person: "I love your dreadlocks!"
me: "they're not dreads, they're just really curly"
person: "that's the same thing though, isn't it? I thought that's what you call Black people hair"
This was from a girl with dreads....yes.
I also get asked how I comb my hair and if I just sleep on my hair instead of a pillow. People also always assume that I want straight hair.