Sheree from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”
Time and time again, I hear men (mostly Black) complain about women who wear weaves.
“Weaves are hideous.”
“Weaves are false advertising.”
“If you ain’t growing hair on your own, I ain’t looking at you.”
Why so much hatred for the potentially cute head accessory? Well, what I’ve found is some men have had bad experiences with a woman who wore a weave. A friend of mine told me that he went to hug a woman he was dating (didn’t know she had a weave) and one of her tracks scratched his bare chest. He also claims he’d smelled something funny and later found out it was the glue. LMAO! And since then, he’s never dated a woman with faux locks. He said even if he sees a beautiful woman, if she has a weave, he disregards her.
You can’t let one bad apple ruin it for the entire bushel. That would be like me not being able to fit one particular pair of blue jeans and because of that I vow to never buy jeans. It’s silly. Don’t say you don’t like women with weaves, you just don’t like women with BAD weaves. There’s a difference, buddy. I’ve seen some pretty good weaves out there… very natural-looking. Weaves weren’t meant to be deceiving. They were meant to be enjoyable and easy. I enjoyed wearing a weave because it gave my hair a break from all the heat and natural elements. They also help some women’s hair grow because there’s less being done to it. With a weave, all you have to do is get up and go, for the most part. I don’t encourage tacky weaves, though; the ones that make people cringe and whisper when a woman walks past.
Signs of a Bad Weave:
- natural hair texture and weave texture are mismatched
- coloring is off
- you can clearly see where the natural hair stop and the weave begins
- loose tracks
- poor quality hair
- bad smell
Now, I’m no weave connoisseur but I know a few things about what looks good and what doesn’t. Moral of the story: don’t knock it because of a couple bad experiences. Embrace it. If a woman looks good, she looks good. Weave or no weave.