#9: Hair weaves/extensions

hottie11Hair weaves are considered the Holy Grail in ghetto society. If hair weaves were to become extinct, everyone in the ghetto would combust into flames. Jokes aside, hair weaves are not exclusively used by Black women. Celebrities and plenty women of other races, especially white women, are sporting hair weaves/extensions these days. Just drive down Melrose or Rodeo Drive and you will see that half the women out there have hair they purchased from the beauty supply store. We’ve all seen Britney Spears’ hot ass mess of a weave in the last year. Jessica Simpson is another celebrity who is catching up on game and selling overpriced weaves to white girls everywhere.

There is nothing wrong with sporting hair weaves. However, hair weaves should be treated like any other beauty accessory. The key is not to get overzealous with hair weaves and sport a style that is appropriate for the occasion and compliments the individual. For example, Britney Spears needs a major intervention especially with her weave. It looks like she took some Barbie hair and Elmer’s Glue and had a field day. She has what I call dirty homeless hair. She probably stinks too but that’s another topic altogether.britney_badweave

Ghetto Black women need an intervention with their weaves as well. If your weave is considered a primary color, then there is a huge problem. Ghetto folks tend to get a little flamboyant with their weave styles. For example if your weave has helicopter propellers, glitter, or three different styles on one hairdo, the female in question needs to just start over or shoot herself in the head. Another issue is multiple textures. Ladies, do not sport Korean Silky hair and have Kunta Kinte edges. Nappy hair and silky weave do not go together, yet many ghetto chicks cannot seem to match the texture of their own hair and the weave. Last but not least, invest in quality hair. Do not pay 5 dollars for some plastic garbage and not expect folks to question your judgment. It breaks my heart when I see a woman sporting tightly coiled plastic weave and act like it is their own hair. No one will believe you are mixed with Indian with weave that looks like it should be used for cable wiring.

91 responses to “#9: Hair weaves/extensions

  1. The key ingredient to a successful weave is the quality of the hair!!

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  2. thay both need to be put in a whole unitl 2088…seriously wat human thinks its coo to walk out the house lookin like the epitomy of crackcocaine?

  3. stuffgirlslike

    I have seen a man with hair exrensions, round here in South London, the hair industry is one of the businesses which always does well.

  4. Yes! I am witness to the many atrocities of ghetto hair weave usage when I am at work…I teach high school in the inner-city, and you should see the hot ghetto mess that walks into my classroom! HA! I had one student I called “Skittles” because her hair weave was always so many different colors…just like a bag of Skittles! LOL! (she let me call her that, too)!
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  5. Diamond Sophus

    I think the term “ghetto” is used to insult african americans. In this situation not all people are able to buy hair extention at a high price, which would make your hair lookk presentable. I am a black 14 year old young women, and i think that calling your students names aren’t appropriate. You shouldn’t make fun of anyone of any race. I think all . The inner city is also a put down on african americans. Some people aren’t as fortunate as others as i said before. Im closing my paragraph off saying get a life and leave people alone. I wonder what your hair looks like!
    Probly not a pretty sight.

    • duke wellington

      There always has to be one idiot out there that turns it into a racial issue. I think the blasting of Brittney Spears kinda makes it non-racial..seeing as how she’s white. But get over it, weaves are in fact a black thing. But if it was a black person talking about weaves and using the term ghetto you wouldn’t question it at all. That kind of makes you a racist because you think it’s okay for one race to say and use certain terms but not for another. Pull your head out of your ass you bigot. If you want equal rights you have to deal with other races uses terms you consider racist by one color saying it but not racist if another color says the same thing. So all you ignorant fucks that can probably only slightly read go back and notice how he doesn’t say “BLACK PEOPLE ARE GHETTO” they are talking about ghetto weaves. I think you people who are black and whining that it’s racist really need to get off your high horses and stop thinking everything is about you. It’s not. You are so fucking self absorbed and ready to pull the race card..it’s fucking sad. Grow up. Besides I live in the ghetto, I am white, and YES BLACK PEOPLE ARE AS RASCIST AS ANYONE ELSE! Again fucking get over yourselves. It’s not about black people you fucking idiots. Stop taking everything so personally. That just shows you have no life and want to make a race issue about everything….even though all of you who said this was racist are just as racist as the next person. Don’t throw stones when you live in glass houses.. i think that’s appropriate.

      • It looks like your the only one taking this topic personally…did you actually sit back and see how much you dwelled on the issue. I am a white women, and I am guessing you are white aswell, but in this BIG paragraph you really sound like you are being a silent racist. I find that you contridict yourself with the whole thing, you are saying that we should give up the racism and everything but when in fact your entire comment sounds angry and racial. Think next time about what you write and how you want to portray your thoughts before you sumbit something like this. Thanks.

      • Lmao some one is mad, that is real funny I guarantee you would not have the balls to say that to a black person! And you damn right we would not say anything if the next black person used the term “ghetto” or any other terms other races use to offend us! And we are going to continue to pull the damn race card because we can and racism still exist. End of discussion

  6. fuck whoever created this webpage. Black people do not i repeat dont like dat.

  7. wow way to consider all black people as “ghetto folk” i get weaves and i am not ghetto at all i live in minnesota! the least ghetto place in america that site is steryotypical i dont have long hair like white people my hairs nappy sometimes and doesnt grow fast so i like getting weaves and i can change my hair whenever i want without damaging it this website is fucked up and wrong!

  8. if not calling the hairstyles ghetto, which to me just describes excessive and abundant “classlessness” and tackiness, what to call it then???

  9. dont nobody like that shit. wut u thought

  10. OK . I BELIEVE WHOEVER PUT THIS INFO ON HERE SHOULD GO BACK AND GET THEIR FACTS STRAIGHT. SEEMS TO ME THIS PERSON THINGS ALL AFRICAN-AMERICANS ARE “GHETTO”. OK SO IM BLACK AND I GET HAIRWEAVES ALL THE TIME. IVE SEEN MANY WHITE, HISPANIC AND AISIANS HAVE HAIRWEAVES TOO.. AND I DONT SEE THEM ON HERE BEING STERIOTYPED. WHATS UP WITH THAT? ITS AMAZING HOW THIS PERSON CAN POST PICS AND AND TALK ABOUT EVERYONE ELSE BUT THEMSELVES. HMMMMM.

  11. I do agree with young ladies above me. I too wear hair extentions and I’m also African American, so does that make me ghetto? I think you need to lookup the term “ghetto” before you just go throwing the word around, and you say your a teacher, well you sound very ignorant in your little comment you made, sorry if I’m getting a little “ghetto”.

  12. Weave looks okay like any style when you don’t go overboard. But other than that, the weave thing ain’t *that* big a deal to me either.

    And black Sophus, I’m like you somewhat!I ain’t one to always say what folks should or shouldn’t say but *it is kinda tacky* for teachers to call students nicknames-and some of these teachers wonder why some students don’t respect them!

  13. SassyClassyMyriam

    What makes a weave ghetto is when it is not in good taste and too long and colorful and just plain old tacky!

  14. WOW. Who ever wrote this came off a little racist.
    “Kunta Kinte edges” ….that was WAY out of line.

  15. Emma - South ZAfrica

    People out there weaves are okay if you stick to a clour that suites you – not all the coulours will suite every one cmonsuly da mirror and then you can do your things – If you have tried it before and doesn’t work be like AFRICANS from Africa and stick to you original black afro beautiful hair – god bless all da way from South Africa

  16. All of you need to relax.

    The Blogger stated in the second paragraph that “There is nothing wrong with sporting hair weaves.”
    Do you not read? Maybe you have reading comprehension problems.

    Secondly, no where in the blog does it state “All Blacks/Black Women are Ghetto”. Gosh! You are really reading too much into this. (there goes that reading comprehension issue again)

    Thirdly, if you are wearing weaves (which is dumb anyway because it’s stresses the natural beautiful thick hair we were born with ) it should be an “extension” of your hair, not all colors of the light spectrum, and non-flamable.

    Settle down and think… The only person who would know this much stuff about Black people, is another black person.

  17. I would like to start off by saying that I am a 20 year old African American woman. Now, I have seen tons of bad weave throughout my lifetime. I’m in college and I see grown women (ages 20+) still sporting bad weave like it’s their own. However, because these women wear bad weaves, it doesn’t make it right for me or anyone else to ridicule them.

    I have been natural for three years and I am planning to straighten my hair again. Maybe I’ll get a weave every once in a while, who knows? All that I know is that everyone is entitled to wear their hair the way they want. Whether that be weaves, braids, dreds, afros, etc. As African Americans, we have made hair more important that it should be. It’s a crying shame when you see two beautiful black women arguing and one yells out an insult about the others hair. Or you see young women whose babies need food, but spend their last money on hair. White people, Asians, and etc do not put so much emphasis on hair, so why should we? Also, our African American men are VERY caught up on the way a woman should wear her hair. It is a crying shame when a Black woman has to be unbeweavable to get a man, but a white woman can throw her hair into a messy bun and it’s all good. There are a lot of double standards and underlying issues here. I believe when we stop making such a big deal about what’s on our head, we can start focusing on what’s in our heads.

    Education is key here. Like I said, I’ve been natural for three years now. I wouldn’t have gone natural if I didn’t know that my natural hair isn’t as difficult to take care of as I previously believed. African American women need to be educated on their natural hair so that they can learn that they don’t need weaves to cover up their hair. They can wear what’s been given to them by mother nature and still be beautiful.

    One of the problems is, we believe that perms and weaves are a necessity when it’s not. Perms and weaves should be options, not necessities. We shouldn’t feel the need to spend hours in a salon getting a touch up when we have more important things to do. We should be spending time learning about ourselves and teaching the next generation about what we’ve learned. If we don’t, then years from now, we’re going to listen to our kids talk about how they need a relaxer because so and so won’t go out with them or how they “must” have a weave so that they can get a job. The key is learning and teaching, not ridiculing.

  18. “White people, Asians, and etc do not put so much emphasis on hair, so why should we?”

    I agree with what you’re saying, but at the same time non-Blacks aren’t told that one of the reasons they’re are inferior is because of their hair. historically by white and now presently by our own people. While unfortunate, it is understandable that it is a bigger issue for us than non-Blacks.

  19. Whether I chose to take any real emphasis on this or not, doesnt matter. What does matter is the fact that I found this funny as crap! Ghetto or not, black or not, short hair or not…..ugly weaves are ugly weaves!!!

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