31.08.2018 Women Health

Is It Okay For Women To Share Hair Wigs?

By Pamela Ofori-Boateng
LISTEN AUG 31, 2018

African women love to share everything from dresses, shoes to bags.

And it isn’t a new thing for some to even share wigs.

This trend is rife on our various campuses.
It is not uncommon for Ama to wear a wig cap on Monday and her best friend Grace wears the same cap for Saturday night out.

But the question is, is it wrong for women to share personal things like wigs?

Well, people have different views when it come to this but for me, I think it pretty much depends on the kind of relationship you have with each other and whether both of you are comfortable with this “barter trade” system.

If you have been friends for a long time to the extent that you no longer see yourselves as friends but sisters, exchanging wigs wouldn’t be much of a problem because you know each other so well and are very comfortable around each other.

However, if a random girl in your hostel, campus or neighbourhood request to have your wig because it’s nice, that should raise eyebrows and you can obviously disappoint them since you are not comfortable with them.

You can choose to give it out and ask her to keep it if you are uncomfortable wearing it again.

No matter where you stand, this practice have been going on for a long time and it still is especially at this social media craze moment where everybody wants to dress to impress.

The positive side of this is that you are able to save because you don’t have to buy a lot of wig caps to stay up with fashion. The only thing to do is exchange and you are good to go!

I’m not endorsing this in anyway.
The negatives- it can brew quarrels especially in instances where it isn’t reciprocal or when a friend takes a wig cap without the permission of the owner.

There’s also the spiritual factor people attach to this “barter trade”; some believe that this can cause the transfer of evil spirits.

Now what is your take on this?
Is it okay for women to share hair wigs? And is it something that you do or have done before?

Pamela Ofori-Boateng
Pamela Ofori-Boateng

Lifestyle Editor

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