Monday, October 12, 2009
Tameeka Time celebrates "Good Hair"
In celebration of Good Hair's release - all of my blog posts this week will be related to hair.
I'm really surprised that Chris Rock's documentary has so many bloggers, vloggers, daytime, late night shows, and people in general discussing hair.
I have not seen the movie yet but I'm really looking forward to it.
On my end, "good hair" always meant straight, long, luxurious hair. Growing up I used to hang out with a lot of latin females and I loved their long hair that went down their backs.
But as I've grown I've learned that it's not JUST about having long straight hair.
It's about looking good, feeling good, feeling comfortable with the look YOU have. For the past few years I've really gotten into braiding and weaving my hair. So now I can have long straight hair if I want to.
I remember back in school that weaves were a curse. And people would always talk about the girls who had the weaves.
But weaves, extensions, or braids are a personal choice. I love it because I can sort of re-invent myself with a long straight weave, or show my fierce side with curly wavy braids.
It's one of the reasons why I love being a woman. The fact that I can change my hair style, change the way I dress, enhance my "swagger" so often.
It's all personal and I know there are people out there that think, "oh her hair is not real so she must not be real either" - what about people who've had rhinoplasties, tummy tucks, breast and calf augmentations, liposuction, face and neck lifts, eyelid surgery, or even cheek implants.
There are people who are having medical procedures performed to enhance their looks. Weaves and extensions can be taken out, nothings permanent.
So if you know someone who has a weave or extensions, embrace their hair don't frown upon it.
Just think of some one's hair as an accessory.
Here's some pics of my current style, wet & wavy braided extensions.
And if you have not seen the trailer check it out: