Although I’ve never worn a weave myself, I’ve encountered quite a few naturals who have used it as a protective style. As I understand it, you cornrow your hair apply a stocking cap and then put the weave or wig over it. Although there is some potential for dryness it overall sounds like a pretty effective protective style. Yet, I find that some naturals “feel a way” about the use of weaves in a natural hair regimen. It’s almost like the “side chick” of the natural community… a lot of people are messing with her, but no one wants to claim her outright. I could be way off base with this, but I wondered what your thoughts are.
First off, I’m loving the whole ’ ”side chick” of the natural community’ analogy, lol! Do you agree ladies? Are you hesitatnt to embrace or acknowledge weaves as a protective style? If so, why? Or do you proudly rock weaves as a part of your styling rotation. Please share!