► Long hair is equated with sexiness. A woman with her own long hair seems to have a “come hither” effect on many men, since it seems those women are among a dying breed. Men seem to find black women with their own long hair delightfully appealing since it gives them the feeling that you are somehow more real.
► With all the things available to customize the female anatomy (booty tights, push up bras, false lashes, make-up wigs* and weaves*) a man finds it quite comforting knowing that he is getting the “real deal” as they say. For some men when you strip these things away his heart becomes heavy with disappointment. Even if you do come with add-ons, a man likes to know that after you remove the screen saver the actual picture is actually charming. DISCLAIMER: We are in no way implying that you cannot be beautiful without long hair.
► In the crappy economy that presently exists, long hair of your own is more affordable. Let’s face it, weaves and wigs can become an expensive habit. Now ladies, the truth sets you free so show of hands if you have a $1000 dollar wig* on layaway. It’s really a bit hard to believe that plenty of you spend around $20,000 a year to maintain this habit. That is money that could pay off your student loan, buy yourself a car, start your own business, go into your kids’ college fund, pay down on your house. Shall I continue?
► The more fly you want to look the more elaborate or expensive the piece. You may even be tempted to take out a loan to ensure you can keep up. Now you can spend eighty percent less on your own hair since you can become your own mixologist and stylist, better yet, use a fraction of the money you would use on weaves* to style and maintain your own growth. Even if you decide to buy your Remy wholesale, at $24 – $60 dollars a bundle, you could be putting more food on your table or gas in your car.
► Having your own long hair means you won’t feel the pressure to keep up with the profiling. Most women who use wigs or weaves usually come under a certain amount of pressure to ensure that they remain current, so most will tend to change up their look by getting the latest design to keep up appearances. It turns into a kind of “keeping up with the Joneses” cycle.
► If you have your own long hair the pressure is lessened considerably since you can wear your own and just use the wigs* and weaves as alternative styling options to shake things up a bit. However, when fashion trends dictate that long hair is in and you’ve got none of your own, the pressure to maintain your appearance can be a bit unnerving.
Let’s look at it this way, it’s necessary to grow your own hair because you can basically have your cake and eat it! You may choose to live on either side of the fence; be a wig* wearing diva or an equally sassy “natural” (and here I use the term natural loosely) long haired chic.
But whichever way you look at it, growing your own hair is more to your advantage over relying on weaves and wigs.
Originally posted 2013-12-08 15:00:38.