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On Blast!!!! The Indian Hair Company

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

What can I say?

     This commercial from the Indian Hair Company got me so peeved that I had to jump off my couch and write a heated post.

First off, her hair has never looked so fabulous before?

     All the celebrities are wearing…virgin human hair? What the hell ever happened to wearing your own natural hair? Kinky or straight?

     I was so incensed when I first saw that ad and the more I think about it the more I’m really really annoyed.

In the description section the company states

At Indian Hair Company we specialize in 100% genuine unprocessed virgin Indian remy hair. It is virgin, because it is guaranteed to be unprocessed, free of any hair color or chemicals. Our exceptional quality Indian virgin remy hair is authentic, genuine, pure, and unaltered by chemicals or color. What you receive is hair in its perfect state naturally strong, beautiful, and healthy.

     I’m confused, obviously it remains at your discretion but how is “beautiful, healthy hair” the selling point of this Indian weave?

     Why do I never hear of kinky hair being touted as such a godsend to the weave wearing women of the world.

     I admit that it may be my heated opinion but why is a black woman used as the sole advocate of this wonderful hair company?

I can think of two reasons:

1. Black women are the leading consumers.

2. Black women suffer from a bad hair image which makes them a vulnerable and viable target market.

     Altogether this reinforces my need to help others embrace their natural hair (however it grows) if only for a little while. My whole thing is that you can do the weave, you can do the straightening, but please, please don’t consider what pops out your scalp naturally to the least beautiful, or healthy kind of hair to have.

Be yourself,

18 Comments leave one →
  1. Kim permalink
    Friday, December 26, 2014 4:05 PM

    I just bought 3 expensive wavy bundles from IHC & am so dissapointed. The hair IS pretty but the weft a HOT MESS! I wish I could send a pic of what was sent to me & their customer service was terrible. I feel I was scammed because they knew I was a “virgin” to buying hair. Its a sad shame they got my money & I’m stuck with this hair that I can’t return!! #PITIFUL

  2. Andra permalink
    Friday, October 7, 2011 1:54 PM

    Not all people of color have the same texture hair. It’s all in how you treat your hair that depends on whether it’s “good” hair. All hair looks a mess when it isn’t combed I agree with that but not all women who wear weaves are ashamed of their natural hair. Everyone has their own reasons and their own opinions.I’m so tired of people saying that 1. black people can’t naturally have long hair. That’s a damn lie because almost everyone in my family has long hair and many of my friends do too. 2. If you wear a weave you’re “hiding the real you” or being “fake” or “ashamed”. To me personally I wear weaves/ extensions all the time and I take care of my own hair. I wear them because I can and I will. I will never be ashamed of anything about myself and if some women like to wear their naturally kinky hair straight/ relaxed or their naturally straight hair curly then that’s her business. I’m sure she doesn’t hate her hair. Extensions are like an accessory like make up or fake nails or an expensive pair of shoes. Am I ashamed of my face if I wear some bronzer and mascara? In the end in general I don’t really care if someone perceives me as something I’m not but I don’t like to be classified in one group for example “women who wear weaves are ashamed of their natural hair” or ect.

    • Friday, October 21, 2011 10:24 AM

      I agree with you one hundred percent. I am referring to the extreme negative side of your perspective though. I for one am fine with women who wear weave in so long as they express contentment with what naturally grows out of their scalp. I’ve seen some ladies wear their hair in these kick-ass styles and then when they feel like a change they do a weave. I’m fine with that. What I have a low tolerance for is someone who is ignorant about their natural hair but yet have so much complaining to do about it. So, don’t say your hair sucks if the longest you’ve wrangled with it sum total was three months out of your forty-five year old life. :)

      Thanks for stopping by! Enjoyed your commentary.

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