A Critical Look At Weaves – Maybe Not So Protective After All

I know what you are thinking, another post about how weaves pull on the edges of your hair, causing receding hair lines, or something about how not caring for your hair underneath the weave can cause breakage and irreparable damage etc.

You may even have expected pictures of various people who suffer from Traction Alopecia as a direct result of wearing a weave. And of course to seal the deal we could also include something about the not-so-glamorous side of wearing a weave with the poster child Naomi Campbell all over the article.

Well respectfully, you are wrong. There's only so much we can say about Naomi and her busted edges so our perspective on this article is from a slightly different angle, some of which is somewhat psychological.

Let me explain, have you ever seen a celebrity glam squad at work? They do everything for the celeb, short of giving them baths and brushing their teeth!


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Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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9 Comments on "A Critical Look At Weaves – Maybe Not So Protective After All"

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Adebola Ogundeji Akande

Just do whatever makes you feel comfortable whether weave, relaxed, hair extension, or even wigs. To me you are exploring you with any new hairstyle you do.

Malakah Angellia Gladston

Since I’ve spent the time to actually read your article, I understand what you are saying and I 100% agree with you. It’s sad when a person is so wrapped up in something, that they refuse to allow themselves to step out of the box and try to comprehend logical reasoning. The average mind is so robotic “”just do whatever makes you comfortable”” or “”as long as you’re happy”” very predictable statements without reasoning. People becomes comfortable with the “normal” and forget about the “other healthy options”

Muriel Oduro

I am not my hair… im not this skin.. I am the soul that lives within.. wht matters is whts in your head not on ur head.

Sanrizz Claver

Ilysa! Fortunately, you can not long keep the same style, but it is good to know I guess …

Devera Smith Robinson

Nice article. I understand her point. If you want to be a natural I assume at some point you have to actually experience your hair. Washing and braiding it to put weave on it is not learning your hair. At the point when you have no desire to ever wear your natural hair then the weave has become a crutch, just like relaxers.

Danitra Hall

She is beautiful but I dislike her hair…that’s just my opinion

leanna johnson

IM SO GLAD YOU PUT THIS UP THERE!!! i’m an experienced weave wearer lolz *wink wink* growin up I’ve never really felt pretty unless I had long flowing locks behind me. but once I got outta high school and into the real world things became a little harder to keep the weaves up and to keep buying them became expensive. like we all do, I have bills!! but transitioning and trying to go all natural wasn’t really for me either. I still wear weaves but only two times a year. just when I want a new look really. I have a set regimen now on how to protective style my hair, still somewhat relaxed ( I stretch relaxers 5-6 months apart and only lay them for about 15-17 mins) and that’s worked for me so far. but weaves are DEFINITELY NOT for 100% usage. don’t be fooled ladies

Alisha Peele

Only if you dont take care of your hair, I know plenty of chics hair grew because of weaves

CityTruck Prod

I’m sick of seeing weaves. If you are not really ill in some way and take care of your hair . . .it will grow. You can not dye it several ways to Sunday weekly or blow it dry constantly . . .it will fall out and you will think a weave will make it grow back, but it will not. You will not have any damn edges if you constantly get a weave —and let’s face . . .we all know IT IS A WEAVE. Wake up my black sistahs and teach your daughters the proper way to care for their hair. I saw a T.V. ad that offers weaves on credit.

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