In a recent blog for Essence Magazine , actress Joy Bryant explains why she will forever be a weaveaholic.
I thought this was hilarious and I commend Joy for being very honest about her weave addiction. (sounds like a drug right?) LMAO.
She is indeed a beautiful woman, and there is nothing wrong with inhancing your look.
Check out her rant after the jump….
“Even if I DID have your “real” hair, I’d still be wearing a few tracks or clip-ons up in there. Why? Because I’m straight weave fo life, kid!!! Ima ride ride wit this weave, die die with this weave!!
Let me break it down for you:
See, I loooooove taking new hair out of the bag, combing through it with my fingers, holding it up with my two hands, and burying my face in it. Mmmm, mmmm, mmm! Nothing like a new batch of zig-zag curly to get your self esteem out of the dumps!
I feel sexy. I feel powerful. It makes me feel…it makes me feel…it makes feel like a natural woman!!! I can be whatever, whoever I want to be with the stroke of a sewing needle…
And now that I got blond highlights! What!? I know I look like Beyonce! You can’t tell me nothing!
And then I looked up from my computer, and caught a glimpse in the mirror of my head minus the long weavy locks. I looked crazy! Awww hell naw! I looked over at the new batch of hair sitting off to the side waiting to join forces with me. Damnit, I’m trapped, I thought to myself. I can’t let it go. I am powerless over it. Just when I think I’m done, it pulls me back in!
Now I guess I can get help for my self-loathing addiction. I can learn to accept myself in my entirety. I can emancipate myself from that which keeps me locked-up. I can embrace the natural state of things.
Hi, my name is Joy, and I’m a weave-a-holic”