Wigs, Braids, Weaves and Au Natural
One of the most influential, essential and expressive tools that a Woman has. To show her moods, her feelings, her happiness, her sensuality, her power. When we want to go for that great job, we might pull our hair back in a bun or keep it conservative, so that we will look professional. If we want to be playful, we might use big, bouncy curls or add a ombre color, or may be just have a chic straight hairdo, to add a little bit of fun to the evening. When we want to appeal to a guy, we might try to do something seductive in the form of soft curls, something dreamy. We might try to walk into a restaurant, with a little subtle wind in the hair. As to give that, Dream-like walk that a stunning woman in a movie would give, when she spots a man or vice versa. And if we're really feeling bold, have suffered a break-up or just in need of a desperate change, often times, out comes the scissors! We'll cut it, We'll color it and some, will just shave it all off or halfway!
Our hair is like a voice for us. (And many Men say we talk too much, as it is!) We use our hair to tell so many stories. We can be as loud or as silent as we want with our hair, without verbally saying a word.
In the movie that Chris Rock was smart and bold enough to create called, "Good Hair", he talked with many famous and ordinary women like us. All about our hair. Why we choose weaves, wigs, braids, go natural,etc. Asking a great question, like What is Good Hair? When you think about it, What is Good Hair?
Extensions is available to everyone now. There is all different kinds of hair and styles. Whenever you go into a hair store, you can see walls of wigs, aisles of weaves and braiding hair, and you see aisles and aisles of hair products. All kinds of products, for all textures of hair. No matter who you are, having your hair done properly, is one of the first things that people see when they look at you. I had a Modeling instructor about fifteen years ago, to tell the class that, even if you're not looking at a person's eyes, you can look at their hairline. And it's pretty much the equivalent. Well, if people are doing that, they'll definitely see to you need a touch-up! Trust me, I know about this personally. Not from the side of the looker, but from the side of the person that needed the touch-up! When I get back home and if I should happen to catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror, I think. "My Gosh, how many people has seen my jacked up hairline and just kept on talking like they were looking into my eyes?"
Well, I guess that's an answer nobody would be bold enough to tell me. Or maybe not.
So many people are so concerned about virgin hair. What I mean by that is, many people are concerned about putting perms in the hair of young girls. So many people think that it's just a disgrace and many girls and their mothers have real arguments about it. Many girls with naturally curly hair, want their hair straight so badly, and they pretty much begged their mothers to let them get perms. Some, that has short hair, want longer hair. Here comes the needs for weaves. Some their haircut and others want their hair colored. When I turned 21, I wanted a new do. I have had long hair since I was a little girl and I remember when I did something incredibly stupid. I think I was about 10 or 11 years old and I saw The Parent Trap with Lindsay Lohan. When she was playing the british twin, she had to cut her hair, in order to match the american twin. Well, I got a bright idea and then one day I got a pair of scissors and cut a piece off of the front/side of my hair. It is something that hairstylists now, use to add layers and depth to the front of your face. Well, I was so excited and I ran to the living to tell my Grandmother and Mother. Well, let's just say, that they didn't share in my excitement. My Grandmother hit my hand and said, "Don't you ever do that Again! Don't you ever cut your hair Again! And I mean that!!!" I went back to my room, crying that they didn't like it and so I didn't do it again. Bu, I wanted a change when I was 21, so I went to the hairdresser and told her that I wanted my hair similar to Rihanna's. Now, this was around the time of the "Umbrella" phenomenon and I wanted my hair like hers at the time. Well, I went ahead and did it. Mom like it. But, Granny, NO! She hated it and kept suggesting to me, "You know what would look good? If you would get yourself some hair that just a little longer than that and have it sewn on to your hair! She just hated it. So, now four years later, my hair is getting back to where and how it was when I was younger and I am happy about it. But, I had to promise Grandma that I wouldn't cut my hair again. There were so many people that have known me since I was a little girl that saw my hair and hated it and was mad at me, because of my new do. Even one of my nieghbors and friends told his friends when we all together, "Velvet had such pretty brown hair! Long brown hair! And then she went and hacked it off!!!" So, now I can cut a little bit of my hair at the ends, to increase fresh growth.