I didn’t dress up for Halloween, but I always swing through the clearance aisle the week afterward to see if I want any of the costume leftovers. This time I saw these beauties:
My initial reaction was negative to both wigs.
The fact that black people’s natural hair texture is somehow a costume option often gives me a knot in my stomach. I think the “reggae” wig annoyed me more than the afro one because an “afro” is a hairstyle but what does “reggae hair” look like? Apparently like that? O_O I wrote about this a couple years ago when I found a “ghetto fab” wig on Amazon.com. Same problem different wig. What praytell does “ghetto fab” hair look like? Apparently like my hair #fail.
As I took the photos I spotted a long straight blonde wig and wondered if my feelings of angst were indeed warranted and what made that any different. Ultimately I realized the wig was labeled “blonde wig” and not “bimbo hair”. Catch my drift?