Dumbest comment regarding your hair?

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I also once had a women run up behind me, grab me, and spin me around with this crazy wide eyed look on her face. After a brief once over, she said with annoyance, "oh, you're white." Then walk off without further comment.
I also once had a women run up behind me, grab me, and spin me around with this crazy wide eyed look on her face. After a brief once over, she said with annoyance, "oh, you're white." Then walk off without further comment.
Originally Posted by lollyleely
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I also once had a women run up behind me, grab me, and spin me around with this crazy wide eyed look on her face. After a brief once over, she said with annoyance, "oh, you're white." Then walk off without further comment.
Originally Posted by lollyleely
Omg sorry that just make me laugh! I can't believe she did that though. Sometimes I'm hestant to compliment other races but I'm not sure if its natural or if it'll offend them.Because I don't have naturally straight hair yet that's how I wear it if I wear my hair down and I get compliments but it feels like a back handed compliment.
The dumbest comment that wasn't even a compliment was 'oh I thought those were dreads,your hair looks like dreads' At first I was offended because I thought my twist out looked really good but I think crinkled dreads look pretty.
"Do you wake up early in the morning to use a curling iron to get your hair to look like that?"
"You must be mixed" (I hate this comment to no end)
"You NEED a perm"
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person: "I love your dreadlocks!"
me: "they're not dreads, they're just really curly"
person: "that's the same thing though, isn't it? I thought that's what you call Black people hair"

This was from a girl with dreads....yes.

I also get asked how I comb my hair and if I just sleep on my hair instead of a pillow. People also always assume that I want straight hair.
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person: "I love your dreadlocks!"
me: "they're not dreads, they're just really curly"
person: "that's the same thing though, isn't it? I thought that's what you call Black people hair"

This was from a girl with dreads....yes.

I also get asked how I comb my hair and if I just sleep on my hair instead of a pillow. People also always assume that I want straight hair.
Originally Posted by AnnieRose
The first is just plain ignorant.

Your hair is so CUTE! How could anyone think you would want it straight? Dumb, dumb, dumb.
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Person: "Are you bringing back the man perms of the 70s and 80s?"

Me (dumbfounded): "Yeah, I'm going spend money to get my hair to do something it'll do on its own. When hell freezes over."

Person: "I can picture you under a dryer with curlers."

Me (sarcastic grin): "I would never do that but at least I still have hair to do with if I wanted."
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Originally Posted by Johari
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person: "I love your dreadlocks!"
me: "they're not dreads, they're just really curly"
person: "that's the same thing though, isn't it? I thought that's what you call Black people hair"

This was from a girl with dreads....yes.

I also get asked how I comb my hair and if I just sleep on my hair instead of a pillow. People also always assume that I want straight hair.
Originally Posted by AnnieRose
The first is just plain ignorant.

Your hair is so CUTE! How could anyone think you would want it straight? Dumb, dumb, dumb.
Originally Posted by raindear
aw, thank you!

I don't really get why some people go out of their way to tell curlies to straighten their hair. Do they want everyone to conform? I don't know but I think the idea is that straight hair is "normal" hair. When I told one guy that I like my hair curly he suggested to straighten it permanently and then curl it with a curling iron every day.... I can't even try to understand the logic behind this.
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person: "I love your dreadlocks!"
me: "they're not dreads, they're just really curly"
person: "that's the same thing though, isn't it? I thought that's what you call Black people hair"

This was from a girl with dreads....yes.

I also get asked how I comb my hair and if I just sleep on my hair instead of a pillow. People also always assume that I want straight hair.
Originally Posted by AnnieRose
The first is just plain ignorant.

Your hair is so CUTE! How could anyone think you would want it straight? Dumb, dumb, dumb.
Originally Posted by raindear
aw, thank you!

I don't really get why some people go out of their way to tell curlies to straighten their hair. Do they want everyone to conform? I don't know but I think the idea is that straight hair is "normal" hair. When I told one guy that I like my hair curly he suggested to straighten it permanently and then curl it with a curling iron every day.... I can't even try to understand the logic behind this.
Originally Posted by AnnieRose
Right?! What about the people who work in the mall at those booths (one of my pet peeves because they are often so freaking rude) who run after you with a flat iron? Ugh...it's just, oooh! Makes me so mad!
The expectation that most people are "supposed" to have straight hair is soooo stupid. One thing I learned from this site and the Curly Girl book is that there are more people with wavy or curly hair than straight hair. The companies that make flat irons and straightening products most likely know this, and want to make the biggest profits they can, by going after the majority of consumers. Ugh. No thanks.

Like most people who have been pre-CG, I own a (thankfully rarely used) flat iron, but with my dense hair, it was always such a pain in the butt to use that I've never bothered to invest in any updated versions or straightening balms, heat protectants, etc.
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As curls don't seem to be such a big deal in Germany I don't get many rude comments, but I got two examples anyway.

girl at a party: "You look, like you got a bird's nest on your head"
Okay, she was annoyed, because her boyfriend looked a little bit too long at me.

My boyfriends mother, when I was a teenage, when he was wondering, what he could give me to my 16th birthday: "a brush"
Okay, that was before CG and my hair was really long but very frizzy then. I was hurt anyway
Dumb comments from my age group (18 and older)
"You can't have curly hair you're black that is a wig"
" You must be mixed, only mixed people have curly hair"
"I thought curly hair was suppose to be dry and brittle"
"You should get a relaxer"
"I love your curly hair!, Where did you buy it?"
"What size curling irons do you use? All those spirals must take forever..especially with the different sizes"
A girl in my class (who has straighter than straight hair) started plucking at my curls. Then she asked in this odd way, "...Do you like your hair?"

Almost like she was expecting me to complain and say i hated it. Those double-edged questions always get me so mad!
"Why do you dark skin people have such hair, is it to protect you from the harsh sun, since you don't have winter like we(Norwegians) do?"
I have to shower in order to wake up properly in the mornings
"Why do you dark skin people have such hair, is it to protect you from the harsh sun, since you don't have winter like we(Norwegians) do?"
Originally Posted by Calber
Part of that is true the darker you are the more protection you have from the sun and denser hair protects you from getting burned on your scalp. That's why as you go towards the equator ppl tend to be darker and have denser hair. But the way they asked was stupid
I get the perm question. And then if I go straight or something for a day I've had someone ask if that will ruin my perm.

The best is that I get asked about my ethnicity. I'm as white as it gets. So I say I'm kind of a mutt but I have Irish and Scottish and people nod and make noises. And then I get the question... Do you have black ancestors, too? Whaa? Because you've never seen Irish and Scottish people with curly hair? Geez!! My cousin is mixed and when people find that out they say it must be where my curly hair came from. Because that's totally how genetics work.
I get the perm question. And then if I go straight or something for a day I've had someone ask if that will ruin my perm.

The best is that I get asked about my ethnicity. I'm as white as it gets. So I say I'm kind of a mutt but I have Irish and Scottish and people nod and make noises. And then I get the question... Do you have black ancestors, too? Whaa? Because you've never seen Irish and Scottish people with curly hair? Geez!! My cousin is mixed and when people find that out they say it must be where my curly hair came from. Because that's totally how genetics work.
Originally Posted by melissa.pett
Haha I'm fully black and people ask if I have white in me because "black people can't have naturally curly hair"

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