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Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

5 Annoying Reactions To Black Women’s Hair

Courtesy of I Love Natural Hair Facebook Page

Courtesy of I Love Natural Hair Facebook Page

Is It Real?

The answer might be yes or no. Either way, it’s a common question that many Black women with more than an inch of hair will hear at least twice in their lives. Whether her tresses are natural or woven in, it’s an insensitive question to ask a woman.

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Comments

  1. are you mixed is soo funny to me being that Africa is the parent to all races!

  2. I am no longer offended by these comments. I use other people ignorance as an opportunity to educate them.

  3. I got the "It's so soft" comment once when a Japanese woman touched my hair, made that comment then said something to her friend in Japanese.

  4. Wendy Miller says:

    Is it yours?

  5. Ellye Dailey says:

    Even our own people will make comments about you being mixed.

  6. I have very soft curly hair….i.hate when.people ask what i put in it and i say wster and gel ….they in turn say black peopke hair isnt like that wirh putting somethobg in it

  7. Hali St. Louis says:

    stop whining!!

  8. Not only have I had someone ask me if I'm mixed, they've had the audacity to ask , "are you sure", when I answer no.

  9. Not only have I had someone ask me if I'm mixed, they've had the audacity to ask , "are you sure", when I answer no.

  10. Giselle Perry says:

    Why would you go natural because it doesn't look good on Kinky texture is what I used to get. I also have people asking if my 4 year old is mixed because black people don't have curly hair and it doesn't grow and although she is mixed I tell people no she's all black.

  11. John JP Paige says:

    I was asked by my brother in laws cousin (their Greek decent) "how do they cut the lines in my hair?" My response was "it grows like that" She didn't know what waves were….

  12. Tiffany Hyman says:

    They ask me what products, I put in my hair to keep it so long, thick and healthy? I kindly remind them… It has nothing to do with products. Genetics play a role here.

  13. Ajamu Nosakhere says:

    I am 10 year old female and I wear an afro, and people stare at me and my father can't overstand why human beings do that.

  14. Ysanna Cherish John says:

    My hair is thick and curly and people keep asking what you put in it? When I tell them they go and try it then tell you later, it does not work. Duh, using my hair product does not guarantee that you hair will become like mine. Smh

  15. Harriet P White says:

    OMG, I was asked are you mixed by a black teenager last year (before I donated my hair in January for women who have cancer and need or want wigs)! SOOOO ignorant! I am 50 and grew up in a time when it wasn't even a question because if you had a lot of hair, you KNEW it grew from the scalp. Geesh, Black People Grow Hair! At least in my 50 years, many people in my lifetime chose long or short hair. It's a choice! So over it and I do educate but I'm still offended. They should simply say, I like your hair, I can't imagine growing so much hair…and then I can tell them, yes, I've always had a lot of hair my entire life, etc.

  16. Mohammed Shakur says:

    3/5 of these statements come us, sadly. But otherwise, they all come from whites.

  17. I'm constantly had issues concerning my hair. As a kid I was bullied over my hair and as an adult I'm often asked is it my hair. From several people of dirrent races. Even had a women stick her hands in my scalp and told me she was curious!

  18. I'm constantly had issues concerning my hair. As a kid I was bullied over my hair and as an adult I'm often asked is it my hair. From several people of dirrent races. Even had a women stick her hands in my scalp and told me she was curious!

  19. When I was lacking in knowledge I would make a few foolish comments like that. Thank God for the enlightenment. On behalf of my brothers still lacking in knowledge, forgive us, we knew/know not what we utter!

  20. In defense of the 'are you mixed' question, very few of us are pure breeds, as to emphatically state there is no mixing. Generally that is not what the person is alluding to, but it is a valid question standing on its own merit. Nonetheless, all of humanity has sprung from the loins/womb of Africa, so those who are African or of that descent have the main ingredient of any 'mixture'.

  21. In defense of the 'are you mixed' question, very few of us are pure breeds, as to emphatically state there is no mixing. Generally that is not what the person is alluding to when asking, but it is a valid question standing on its own merit. Nonetheless, all of humanity has sprung from the loins/womb of Africa, so those who are African or of that descent have the main ingredient of any 'mixture'. Therefore I classify such people as 'The originals'! I love my people.

  22. Chrissa Janel Earle Farrell says:

    I get all of these, except the gay question, since it have a fro. I find it offensive, even after being natural for almost 20 years. And now TSA feels that they must pull me aside and put their nasty hands in my head

  23. Chrissa Janel Earle Farrell says:

    I get all of these, except the gay question, since it have a fro. I find it offensive, even after being natural for almost 20 years. And now TSA feels that they must pull me aside and put their nasty hands in my head

  24. Olivia Amandi Johnson says:

    I get asked these questions and I don't mind answering them. I prefer people ask and not assume.

  25. Reese Love says:

    Main question: Why did you go natural? Don't you missed getting a perm? NO and NO

  26. Marecha Brown Jackson says:

    I'm with you. Haven't had the mixed question either. At least not outright. It's usually "Who'd you get your hair from?" Like I personally know all of my relatives back to Eden.

  27. I hate when people come to me and pull on my hair (without permission ) as if they don't believe that it is my real hair. I also hate when people ask "how did your hair get so curly?"

  28. I've been working at my job for almost 2years and idiots ask each week…. tha is it real questions even guys… #AnnoyedMuch

  29. Doreen McCullough says:

    I had a TSA agent look at my hair and say I'm sorry I have to pat your hair. I looked at her like she was crazy. What exactly do you expect to find besides hair?

  30. Tamisha Blenman says:

    When I started wearing my hair in its completely natural state the worst was when a loud mouth woman asked me (after a long hard day) "What's wrong with your hair?"

  31. Some of my favorites are: It would look pretty if you permed it, Why did you do that to your hair!?, When are you going to do your hair? (because having an afro doesn't qualify as having your hair done) .

  32. Quanna Yayo says:

    White people often tell me my hair is cool and I occasionally get asked if I'm Ethiopian. Also, black people constantly complain about my three year, who's hair touches her backside, hair not being done when she wears it in its natural state. Caucasian people tend to love her hair!

  33. Andrea White says:

    I've been told by caucasion ethnic group that my hair is diffierent/unique its funny someone actually said it. And told by my job that my afro was unprofessional reasoning with the ungroomed unclean not combed not pulled back just imagine the denunciation I was feeling by african american supervisors. I was told I should wear my wigs instead how rude.

  34. I also have that kind of hair. Lovin it!!!!

  35. Oh Andrea, that's sickening! Sounds like lawsuit action to me! How dare they!!! Haters gotta hate. Sad sad sad!

  36. Jackie Brown says:

    I twist my hair and people pay me what they think is a compliment of "Oh, I like your dreads!!" Or they'll ask me if I'm going out I'll reply "No, I'm washing my hair!!" From their expression they are trying to understand my response. Then they come back with several reponses "Really, how do you wash them (dreads)?", "Come out afterwards!!" "What do you have to do to them?" And several other things. Ignorant people can be informed, but they need to ask the questions not assume. However, it does get tiring, but if one person becomes informed I suppose it's a start. xxx jb

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