I'm writing this with welled eyes because the first shot of Gabrielle is hurting me and the memories are lighting the corners of my mind. You can't quite fathom my addiction that I once had to the weave. When my hairdresser (R.I.P) first told me trying to dye my hair like Charlie Baltimore would inevitably make my hair drop out from it's follicles, I could not see any option. I detested weaves but she explained it was the only way I could achieve colour..... So it started with red and lets say the rest is history. I never quite managed to do turquoise but pretty much every colour has been in my hair.
But let's not get me wrong my weaves were good. So good that people used to ask me what dye I used in my hair? I never wore the stitched in weave as that was immoral! To wear a helmet of fake hair was too much for me. Forget your man not being able to run his fingers through your hair, what about you! Scalps need to breathe too!
I'm sure everyone has seen those girls patting their hair like their about start a new dance. The frustration must be troubling the nerves or peace of mind.I pity them.
But alas sometimes I get tempted to have it flowing down my back. When we look at the media and Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, Amerie, Mariah Carey, Eve, Mary J Blige, Cassie (yeah don't get it twisted)Tyra Banks. It's hard to resist. But then again?
Amerie quite firmly put me back in my place with this hatched-up catastrophe!
A little info for you Boys...
Just in case your couchin with your cuddle and your running your fingers through her hair and looking into her eyes thinking ...'wow your hair is so beautiful. ' It's amazing how blond it is even though your parents are from Jamaica?'
The newest weave as I am sure most people know of is the Lace Front made popular by Beyonce and Naomi Campbell and Michael Jackson. Yes Michael Jackson! These are glued to the forehead with lace between the weave and scalp, if done well the results are quite phenomenal. But if like Naomi you have been doing this all your life you could very well end up with no hairline or clingon skin like Beyonce demonstrates beautifully...
Imagine if there was no weaves, would we be living with non carnal female icons...?
I'm a lover not a fighter and don't judge any girl that wears them as I am a reformed addict.
But I want the male views on this!
To weave or not to weave?
That is the question?