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Man, I feel sorry for some of yall... the struggle is real LOL
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First, I like locs. I did yarn braids on myself, which I loved because they looked like locs. Locs on a sexy man...ooooh. My hair is natural, and I'm not big on perfect looking hairstyles. I like messy hair for myself, and my baby's hair ain't always perfect.

Real question: is it not ok for blacks to dislike locs? I mean, people don't like pony tails, weaves, perms, blonde on dark skin, etc. Why can't a black person genuinely dislike locs (a hairstyle) without criticism?

I know we as blacks need to support natural hair. Got it. I understand that pretty much no one in this thread agrees with the school. Also, no one is saying she shouldn't wear locs. It seems like a few people just think they should b better maintained (considering this is a hair site, that's not too far fetched of a criticism).

If this doesn't make sense, I apologize. I just left the club, and I can't dance, so I'm drunk.
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Originally posted by creole booty creole booty wrote:

First, I like locs. I did yarn braids on myself, which I loved because they looked like locs. Locs on a sexy man...ooooh. My hair is natural, and I'm not big on perfect looking hairstyles. I like messy hair for myself, and my baby's hair ain't always perfect.

Real question: is it not ok for blacks to dislike locs? I mean, people don't like pony tails, weaves, perms, blonde on dark skin, etc. Why can't a black person genuinely dislike locs (a hairstyle) without criticism?

I know we as blacks need to support natural hair. Got it. I understand that pretty much no one in this thread agrees with the school. Also, no one is saying she shouldn't wear locs. It seems like a few people just think they should b better maintained (considering this is a hair site, that's not too far fetched of a criticism).

If this doesn't make sense, I apologize. I just left the club, and I can't dance, so I'm drunk.
 
 
Very balanced.  Well written.Smile
 
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Originally posted by creole booty creole booty wrote:

First, I like locs. I did yarn braids on myself, which I loved because they looked like locs. Locs on a sexy man...ooooh. My hair is natural, and I'm not big on perfect looking hairstyles. I like messy hair for myself, and my baby's hair ain't always perfect.

Real question: is it not ok for blacks to dislike locs? I mean, people don't like pony tails, weaves, perms, blonde on dark skin, etc. Why can't a black person genuinely dislike locs (a hairstyle) without criticism?

I know we as blacks need to support natural hair. Got it. I understand that pretty much no one in this thread agrees with the school. Also, no one is saying she shouldn't wear locs. It seems like a few people just think they should b better maintained (considering this is a hair site, that's not too far fetched of a criticism).

If this doesn't make sense, I apologize. I just left the club, and I can't dance, so I'm drunk.




Chile non and alias stay in their feeling when it comes to opinions they don't like.........they tend to depend on extremes and generalizations to prove their point........
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if you don't like dreads so what who cares? don't wear them. but the point i've been trying to make is that this story is a perfect example of how our personal biases have a way of infiltrating the system; infecting and spreading beyond our beliefs. 

if some of you have a hard time making that distinction, i can't help you. 






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you guys remember the story about american apparel's company policy to not hire black girls who wear weaves? this story is in the same vein as that. policies implemented were born out of personal biases. this little girl's hair is considered "unkept", while the black weave wearing girls who applied at american apparel were considered "trashy".

we gotta start seeing the forest for the trees, people. 


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Originally posted by Alias_Avi Alias_Avi wrote:

The little girl's hair in the video looks well-kept 

Black people just don't like to see extremely kinky hair in any fashion


i read the thread before i watched the video and arrived at the same conclusion. 
her hair type is always going to leave knotted baby hairs around the perimiter unless it is snatched/pulled into submission. if those kinks were wispy strings the voices of disgust would be non-existent. it is truly sad.


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did anyone comment on the school's policy of considering "afros" fadish?
so the combed out version of the hair that grows out of my head is a fad?

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Originally posted by Xamaycana Xamaycana wrote:

A black man cares for his child(it appears as a single father(, supports her so she is a straight A student , stands up for her when she is wronged and people are really talking about the whether or not he did hair "properly".!

Confused






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Originally posted by melikey melikey wrote:

did anyone comment on the school's policy of considering "afros" fadish?
so the combed out version of the hair that grows out of my head is a fad?

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