#1: How do you handle (kind of long)
when someone close to you says something disparaging about your hair? In my case my grandmother likes to comment on my hair first thing in the morning, after I've slept on it and it's dry and matted and often sticking up in odd places that I need to "do something to it". First she didn't understand why I'd want to "be a nappy bride", then as it grew she didn't think it "curled enough" and now that I finally have some length, she like to tell me about more acceptable styles that other people wear (which I like, but can't achieve until my hair is much longer because my hair is really thick). I can't really convey the mean tone she uses, and she's my only grandmother, so not talking to her isn't an option I can live with. I also can't just ignore her because it's really hurtful. Any suggestions?