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The conversation started off with a lean and a “girl, can you believe…” So, I knew it was about to get real. The follow up question didn’t live up to my expectations though.
It went something like, “Girl, can you believe this woman just asked me where I got my hair from?”
I sat back and thought for a minute, then said, “… And you were offended by that?”
Though, her weave was expertly sewn into her head, a black woman would have had to be completely ignorant about weave culture to know that this hair didn’t grow out of this woman’s head naturally. I always thought that if you wanted to know where a woman’s hair came from, you simply asked her…politely. It was something I’d seen done often. I would have taken such a question as a compliment. A black woman would obviously inquire because she admired or planned to duplicate the look for herself.
This woman didn’t see it like that. She said, “You go through all this trouble, trying to make it look real, only for people to come up to you and ask where you got it. It’s rude.”
Hmm…now if the woman ran up on her and put her fake hair on blast for all the world to hear, then maybe that’s one thing; but as a woman who’s worn weave before, it’s not something I would have been offended by. I would have taken it as an opportunity to help my fellow sista tap into her own level of flyness. But that’s just me.
We want to know what you think about this.
Has a woman ever asked you where you got your hair? How did you respond? Do you think it’s rude to ask a woman where she bought her hair?
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Wigs and weaves have come a LONG way, haven’t they? Remember when you’d walk into your grandmother’s dressing room and to your horror you discovered her patchy scalp and a big ole piece sitting on top a wig head? Or the super shiny hair extensions that never even tried to match the wearer’s own color and texture?
For the most part those days are far behind us. So much so that it’s hard to tell if someone is wearing a wig or a weave. So we’re putting YOU to the test, StyleBlazers! Scroll through the gallery and tell us: WEAVE or WIG!
For the photo gallery, visit StyleBlazer.com
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By Lavette Slater
Stylish, glamorous, trendy, sophisticated, appealing, unnatural, fake, ugly, artificial, matted…all have described women wearing a hair weave. What many people don’t understand is that there are many different methods and techniques to apply a hair weave. Each method provides something distinctive that will be suitable for each individual’s needs. In some cases hair can be of a fine texture and adding volume requires special attention. For some women wearing a hair weave is a preference of choice to add color, length, volume and/or just simply wanting to try a new style. But for some, wearing a weave is not a choice due to reasons such as alopecia, damaged, thinning and broken hair. In some cases wearing a hair weave may not be a good decision which gives many options of wigs and hairpieces (reference last weeks post Wigs and Hairpieces)
(Black Enterprise) — Yaki. Mongolian. Chinese. Indian Remy. Once a hush-hush taboo, hair extensions have become the must-have accessory among women. From celebrities to everyday professionals to top CEOs, many proudly spend top bank on what they consider an investment—hair—with a price tag that can range from a couple hundred dollars to thousands per installment. The hot commodity is so coveted, it’s hit the black market, with thieves swiping thousands of dollars in inventory from supply stores across the nation.
As you may have learned in my article, “Let Me Count The Ways: 6 Reasons Why I Love My Weave” , I have been wearing hair extensions on and off since the age of thirteen. Shortly after having my hair professionally micro-braided for my eighth grade graduation, I attempted to braid my hair myself. Needless to say, I spent many days of my freshman year of high school looking a hot mess. There was the time I unknowingly bought synthetic hair and ended up with a head full of waxy, shiny, unable-to-be-curled craziness. Oh and let’s not forget the burgundy individuals that hung way past my waistline and made my neck muscles about ten times stronger. Eventually, after much trial and error I perfected my craft, and soon had friends wondering how much I charged. (The funny thing is ‘till this day I still can’t style anyone else’s hair as well as I style my own). From micro-braids I graduated to weave ponytails and when I get enough time, I vow to master a sew-in weave without the help of my stylist.
This post expresses my unending gratitude to all of the weavologists and stylists of the world. I still can’t claim to be a master in the arts of installation and style of extensions, but I have learned a few lessons along the way: