Ok, so does every female white, black, Hispanic or otherwise have to have long, curly or straight fake hair? I know it’s their business/personal choice, but I’m just thinking out loud and sharing my opinion. I’m old enough to recall when women were just fine with the hair they had. Yeah, some wore a wig when they wanted a “change,” but not an everyday thing. If you turn on the TV, all you see is women with hair down to their boobs. And, no, it is not hair that is growing out of their scalps. It is hair that has been glued, sewed in or weaved in some other way. To some extent, it can look attractive on some women. However, everyone can’t afford the continuous care that this new trend calls for and when it begins to look bad, it looks bad!
I have had the experience of having a “weave” put on my hair, but it was not because I wanted it. It was because a hair stylist rendered me almost bald by putting the wrong chemicals on my hair for processing. In order to feel some sense of femininity I opted for the weave into my almost bald head of hair. I can honestly tell you , that there was nothing sexy about having this new found hair. I could feel the “tracks” where the weave had been sewn in and so could my husband when we made love and he was touching my hair. As a matter of fact, I began to feel less and less like being intimate with my spouse. Every time he touched my “hair,” I cringed. For me, it was a temporary measure till my hair could be worn in at least a cute short hair style.
In addition to the feeling of the tracks in your hair, there is a natural pull that happens to your real hair that happens because the weave is and has to be so tight. This is called “traction alopecia.” It means you begin to lose the hair (especially around the temples) because the tautness of the weave.