On my YouTube channel [SUBSCRIBE] I was recently asked to do a video talking about hair. I will be the first to admit that I am a bit apprehensive about this because well frankly, I don’t know much about it. My knowledge extends to my very shallow likes and dislikes for certain hairstyles and the products I use.
There are a lot of amazing hair bloggers out there that do a far better job at explaining how to treat your afro-textured hair than I ever would. It simply isn’t my strength and the last thing I want to do is be up on the internet speaking on a topic I know very little about. I do, however, see that hair guru’s with a focus on relaxed/chemically processed hair are seriously lacking in South Africa. While there has been a great shift in trend from straight hair to curly and kinky, how many women are actually dead-set on transitioning?
What do South African girls like then? WEAVES! And there is absolutely nothing wrong with this fact. I love them too and for the past two years, it has grown to become a very convenient protective style for me. I know what the texture of 5A, 6A, 7A, 8A Virgin Hair should feel like. I know how it should perform, especially for the amount of money you pay for it. And, I know which styles and types are must-haves and which ones deserve biiiig swerve and a miss. I know more about weaves/wigs than I do about fro’s and is therefore a topic I would gladly speak on.
My aim then is to get in touch with hair companies in South Africa willing to do a trade exchange. If you know of any or you one, kindly let me know and I will happily do a review (video and written) about a weave/wig.
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