Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Caressable European Hair Superior to Yucky Asian (and African) Hair

A number of my Korean American friends/acquaintances/students have parents in the wig business. I remember in Korea, beauty salon specialists telling me with pride how beautiful (ippun) Korean hair is, the best in the world, in characteristic Korean hyperbole. I had a friend with such strong, shiny hair that some little old white ladies would always ask if they could "touch it" as if it were a strange and wondrous alien element.

Here's an article (by the manufacturer itself) on why you should pay more for European hair. interesting undertones on the diseased Asian body versus the clean and sanitary West (with wigs of "Asian hair of European quality" almost okay, but not quite):

http://www.wiggywigs.com/information.php?info_id=22&osCsid=88ceddcf48a39f76d3171382fd7c5fbb

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

what the heck! It doesn't matter what kind of hair one has as long as one takes care of it. Whether European, African, or Asian hair, abusing it will produce yucky hair. I don't see the reason to claim which hair type is superior to which. They are all beautiful if shown proper care.

Maiko said...

what the heck! It doesn't matter what kind of hair one has as long as one takes care of it. Whether European, African, or Asian hair, abusing it will produce yucky hair. I don't see the reason to claim which hair type is superior to which. They are all beautiful if shown proper care.

Green Fertility Marie said...

Yes, Thanks Maiko. I like a little cider vinegar for mine....

Anonymous said...

self-hating korean?