Stop asking me to wear my hair in an afro. One does not simply “wear their hair in an Afro.” It takes time, effort, and for me to not have a perm.

Stop trying to compare hair types; just because you have curly hair doesn’t mean we’re the same.

I know that when you brush out your hair it gets big and that makes you think we’re the same, and I know you think it’s cool that you use ‘black girl shampoo.’

But guess what?  It’s not. Do you have any idea how excited I was when that little section came to CVS? Too excited. Imagine my disappointment when I saw that the products they had only took up two shelves and cost approximately $30 for two tablespoons. If people had any idea how much time and money I spend on my hair they would be appalled.

I digress.

Anyways, these products are expensive and hard to come by, so stop pretending we have the same type of hair, because we don’t.  There are a limited number of products on that CVS shelf that I ACTUALLY need….so hands off.

I know you think it’s cool that my hair grows out rather than down, but I don’t. I actually pay money (and lots of it) so it doesn’t grow out. Now let’s not get it twisted; this is not because I’m denying my African roots or that I don’t think afros are beautiful – because I do, I think they’re gorgeous. However, I am not one to wear one. I’m lazy, I’m impatient and I barely have the energy to brush my hair before I go out Saturday night so no, I will not be spending hours tending to my fro, and stop asking me about it.

Oh and now that were on the subject….

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Don’t touch my hair.

One thought on “Please stop making comments about my hair

  1. This post is amazing. I saw it on Tumblr, and I couldn’t agree more. You just said everything I’ve always wanted to say, but WAY better. ❤

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