Why men fancy women’s braided wigs


A cross-section of men residing in New Nyanya and Mararaba Area of Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State have expressed admiration for the trending braided or weavon wigs worn by women.

In their interactions with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday, the men described the trend as a welcome development, stressing that it had relieved women from unnecessary stress.

They said the trend has helped women to reduce stress and time spent braiding hair under a stylist.

Mr Bitrus Becan, a civil servant, said he finds it attractive, especially, when it is worn by young ladies.

” The stress of spending hours in the name of plaiting hair has reduced; women do not have to sit for hours under the stylist plaiting their hair.

” I prefer the braided or weavon wigs to that of plaiting hair because women can easily wear and remove them at ease, especially in this rainy season.

”Due to my love for a braided wig, I bought the two that my fiancée is using now and I intend to buy more for her,” he said.

Similarly, Mr Ezekiel Njoku, a businessman in New Nyanya, said that the trendy braided wig makes ladies look really good and neat compared to plaited hair.

Njoku said the manner with which some of these ladies carry plaited hair for weeks without washing or making other hairstyles make them look ridiculous rather than beautiful.

“Some women find it very difficult to lose their plaited hair even when they know the hair is long overdue and needs a new touch.

“Instead of losing the hair, they will keep it until they start perceiving unpleasant odour that can lead to infection.

“The braided or weavon wigs have made things easier for our women to take proper care of their hair, in the sense that they can remove and decide to wear another.

” Many women have two, three or more of the braided or weavon wigs, my wife inclusive; they may decide to wear one today and water another tomorrow; such is a great development,” he said.

Mr Tony Bernard, a banker, said that braided wigs were not too expensive, adding that it was also easy to maintain, especially if one was a working-class lady.

“I prefer the artificial braided wigs for my wife because it is stress-free and also gives her a different look each time she decides to wear it.

“It saves her a lot of time and pain while plaiting her hair, and she will not go to the salon to plait her hair often.

“Braided wig has made it so easy for her, she can wear it anytime and anywhere she feels like,” Bernard said.

Mr Kelvin Joseph, a male hairstylist, said that the fashion trend had become popular among women of different classes and ages, among others.

“The difference between the braided wig and the plaited hair cannot be overemphasized because women are now free from stress with the help of the braided or weavon wigs.

“This trend has been embraced by most women to the extent that you rarely find ladies who do not put on the braided wig; it is trending among the women folks.

“It has really made some women look glamorous and more attractive,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mr Antony Onyibe, a dealer of the wigs at Nyanya Main Market, said selling the wigs was a lucrative business because of the demand as well as the patronage.

Onyibe added that prices of braided wigs and weaves differed because they depended on the quality.

Some vary between N150,000 to N200,000, even more than that. While you could get some from N5,000 to N50,000, even lesser, it depends on quality.

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