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Erikka Yancy Spent $25,000 On Hair Weaves, HuffPost Blogger Explains Shocking Addiction (VIDEO)

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This story is quite literally unbe-weaveable.

Erikka Yancy, a Los Angeles-based documentary filmmaker and HuffPost blogger, recently opened up about her obsession with hair extensions in a blog aptly titled "Confessions of A Hair Weave Addict."

Growing up in a predominately white community and attending predominately white schools all her life, Yancy says the disdain for her hair (amongst other things) was anchored in a serious racial identity crisis that proved to be emotionally and financially taxing.

"From the time I was 18 until early 2013, I have spent $25,000 getting my hair weaved, braided or extended and just over one and a half years sitting in a chair having it done," Yancy wrote.

Wow!

HuffPost Live caught up with Yancy to better understand her plight and answer a few questions from readers. In the video, Yancy admits that her addiction to weaves was an attempt to emulate Caucasian hair. "I wanted to have long, straight Jennifer Aniston hair," she confesses.

Check out the HuffPost Live video above, watch the full HuffPost Live segment here, and make sure to read Yancy's full story here.

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