I Hate When People Assume I Am Bald Because I Like Wearing Weaves


A common misconception about girls who wear weave is that they are bald headed underneath and have no choice but to wear it.

However, that is far from the truth! I can’t speak for everyone, because I know that that may be the case for some, but it certainly isn’t for me.

I started experimenting with sew-ins before I decided to go natural. For me, I just loved being able to have long tresses, or short tresses for that matter, whenever I felt like it.

Getting sew-ins installed was more so of a way to protect my hair and to express my creativity. As a college student, it was sometimes hard to have time to go home every week to get my hair washed and styled, because I didn’t trust anyone except the stylist from my hometown to care for my hair, and doing my hair myself was a bit exhausting.

I first started experimenting with clip-ins but realized that it wasn’t permanent enough. I liked having the flexibility to take them out, but at the same time, I wanted to keep them in. I did some research one day and finally came across a stylist who did sew-ins.

I really liked the pictures on her site, and her prices were decent, so I gave it a shot. I ended up falling in love with it! My first sew in was a partial sew in, which meant that some of my hair was left out to blend and make it look more natural. She did such a great job, that I kept going back, and it got to the point that I even forgot what my own hair looked like underneath, or how long it was.

However, I knew it was thick and growing rapidly because between installs I would take the time to get it treated, trimmed, and conditioned. I was shocked when I actually saw the length that my hair had grown, so I decided to take a break from the sew ins for a few weeks.


I remember going to class one day and I bumped into a friend, and she commented on how shocked she was that my natural hair was so beautiful. She said that normally girls who wear weave have little to no hair underneath. I know she wasn’t saying that to be offensive, but it still rubbed me the wrong way.

I hate generalizations, and it’s quite sad that that is a stigma associated with women who wear weave. However, I am here to set the record straight that it is certainly not true. You can have beautiful long and thick hair, and still, choose to wear weaves, and that’s perfectly okay!

About Brittany Waddell


Just a Southern girl taking life by storm in NYC! Oh- and I'm natural too:) Be sure to check out my posts to learn some tips and tricks on how I tame my natural hair!

About Brittany Waddell


Just a Southern girl taking life by storm in NYC! Oh- and I'm natural too:) Be sure to check out my posts to learn some tips and tricks on how I tame my natural hair!

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