Obviously I am not a black girl and I don't know anything about weaves and wigs but me and my friends were wondering why black girls wear weaves / wigs when they have such beautiful hair ( I don't know if this is good English ). I mean black girls have extremely beautiful curls so why would you hide them? I wished I had hair like that instead of this boring straight hair.
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Well, as a black girl, I can answer this.
First, no, it has nothing to do with attractiveness. Our hair isn’t as strong as other ethnicities unless we’re mixed. The sun does a lot of damage to our hair and therefore, it dries out fast and doesn’t grow. However, most women do it because they are trying to go ‘natural’, or, in other words, grow their curls back. A lot of black women, me included, had a lot of damage done to our hair like flat ironing, relaxers, perms, texturizers, hot comb…everything. So we want to grow it back. But it breaks off a lot in the early stages of growing it out and it’s hard to style. Weaves and sew-ins and wigs protect our hair from the elements while also preventing us from having to damage it with heat and chemicals.
I mean, yeah, some do it for beauty. But honestly, it’s just more convenient. That and our hair isn’t as widely accepted as everyone else’s, especially in pre-dominantly white countries like the USA and England. Straight hair is considered beautiful. Ours is considered hideous, especially in the professional and fashion world, but that’s starting to change now.
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