Different hair weaves
Heat-free Hair Founder Ngozi Opara
It’s no secret that the natural hair community is probably the largest it has ever been right now. Social media sites such as Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest are overflowing with natural sistas and their manes. Inspirational hair photos are everywhere. There are women who are pulling in thousands of followers on social media sites because of their hair. Natural hair amongst black women has really become a movement that could possibly end up in history books someday.
However, natural hair alone isn’t the only phenomenon that seems to have everyone’s attention. The “natural hair weave” is leaving a pretty big impression on the natural hair community as well. The debate on hair weaves has been around for as long as hair weaves have been around. Some women hate them, some women love them. Some use hair weaves as a means of protective styling. While others simply like to change up their look without having to manipulate their own precious strands. On the other hand, natural hair weaves are different. These weaves look like the natural hair that’s growing out of your scalp before you relax, flat iron, curl etc.
We’ve all seen curly weaves but sometimes, the hair that’s used doesn’t blend well with African American hair. You have to do so much manipulation to your leave out hair that you end up damaging it in the process. The hair that’s used for natural looking hair weaves is like nothing we’ve ever seen before.
There have probably been times when you’ve been scrolling through social media admiring someone’s hair, not knowing that they’re actually wearing a half wig or weave that looks like it’s 100% theirs. Women who are looking for natural hair inspiration also can’t tell the difference between the natural looking hair weave and real natural hair. There was even a comment under a photograph that read “Her hair is beautiful, but who knows if it’s real with all these natural weaves these days.”
So here’s the big question: Should natural hair gurus, on social media sites, tell their followers that they are wearing a weave or wig?