Can you tell the difference between a weave and non weave-wearing woman? Maybe not if you’re a guy, but probably so if you’re a living, breathing, female. You can lace it front, back and in between but women have become connoisseurs on the world of weave. At the end of the day, however, not only do women seek to impress each other, but also their male counterparts.
Scientists agree that men have a biological inclination to feminine characteristics. Among fertility and other aesthetic feminine traits is a general love for long, flowing locks. The hair industry has tapped into this lust for locks and has made it into a goldmine.
But what do men really think? I took to Facebook and Twitter recently to poll guys on which they prefer- weave or natural? Most guys responded that they prefer natural if possible, but won’t argue with a weave wearing woman. Some felt strongly that a woman should wear her natural hair at all times, and others were indifferent. Overall it was shockingly split down the middle. Thanks guys! That helps us out a lot.
What I really need to know is- Is it a deal breaker? I’ve heard some men bash weave, lacefronts, wigs etc. but turn around and say how “Bad” Beyonce and Meagan Good are. Hmmm…I guess their hair just grows real fast. Don’t be fooled fellas. [pullquote_right]Some of the “baddest” chicks in the game are rocking those same lace fronts you tirelessly tease.[/pullquote_right]
Please note that “bald head scallywags” are not the only people who wear fake hair. Black, white, red, purple, and women of all races, backgrounds, and hair types wear weave. I have friends with mid back length hair that wear wigs, tracks, etc. for fun and to switch things up every now and then.
Take myself for example. I have a good amount of natural hair that can take me 3-4 hours to wash, condition, and flat iron. I love my hair and I wear it every chance I get, but can you imagine? Working out, running through the rain, and even dancing can become treacherous endeavors. I’ll be unbeweaveable every now and then to keep my sanity.
At the end of the day I believe a female should focus on the hairstyle that makes her happy and best expresses her style, personality, and creativity. If a man will change his tune over a piece of hair, he’s more than likely not for you. While cliché’, relationships should be based on love, common interests, and trust….not how many inches of virgin Remy you can or cannot fit on your head. If you were to develop cancer, alopecia, or have a tragic hair disaster, would he still be there for you?
So what is your take as a male? Are weaves unnatural, unnecessary, and unattractive? Or can they be done with taste and tact? Would you date a woman who wore fake hair or is it a deal breaker?
Females how do you feel about being judged and objectified for a hairstyle? It seems that other cultures don’t judge their females as meticulously as we do. Is it a valid debate or are we losing for loving long locks?