Let’s address the topic of dark-skinned gyaru (primarily of a black descendant) wearing blond/light brown hair and overall black haircare for gals. In the black community, when we see an African American female having on any type of outrageously contrasting colored wig/hairpiece we instantly classify them as being “ghetto”, “low class”, “trashy” and so on. This may not apply to every single black person and I’m just generally speaking. This is all based from the area I lived in and my own experience so I don’t wanna hear any people bitching about how you think I’m wrong and go twisting up my words so get that straight! All I’m saying is if you go home to your parents with say a new facial piercing for example, not only will you get told off but society itself will automatically make assumptions about your home life, your future, and your overall character based on that one aspect of your appearance. But I’m sure you all already know this is how the world works and it really goes with any kind of situation. People don’t expect the unexpected and when the unexpected, they freak out! And it’s bound to be violently noticeable.
But as a gyaru, shouldn’t that not really matter? Last time I checked, being gal was about being yourself without giving a damn about what anyone thought. Aiming to look as fashionable to please the eyes of yourself or your even gal friends who also have a good sense in fashion. So the idea of black gals being concerned about the bad attention shouldn’t be happening because it shouldn’t be a surprise that people are gawking at you since you chose this lifestyle. Although, I do understand where they’re coming from. You have to ask yourself whether or not you’re prepared for that type of attention. I personally don’t know if I would be comfortable walking out of the house with a full blond wig on because I know I will get stares or even harassment however taking baby steps to get to that point is definitely recommendable. I would suggest wearing light brown hairpieces to start off with and work your way up to a lighter color. But don’t just choose the first shade you see! Compare the tones with your skin complexion and see which one compliments you the best. Even if you’re a dark-skinned girl, I still think blond hair can look appealing for those skin tones if you choose the right shade, at least in the eyes of the gyaru community.
|Images are taken from gal secrets. They actually sparked this topic for me.|
With that said, I’ve seen a lot of questions from primarily black gals who are just starting out in the gyaru lifestyle and of course, our MAJOR issue tends to be our hair. Our hair is so unique in comparison to other races that it’s hard to modify it to become just like theirs and it can be an exhausting process. Our natural hair can look absolutely stunning when taken proper care of however I also believe in a relaxed/chemically straighten state it can look just as beautiful! A lot of black girls don’t realize the true potential our hair has. Because our hair strands are so thick, it holds curls and other lovely hairstyles we want to achieve in the gyaru culture much longer in comparison to fine hair textures. Our hair, however, does have its cons. We need a lot more care when styling it. There’s a plethora of information I can get into about black haircare but I think I’ll save that for a future post in efforts to stress this…
If you want your OWN hair to look as long and luscious as the gal models/non-gal models you’re inspired by, take the time to research on your own hair and start a hair journey! Personally, I believe going on a hair journey is like starting another lifestyle all on its own but you don’t have to stop being gyaru in order to see great results in the health and length of your hair which is what we’re aiming for!
I could go on but I don’t wanna bore you have to death. I just want to motivate girls who are struggling with their hair while still being gyaru to not give up! Our hair may be fragile but if you treat it properly it will listen to you and look amazing! I’m on a hair journey right now and I can’t wait to show you guys how far I’ve come. So embrace your weaves, wigs, and your own hair!