Do Guys Care About Real Hair?
A friend of mine called me yesterday hysterical because her boyfriend found a hair weave track in the pocket of her pajamas. “You should have seen his face! He was terrified, held it with two fingers and dangled it out in front of him like it was a piece of roadkill.”
She explained to him that it was merely a harmless hair extension. With a sigh of relief, he shrugged the whole thing off and proceeded to change the subject. Thankfully, he didn’t care what she did with her hair as long as it looked nice and she was happy with the style.
I know a few guys who are obsessed with weaves and the like, always stretching their curious fingers towards my scalp to check for tracks. Black girls in general don’t usually do things like kiss in the rain or head to the pool with intentions of actually getting their hair wet. Our hair is high maintenance even if it doesn’t always appear to be. When Solange shaved her head and explained the reasons behind the buzz cut, I completely understood where she was coming from. Understanding doesn’t mean I have the courage to follow in her footsteps though.
A lot of women wear weaves from time to time to try new lengths, colors, styles and textures without altering the state of their own hair. Some guys wish they could run their fingers through their honey’s tresses. Others will tell you stories about how they caught a beatdown trying to do so. What do you think?