There are so many different hair weaves on the market; Brazilian, Indian, Peruvian, Mongolian, etc. These come in various lengths and colours to suit the various complexions and needs of ladies all over the world.
For some, it’s a quick fix to getting long hair. For others, it is a means of beautification. However, there are some who do the extremely ridiculous things. I happened to be at the salon last week when a lady came in to have her hair done.
As she walked past me to have her old weave removed I realized one thing. She was rocking the whole “Naomi Campbell” hairline thing. As a result of an obvious overuse of weaves, she was going bald. The funny thing about it was that she was coming in to have a new weave fixed after keeping the old one for about four months! Guess what? In this hot Ghana weather she was about to put in four huge sets of the weave. How in the hell will the scalp breathe?
Ladies, let’s not forget that extensions, weaves, anything artificial hanging on hair, whether it’s attached with glue, tape or stitches eventually causes damage with continuous use. Not giving your hair a vacation from the extensions does not allow the hair to bounce back to its original state. Besides, wouldn’t it be fun to not have to tap your weave or stick in pen tops to stop the itching as a result of the heat terrorizing your scalps?
Dermatologists and hair specialists have stated that the weight from hair weaves extensions pulls on a person’s natural hair over time, causing it to rip out by the root. And let’s face it, when we try to force out those knots in our weaves, we do pull at our hair even if it’s braided underneath. This can damage or even destroy your hair follicle and once you go down that route the only option is a hair transplant, which involves moving healthy hair follicles from one part of the scalp to the damaged area. Seriously, is it worth all that trouble?
Ladies, please don’t let us lose our naturally beautiful tresses because of the supposed convenience or instant length that artificial weaves offer. A lot of people are rocking the natural hair look and I personally think it’s fabulous! However, if you really have to take the weave road, make sure it’s fixed by the right people and it is not too tight. Give it some occasional break too!