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I Peter 3:3-4 “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.”

I remember back in the 90’s it was taboo to mention the word “weave” or “tracks”. It would be tragic for one to even mention they were wearing one. Back in the day weaves were said to be worn only by those who had no hair and wanted to give the illusion that they had long, tresses flowing down their backs.

Boy how times have changed! Today you can find hair in almost every curl pattern and in every color. The evolution of the hair weave has expanded, and no longer are women ashamed of wearing one. You will find at least one woman of almost every ethnicity wearing a hair weave or extensions. So why do some people still have issues with them?

When you look at I Peter 3:3-4, one would automatically think that a woman who wears a weave has some sort of self esteem issues, or is trying to bring attention to her self. This is not always the case. Yes, you may see a woman with an elaborate hairstyle in a crazy color every now and then, but for the most part there are legitimate reasons why most women decide to wear hair weaves:

1) Weaves give the option of wearing our hair in different styles without altering the texture, length or color of our own hair. It is a great way to try a certain style so you know how you would look before making any drastic changes to your own hair.

2) Weaves are a great transitional style for women who are growing their hair out.

3) Sometimes a woman just wants a change in her look. There is absolutely nothing wrong with trying out new styles to feel a sense of “newness.”

Now of course, there are some pointers if you are going to get a weave. First, make sure your hair is healthy. Your ends should always be trimmed and it’s best to get a hot oil or deep conditioning treatment, since your hair will be braided up for some time, which could cause dryness. Secondly, make sure you get a full consultation with your stylist before getting a weave. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about their expertise.

Make sure your stylist does not braid your hair too tight, or weave the hair in too tight. Tightness can lead to scabs forming on the scalp, and ultimately hair loss. Extremely tight weaves are also uncomfortable. Thirdly, make sure to maintain your weave. Human hair is the best hair and since it’s human, you will have to care for it as if it were your own (well it is since you paid for it!) There are great products out there that specifically cater to hair weaves, so do your research. Lastly, do not leave your weave in for longer than it should be in. There is nothing worse than seeing exposed tracks! If a weave is done right, no one should know you are wearing one.

So ladies, don’t be afraid or ashamed to try something new. Change is always good. Just because you wear a weave doesn’t mean you don’t love your authentic self. You can be that beautiful woman with that gentle and quiet spirit, WITH a hair weave. Change your look just in time for the holidays, you will feel unbeweavable!

 

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