|San grandaughter, Botswana (Photo credit: Wikipedia). Anything wrong with our hair?|
I have done everything I
see as fashionable I think? But One thing I haven't been able to do is wear foreign hair or weaves. I can actually afford to buy as many as I want in different lengths but can't bring my mind to accept that my hair is inferior to any. I can't. Luckily for me, my husband believes so much in the African hair. I sometimes use hair relaxers to soften and make my hair more manageable but just can't bring myself to hiding my own hair under a weave. Friends have bought good ones for me and I tell them "this thing is from my mind set". Wearing those, make me feel like I am not proud of my black hair. I would have loved to wear them but how do I bring myself to accept like most black women?
I do not criticize those who wear them, after all my friends have dozens in different shapes and sizes. I know the reason some wear them is the ease involved.
But this question is still at the back of my mind. What is the message we are passing? That our hair isn't good enough? Or what?
Eye please help me ask other readers what they feel about covering our hair with other types. Just like skin bleaching, Aren't we endorsing other brands while covering and hiding ours? I don't hate and will never hate other hair types but would like to know what other people feel.