Compliments! oh the joy!

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At a wedding lately I was just wearing my hair open and my aunt, whom I rarely meet, touched one of the curls and said "it's so beautiful, did you curl it yourself?" i was a little baffled,but...thanks :P (though I have never heard of a curling iron that makes pencil width curls...)

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Today was actually nice today (despite my ranting last night about hating my hair).
I got quite a few compliments about my "braid out faux-hawk", which made me smile, 'cause I was feeling like crap today.
My favorite was from a small, elderly lady that I encountered when I went to the school main office.

"Your hair looks nice!" She said randomly, and, a few moments later, after I said thank you, she said "I like your outfit. You're a very pretty girl."

I'm not sure if it was the first or the last that made me super giddy.
December 21, 2011 - Last Relaxer
April 1, 2012 - Transitioning Began
March 30, 2013 - Big Chopped

High Density. Medium-Low Porosity. Kinky. Shoulder Length.

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Today I got a compliment from a co-worker, another curly that said "I always LOVE your hair" I was surprised since I have been struggling with my hair lately in this weird weather, but it goes to show that the little nit-picky things that I hate about my hair really go unnoticed by others. Or we are just too hard on ourselves (our hair).

Anyone else notice that the most compliments come from other curlies? Why is that? Is it cuz we like curly hair the best or we sympathize with the problems it brings?
Originally Posted by msg
Yea when I got more into taking care of my natural curls instead of straightening it with heat I noticed more curlies.And esp guys I tend to like their hair a lot but I hardly have the courage to compliment them.I usually don't have my hair curly and when I give a compliment to a girl with curly hair she usually has a look that says "ya ya I know".
You guys are so lucky! I never seem to get any compliments. I only get compliments when my hair is straight! But this one time, I was feeling down because my hair wouldn't do what I wanted it to do. I was so frustrated! I hadn't done anything to my hair since two days before. There was this guy and he started a conversation with me before I had to go on stage for a scene in 'Hairspray.' It went like this:

Him: Excuse me?
Me: Yes? (Turns around to face him)
Him: Can I ask you something? I mean this in the least offensive way possible.
Me: (Knowing what's coming) Okay, I won't get offended.
Him: Are you Ethiopian?
Me: Um, no. I'm African American, though.
Him: Oh. Because I have a friend and she's Ethiopian. She has the prettiest curly hair and gorgeous skin, like yours. People are always telling her that.
Me: Oh! Thank you!!! (At this point, I'm feeling AWESOME!):
Him: You look exactly like her.
Me: Wow, thanks! (I was beaming at this point!)

Then, I had to go on stage. After that, I was feeling ten feet tall, and bulletproof! It's amazing how compliments can come at the right moments, huh?
Originally Posted by ElizabethFaith
Aww how cute.Ya me too I only get compliments when I straighten it but sadly guys definately approach me more when its straight. I get looks when I wear my hair natural but not compliments,esp not from guys.
I have an Etirea(I spelled that wrong)friend and she has lovely curls but sadly it seems she's going back to straightening,and your must be fabulous esp since a guy complimented you!
Yesterday I was at a party and a friend of mine couldn't stop talking about my hair. She said "I love your curly hair and it's unique because hardly anyone around here has curly hair, myself for example I had to get a perm just to get any kind of wave. The curls make you look exotic." I was shocked, but happy.
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You guys are so lucky! I never seem to get any compliments. I only get compliments when my hair is straight! But this one time, I was feeling down because my hair wouldn't do what I wanted it to do. I was so frustrated! I hadn't done anything to my hair since two days before. There was this guy and he started a conversation with me before I had to go on stage for a scene in 'Hairspray.' It went like this:

Him: Excuse me?
Me: Yes? (Turns around to face him)
Him: Can I ask you something? I mean this in the least offensive way possible.
Me: (Knowing what's coming) Okay, I won't get offended.
Him: Are you Ethiopian?
Me: Um, no. I'm African American, though.
Him: Oh. Because I have a friend and she's Ethiopian. She has the prettiest curly hair and gorgeous skin, like yours. People are always telling her that.
Me: Oh! Thank you!!! (At this point, I'm feeling AWESOME!):
Him: You look exactly like her.
Me: Wow, thanks! (I was beaming at this point!)

Then, I had to go on stage. After that, I was feeling ten feet tall, and bulletproof! It's amazing how compliments can come at the right moments, huh?
Originally Posted by ElizabethFaith
Aww how cute.Ya me too I only get compliments when I straighten it but sadly guys definately approach me more when its straight. I get looks when I wear my hair natural but not compliments,esp not from guys.
I have an Etirea(I spelled that wrong)friend and she has lovely curls but sadly it seems she's going back to straightening,and your must be fabulous esp since a guy complimented you!
Originally Posted by Johari
Sorry that my response is so late! I have a hard time keeping up with all of my posts! But thank you! For me, it seems that some guys just don't know that curls are awesome, too!
Curly and PROUD!!!

My hair has a mix of low/med/high porosity, and it's medium textured (some are still fine, though!)

CG since Sept. 2011
Cowash: Vo5/Suave Naturals/Tresemme Naturals*
RO/LI: GVPCB*, Tresemme Naturals*
Low-poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
Stylers: KCKT*, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Honey*

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The best compliment I ever got was when my hair was much, much longer (like halfway down my back). I was in the ladies' room at a literary reading, and a women with gorgeous straight hair (I think hair of all textures can be beautiful, including straight) said my hair looked pre-Raphaelite. I LOVE those PR portraits, with the ethereal women with long, long wavy/curly hair. So I was STOKED. It's also one of the reasons I want to grow out my hair again. I got a lot of compliments back then; not so much now. It's much harder to control the poof factor these days.
2c, fine, extremely dense, color-treated, high porosity.

CG since 10/12
My last compliments came from my boyfriend. They are fairly simple though...

1st: "Awh, don't put your hair up, I like it."

2nd: "You're so cute."

3rd: He just likes to randomly pull my coils and watch them spring back. Or he'll try to touch my hair or rub my crown when my hair is pulled back.

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