For as long as we can remember straight and long cascading locks have been considered the epitome of beauty and success. In desire first and foremost to blend in and fit the very narrow standards of what’s considered desirable, women around the world have been straightening their curls or wearing wigs. Bias against afro hair had been present in our society for decades, with black and mixed-race men and women being pressured into styling their hair in a way that is considered more presentable and put together than their natural afro.
We are often told our femininity lies in our hair. It’s a reflection of who we are, and we believe our attractiveness is linked to it. When we lose it, as women, we have to reconstruct our view of ourselves. If you take a look around, it’s always women with long, flowing hair. While it’s so common to see a bald man or one with a shaved head, there’s a lot of social stigma when it comes to female hair loss.
We are all from varied backgrounds therefore are all different. From skin color to ethnicity, no one group is copied. The same applies to hair. We all have different textures that are normal down to genetics. The chart below should be useful to you in discovering your hair type. This will allow you to find a hair extension product that is personalized to you, giving you a far better natural-looking match to your own hair.