While I'm not directly Jewish, I have Jewish roots. I think the stigma about curly hair isn't just in the Jewish community but the African American community as well. My mom does not like that I wear my hair curly. She always says that my hair looks better straight. What she doesn't realize is that my hair is healthier since I've stopped pressing my hair. I think it's because as black people, we have been conditioned to keep out hair straight.