- A South African woman living in New Zealand was shocked to learn that it would cost her $80 (R893.25) to have cornrows done on her natural hair
- She was considering doing a weave sew-in instead, as it would probably be better value for money for her
- Many people could relate to the struggle of parting ways with a lot of money to do their hair
A South African woman living in New Zealand was left stressed and in disbelief after learning how much it would cost her to do cornrows on her natural hair.
SA woman shares struggle of doing her hair in NZ
Cornrows are a style of braids in which the hair is braided very close to the scalp, using an underhand, upward motion to make a continuous, raised row. Cornrows are often done in simple, straight lines, as the term implies, but they can also be styled in elaborate geometric or curvilinear designs.
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The young woman could not believe how expensive it was to braid her natural hair into basic lines and shared that she was considering doing a weave sew-in instead as it would probably be better value for money for her.
Watch the video below:
Netizens feel the woman's pain
Several people could relate to the struggle of parting ways with a lot of money just to do their hair.
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"80 dollars is R1520. the dollar to rands was R10 some years back. Now dollar to rands is R19."
"Yes!!! Even me! R2000 for a cut and blowwave because I have very long hair??? Are you GESUIP?? No one has touched my hair since February ."
"It’s more than R800 now we sitting at $1 = R19 ."
"Girl you need to come to south Auckland, all the girlies here in the hood know how to braid and they’ll do it for free!!"
"That’s why I learned how to braid my own hair and do my own nails because America is getting insane with these prices."
Naso Ntelezi said:
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This was the case for TikTokker @kayleecarow, who posted a now-viral video showing her stiff, long wig that she purchased for a hefty R3 550.
In the clip, she is seen attempting to comb the course hair, which appears to be a real struggle as she forces the comb down the long and hardened wig.
Source: Briefly News