Why Were You Weaved Up?
Photo courtesy Sackett Ridge
After her teenager asks for one, Ivory explores the prevalence of weaves in black society.
One of her questions stood out to me:
Why do you wear a weave…?
I love this question because most people assume if you don’t wear your own hair, you’re one or all of the following:
- conforming to a European standard of beauty
- suffering from self-hate
But my reason is never mentioned.
I was lazy. Well, lazy and clueless.
I simply had no idea how to take care of my natural hair and absolutely no desire to learn. Couple that with being stylistically challenged and boom! Just call me Weavie Wonder.
When I wasn’t braided up with extensions I was still sporting some type of no-fuss, shellacked-to-my-head style…finger waves, a slicked back ponytail with bun attachment, a french roll, etc.
If I had to do anything besides wrap it at night and spritz it in the morning, then it wasn’t a ‘do for me.
I’m also not a very “girly girl”. So having the latest styles and always having my hair “done” were never that important to me.
No wonder I freeform *wink*
NHBG fam, why were you weaved/wigged up?
Let’s be friends.