Beauty - Hair Care - Fashion : So when is this wig fad going to end?

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  1. Black Squared

    Black Squared Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Some of us brothers can't stand it. If I wanted straight hair on a women I'd go to one who was born with it. You don't see white and non black women wearing afro wigs unless it's Halloween or for a joke. It looks OBVIOUSLY fake and when I see a black woman with it now I turn away. All points are revoked upon notice of the weave/wig.

    Black women you are beautiful AS YOU ARE, ignore what the ignorant people of the world say. You are more than your hair but when it's a straight wig/weave it speaks to more than just a hair style, it says something about your subconscious about how you view yourself. View yourself as beautiful the way you were born. Come back to us, sisters. We miss you.
     
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    well I appreciate your thoughts but since I am a lace wig wearer doesnt make me less a woman. You got ladies in the industry for as long as I remembered didn't wear there hair it was always a wig. There is nothing wrong with a woman wearing extensions are a wig. Sisters are not losing themselves because society says to do this. I do it because I like the many hairstyles I can achieve, and giving my real hair a break from chemicals, and so on. Ya know men want this and want that how would you like it if we start making a requirement that a black men make money like big top business men like Trump or Bill Gates or a man who is self asorbed P. Diddy. You barely can find a man that makes over 10,000 a year. I love a man for who they are, and not about if you don't have money or the body. I hope I didn't offend you, but this is my 2 cents! :10500::court:
     
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    This fad will end when black women grow long straight hair out of their heads. They are mimicking what they really want.
     
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    There are a plythora of reasons why black women adorn wigs and weaves. The first a foremost being it's ingrained in them to do so from a very young age, and the origins can be traced back to the whole straitening iron and permining phenom. Not sure why this ever came about but it did and wigs are merely and evolution or extention of that. The other reason is becuase black men support women who wear their hair in this manner in overwhelming numbers. I gave an example of what I have had to deal with being referred to as nappy headed and having my Afro puff tugged on by black men. What I should add is this accosting of my personal choice in hair styles was conducted in the presence of whites. Heh...it was almost as if they were trying to let the white folks know

    "Hey, we don't approve of her nappy hair either..."


    But I digress.l Either way it will be here for a long time to come as long as black women feel as if strait hair is what makes them beautiful, and black men reenforce this pattern of thinking by demeaning, and or outright ignoring sisters with the nappy hair in favor for the sisters with the lace front weave. So perhaps your question should not be directed towards women but rather the men in this respect. And don't tell me that men have little to do with this because most women, yes, including black women, adhere to what they think will make them more desireabl to men. Just saying.
     
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    Have you ever had a perm?

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    medusanegrita Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Underlying reason for the question please?
     
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    Sure. You said ... "This fad will end when black women grow long straight hair out of their heads." ... and i'm wondering if the straight hair fad ended that way for you.

    My point being ... if it could end for you, without straight hair growing out of your head ... it can end for other Black Women as well, without that.

    But of course, that argument is of no significance, if you've never had permed / straight hair ... thus the question.

    :heart:

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    First, my comment was sarcastic but I'm willing to explain it. Most wigs and weaves you see are to promote an image of long hair, straight hair, or both. Very few black women wear wigs, weaves, or extensions that imitate or promote short hair or nappy hair. That is what their natural hair often looks like - so why would they need to wear something fake to imitate and promote the look of their natural nappy hair.

    So I say that the wigs, weaves, and extensions fad will go away when black women get (grow) the type of hair they are currently buying - long and straight in most instances. Since that will not happen (they won't naturally grow the type of hair they are buying), then I suspect the 'fad' of wearing wigs, weaves, and extensions will continue to be around... as it always has.

    That's why I didn't get the 'perm' comment because it didn't seem directly related to what I said. Black women with relaxers still often wear weaves and extensions regularly if their hair is short, thin, or still kinky. As a matter of fact, I'm willing to venture that most of the black women who wear weaves, wigs, and extensions have a relaxer in their natural hair. For those that wear glue-in weaves - having relaxed hair helps it blend in with the straight weave.

    Yes, I use to get relaxers. I got them for 7 years and been natural for 14 years. Weaves, wigs and extensions was never a 'fad' for me. I've never worn a wig. I've did my own extension ponytail twice and I've done my own braided extensions 3 or 4 times - but I never did them while I was relaxed. They were styles I opted to wear when I was looking for versatility with my natural hair.

    So since I never started the wig/weave/extensions fad, it never 'ended' for me. Relaxing, if that was a 'fad' for me, ended on a humbug. I wasn't seeking 'consciousness' or anything. My relaxed hair looked limp against my bigazz head and made it appear huge to me. So on a whim, I cut it off. Took two instance of relaxing again and then cutting it off before I 'stuck' with being natural.
     
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    It's ended for me! ^^ No more wigs, weave, or straightening! I'm taking the natural route and it is SO much easier.

    Well..accept for when I straighten my bangs. I'm trying to let them grow out, though.
     
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    I WILL put it on women but yes, men not supporting natural hair isn't right either. Brothers supported it in the 70's, they will support it again when you do it anyway. When a person has self confidence people respect it. When you just say F this, I'm going to be me and brothers will get used to it, they WILL but enough of you need to do it and it will show the world that you are happy being you as you are and that straight hair is NOT the standard of beauty for black women and that you don't recognize what others say about our beauty.

    The MORE I see wigs/weaves the more turned off I am. To me it says "I don't like being a black woman" regardless of all the excuses (and that's what they are, sorry) given for why they do it. As a black man I know that the shaved head is the fad for brothers but I refuse to do it because A. I don't do fads and B. I don't like how it would look for me. I don't do things because it's in and sisters say they like it. My ex respected me MORE because I wear what I want regardless of what's "in" or what others think and I hear that from women all the time.


    Be YOU sisters, straight hair is not you.
     
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