I have seen plenty of Afro wigs and Afro-textured hair to know that Black women largely prefer hair texture that is not like theirs, so they can feel beautiful. That’s why the other hair textures are billion-dollar markets and the Afros only sell in countries like China where they make fun of African women.
Wearing weaves greatly denounces your blackness and if you asked any random white person what they thought of a beautiful Black woman in particular they would say that a beautiful Black woman wishes they were white and have jealousy issues. I have heard some white women say this from their own mouths. Of course, I would jump to the defensive but in my mind, I would know that they were not lying.
Fun fact: Most alopecia comes from wearing wigs and weaves…
There are rare cases like California where racism plays a role but much of the time these are also insurance issues. If the hair looks presentable on a beautiful Black woman and tucked away I don’t think there is much these jobs can really say or do.
Children that see their mothers wear weaves all the time are greatly impacted. They see it as a standard form of beauty and then they become attracted to white women and non-black women because they notice that these people don’t have to wear weaves. I believe if these same children saw for themselves that their mothers valued their own hair and told their children how important it was to value their own hair then that would be powerful. But deep down black women want to be white and perhaps there is jealousy there. That’s the only way I can describe the weave sickness.
Plastic surgery is a form of self-hate. The other things that are important are nothing more than grooming yourself as a beautiful Black woman. I would argue that there is self-hate if you don’t do those things.
Managing your hair can be done without chemicals and without wearing weave if you already love your hair. Anytime you alter your state for approval or to feel beautiful then self-hate is involved. Things like brushing your teeth, wearing braces, or grooming your goatee are considered grooming and not altering your physical appearance to imitate other people.
No one wears as much weave as black women and usually when they get weaves, wigs or more accurately, extensions, they are pretty much looking for their own hair type. Beautiful Black women are looking for every other hair type but their own natural grade.