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?'s just, oooh! Makes me so mad!