‘Hey baby let me fix my weave’

This is a line that the men of Sierra Leone hear a lot, given their lady folk’s devotion to hair extensions, weaves and wigs. In fact it’s become a national obsession. If you ask a Sierra Leonian woman how she spent last Saturday morning, there’s an 80 percent chance she will tell you she was sitting at the salon getting a new weave. My office is quite frankly confusing; one day you will be talking to a colleague with a cropped pixie do and the next day that same colleague has mysteriously disappeared and at her desk is a familiar face that you can’t quite place sporting a Macy Gray Afro circa 1998.
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Bobby’s shop in downtown Freetown is choccas full of every type of weave you can imagine. 

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I was unable to find one in blonde though.
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So after you purchase your weave the next step is to head to the salon. Josilia was probably going to be in that chair for another two hours and I didn’t have time to hang around and see the result. But I think she was aiming for something like this…
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Thank you Naomi. She said it took her hairdresser almost three hours to achieve this. Just your classic braids adorned elegantly with a blue flower.

Now take it away Missy Elliot…

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