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Explain The Weave Ons by Naijagarl(f): 6:53pm On Dec 30, 2008
These days 80% of black women wear weavons. Is there something wrong with our natural hair or is there another explanation for it
Re: Explain The Weave Ons by WesleyanA(f): 4:38am On Dec 31, 2008
Naijagarl:

These days 80% of black women wear weavons. Is there something wrong with our natural hair or is there another explanation for it

80% is too low girl. I think the real stat is something close to 97% of black women. i'm wondering the same thing myself. lol
Re: Explain The Weave Ons by MadMax1(f): 12:03pm On Jan 03, 2009
I hate the look. And yet this little hypocrite wears wigs that achieve the same effect when I'm too frazzled to give a damn about my hair. I want to come up with my own look and join the band of sisters who refuse to mimic 'white girl' hairdos, but I'm too lazy to do it. tongue Will wig along, and then stop. But you can't deny it's convenient and lets the hair breathe, and there's an amazing array of looks your stylist can achieve with weave-ons.
Re: Explain The Weave Ons by mohawkchic(f): 1:12pm On Jan 03, 2009
Naijagarl:

These days 80% of black women wear weavons. Is there something wrong with our natural hair or is there another explanation for it


~My Explanation for having extensions will be simply beause i fancy Rocking a new look!! Nothing wrong w/ my natural hair at all . . . i do love rocking my natural hair a lot more than weaves tho!! Thats if & when i do allow my hair to grow . . . grin for the past couple of years,i've been more than happy rocking the bald look!



WesleyanA:

80% is too low girl.  I think the real stat is something close to 97% of black women. i'm wondering the same thing myself. lol

~Glad to be in the 3% grin not that there's anything wrong w/ the 97% rocking their wigs/weaves ,as long as it looks fly & they're rocking it . .am cheering them on . . . only quams i got is when the weave looks like its been dug from under the bed or borrowed from an extint generation!! grin
Re: Explain The Weave Ons by spikedcylinder: 3:16pm On Jan 03, 2009
Reason: To cover up a lot of the gorimapas and yonribos.

tongue

Seriously though, I don't see what the big deal is. A lot of black women don't have hair as full and as long enough to rock different looks. Besides, natural hair is painfully expensive to maintain.
Re: Explain The Weave Ons by iice(f): 4:58pm On Jan 03, 2009
Have no problem with it.  I plan to try it out, just to see how it is.

Sometimes its just for no much stress. You know combing hair is not easy grin
Ok am talking about me tongue, i have a problem with all the tangles, i'd rather just wear a wig or something
Re: Explain The Weave Ons by mohawkchic(f): 10:15pm On Jan 03, 2009
~ I need to try a wig . . been looking for the right colour for an afro wig . . only wig am willing to give a go!
Re: Explain The Weave Ons by SeanT21(f): 3:46am On Jan 04, 2009
~~I rock both Weave and sometimes go natural~~
Re: Explain The Weave Ons by iice(f): 5:35pm On Jan 04, 2009
mohawkchic:

~ I need to try a wig . . been looking for the right colour for an afro wig . . only wig am willing to give a go!

I've only tried a blond wig and a black wig ~ both afros grin
Although the black one is too big for my face grin grin I'd like to try something else but i mostly just stuff my hair into a hat or under a scarf.
Re: Explain The Weave Ons by Tgirl4real(f): 6:50pm On Jan 04, 2009
I don't see anything wrong in wearing weavons. I prefer braids though and i also love carrying my natural hair too cos it fits me better.
Re: Explain The Weave Ons by mohawkchic(f): 7:09am On Jan 05, 2009
iice:

I've only tried a blond wig and a black wig ~ both afros grin
Although the black one is too big for my face
grin grin I'd like to try something else but i mostly just stuff my hair into a hat or under a scarf.


~Aaaw bother!! You think my head Face is bigger than yours? grin Fax me the Black one ASAP!! cheesy

~ GUtted i havent been able to find one i like or the colour i like!!The ones i've seen,i wasnt even tempted to try on grin Looked like something my Nana would pull out of her chore box cheesy

~Someone told me there's a way of doing the Kinky hair to come out looking like a Fro . . but am doubtful about that info . . . cheesy I want a big-arse afro . . . grin Foxxy Cleopatra kind of Fro wink

Re: Explain The Weave Ons by iice(f): 1:32pm On Jan 05, 2009
Na i don't think so but then again, my face is sort of small.
Exactly those types of afro wigs although the black one was bigger, the hair practically covered my forehead
The blond one was blonder grin grin
I dunno if i still have the pic undecided
Re: Explain The Weave Ons by mohawkchic(f): 5:51pm On Jan 05, 2009
iice:

Na i don't think so but then again, my face is sort of small.
Exactly those types of afro wigs although the black one was bigger, the hair practically covered my forehead
The blond one was blonder grin grin
I don't know if i still have the pic undecided


grin lol . . . Love Your Siggy!! kiss I dont either!! cheesy
Re: Explain The Weave Ons by Naijagarl(f): 11:32pm On Jan 05, 2009
Maintaning natural hair is eaaaaaaaaaasy so that one no be escuse, Plus its loads cheaper. All this relaxer and wig really is no use and is costing a lot of money, think of what you could do with all that cash instead. Its not like we werent created with hair on our head, [color=#990000]plus theres LOADS of videos on you tube supporting it. [/color]
Re: Explain The Weave Ons by WesleyanA(f): 1:09am On Jan 06, 2009
Naijagarl:

Maintaning natural hair is eaaaaaaaaaasy so that one no be escuse, Plus its loads cheaper. All this relaxer and wig really is no use and is costing a lot of money, think of what you could do with all that cash instead. Its not like we werent created with hair on our head, [color=#990000]plus theres LOADS of videos on you tube supporting it. [/color]

haha. I was going to reply that post and then I saw yours. I agree 100% it's cheaper (bolded for emphasis) and a tad bit easier (I used "a tad bit" because it took me almost 7 hours to finish twisting my hair but it's well worth it. it will last me at least 3 wks).
Just my personal opinion. people have different experiences.
I can't imagine some people with natural hair though. The permed look suits their personality and all. lol so natural probably isn't for everyone especially if you don't like being in the minority.
Re: Explain The Weave Ons by tRoOE(f): 6:55am On Jan 06, 2009
LOL i guess am part of the 3%, i kind of dislike weave ons, i think it will look funny on my head lipsrsealed
Am more into braids and some times I rock my natural, even though I get tired of wrapping it everynite and combing, damn it could be frustrating at times.
I promised my sibling and cousins that i will get a weave on for my Bday which is next month, but am having a change of mind, more like getting cold feet
Re: Explain The Weave Ons by spikedcylinder: 8:53am On Jan 06, 2009
Naijagarl:

Maintaning natural hair is eaaaaaaaaaasy so that one no be escuse, Plus its loads cheaper. All this relaxer and wig really is no use and is costing a lot of money, think of what you could do with all that cash instead. Its not like we werent created with hair on our head, [color=#990000]plus theres LOADS of videos on you tube supporting it. [/color]

Err. . . not if you have strong okporoko hair like mine. undecided
Re: Explain The Weave Ons by mohawkchic(f): 7:46pm On Jan 06, 2009
spikedcylinder:

Err. . . not if you have strong okporoko hair like mine. undecided

~Am guessing that means Strong Right!?!  undecided  grin
Re: Explain The Weave Ons by spikedcylinder: 10:53am On Jan 07, 2009
mohawkchic:

~Am guessing that means Strong Right!?!  undecided  grin

Okporoko is a type of fish that has been dried so well, it becomes almost like leather. So yea, it means strong. wink
Re: Explain The Weave Ons by syren: 11:05am On Jan 07, 2009
It is so rare to see black women with natural hair these days but for me personally a lot of these styles are for convenience. I like braids because theres no combing involved, tie it up, down or leave it out and go. Never had a weave but relaxers make my hair more manageable too. Sometimes I miss my natural hair though, but then I remember all the hassle I went through  undecided
Re: Explain The Weave Ons by mohawkchic(f): 7:25am On Jan 08, 2009
spikedcylinder:

Okporoko is a type of fish that has been dried so well, it becomes almost like leather. So yea, it means strong. wink

shocked grin ~Kwel . . .Ta.
Re: Explain The Weave Ons by iice(f): 10:43am On Jan 08, 2009
mohawkchic:

grin lol . . . Love Your Siggy!! kiss I don't either!! cheesy

grin grin I know you don't! smiley


I really am too much of a dude to fix my hair.
There are those weekends i don't go out and not a comb nor brush nears the hair grin
Thank goodness for straighteners. . .wigs. . .weaves. . .hats and scarves grin
Re: Explain The Weave Ons by mohawkchic(f): 6:43am On Jan 18, 2009
iice:

grin grin I know you don't! smiley


[b]I really am too much of a dude to fix my hair.[/b]There are those weekends i don't go out and not a comb nor brush nears the hair grin
Thank goodness for straighteners. . .wigs. . .weaves. . .hats and scarves grin


~Have you thought of maybe shaving cutting it off? Wicked >>> grin
Re: Explain The Weave Ons by Nnenna1(f): 5:14pm On Feb 13, 2009
Several years ago I would have answered the weave question with a simple, "You know, it's only hair. As long as it looks good, why should it matter? Natural hair is harder for some ladies to manage, is all" I wouldn't have cared. A few observations have changed my thoughts.

Thing is, black women say that weaves are only fashion choices when a majority of them simply hate their natural hair. If an anonymous poll was set up to ask these women if they thought their own natural hair was ugly on them, a majority would answer in the affirmative. Let's be honest.

I tried growing out my natural hair years ago and got serious flack for it from friends and family. I succumbed to the pressure, got a hair relaxer, and regretted it. I have nothing against weaves and extensions in and of themselves, but when getting weaves and all stems from this, I rethink. I mean, someone on NL likened relaxing and covering natural hair to personal hygiene ( similar to shaving armpits, etc) - I think it was in a thread similar to this. WTF?

I don't put the blame on solely women. Black guys don't like afro hair on women either (they could make do with relaxed hair but the weavalicious chick gets all the phone numbers). They always yap about how natural hair is the most desireable on women and how "fake" girls are these days, but when you ask them to name the sexiest celebrities, they'll say: Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, Halle Berry, Sanaa Lathan, Gabrielle Union, etc. And, pray tell, how are they fashionably similar? You got it! I mean, a male poster confirmed it himself, 100% agreeing with the practice and saying that women wear extensions to please men (and implying that men are displeased with the natural look).
Re: Explain The Weave Ons by mohawkchic(f): 8:01pm On Feb 15, 2009
Nnenna1:

Several years ago I would have answered the weave question with a simple, "You know, it's only hair. As long as it looks good, why should it matter? Natural hair is harder for some ladies to manage, is all" I wouldn't have cared. A few observations have changed my thoughts.

Thing is, black women say that weaves are only fashion choices when a majority of them simply hate their natural hair. If an anonymous poll was set up to ask these women if they thought their own natural hair was ugly on them, a majority would answer in the affirmative. Let's be honest.

I tried growing out my natural hair years ago and got serious flack for it from friends and family. I succumbed to the pressure, got a hair relaxer, and regretted it. I have nothing against weaves and extensions in and of themselves, but when getting weaves and all stems from this, I rethink. I mean, someone on NL likened relaxing and covering natural hair to personal hygiene ( similar to shaving armpits, etc) - I think it was in a thread similar to this. WTF?

I don't put the blame on solely women. Black guys don't like afro hair on women either (they could make do with relaxed hair but the weavalicious chick gets all the phone numbers). They always yap about how natural hair is the most desireable on women and how "fake" girls are these days, but when you ask them to name the sexiest celebrities, they'll say: Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, Halle Berry, Sanaa Lathan, Gabrielle Union, etc. And, pray tell, how are they fashionably similar? You got it! I mean, a male poster confirmed it himself, 100% agreeing with the practice and saying that women wear extensions to please men (and implying that men are displeased with the natural look).


~I Agree wholeheardedly!!Well. . . . Most If Not Some Anyways!!

Re: Explain The Weave Ons by Nobody: 9:03pm On Feb 17, 2009
@Nnenna1

GBAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When i grew out my natural hair cos my permed hair cut real bad
if you see the looks i got it was almost as if i walked out of the house without having my bath

i have to admit those comments and looks hurt

thats when i realised that for a lot people they just hate their natural hair and fixing extensions is just another way for them not to SEE it everyday

its been 5 years now and when people give me those looks now i remind them that the same HAIR grows on their heads every minute and its not going to dissappear

I'm all up for new styles and looks ( i still use extensions myself) but learn to love the hair u got regardless of what it looks like. Give it as much attention as u do ur weaves and it will be the healthiest it can be.

@spikedcylinder
my hair is the okprokpo type too. grin
I just learned to love it cos I got fed up of relaxers and the false expectations it gives
Natural hair just takes a little time to get to know , unfortunately most of us have only been exposed to extensions most our lives.
Re: Explain The Weave Ons by sweetmum(f): 10:21am On Feb 18, 2009
Carry weav-on sometimes,but its the natural ones.
cheers cheesy
Re: Explain The Weave Ons by echofamozo(m): 9:16am On Feb 25, 2009
hello sweetmum, u ar really looking sweet in dat yr pix. wink

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