Thursday, March 30, 2006

Be-weave it or not!

daddy don't you know that things go in cycles
The way that Bobby Brown is just ampin like Michael

Q-Tip - Excursions

Realized I was on the whole kids thing this week (And I have another post about young people to post) so I"m going to switch it up.

Is it me or is the hair weave undergoing a serious revival these days? I mean a few years back weave was on the run. Natural hair, the dreads, the afros, the braids, the twists were running things up in the T-dot but lately I've noticed that the weave has made a comeback.

Its un-be-weaveable! Long long weave too I might add. Add that to the big shades and the shin high boots and tight tight jeans that the ladies wearing today and everyone starting to look like Lil' Kim ...with and without the boob job. Lawd ave mercy!

Ok well maybe I lie, the weave was never on the out completely, it was just on the low and wasn't as obvious as before. From the days of completely obvious weave we entered an age where the weave was undercover. Yea keep it on the hush. The weave was around its just it played the d.l. The weave tried to look natural. Natural weave, curly weave, weave parading as real hair. Undercover weave. Damn brothers was shook. How you expect us to tell if its a weave if it looks natural? We're not that detail oriented. I mean if it obvious obvious a fella might still spend nuff time wondering if its real or not so when it can pass for real hair then you got us completely lost.

And so the weave went unnoticed for years and existed along with the natural hair and the braids and sometimes posed as the natural hair and the braids. The weave was passing. It was an era of peace and tranquility.

But not any longer. The weave has risen again with much fuss and flurry! De Gal dem looking like dancehall queens again. The obvious weave, the shoulder length, jet black straight straight weave. Say it loud, I got a weave and I'm proud. That's right sister its your hair if you paid for it dammit!

But I not dissing the weave, to each them own and well more power to you for the weave if that's your thing. I'm just commenting that I'm seeing more and more obvious weaves these days. Don't call it a comeback but maybe it is. This whole fashion thing goes in cycles, the fro was big in the 70s and made a comeback a few years back, bell bottoms did the same and hey maybe its the time that the weave does the same thing. More power to it. I aint complaining as long as I aint have to buy nuhbody no horsehair. Ya can buy it yaself though.

Seriously though have you guys noticed more weaves than previously or am I just imagining things.

13 comments:

'ka said...

yup... more and more weaves nowadays...

but i like it tho... some girls look very very pretty with it :)

Urban Sista said...

There are more weaves -- more bad, plasticky looking weaves that are easy to identify. See, when weaves looked like real hair, nobody knew girls were wearing weave. But now that people are sewing bad, blond, dutty weaves in their heads, it seems like weaves are making a comeback.

It is the bad weave -- and wigs, some sisters need to relax with that -- that is making an unfortunate comeback.

brooklyn babe said...

Where have you been... they never left; (for some folks) they just grew longer...

Amadeo said...

Not a weave fan...especially when it's obvious weave.

Mocha_Grl said...

I gotta agree with urban sista, it seems like the ugly, synthetic, chunky, track showing weaves are on the rise again.
I do not care if you wanna wear a weave, a wig, or rock a Grace Jones, but whatever we ladies, can we keep ourselves looking good?

notyouraverage.... said...

i agree with mocha girl - if it's fake, ya gotta keep it looking good, or it sort of negates the point of wearing it (in my opinion anyway)!

go puffs, go!

Rose said...

Wearing weaves never went away. What happened is this: women don't care if you know it so they change all the time, to all kinds of styles. They don't care if you do see tracks. All I know is this-if I had a hair store I would be rich in my state...

Luke Cage said...

The supaweave just took a back seat for a hot minute, but I suspect it will never go away man. They are here to stay.Bet on that...

De Immigrant said...

Yes J, more weaves are most definetly around, even down here in the ATL. Some look sooo fake that they look silly! The thing that saddens me is that so many of our sisters are doing it now. Why can't they be satified with the hair the good Lord blessed them with? I am so glad I am not single!

Abeni said...

I see a lot of hair peices latelyi.e not the weaves that sewn in.But the weave is still alive and well

4panist said...

thats what I always say, if you paid for it "its yours girlfriend".

tianne_x said...

don't get me wrong weave isn't bad if done correctly and made to look almost real.....what i don't get is all the outlandish wild looking colours and styles that look more like part of a costume.....anyways for weave lovers (the wild type) this link may be of interest....http://www.bajansunflowers.com/hair_gallery/index.php......
jdid if u were here in bim u wud be aware of the popularity of this salon (well for tha hott-steppers) its borderline ridiculous

Dr. D. said...

I'm sorry...too much, and too many look awful. Specially the blondes, the burgundy etc....jus nuh look right.