie” doll hair extensions in. yuck!!! they started getting their hands on lacefronts too. lawddd it looks a mess!!

    • BlueCornmoon

      ROFL !! You should see some of the heffas in black neighborhoods I’ve been thru. Weaves on top of wigs , all different colors, hair down past their butts, fake eyelashes a mile long, makeup put on with a trowel in a shade too light or just plain wrong, low rider skinny jeans about to fall off their huge behinds with elaborate tattoos above their butt cracks. Wait! Don’t bend over ! OH NOOOOOOOOO!

  • My name is Kay, and I’m a hair snob.

  • mia

    I’ve spent $40 on a wig and had people ask if its Brazilian or my real hair.
    On the flipside, I’ve seen girls rave on and on about how their hair is Cambodian, Peruvian or Indian, meanwhile I could’ve mistaken it for Milky Way.

    It all comes down to how well you rock it, not how much you spend. But that idea is foreign to blacks in general, not just in regard to hair.

  • mac

    Lol I’m so sorry but what I find funny is when ducks buy this expensive hair and think it makes them fine or “bad”. You’re still a duck…just in overpriced “Brazilian” hair.

  • Sorry, but I’m not handing over my hard earned money so some korean can drive around in a BMW and throw shade at my black a$$. They own the black hair industry, and spit on us at the same time. Thanks but no thanks, I’ll wear mine with pride, but if you want to rock your Remy……. more power to you.

  • Numero Uno

    I always find it ridiculous when I hear women spending crazy amounts of money on weave. When I used to wear a weave, I had absolutely NO problem buying the cheaper beauty supply store hair. And my hair never looked cheap. You just have to be sure you find one of the cheaper brands that actually looks good. Everytime I would do my weaves, people would literally argue me down telling me that it MUST be my real hair. It looked that real. And all I used was a $20 bag of hair. What’s funny is that I’ve seen women that use the more expensive hair and I can still tell it’s not their hair. So what was the point. But to each their own. I just know I will never go broke or miss a payment trying to purchase somebody else’s hair.

    • chanela

      right! you have to know how to blend the hair and take the necessary steps to make it look real. those “invisible part” messes are horrible! there is an art to it : )

  • d_smiless

    no matter how much you pay it’s fake. FAKE.

    people like this should get a grip…no man wants to snuggle with weave in his eyes and go to feel your hair and feel tracks instead…or pull your wig off!

  • Amija James

    I wish I would spend $400 on some hair. I see chicks talking about their expensive weave like they’re doing something and will have the nerve to be snobs about bss hair. In my head I’m thinking how phucking stupid they are.

  • I personally prefer to not date a woman who wears weaves, extensions, etc. Not only do I not go in for the “longer/more elaborate the hair the better” nonsense, I resent the amount of money spent on the stuff.

    • Nope

      That was my preference too when I was dating. Not that men really pay attention to a woman’s hair to begin with, but if it looks like it’s doing too much or took too much, it’s a big turnoff. First thing that comes to mind are all of the activities that we probably can’t do together.

    • Lynn

      Do you think it’s a form of self-hate or snobbery I know plenty who put weave in their hair for themselves and not for anyone else, what kills me about black people is these so-called enlightened beings who yet still look down on others for how they adorn their own damn bodies. Yes there are some women who are trifling with the weave, but there are countless others who just doing what they feel is best for them and the upkeep of their hair, do you take in consideration if some of these women have a medical or mental disorder, no you just place judgement and contempt should approach every woman with an open mind because your being close minded is short changing yourself.

  • Kimberly Bush

    Woooowwww! See this is just a sin and a shame but maybe if women invested just as much money and time into THEIR own hair instead of buying wefts of an indian woman’s hair then they would not NEED the weave. Is that not common sense? lol just saying. Sorry but this isn’t something I can relate to as I maintain and wear my own hair and have NEVER worn a weave in my life. Black hair industry is worth $9 billion dollars and less than 10% of black people profit from it and most of the hair involved is not even our hair…hmmm..and people wonder why I play for #TeamNatural. Sorry to say this but this is just one of those things that make me say “Hmmmmmm” I love my black women but really????C’mon we have to do better than this…

  • Ooh La La

    I prefer virgin for the exact opposite reason. I’m not a snob at all and use to rock BSS hair frequently, but when your hair is no good after a few weeks that repurchasing adds up quickly. I wear virgin hair now and what I have has lasted me well for months. Larger up front cost, but huge long term payoff.

  • IllyPhilly

    More on hair than bills? Snobby? Do you mean like live cheaply since your hair is your life? That falls into trifling IMO Maybe I read way too much into that or I didn’t.

  • Kellz

    Uuummm thats not fair!! Who wears synthetic hair. Itll catch on fire!.lol

    • MsSunshyne77

      “human hair” catches fire too, duh!

    • lmao what hair DOESNT catch on fire? please let me know!!!

  • Miss_Understood

    Funny how there is a Remy hair ad right above this story lol

    • That ad is very funny! Talk about product placement.