Ladies, if you think you’re just going to roll on through Pastor A.J. Aamir’s church with your 22 inches of virgin Brazilian remy hair on top of your head, you’ve got another thing coming!
Pastor Aamir of Resurrecting Faith in Waco, Texas has laid down the unenforceable law for women working in and attending his church. The 39-year-old minister is attempting to get rid of hair weaves at his house of the lord, citing women’s low self-esteem as the motivator.
According to Pastor Aamir, women who wear hair weaves present a false image and are more likely to suffer from low self-esteem than a woman rocking her own natural hair. Because women only wear weaves to feel pretty, uh duh! The preacher – whose congregation’s average age is 22-years-old – is also sick and tired of seeing women spend $300 on a weave but still struggling financially.
Speaking with American Preachers, Aamir explained:
“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. 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.”
Pastor Aamir knows he can’t ban faux hair from his church but says he will continue to speak out against it because that’s just part of the Lord’s work.
Meanwhile in Venezuela, gangs are cutting and snatching off women’s long hair for, you guessed it, weave purposes! It’s getting so bad that the country’s president Nicolás Maduro has vowed to ban the crime and charge the hair heisters.
“The clippings began three weeks ago. We receive at least one formal complaint a day, but mainly people are going to Twitter to report the assaults,” Navas said.
Most of the thefts occur around shopping malls and in a populous sector of the city called Las Pulgas, and normally involve two or three people – often women – who surround the victim, force her to pull her hair back into a ponytail which they then clip off.
According to Flor Gil, a hairdresser in Caracas, hair extensions are highly coveted, often fetching close to US$800 (£513) for natural hair and $500 for synthetic.
I am now officially proposing a The Wire-like drama about hair extensions because clearly the sh*t is real in them Venezuelan streets. FX, AMC, HBO, Netflix, somebody, get on it!
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