Dumbest comment regarding your hair?

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"I don't know why you don't just straighten it, it looks so much better" my mom.

"It must have taken at least 2 light sockets to get it like that" I've got a lot of hair.

"Your hair looks like ramen noodles" - pre CG

started CG on 6/25/12.
  • 2c with a strait underneath
  • normal elasticity on top, none on the underneath
  • Fine side of Normal
  • Thick hair
  • Poriosity is a mystery. I think its all over the place.
my childhood friend's arsehole older brother kept telling me that i'd got a perm (this was after a disastrous home haircut by my straight-haired mother that turned my hair into a pyramid of frizz). he would NOT let it go or believe me when i said it was my natural hair, and he treated me like a liar and was super mean about it.

other comments i've had:

"can i straighten your hair?" -- from a curly girl in denial

"your hair looks so much better straight." -- well, in that case, i'll spend hours on my hair every day just to please you.

"did you get a perm?"
"no, this is my natural hair. i've been straightening it."
"oh. well, it's nice. not too curly." -- not too curly?! really?

"your hair is so cute" "you're so cute" "CUTE CUTE CUTE" ... this is my least favourite comment.
OH and i forgot to mention the hairdressers. when i went to get my hair professionally done for my year 12 formal (prom), the hairdresser said, 'do you want me to keep the curls or shall i straighten it?'. when i said i didn't mind, she said, 'oh, thank god' and straightened it.

i was a bridesmaid in my friend's wedding and she insisted on everyone wearing the same dress and having the same hair. yep, the other two had straight hair, so it was straightening time for me! the stylist acted like my hair was some sort of chore or crime.
- my friend looked and my hair (which is multi-textured) when i pulled it up into a high puff; and she said "ive never seen a natural with a texture like you . obviously you have leftover relaxed ends. its wavy at the root and straight after." mind you the only "relaxer" i ever had was a coconut cream relaxer.

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I have 2 comments that I get all the time.

The first is when people ask me if my hair is naturally curly many of them respond with "you b**ch"...like it's my fault lol.

The oddest one I get is regarding my 4-year-old. She has very curly hair and it is PLATINUM blonde. I have people ask me if it's natural. Like I dye and perm my toddler's hair!!
"So how early do you wake up to curl your hair?"
"Oh, it's natural, actually."
" Really? What are you?"
"What do you mean?"
"Like......what are you?? White or....?"
"Hahahaha, yeah...I'm white." (and medium-fair, so very easy to tell!)
"I thought white people all had straight hair!"

That gave me a laugh

Also, once, I decided to straighten my hair for an event and asked who had a straightener. They were all jumping up and down offering to straighten it hahaha.
2c/2b with some 2a, coarse, dense, thick, low porosity
Growing out a CL bob. Currently at APL.
CG again as of 7/20/12


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Here's one from a guy's perspective. I was asked, "Are you bringing back the man perm?" I was absolutely floored. Yeah, I'm going to pay money to do something to my hair that it will do on its own.
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Here's one from a guy's perspective. I was asked, "Are you bringing back the man perm?" I was absolutely floored. Yeah, I'm going to pay money to do something to my hair that it will do on its own.
Originally Posted by bobby
If it makes you feel any better, I honestly don't care what texture a guy has, but I mostly prefer a curly-haired man over straight-haired.
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Here's one from a guy's perspective. I was asked, "Are you bringing back the man perm?" I was absolutely floored. Yeah, I'm going to pay money to do something to my hair that it will do on its own.
Originally Posted by bobby
If it makes you feel any better, I honestly don't care what texture a guy has, but I mostly prefer a curly-haired man over straight-haired.
Originally Posted by whirlyhair
OMG, thank you much. It took getting to my mid-30s to accept my curls. All I needed was to take a look around at guys losing theirs to appreciate mine.
Here's one from a guy's perspective. I was asked, "Are you bringing back the man perm?" I was absolutely floored. Yeah, I'm going to pay money to do something to my hair that it will do on its own.
Originally Posted by bobby
If it makes you feel any better, I honestly don't care what texture a guy has, but I mostly prefer a curly-haired man over straight-haired.
Originally Posted by whirlyhair
OMG, thank you much. It took getting to my mid-30s to accept my curls. All I needed was to take a look around at guys losing theirs to appreciate mine.
Originally Posted by bobby
LOL!

Yeah, I agree, while I don't go seeking it out, I secretly prefer it when a man has curls or waves, or even frizz that he doesn't understand yet are actually curls or waves!
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If it makes you feel any better, I honestly don't care what texture a guy has, but I mostly prefer a curly-haired man over straight-haired.
Originally Posted by whirlyhair
OMG, thank you much. It took getting to my mid-30s to accept my curls. All I needed was to take a look around at guys losing theirs to appreciate mine.
Originally Posted by bobby
LOL!

Yeah, I agree, while I don't go seeking it out, I secretly prefer it when a man has curls or waves, or even frizz that he doesn't understand yet are actually curls or waves!
Originally Posted by diaspora
I agree. My husband has lovely natural waves and whilst I would love him regardless, I'm secretly glad he has textured tresses. His waves really suit him!
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my husbands 3b/3c curls are what caught my attention to him. he has the most gorgeous hair! i can only hope that our kids get his curls instead of my waves. men with curls have sexy tousled hair instead of pin straight hair that sticks flat to their heads or has to be spiked with gel like a weapon. wear them proudly!!
Mine are all similar to what everyone else has posted.

"You should straighten your hair more often- it's so long and pretty that way!"

"Is that natural?"

My college theatre director: "During auditions could you tame your hair a little more? It's just got so much. . . volume."

The worst though, is that people LOVE to touch my hair. They think that because it's curly they can just run their fingers through my curls and watch them bounce. Get your greasy paws out of my hair!

But mostly people compliment me and tell me they're jealous of my hair. So it's not all bad
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Hair: 2B/2C, Med Density, Coarse, Short
Products: L'Oreal EverSleek Conditioner, 365 Herbal Mint shampoo once a week and conditioner 2-3 times a week, Goddess curls gel, LA Looks Curl gel, satin pillowcase, microfiber towel
Ive had some pretty common ones like:
"Your hair would look sooo much better if you straightened it" I just looked at them like I like my curls thank you very much oh and my personal favorite
"Your hair is so soft, can I touch it?" while running theyre fingers through my hair and watching the springs bounce up and down. Im like did I ever say you can touch my hair.
The worst I've ever had is one of my ex- best friends look at my hair, look at me and start calling me poodle and fluffy. I literally started crying. She is no longer my friend
You have too much hair. It looks like a bush so you need to cut some of that mess off.
"Have you ever wondered what your hair would look like if you straightened it then curled it?"
No, smart one, why would I wonder that, let alone consider doing that.
"Are you going to straighten your hair when school starts back up?"
"No."
"Really?"
"Uhh yeah."
"Oh. Well I think you'll change your mind about that."
jfbsofbgflbxobfso that pissed me off so much. -_-
Both of those are from the same girl.
Also, sometimes at school, I'd be walking in the hallway, and there'd be someone behind me, touching and screwing up my hair because they just couldn't resist touching it or something. I know that's not a comment, but I still think it's a pretty stupid thing to do...
My hubby has black / salt & pepper 3c/4a hair (one of the things I like best about him).

Them: "I'll bet your kids will have beautiful dark curly hair."


Me: "Nope. I'm betting on straight, blonde hair."


Them:
med/coarse texture; med/high porosity; 3b; iii; 30" long (waist)

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They had to pat my curls down when while passing airport security. I guess its thick enough to hide weapons in it.... not a comment but I kinda felt salty that other people with straight hair didn't, but then again its for my safety.
As many have said, "oh, did you get a perm?"

I'm thinking, have you *ever* seen a perm with two different textures on the top and bottom layers??
2c, 3a, something like that... Curl-curious?
In 5th grade i had a boy tell me i looked like i had a bush on my head. I was confused but amused until i told my mom and she explained he probably meant the OTHER kind of bush.

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