I used to see them a bit more often years ago but now I see a lot of them just wear braids/cornrows or their relaxed hair in a ponytail. a lot of their hair is broken off from the relaxer though and unhealthy. did most black women stop wearing wigs because of being shamed on youtube and called hair hats? or is it just where i live?
Are hair weaves and wigs becoming less popular amongst black women?
What Guys Said 1
White women sit in the sun for hours trying to get darker and regularly get their hair curled. Black women often avoid the sun to avoid getting darker, and employ various methods to achieve straighter hair. I think it's a plus on both counts, though I do prefer darker-skinned women.0
What Girls Said 3
going natural is a lot more popular than ever before, however. weaves and wigs are still popular, but the techniques and styles are a lot better so you may just not be able to tell its a weave/wig. nobody cares about what black women haters on youtube have to say, that is a nonfactor.2
Its just a huge wave of black women embracing how we look naturally. From our hair to our skin color to all the features that make us black women. I don't think this new hair 'trend' is about shaming women that wear weave, but more so embracing natural hair. I think its amazing and its good to get more people used to seeing us with our natural hair and embracing our natural beauty, even if it is different from what the 'traditional' standard of beauty, which obviously can change. But it can't change without exposure to different beauty looks, therefore that is why I think this 'movement' is very influential, catching on, and good for our community.
Embracing what makes you different instead of trying to hide it, which is what every person in this world struggles with. So, I am incredibly proud of the bravery of black women right now (and honestly in the past also).
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