Another discussion post for you guys, this time we are talking about weave… extensions… fake hair or whatever you may call it. To each their own. I’m pretty spontaneous when it comes to my hair, not as much as I used to be but still so. One minute I’ll want it really short, then I will want to wear it long. Ponytails. Braids. Twists. I used to love to switch it up. When I was in high school I would come in with a wrap (doobie) one day, micro braids the next, and a curly weave next month. Since I am able to do my own hair switching it up was and still is easy for me. Now I am pretty sure that you guys have noticed that I’ve been rocking a pixie cut for a while now, since last summer. I’ve been itching to change it up lately and decided to do a style similar to Meagan Good’s infamous cut and this required me to add some tracks for length in the front. So I went and bought some good old Permed Yaki and sewed in some tracks, tada transformation complete.
I love me some weave and have no problem sewing some tracks in my hair when necessary or wanting to switch up my style, add length, body etc. I don’t care for glue as I feel it pulls your hair out, definitely if you are not careful removing it and glued tracks doesn’t last as long. When my hair was longer one of my favorite styles was a super long ponytail with a chinese or swooped bangs, and this style required some good old weave. As long as you take care of your own hair underneath including regular washing (for sew ins) and moisturizing I think weave is a good way to be more creative with hairstyling. You can even braid up your long hair and sew in a weave to try out a shorter cut without cutting your own hair. You can also use weave as a protective style to give your own hair a break whether relaxed or natural. The options are endless.
Some people can be very anti-weave, especially guys and consider it being fake, faking the funk. When I wore weaves on the regular I would constantly get asked “Why don’t you wear your real hair, you don’t need fake hair?” My response would always be “It is mine since I paid for it and it’s definitely real, 100% human hair” lol.
Do you like/wear weaves or are you anti-weave? Speak on it…
*P.S. I want to try to do these discussion posts more often since I love to get everyone’s takes and opinions on the topic at hand. Feel free to email me with any topics that you want considered for discussion with the subject “Let’s Discuss.”