By: Amanda Anderson
Wigs are a significant part of our culture, and women will spend thousands on wigs, weaves, and tracks every year to keep up their costly beauty regime. Lacefronts have become the new standard of urban beauty, as some of the biggest stars of Black Hollywood such as Beyonce, Tyra Banks, Trina, Nicki Minaj and many others; have initiated a movement in the beauty industry that has women everywhere spending their hard earned money to mimic the celebrity standard of beauty.
While we may feel like we look damn good, men have silently held in their disgust for our attachment to authentic hair pieces for years. We have made weave manufacturers a fortune with our addiction to false beauty, yet men don’t seem to find anything attractive about our obsession to wigs and weaves.
When I decided to ask a few men how they felt about wigs, I was shocked to learn that they find wigs and weave to be repulsive.
Here are some of the most interesting responses I received, and as usual, I will leave them nameless since they wouldn’t participate if I threw them under a bus:
“In my opinion, wigs make women look cheap. They look completely fake and there is nothing genuine about them. I don’t like wigs because they take away from the true beauty of the person wearing the wig.”
“I’m sorry, I love black women, but ya’ll look absolutely ridiculous in wigs. I mean, black women don’t even have that type of hair naturally! Even if you have a relaxer, your hair is not going to look like a white woman’s hair. To me, it doesn’t even take all of that to be beautiful. What’s wrong with wearing your own hair? I mean, do you hate your own hair that much that you’d rather wear some other woman’s hair instead? It looks cheap and it looks ridiculous. I love a woman who has enough confidence to be herself and wear her own hair. And that’s the type of woman I will date. Sorry, I can’t deal with lacefronts. I don’t care how gorgeous a woman is. I like my women natural.”
“I don’t like wigs, weaves, tracks, or any of that stuff really. I want to see your hair, I mean you get to see mine. Just don’t make it an everyday thing.”
“Wigs are fine if you’re going out, but they have to come off when you are intimate. And it’s nothing less attractive than watching a woman pull her wig off. I mean, she doesn’t even look the same without having the wig on.”
“Women look stupid in wigs. You can always tell when they have a wig on, and it is a huge turn off for me. If I can feel your tracks when I rub my fingers through your hair, I am completely turned off.”
“The truth is women overdo it with all of these wigs, weaves, and make-up. I don’t know if they do it for us, but honestly, we don’t even like all that stuff. We like our women natural-no weaves, wigs and little to no make-up. Yeah, we like to see you sexy in a dress and heels from time to time, but there’s nothing sexier than a woman in sweats and no make-up. And that’s how we feel about wigs and weaves. Just be yourself because we’ll be more attracted to you naturally.”