Are More Black Women Going Bald?

Are More Black Women Going Bald?

Two more friendly Chicago Police officers

Two more friendly Chicago Police officers (Photo credit: yooperann). They don’t look mean to us!

It looks as though more sistas are losing their hair, which really isn’t a major surprise given the number of chemicals needed to “relax” hair that’s already stressed-out and uptight (in many cases literally).

Here’s an article we found on the topic of black hair care and what women can do to keep their lovely tresses nice and moist and rooted in their scalps. If you think the article is full of stuffing, let us know, and what your best hair care practices are.

We kind of favor lots of gentle moisturizing and the lovely coconut TCB spray they used to have (no gherri juice around the couch if you please as it stains the pillow cases).

Anyway, here’s the link.

Germany’s Racist Candy Bitter to the Taste

Germany’s Racist Candy Bitter to the Taste

A German candy manufacturer has pulled its racist candy licorice off store shelves after numerous complaints that the candy pieces, some of which depict African imagery and others that depict “Sambo” type of caricatures were and are offensive to anyone with a functioning cerebral cortex (and of course, this is my opinion, but the product was pulled). I’m sure the company in question had no ill will, but the product did garner sufficient attention.

Candies

Candies (Photo credit: Moyan_Brenn). Leave my peeps out of this

Interracial & Multicultural Greeting Cards & Prints for the Holidays?

As we continue to refurbish Interrace Today, we want to let our gentle readers know that we are the only resource online (that we’ve found) to offer our own original artwork interracial and multicultural greeting cards and prints for sale to the public.

English: A photograph of a greeting card. The ...

English: A photograph of a greeting card. The greeting card was printed sometime before June, 1909, in Germany. A swastika is used as decoration on the card. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you’ve been looking for a unique greeting card or holidays card to reflect a diverse world and not the bland one represented by the vast majority of greeting cards and prints available out there, please consider visiting our Store.

Best wishes to all Interrace Today readers and please keep involved.

Love, peace, and hair-grease,

David

A Sip of Brown Angel Ale?

I don’t drink, period. And I have my reasons, true believers.

While I won’t elaborate upon said reasons here and now, suffice it to say that I do know what it is to imbibe beer and other alcoholic “adult beverages” as they call them. And it’s no big loss.

But if you’re gonna get hammered, there’s no better way to do it, than by honoring the Nubian Queen.

Hey, she may be slightly cross-eyed there, but she’s somebody’s “angel.”

Apparently the geniuses at Clown Shoes Beer (their name, not mine) came up with Brown Angel ale, and no it ain’t malt. But, if you’re gonna drink beer, it might as well be named for a sista and (look like, anyway) it features a black sista angel on the label.

According to the company’s website (here), the ale was “designed to have three distinct levels: a dark brown backbone with notes of chocolate and coffee….”

 

Now, for an ivory Jewish man with natty hair (and beard) who has never dated anything but the black woman, this is definitely a beer I can endorse…even though, of course, I don’t drink.

European Human Hair Wig – How Much Does It Really Cost?

European Human Hair Wig – How Much Does It Really Cost?

European Human Hair Wig – How Much Does It Really Cost?

By: Franek Migaszewski

I am sure you have wondered what the truth is about the prices of wigs made from European human hair. From shop to shop you will find a huge variation in prices – anywhere from 300 USD to as high as 10,000 USD!. So let me take you through each step of the process of producing high quality handmade wigs, and show the real costs.

Firstly, take the acquisition of hair. The cost of hair for one wig (0,2 to 0,4 kg) varies from 30 to 40 USD throughout most Eastern European countries. There is little variation there, but an important additional cost is incurred by high-quality wig-makers who collect hair in an appropriate and well-controlled way. The best wig-makers visit hairdressers and care for the hair themselves, using no middleman. They do not buy hair from wholesalers because wholesalers blend hair, because it is so time-consuming to acquire really good hair. One simply has to find a girl among hairdresser’s clients that has beautiful, healthy hair and who wants it cut. The hairdresser can offer a free service to such a girl and actually pay her for her hair – and clearly both sides benefit from such a transaction. But this shows that, by its very nature, acquisition of good-quality hair cannot be a simple large-scale automatic process. That explains why outside of Eastern Europe the price of acquiring good quality hair is skyrocketing – not because the hair in itself is expensive, but because of its rarity. It is difficult to imagine a large-scale cheap process of acquiring high quality human hair in European countries.

Second, take the other materials used in making wigs. These are not expensive and their costs do not exceed 50 USD for a typical wig. These are the materials used to produce a cap. More and more wig-makers are now buying ready-made caps, so called “monofilament”, which are gaining popularity and their cost is not very high.

Third, take the labor involved in making high quality hand made wigs. This is the main cost factor. Handmade wig needs at least a week to be produced by an experienced expert worker. It takes a week of hard work, with each hair being knitted to the cap with a very small crochet-needle or glued with a special glue. In the case of long hair, the production time could be two to three weeks. Reliable wig-makers knit hair with a double-knot which makes the construction much more durable but needs some extra work-time. Depending on the type of wig, length of hair and type of cap the cost of labor is from 150 to 300 USD.

Finally, you cannot forget other typical business costs – investment’s amortization, management costs, taxes, insurances, rent, and profit. Altogether, the price of a handmade human hair wig made from European hair cannot be lower than 500-600 USD even for the shortest hair. There is no upper limit and it only depends on how much a customer is willing to pay, but before you pay 1000 USD or more for your wig remember the real costs of its creation.

And now for a real mystery. Why are European human hair wigs not made in China where labor costs are much lower than in Poland, Russia, or the Czech Republic? The main reason is no good quality European human hair available in large enough quantities to make profitable large-scale production in China possible. This is because wig-makers in Eastern European countries are buying all of the available hair for their own production. Surprising? – but that is how it is. And that is why most of wigs produced in China are made of Asian hair or blended hair widely available on a wholesale market.

 

Author Bio

Franek Migaszewski is co-founder and manager of WiggyWigs.com site, the first wig vendor from Eastern Europe selling high quality human hair wigsdirectly to the western markets on the Internet.

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