so I straightened my hair and today in class my classmate says

Friend- I like your hair.
Me- Thanks, I don't really like to wear it this way because my scalp itches like crazy.
Friends- Oh because the chemicals right?
Me- Huh?
Friend- To straighten your hair, the chemicals.
Me- I don't use those.
Friend- (Incredulous look) oh.

Don't know if I should be offended or not. Why does the majority of people who are other races girls assume that we have to use chemicals to get our hair straight. My hair goes BONE straight from curly with one pass of the comb.
Originally Posted by bleuyteuy
I wouldn't be offended. I have had all kinds of crazy questions. Some of it is people who have never been around black people much. All they know is what they know from watching "Good Hair".
Also I think a big part of the problem is us. Some black people tell "other" races stuff that is either not true or does not apply to everyone. Example, a white guy told me recently he was told by an AA that black girls don't like to get their hair wet. I wet my hair every single day and I'm black. A black coworker was telling people how we all use hair grease. Uh, I have never liked to use grease in my hair or on my scalp even when I was relaxed. It is too heavy and gives me dandruff.