Thursday, August 06, 2009

Parody or Reality? Too Many Weave Video

I received in my inbox my I-magazine subscription from Mia Press's Going Natural.
What caught my attention was the interview with Jason Lewis, a comedian out of the UK who created a parody from another UK artist's song, Too Many Man.
When you watch the video, you'll see he says he was really playing at the end about the whole "Too Many Weave" complaint. My question is, is this a true parody or are men starting to feel the overpowering effect of "too many weaves"?

When you take a look at Chris Rock's documentary called Good Hair, you'll see women profess to the "Creamy Crack" as well as view discourse about how men "can't" touch a woman's weave.From movie stars, to high power executives to simply women who get their "check" once a month, weave is in. And I must question, are men starting to feel the constraints or boundaries for the price they pay for beauty they will accept? I do remember my "weave" days, although short lived and remember how my biggest concern was, "Can anyone see my tracks" or the noticeable difference in my and the weave's hair texture. But nowadays, women of all colors are increasingly drawn to many things that are not natural, but in their eyes "beautiful". Begin to observe children, tweens, and teens of all colors longing to have "Hanah Montana hair".

It's more than a notion, the HM phenomena. Do you actually think the industry is going to stop and say, "Hey, let's not promote wigs, weaves and extensions. It might damage these children's self esteem, self concept and self acceptance." They are saying, "Wow, what an easy way to have customers for life starting as young as 4 yrs old!" At the end of the day, HM, her dad, Disney and every endorser will be stacking their dollars after they've pimped out millions of folks who can't rub two nickels together for their own daughter's education. Just something to think about. Thank God for those who are writing/blogging about the truth. It is the only thing that will indeed set you free. But hey, we all gotta defend something. Let's just hope it's the right thing. I've blogged about this topic before.

You can view the rest of Tyra's show on Good vs Bad Hair on this youtube channel.

4 comments:

realitysurfer said...

Please take a moment to check out my documentary film BLACK HAIR

It is free at youtube. 6 parts including an update from London, England.

It explores the Korean Take-over of the Black Beauty Supply and Hair biz..

Kinda like Madame C.J. Walker in Reverse....a tragic comedy.

I am not a hater, I am a motivator.

Plus I am a White guy who stumbled upon this, and felt it was so wrong I had to make a film about it.

Can it be taken back?

Link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p96aaTSdrAE

Naturally Sophia said...

@reality surfer
Interesting. I can't wait to view it.

Also, the good hair debate always overlooks women who are proud of their natural hair. We need more representation about that. Tyra should do a show about Proud Naturals and include Sisterlocks.

The Woman Inside said...

I just wrote an entry about the Tyra episode you mentioned above. It was shameful what some of these mothers put their TODDLERS though. It is bad enough at any age but seeing a 3 yr old getting burnt by perm disturbed me!
RS- I watched your documentary last week it was very informative thank u

Maryee said...

RS,

I've posted your videos on my blog about a year and a half ago. Thanks for dropping by.

http://lovemylocks.blogspot.com/search/label/cultural%20ignorance

NS,

I'm sure we'll all be tuned in when Tyra or Oprah has a show dedicated to natural hair styles. For now, we must keep blogging about the need for it. Thanks for stopping by.

TWI,

Yeah, when we were growing up, we thought getting our hair pressed was bad. I do remember transitioning to the chemicals of the "Jheri Curl". Just as bad. We were tight lipped about the pain. If these children are saying it hurts/burns, mothers need to listen. Thanks!!!