| blaquefoxx wrote:|
The "white women wear weaves too" argument is getting stale as hell. Its as if some of yall put these caucasoids on a high pedestal so when they do something that gives us the okay to do it as well. Everyone knows that they rock weaves too. But like someone said earlier, they are not rocking fake hair that looks similar to ours in its natural state. Our people made the hair business a multi million dollar industry and we own not nan a single penny of the earnings. That in itself should be a huge eye opener. Go to any hood in Amerikkka or an area where negroes dwell and you find a gang of Chinamen trying to entice us with their beauty supply stores. And look at how E-commerce and the web has played a huge part now.
At the end of the day, many of us will not agree on this. But I will say this is much more than just "worrying about what people put on their head".
You do have some good points that I do agree with.
At the end of the day there is a reason why "is that your real hair?" comes up quite frequently if there is length and/or volume, shine or a looser texture visible with hair of a black woman.
Which might not be as much of a case if more black women would embrace their hair.
And yes I do think it is unfortunate that there are women that only feel beautiful wearing hair that hasn't grown from their own scalps.
But on the other hand, I don't necessarily think that the "white women wear weaves too" argument means that they are being put on a pedestal. It simply could mean that since they aren't judged as harshly for it, neither should black women. More a case of equality perhaps.
I am well aware that there are plenty of people that do though and that is quite unfortunate as well.
The artificial hair debate is one that has been going on for a long time.
I guess it all starts with willingness to listen, willingness to learn and willingness to teach/pass it on. Often people will feel offended and not really focus on what the actual points are.
And tend to overlook that this is not about the people that wear artificial hair now and then because they don't want to damage their own hair.
But that it is about the general mentality that has been going on for a long time, which is the same mentality that passes judgement on hair that does not lay flat at the roots, the same mentality that has some little children not feeling as beautiful because they can not have their hair out or grow up with dolls with flat roots and the rest of the hair strands to match it.
At the same time, I don't think it is right to pass judgement on those that choose to wear artificial hair, even when it's for the wrong reasons.
There is however, nothing wrong with a healthy debate.