Does Curly = Pretty?


So this is my hair…
 My Hair
I dont know what type it is….some say 3c others 4a…needless to say I  really dont care. 
Lets just say that I hear a phrase along this line everyday….
“You have that pretty hair”OR my favorite “I would go natural if my hair was like yours”

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  1. Tracy says:

    I completely understand your question. But I don’t have an answer to it. All of my life I have heard, “you have that good hair”. I have even walked into “black hair” salons and gotten right back up when the stylist said, “I don’t know if I can do your hair. You have that fine hair”. Isn’t a good stylist supposed to be able to work on all hair types…well, maybe not.

    Anyway, “good hair”, “bad hair”, “curly”, “kinky”, straight”, “easy to manage”, “not so easy to manage”…it’s all hair…it’s ALL natural (unless you put some in and it’s artificial, not human), AND
    it’s all ours (even if you did purchase it). By the way, I think your hair is beautiful!

  2. I hear that a lot, too. I wasn’t always natural, but I transitioned a few years ago. I think all of our hair is “good” and most definitely beautiful, but in America we haven’t been taught to care for it properly, so it’s hard to go natural because a lot of women just aren’t sure how. I think comments like this are a sign that black women really want to be appreciated for the beauties that we are. Maybe a good response to those comments is “your hair is beautiful too, however you wear it!”

    And your hair is beautiful!

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