ORIGINAL QUESTION::Well I am mixed and my hair is naturally curly. When I straighten my hair it does not look Afro textured. People tell me that my hair looks Indian when straightened. However, my black friends keep telling me that I have nappy hair. I thought that nappy hair was curly hair that when straightened still looks African. I'm very confused. By the way, I hate the word nappy. I find it really offensive. Also, I'm not racist. I would just like some clarity. And if anyone knows another word for nappy- please let me know. Thank you

EDITED QUESTION: Guys what is nappy? What hair types are considered it? And can anyone have "nappy" hair??

Last edited by bohemian_star; 08-27-2012 at 07:15 AM.