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I finally got a weave! The last time I got one was in 2014. Throughout this year, I’ve been wearing my hair out. In order to allow my 4c hair to rest from my lazy hair regimen , I decided to do a protective style that wasn’t a bun or an updo. I settled on getting a weave.
A weave means no manipulation to my hair and also my hair will have time to rest from all the exposure.
Preparation before getting the weave
I applied my organics hair mayonnaise by Africa’s best because it’s a light protein treatment so it will keep my hair healthy and prevent breakage especially from my ends and coconut oil so my hair would be moisturized. I then stretched my hair with braids.
The next day
Off to the salon I went to select a weave. I settled on a black and gold weave and I used two packs.
I have no shame in saying that as much as I love my 4c hair, I’m glad I won’t have to deal with it for a while.
While wearing this weave, I’ve gotten different reactions. Here are two and my response to them.
To those who feel that I’m not natural for wearing a weave
I’m not hiding my hair behind a weave, I’m proud of my hair and I’m proud that I’ve gained the confidence to overcome doing that long ago.
I’m wearing a weave because I want to wear a damn weave and it looks amazing. You can’t make me feel guilty because I’m perfectly comfortable with
To those who feel that I shouldn’t be wearing bold colors because I’m a black girl
laughing in melanin My skin color will never stop me from doing what I want to do and wearing what I want to wear. You can’t put a limit on black girls. We’re bold, confident, proud and loving it.
I’m gonna rock and strut with this weave, flip it in the face of haters while making you choke on your miserable insecurities.
Word of advice to all my wonderful readers
Wear your box braids, Marley hair, Senegalese twists, weaves and wigs for your own pleasure. There’s nothing wrong with venturing outside your natural hair texture or color.
Most importantly, don’t let the opinions of others define your life and hold you back. Keep slaying queens!
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What is your favorite protective style?