We’ve talked about the rise of celebrities photographing their natural hair in between weaves before, but for whatever reason, celebs still do so and the interwebs – natural haired and not, black and not – still go wild.
But I’m not tripping over the ability to grow hair long while habitually wearing weaves, or other protective styles. That’s not news, that’s kinda the point of protective styling – you leave your hair alone – and it grows!
What I’m trying to wrap my head around is the sorcery that is weaves that look EXACTLY like natural hair. And not that curly/coily/wavy kind of hair either, but hair just like mine!
Clockwise from top left: @heatfreehair For Kinks installation; @hautekinkyhair Haute Curls, Haute Coils, and Haute Kinks; Crochet braids installed by @dmvnaturalista; and @downtoat wearing a Fingercomber unit.
What kind of trickery?? Like… am I the only one who’s baffled by the level of realness of hair these days? Y’all out here talking ’bout “ooh I love her hair” and “dang that’s my hair crush,” meanwhile homegirl got it sewn in last week. Granted we’ve been getting straight weaves while we had relaxed hair (if you did at some point), and yeah some people’s weave was really laid to the point where you never knew if it was real or not; but…