Afro hair (current trend in Japan)

OK guys, I was talking to my Asians friends today and apparently there is a huge trend in Japan. Japanese men and women are rocking Afros. I had to Google it to see for myself . They go to the hair salon and have what appears to be small perm rods placed in their hair. They then unravel them and pick the hair out. I thought it was so cool/cute.The moral of this thread..... be happy with what you have people.If other cultures can appreciate our nappy, kinky, curly hair then so should we.
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yup and lets not get on them(asians) loving jamaicans more than saki.

Im not surprised though.

Last edited by shawnyblazes; 09-28-2010 at 09:27 PM. Reason: eh
yup and lets not get on them(asians) loving jamaicans more than saki.

Im not surprised though.
Originally Posted by shawnyblazes
This! I see it every day. Afros and Apple Bottom jeans... WTF???
I can assure you that the Japanese aren't loving this Jamaican.
I can assure you that the Japanese aren't loving this Jamaican.
Originally Posted by kayb
Oh kayb... That's cuz you aren't a Jamaican MAN... you must have a penis. Japanese men aren't particularly fond of women of color, we aren't demure enough. < insert curtsy here>

Shawny- You know they pay to learn to dance like that, at least in Okinawa. Funny thing to me is that they are called sexy in the video, but if a sistah was built and dressed like that everybody would be calling her po' and tryna give her some red beans and rice... just saying.

Last edited by straightkinky; 09-29-2010 at 08:29 AM.
Ha ha ha...true. The Jamaican men round here are for lack of a better expression "panty droppers."

The read beans and rice part, oh so true. Sometimes even if wanna read these women.


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Last edited by kayb; 09-29-2010 at 09:18 AM.
I'll say it again it's nice they appreciate afro textured hair but I think that style looks a hot mess. Please let an Asian with an afro come up to me, I am laughing in their face.
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I'll say it again it's nice they appreciate afro textured hair but I think that style looks a hot mess. Please let an Asian with an afro come up to me, I am laughing in their face.
Originally Posted by ellepixie
If you want, I can send you one... But you have to have a Jamaican man in the area to keep her there long enough for you to laugh in her face...
See that thing sleeping in the corner? That's my GoGo Dancer and the source of all the white hair on my head... I am not going gray, dammit!
I'll say it again it's nice they appreciate afro textured hair but I think that style looks a hot mess. Please let an Asian with an afro come up to me, I am laughing in their face.
Originally Posted by ellepixie
If you want, I can send you one... But you have to have a Jamaican man in the area to keep her there long enough for you to laugh in her face...
Originally Posted by straightkinky
Damn! I don't know any Jamaican men, but I think I can get a friend to do an accent for me...
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I can't hate on this dude's high top fade.
I heard they gotta singe their hair to mimic ours!!damn thats some major damage!

And I'am not Jamaican (Montserratian/Trini/Bajan) but my bf is Japanese..and I got hit on by old Japanese men...yeah...old men always hit on me..bleh
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I can't hate on this dude's high top fade.
I heard they gotta singe their hair to mimic ours!!damn thats some major damage!

And I'am not Jamaican (Montserratian/Trini/Bajan) but my bf is Japanese..and I got hit on by old Japanese men...yeah...old men always hit on me..bleh
Originally Posted by papermOon
Don't get it twisted, you should see the weaves and blonde hair they rock over here.

In the mainland, that happens to me, but here in Okinawa, they just stare and say "ooh, rong foot- hipapu" and stand next to me measuring the length of my legs which usually strecth to thier mid back (I'm 5'10). The hipapu thing is a reference to my "bubble butt". Oh, and the old women walk up and grab my hair or pat on various parts of my body to confirm that they are real. This is only acceptable because there is no concept of personal space here.
See that thing sleeping in the corner? That's my GoGo Dancer and the source of all the white hair on my head... I am not going gray, dammit!
black face 2010 rears its ugly head again.......

There was a thread on this a while back....and if I remember correctly....the majority of the curlies was not feeling it at all....and I tend to agree.
Originally Posted by Nappy_curly_crown
Yeah sorry, I'm also not feeling it. I sure don't see Asian-Americans doing this.
black face 2010 rears its ugly head again.......

There was a thread on this a while back....and if I remember correctly....the majority of the curlies was not feeling it at all....and I tend to agree.
Originally Posted by Nappy_curly_crown

I don't think this compares to the black face because I seriously doubt the Japanese are doing this to degrade Black culture. The Japanese people seem to soak up Western culture like a sponge even the worst stuff. I heard even Naomi Campbell had a hit record single over there. The way I see it if I'm offended by between them making their straight hair kinky then I need to be offended by Black people relaxing our kinky hair to make it straight.
p.s. Asian men do check us out. I'm received a couple of comments about how nice my big behind is.
on my fathers side we come from hakka jamaicans, to be exact chinese, believe me some asians love anything kinky and black lol

my great-grandfather on my dads side came to ja in 1854 and married my great-grandmother who was pure jamaican, needless to say that side of the family disowned him.
black face 2010 rears its ugly head again.......

There was a thread on this a while back....and if I remember correctly....the majority of the curlies was not feeling it at all....and I tend to agree.
Originally Posted by Nappy_curly_crown

I don't think this compares to the black face because I seriously doubt the Japanese are doing this to degrade Black culture. The Japanese people seem to soak up Western culture like a sponge even the worst stuff. I heard even Naomi Campbell had a hit record single over there. The way I see it if I'm offended by between them making their straight hair kinky then I need to be offended by Black people relaxing our kinky hair to make it straight.
p.s. Asian men do check us out. I'm received a couple of comments about how nice my big behind is.
Originally Posted by adthomas
I thought the same exact thing adthomas. I think it's interesting though...all it is is the 80s look coming back. Whites been making there hair nappy like...so whats the difference really? And we black women should pay more attention to the asian guys (their women are running to white men) b/c they are interested in us more than you think.
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I can assure you that there is black face on Japanese comedy shows, and it's one thing that is a huge surprise to many people of African descent when we come here. However, it's not coming from a racist place, for them it's meant to be funny and not negative. Black face doesn't have the same connotations in Japan as it does in other places.

Don't even get me started on Obama-rama (oh how I wish I had bought those Obama chopsticks).
black face 2010 rears its ugly head again.......

There was a thread on this a while back....and if I remember correctly....the majority of the curlies was not feeling it at all....and I tend to agree.
Originally Posted by Nappy_curly_crown

I don't think this compares to the black face because I seriously doubt the Japanese are doing this to degrade Black culture. The Japanese people seem to soak up Western culture like a sponge even the worst stuff. I heard even Naomi Campbell had a hit record single over there. The way I see it if I'm offended by between them making their straight hair kinky then I need to be offended by Black people relaxing our kinky hair to make it straight.
p.s. Asian men do check us out. I'm received a couple of comments about how nice my big behind is.
Originally Posted by adthomas
Actually, I think it does degrade black folks and black culture...even if that is not the intent. Remember.....the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

These Asian kids are being young, "absorbing western culture...even the bad". Its a subculture that while growing in popularity is not embraced by mainstream Asian culture. Yeah they try and speak slang and street dance....the girls walk around in thier apple bottom jeans and the dudes sagging thier pants....and its all cute and "oh they love us" for now.

Here's the kicker for me, at some point, these kids (who are usually in university or high school) are going to "grow up". And guess what, when time comes to "grow up" and get a "real" job...best believe they will NOT be rocking thier fake afros, locks, and permed nappy hair to the interview or to work. Why? Because it is not acceptable...which re-enforces that whole "to be acceptable to mainstream we have to white wash ourselves".
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black face 2010 rears its ugly head again.......

There was a thread on this a while back....and if I remember correctly....the majority of the curlies was not feeling it at all....and I tend to agree.
Originally Posted by Nappy_curly_crown

I don't think this compares to the black face because I seriously doubt the Japanese are doing this to degrade Black culture. The Japanese people seem to soak up Western culture like a sponge even the worst stuff. I heard even Naomi Campbell had a hit record single over there. The way I see it if I'm offended by between them making their straight hair kinky then I need to be offended by Black people relaxing our kinky hair to make it straight.
p.s. Asian men do check us out. I'm received a couple of comments about how nice my big behind is.
Originally Posted by adthomas
Actually, I think it does degrade black folks and black culture...even if that is not the intent. Remember.....the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

These Asian kids are being young, "absorbing western culture...even the bad". Its a subculture that while growing in popularity is not embraced by mainstream Asian culture. Yeah they try and speak slang and street dance....the girls walk around in thier apple bottom jeans and the dudes sagging thier pants....and its all cute and "oh they love us" for now.

Here's the kicker for me, at some point, these kids (who are usually in university or high school) are going to "grow up". And guess what, when time comes to "grow up" and get a "real" job...best believe they will NOT be rocking thier fake afros, locks, and permed nappy hair to the interview or to work. Why? Because it is not acceptable...which re-enforces that whole "to be acceptable to mainstream we have to white wash ourselves".
Originally Posted by Nappy_curly_crown
PREACH! Oooh girl, I just had the spirit hit me in my apt.
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