Aug 19, 2013

A Waco, Tx pastor took it upon himself to ban his female staffers from wearing weaves.  He's even gone so far as to discourage his female parishoners from wearing weaves as well.

Here is how is reporting the story:

Pastor A.J. Aamir recently told his leadership staff at Resurrecting Faith, DO NOT wear weaves. Pastor Aamir feels women wearing weaves presents a false image of themselves and are associated with women who have low self-esteem.

“Our black women are getting weaves trying to be something and someone they are not. Be real with yourself is all I’m saying” said Pastor Aamir.

Pastor Aamir admits he was raised in a strict household. His mother and father are members of the Islamic faith. At 39 years old, he leads a congregation whose average age is 22.

“Long hair don’t care. What kind of mess is that? I don’t want my members so focused on what’s on their heads and not IN their heads” he told

“I lead a church where our members are struggling financially. I mean really struggling. “Yet, a 26 year old mother in my church has a $300 weave on her head. NO. I will not be quiet about this.”

Pastor Aamir acknowledges he cannot legally prohibit women from wearing weaves in church, but he still highly disapproves it.

Resurrecting Faith was founded by Pastor Aamir and is located in Waco, Texas.

I don't even know where to begin with this.  I'm just thinking that there is a better way to empower people financially then to rag on their weaves.  And for the record, most people that experiment with their hair has absolutely nothing to do with their self esteem and self worth.  Some of us, and yeah I include myself because I don't have a problem rocking a weave, like to switch up our look.

I didn't realize that when they said come as you are it also meant without your hair weave.  Silly me. 


  1. I agree this is a rather extreme measure. But I think there is a valid point of discussion here. Many women do like to change up their look. However if we were to dig deeper, I think we will find that many women ascribe to the Euro centric standard of beauty and I think that is a problem. Manu times I wish women would showcase their real hair from time to time. A challenge that many might be hesitant to take on.

  2. I two years ago cut off all of my relaxed hair to go natural (not saying doing so is holy,just sharing my experience). Now I have a head full of hair,meanwhile to achieve my goal I wore weaves, wigs and hairpieces. This allowed me to grow out my hair without chemicals and heat. It is in my opinion that this is a great way to grow out your tresses while looking stylish for short hair is not cute on me! I think churches now are often too free or too legalistic however I have been told hair weave was not the way but this is not biblical this is his opinion.Maybe seeing women with long flowing hair is his struggle but don*t tell sisters they are wrong. Now having natural hair is a choice and if a woman chooses to do so fine. If she chooses weave....fine. She is repping Christ a woman should be modest and look her best. This pastor has not the right to make this a requirement of his staff or women in his church unless he can spiritually and scripturally back this up.