|Azalia Banks and her ultra-long locs|
Go ahead and call me a hater, but I'm over these ridiculously long weaves! Ok, let me tell you how I got to this point, and it's not because I'm the editor of a natural hair website (shout out to Natural in Nashville). Anyway, this past weekend, I was on campus at my Alma Mater, Tennessee State University. It was homecoming and the students, visitors, and alumni were sporting their best outfits and hairstyles.
When I tell you that no less than 50% of the young ladies (ages 18-25) had an ULTRA long, Rapunzel/Barbie weave - I tell you no lie. The ladies were looking like clones! Oh, people, always trying to be different and always ending up looking the same. I started to do the math on the cost of all this hair; these ladies were rocking $300-$500 worth of hair on their head! Hmm, that's a new fall wardrobe.
|Rihanna in 2009|
|Naomi Campbell in Italian Vogue|
We know, the cheap knock-off of ANYTHING is usually worse than the original and will look ragged just a quickly. Most people, sporting ultra long weave, in real life, have sacrificed a good car payment to achieve the look. Celelbrity style weave is just that, for celebrities. Their job is to look good from all angles at all times. I'm not saying you can't look good all the time but can it be done with out ultra long weave?
|Even Kim Kardashian let the weave go!|
So, I'm officially killing the ULTRA LONG WEAVE trend. Just stop it! If you ain't a model or a singer or a rapper, let it go.