The New & Improved Say It I Dare You

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So I saw a comment on another site with someone saying most black men are disgusted by natural hair. I chimmed in that I had only received positive responses even from ones I don't know. The comment I got was basically I would not get that reaction if I was dark skin and type 4. I'm mostly 4a btw. I didn't respond. Rubbed me wrong. I have heard of certain natural sites where if they don't think your hair is whatever enough you are not welcome.
"A life without fame can be a good life, but fame without a life is no life at all." - Clive Davis
If members of Neo-nazi groups had a screening process whereby perspective members had to present DNA ancestry test results, there would be far fewer members (including the screeners themselves haha). And we all know that that's the very reason they would never subject themselves to such an honest testing process.
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So I saw a comment on another site with someone saying most black men are disgusted by natural hair. I chimmed in that I had only received positive responses even from ones I don't know. The comment I got was basically I would not get that reaction if I was dark skin and type 4. I'm mostly 4a btw. I didn't respond. Rubbed me wrong. I have heard of certain natural sites where if they don't think your hair is whatever enough you are not welcome.
Originally Posted by adthomas
Mmmm...... I wonder if they have shares in relaxer companies.
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So I saw a comment on another site with someone saying most black men are disgusted by natural hair. I chimmed in that I had only received positive responses even from ones I don't know. The comment I got was basically I would not get that reaction if I was dark skin and type 4. I'm mostly 4a btw. I didn't respond. Rubbed me wrong. I have heard of certain natural sites where if they don't think your hair is whatever enough you are not welcome.
Originally Posted by adthomas
Mmmm...... I wonder if they have shares in relaxer companies.
Originally Posted by Blueblood
Probably. I think that who is spreading lies that you can't get a man if you have natural hair. As you guys would say... rubbish.
"A life without fame can be a good life, but fame without a life is no life at all." - Clive Davis
I remember hearing relaxer sales were on the decline but it must be worse than reported because everybody and his brother is coming out with a line geared for natural/curly hair now. I though I was surprised at D&L but now Aphogee?
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"A life without fame can be a good life, but fame without a life is no life at all." - Clive Davis
I was talking with a friend about this just the other day. She was saying how she doesn't see any shift at all toward any "natural movement"; that everyone she sees or knows still straightens their hair LOL ... First, I told her there's no way to confidently call it a "movement" because no one is attaching political meaning to going natural like they did in the 60s.

I did mention the thing about relaxer sales going down by 40% but conceded that yeah, flat irons and BKTs did kind of take over so it's a hard call ... BUT then I told her basically what you just said: there is now a booming industry supporting naturally curly/coily products and services that never existed. Also, now there's formal training for styling/cutting curly hair. Plus, these days we have the dang interwebs, which connects all of us to everything curly and keeps us on a path to positive and informed natural hair care.

So are there still people who straighten all the time? Well of course we all know there are. But there are legions of people who are going natural now too
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So I may get my scooter tonight. I was super duper excited. No more having to get up early, no more paying bus fair, and being able to leave on time on Friday. Then I remembered I have to wear a helmet, faaaaaaaaaaakkkkkkkk.
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So I may get my scooter tonight. I was super duper excited. No more having to get up early, no more paying bus fair, and being able to leave on time on Friday. Then I remembered I have to wear a helmet, faaaaaaaaaaakkkkkkkk.
Originally Posted by gagirl09
I remember in Morocco seeing families of 3 or 4 on one scooter. I didn't know how they did it. Then my bff and I hitched a ride with a guy. It was a tight fit but we made it work.
"A life without fame can be a good life, but fame without a life is no life at all." - Clive Davis
So I'm watching infomercial for ConAir Curl Secret Styler. It a device to create curls by kind on sucking your hair in it. I saw the clerks at Sallys trying to figure it out and getting manequin hair stuck.

The infomercial featured a black lady with bone straight obviously relaxed and flat ironed hair saying "I love curls but my hair won't hold curls." I almost spit my drink out. LOL. I get what she was trying to say because my hair didn't hold curls from curlng irons well when I was pressed and relaxed. I did rollersets. But still I wouldn't go tv and look like an idiot saying I loooovvvveee curls when everyone knows I creamy crack the curls and kinks out.
"A life without fame can be a good life, but fame without a life is no life at all." - Clive Davis
Maybe the type of curls the curler gave her or not the ones she naturally has? Or maybe she is ignorant? Lol

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So I may get my scooter tonight. I was super duper excited. No more having to get up early, no more paying bus fair, and being able to leave on time on Friday. Then I remembered I have to wear a helmet, faaaaaaaaaaakkkkkkkk.
Originally Posted by gagirl09
I remember in Morocco seeing families of 3 or 4 on one scooter. I didn't know how they did it. Then my bff and I hitched a ride with a guy. It was a tight fit but we made it work.
Originally Posted by adthomas
Yup they ride deep like this in Taiwan too. I have been the end bun on a couple of occasions.
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Endia Beal: “Can I Touch It?” explores gender, race, and generational gaps in the corporate environment (PHOTOS).

Check this out. They put "black" hair styles on middle age white women. Some look cute to me. But I have never been in love with finger waves.
"A life without fame can be a good life, but fame without a life is no life at all." - Clive Davis
Endia Beal: “Can I Touch It?” explores gender, race, and generational gaps in the corporate environment (PHOTOS).

Check this out. They put "black" hair styles on middle age white women. Some look cute to me. But I have never been in love with finger waves.
Originally Posted by adthomas
I only consider cornrows to be a "black" hairstyle. The big curly hair looks early 90s and has been worn by many white women. The side twists probably does originate from American black culture, but I have seen many young white girls wear that style around 2000. I too never cared for finger waves, although I too like the ladies in the.projects, also associate them mostly with the 1920s.

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I agree, MCC.

Anyway, gotta say finger waves on that lady make her look IDK ... sinister somehow haha. In thinking about cross-over looks: A look that usually drives me nuts is an ill-thought out attempt at dreads on straight-haired people (whatever their ethnicity). I just ... it looks like poop on a stick to me ... That said, I've seen bad looking dreads on kinky and curly hair too. Not sure why bad dreads on straight hair bugs me more

Those pics def. were entertaining though AdT
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Yes those pics were entertaining. Mostly because most of the women looked uncomfortable. I agree Korkscrew, the lady with finger waves didn't have the most favorable look. I also thought the same thing about the one with the cornrows.

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I agree, MCC.

Anyway, gotta say finger waves on that lady make her look IDK ... sinister somehow haha. In thinking about cross-over looks: A look that usually drives me nuts is an ill-thought out attempt at dreads on straight-haired people (whatever their ethnicity). I just ... it looks like poop on a stick to me ... That said, I've seen bad looking dreads on kinky and curly hair too. Not sure why bad dreads on straight hair bugs me more

Those pics def. were entertaining though AdT
Originally Posted by Korkscrew
Kork,
OMG those pics. You need a disclaimer. Lol

I have seen nice looking cornrows and dreds on straight hair. Not that cornrow lady in this project though. I love cornrows but I can't do it to save my life. My auntie does it on her natural hair and it is beautiful.

The fingerwaves is like a flapper I guess. I like the side twist lady's style. Like MC said a lot of white girls picked up twisting the front and sides some years back. It looks good.
"A life without fame can be a good life, but fame without a life is no life at all." - Clive Davis
My cousin asked me to be in her wedding. I said ok but don't really want to. Why? She has been engaged 3 times before and no weddings. Her wedding colors are sorority colors. No offense to AKAs but what da heck am I going to do with that dress after tghe wedding. If it gets that far.
"A life without fame can be a good life, but fame without a life is no life at all." - Clive Davis
Ack. That sounds annoying. When she breaks off this engagement, maybe you could turn the dress into a Halloween costume. Or remove the batteries from your smoke alarm and burn it in the tub.
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My friend told me she went natural so she'd get less flack for only dating white guys.
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My friend told me she went natural so she'd get less flack for only dating white guys.
Originally Posted by africana
Idk why but that made me laugh.

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