I guess we our in the midst of a new version of the bible being written. Last I checked, the good book said come as you are. Well, Pastot A.J. Aimir decided he would add one caveat. “Come as you are, minus your 26 inch Peruvian Pakistani virgin Remy. Female parishioners and women alike have been in an uproar. Many sisters taking his position on hair weaves deeply personal and quite frankly feel personally attacked. Pastor Aamir feels women wearing weaves presents a false image of themselves and are associated with women who have low self-esteem. In part I agree and i will explain in just a moment.
“Our black women are getting weaves trying to be something and someone they are not. Be real with yourself is all I’m saying” said Pastor Aamir.
Pastor Aamir admits he was raised in a strict household. His mother and father are members of the Islamic faith. At 39 years old, he leads a congregation whose average age is 22.
“Long hair don’t care. What kind of mess is that? I don’t want my members so focused on what’s on their heads and not IN their heads” he told AmericaPreachers.com.
“I lead a church where our members are struggling financially. I mean really struggling. “Yet, a 26 year old mother in my church has a $300 weave on her head. NO. I will not be quiet about this.”
I do feel like Pastor Amir’s points may have a small bit of validity, but his approach was all wrong. Pastor Aamir acknowledges he cannot legally prohibit women from wearing weaves in church, but he still highly disapproves it. Want to know what I really think about hair weaves? Catch these T’s
Hear me and hear me good. I have no problem what-so-ever with women wearing hair weaves. However, I do take slight exception with women rocking weaves in colors, styles, lengths, and textures that their hair does not grow. My issue is not the hair weave, my issue is the fact that some women prefer the looks of women from other cultures over there own. Here it is some women are walking down the street rocking 30 inch weaves dyed blonde, crinkled, and teased to the gawds, knowing damn well their hair grows in a manner closely related to that of Michelle Obama or Oprah Winfrey. Both of which have undeniable beautiful hair. I’m sure Michelle and Oprah both probably get a few tracks sewed in from time to time to add volume and fulness, yet, their look is not transformed into something that they totally are not.
To each its own. I recognize that my view on weaves is not the gospel and by no means the end all be all on what women should do. However, I will say that i totally dislike women who will not wear their own hair from time to time and who feel inferior and less beautiful unless they have bundles and bundles of long flowing pakistani p$$y hair sewn in their heads. THIS right here is indicative of deep rooted self esteem issues and I just don’t like overly self conscious people with low self esteem around me.
Let me ask this question, when did all this full head of weave stuff come about? What happen to the days where it was a dis if someone said you were wearing a weave. Remember the scene from Poetic Justice where the woman says “look at her, sitting over there in that cheap dress. Plastic payless shoes, ain’t even human hair, the bitch got yack hair in her head, fake mess…”. Better yet, remember the colt classic Black film House Party? During and around that era, black women in particular didn’t really rock weaves. They bumped and curled their natural hair and that was all too it. If we fast forward to the days of Martin and Living Single, Pam and Regine were often clowned and made fun of at the thought of their hair being laced with weave. So when did all this full head of weave business come about?
I know some smart ass is going to try to go in on me in the comments section and call me a hypocrite because I rock wigs and all other sorts of fake hairpieces. Note, “Funky Dineva” is not a REAL person. She is a character that I play that imitates those around us. Even with that, Funky Dineva is a reflection of our current societal environment.