Wig, Lace-Front, Weave, Yaki-Track, Donkey-Tail & Unicorn Mane Wearers: Black Men Want A BREAK

Unnatural hair women can we call a truce? Can we for a second talk us mature adults without me referencing your obviously fake hair as an amalgamation of the manes of mythical creatures? Can I talk as a Black man who is fiercely attracted to Black women’s all-around beauty? Do what you need to do to stay fly in public, but can we please take a break from the synthetic weave every now and then?

As someone who campaigns against lace fronts stronger than Obama campaigns for Health Care reform, I receive a lot of hate from women who think I am unfairly targeting their head tops, while being hypocritical in the next breath and bigging up Beyonce and all other gorgeous, well-known women who rock wigs and weave. But I want to make something very clear: We as Black men are not totally ADVERSE to fake-hair, all we ask is that someone in between your long blonde Marilyn Monroe piece and long straight, jet-black Cleopatra piece, you take a break from all that BS and just let us feel, see and experience your short natural hair.

A lot of women get mad when I say i can NOT date a woman who wears weave all the time, but it’s just the reality of the situation. It’s not because I think weave-wearers are bad people or unattractive, it’s because there is something sexy about a woman loving her hair in its natural state. I am a BIG fan of women who wear their hair short, because it takes a lot of ovaries to do that and it shows you have a lot of confidence in the beauty of your face, because let’s be honest, short hair will expose your Flavor Flav qualities in your face just as much as the Halle Berry.  But regardless, we just ask you don’t underestimate the beauty of your natural hair.

I don’t mind a woman OCCASIONALLY or even SOCIALLY wearing different pieces on her head, but I feel as your man I am entitled to seeing the natural you and a nice, short cut under your helmet would be a good touch. Now clearly all men aren’t into short hair which brings in the viability of other hair styles we may like such as:

Ladies, most of you are so gorgeous it’s hard to understand your fake-hair dependence, and as a man I am in no way qualified to tell you how to manage your hair, so I ask if it is possible in any way for you to mix it up between natural and unnatural periodically?

Is this a reasonable solution to women, for the man who doesn’t want to date a woman who depends on having a weave in 24/7?

When Lincoln Anthony Blades is not writing for his controversial and critically acclaimed blog ThisIsYourConscience.com, he can be found contributing articles for Uptown Magazine. Lincoln wrote the hilarious and insightful book "You're Not A Victim, You're A Volunteer: How To Stop Letting Love Kick Your Ass". He is also a public speaker who has sat on panels all over North America and the Caribbean.