" white people hair black people hair" ???

Why do people gave to put race in It when classifying hair?????
I guess people just describe hair how they are comfortable describing it. All hair is made of the same material, but there are some distinct differences that have been found between the hair of different races. For example, most typical straight "white" hair has been found to be cylindrical in shape, while wavy hair is more ovular, and "black" hair has been found to be almost flat, like a ribbon.

People see certain similarities shared by the people of one race and automatically type what they see according to that race. What people should understand is that hair shape is determined by nothing more than the follicles on the scalp and anyone can be born with one of the three shapes. It's just that one kind or the other tends to be prevalent with different races.




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Why do people gave to put race in It when classifying hair?????
Originally Posted by laticka7
Because there is usually a distinct difference between the two hair types? My hair is nothing like a white person and theirs is nothing like mine.
Well why don't people descried as it is people take it the wrong why like idiot jus say it's str8 it's nappy it's soft n Curly
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Well why don't people descried as it is people take it the wrong why like idiot jus say it's str8 it's nappy it's soft n Curly
Originally Posted by laticka7
Because people choose to describe things how they see fit or in a way that best describes what they're saying, to them. What's wrong with saying black people's hair or white people's hair?
Well why don't people descried as it is people take it the wrong why like idiot jus say it's str8 it's nappy it's soft n Curly
Originally Posted by laticka7
Because people choose to describe things how they see fit or in a way that best describes what they're saying, to them. What's wrong with saying black people's hair or white people's hair?
Originally Posted by curlsr2fun
I think there's something wrong, only because there is more of a variety than those two hair "types". For instance, I'm mixed with a multitude of things and I have neither "white" people hair nor "black" people hair, nor do I have hair that you see common with a lot of mixed people. I hate when people tell me I have "white" people hair, I just simply have curly hair that isn't kinky.
I guess people just describe hair how they are comfortable describing it. All hair is made of the same material, but there are some distinct differences that have been found between the hair of different races. For example, most typical straight "white" hair has been found to be cylindrical in shape, while wavy hair is more ovular, and "black" hair has been found to be almost flat, like a ribbon.

People see certain similarities shared by the people of one race and automatically type what they see according to that race. What people should understand is that hair shape is determined by nothing more than the follicles on the scalp and anyone can be born with one of the three shapes. It's just that one kind or the other tends to be prevalent with different races.
Originally Posted by QtBoutique
Wow that is so interesting. I love when I learn new hair stuff!

I wish instead of "black" White" or whatever, the "1a" "2a" "3a" etc. typing terminology was more widely known. That's probably why people refer to race.

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Well why don't people descried as it is people take it the wrong why like idiot jus say it's str8 it's nappy it's soft n Curly
Originally Posted by laticka7
Because people choose to describe things how they see fit or in a way that best describes what they're saying, to them. What's wrong with saying black people's hair or white people's hair?
Originally Posted by curlsr2fun
I think there's something wrong, only because there is more of a variety than those two hair "types". For instance, I'm mixed with a multitude of things and I have neither "white" people hair nor "black" people hair, nor do I have hair that you see common with a lot of mixed people. I hate when people tell me I have "white" people hair, I just simply have curly hair that isn't kinky.
Originally Posted by goddess4kj

People saying you have white people hair just means your hair looks more like white people's hair then black people's hair. I don't see why there is anything wrong with making a distinction between two things that are obviously different. And you being mixed obviously means you'll be anywhere in between, that's a given. I mean who cares. Races do have some physical differences so why would anyone be bothered with people acknowledging that?

Last edited by curlsr2fun; 06-24-2011 at 10:12 AM.
I think people like to apply labels to stuff so it makes it easier to talk about. Just my opinion though!!
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hippiechic - i agree..its easier for people to say "you have black/white people hair" then "you have extremely kinky hair for a white girl" or "you have really smooth hair for a black girl"..i have always been told "you have black people hair" since i was about 13..it doesn't really bother me, i don't see it as an insult or anything..same with the question "are you mixed with something?? you've gotta be mixed with black or puerto rican or something!!" it's just peoples way of discussing hair in the best and most widely known way they know...i never take it in a negative way though ..i mean i guess its just people that don't realize alot of people can have multiple textures of hair, that one texture of hair isn't singular to one race..i'm sure no malice is meant by it though..just not knowing, ya know.
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I know many white people with "black people hair." My father, for example, is at least 4a maybe even 4b.

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