- Written by John Daniels/The Root
Although many say the Bible's message is "come as you are," one pastor in Texas is taking the adage to a whole new level. A.J. Aamir, of Resurrecting Faith in Waco, recently told the women on the church's leadership staff not to wear weaves, reports Clutch magazine.
His reason? He believes that women who wear weaves present a false representation of themselves and could be thought to have low self-esteem.
Although Aamir can't legally ban weaves in his church, he does say that he plans on counseling the women in his congregation against it.
While many Black women frequently experiment with their hair, at times choosing to cut it, braid it, twist it, or color it, Pastor Aamir thinks weaves are an indication of low self-esteem. He told AmericanPreachers.com, "Our black women are getting weaves trying to be something and someone they are not. Be real with yourself."
Pastor Aamir, who was raised Muslim, admits that he is quite conservative, but while many see hair extensions as just another style, the 39-year-old minister says he's sick of seeing his parishioners rocking phony ponies, especially if they can't actually afford the expense.
Read the entire piece at Clutch magazine.