A hair weave is human or artificial hair utilized for the integration with one’s natural hair. Weaves can alter one’s appearance for long or short periods of time by adding further hair to one’s natural hair or by covering the natural hair all together with human or synthetic hairpieces.
Hair loss, also known as alopecia or baldness, refers to a loss of hair from part of the head or body.
Baltimore native and filmmaker John Waters has parodied the Hon culture, as well as Baltimore itself, extensively in his movies. For a somewhat accurate representation of Baltimorese, one can look to Waters’ narration in his 1972 movie Pink Flamingos. Waters himself used a local commercial for Mr Ray’s Hair Weaves as his main inspiration. The commercial was famous around town for Mr. Ray’s thick East Baltimore accent: “Cawl todaey, for your free hayome showink…” (“Call today, for your free home showing”) was the most memorable line from that commercial.