I just quit doing mean things (straightening, blow drying, dying, etc.) And people are always asking "What happened to your gorgeous hair?!" It hurts a little, but the ones from junior high hurt the most. Those comments made me start mutilating my hair to begin with. Girls would pull my hair and tell me to get it relaxed. they would say, I've never seen a white girl with an Afro before!" and laugh. I still usually keep it in a braid or a bun, but that's just because I'm growing it out. And no one makes comments when it's like that.