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.
"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
Cleanser: BRÖÖ Smoothing I.P.A. Shampoo RO: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today Styler: Beautiful Curls Gel for Wavy to Curly Hair
Type 2C (Botticelli according to Curly Girl: The Handbook)
Normal Elasticity HATES: Traditional sulfates/cones. LOVES: Lots of moisture and homemade FSG!
(Many thanks to http://www.livecurlylivefree.com/ for helping me figure out my texture, porosity, and elasticity properties! Check them out sometime!)
Curl type : Boticelli, 3a, loose curls
Porosity : High
Texture : Fine/medium (I think!)
Co-wash/rinse out/leave in : L'oreal Full Restore 5, GFR&S, Schwarzkopf Bio Pomegranite
Gels : Umberto Giannini Flirty Curls Scrunching Jelly
Finish product : Boots Naked Style Frizz Fighter Serum or a pea-sized blob of condish smoothed over canopy
CG since Feb 2011
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
Modified CG: 8.1.12
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
"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?"
"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...
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.