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Last year, I started to embrace my curls after the many years of getting my hair flat ironed. My family thinks straight hair is beautiful, while my siblings and I think natural hair is beautiful. Every time I wear my hair curly in front of my old family members, they always have something negative to say, and nobody seems to stand up for me when they do. It really hurts that as a 16 year old girl loving herself that some of her family don't support her natural hair journey.
Last year, I started to embrace my curls after the many years of getting my hair flat ironed. My family thinks straight hair is beautiful, while my siblings and I think natural hair is beautiful. Every time I wear my hair curly in front of my old family members, they always have something negative to say, and nobody seems to stand up for me when they do. It really hurts that as a 16 year old girl loving herself that some of her family don't support her natural hair journey.
Originally Posted by Curly_Rapunzel
very sorry you are getting hurtful comments while trying to have your hair how you want it.

i am having to grow mine back after succumbing to bullying.
“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”
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"You can tell everything from the eyes."-Jeff Buckley.
Sometimes our family can be the most hurtful...I think it is because sometimes they don't like the idea of other family members changing; they like things to stay as they are. But you're your own person, and they need to accept that.

I always thought I had straight hair until I discovered that it was actually wavy a few years ago, and I have been growing it out to emphasize the wave. I haven't had my hair this long for several years, and I also grew my bangs out, which I have never done. No one in my family even comments on the change, except for my sister-in-law, who said she liked it. I look drastically different, and it is just ignored.

It is tough not to have support, especially when you are a teenager and are under peer pressure of all sorts. But you are doing the right thing to love your natural hair. Keep up the good work!
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My hair was dead straight growing up, and only started to curl when I was around 12. I had no clue what to do with it, but flat irons wouldn't work on it, it looked horrible for years, especially after falling into a really damaging depression. but i got better, and my hair got better, but not great, i discovered the curly girl method a few months ago, and I've been loving my hair since, and so has everyone else, except my mother. she keeps complaining that it needs to be brushed, and washed, and it looks "stuck to my head." and yesterday i let her brush it to get her off my back, and then she cut it and shampooed it three times with a really cheap own brand shampoo. it looks okay, but i miss my hair, and she keeps complaining about my "mood"
I don't have too much of this with my hair because most of my family is natural (although my mom doesn't always like my styles) but I do have it with other issues. They're old and opinionated. Truth is it's highly unlikely they're going to change or that they'll shut up. I would never suggest anyone disrespect elders especially at your age so it's best to ignore them. That's why no one says anything probably. As a matter of fact make sure you act totally unbothered. Like you don't even hear what's being said. I like to give my mom think blank look when she starts in on something I'm not trying to hear. Or I just say "okay" and go about my business
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