Weave Changes Things
What's so bad about weaves? From black men complaining that weave creates artificial women to ladies rocking their weave-less hair like a superior badge of honor, it's clear that weave has gotten a bad rap in our communities. And it's undeserved.
We've all witnessed tragic, visible "tracks on tracks on tracks" and weave that just doesn't blend. Those are deplorable and punishable crimes against humanity, but misconceptions that weave wearers are bald or scared to wear their own hair are just ridiculous. I have a full head of long hair that I love to rock, but I also enjoy having the option of throwing in weave on a whim.
Here are two more facts that may surprise you: White women wear weave too (pause for dramatic effect)! I hope you didn't think Kim Kardashian's flowing raven locks are just magically long and full. She gets pieces added. Secondly, not all weave wearers want a long, relaxed, Barbie-doll look either. Weave comes in a variety of textures, like kinky and curly, which means the girl you've been admiring with a full, natural 'fro might be rocking a weave too. Surprise!
The reality is women of all races with all different hair textures love weaves because, well, weave changes things. How, you ask? Let us count the ways.
- Allows Experimentation
With just a little needle and thread, you can try any style your heart desires without committing or damaging your real hair. Want to try a short, cropped cut? Blonde streaks? Try it with a weave. And if you don't like it, you can take it right out. Genius.
- Protects Your Real Hair
If you took out your weave to discover locks as long as Rapunzel's, you’re not alone. By keeping your hair braided (not so tightly) in cornrows under sew-in weaves, you give it a rest from the daily tugging and heat applications which cause breakage.
- Helps You Enjoy Your Vacation
Take it from Beyoncé. There’s nothing like rocking a wet and wavy weave when yacht chilling en route to a tropical island alongside your man. The weave gives you the freedom to swim, dance and, err... perform other physical activities (wink!) without damaging your style.
- Gives You Swag
When it comes to hairstyles, most women I know get bored easily. The ability to change up your style and hit the streets with a glamorous brand new look gives you confidence like no other. Have you ever seen a girl out on the town on Saturday night rocking a fresh weave and feeling herself? Well, now you know why.
What do YOU love about weave?