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    Posted: Jul 26 2013 at 8:15am
do you use the word to describe your hair or others?  if not what alternative do you use?

if you're fine with it, how do you feel about other races referring to your hair as nappy?


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I call my hair curly....and nappy doesnt bother me unless its used to insult....
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Yes I use nappy and kinky. Of course another race can not call my hair nappy

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I don't use the word nappy.  Mainly because I feel there's a negative association among black people.  My hair IS nappy but that's not a bad thing (to me) so instead I say my curls are tight or something like that.  I don't often speak to my texture or curl pattern at all.  I simply say my hair.  If someone else called my hair nappy I'm not really sure how I would react.  Probably surprised and ask, "What makes you say that?"  And regardless of what they answered, "Hmmm....." and walk away. 
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im having this crazy battle going on in my head because every time i try to have this conversation with myself my mind wont allow me to have it and i become distracted.
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I call my hair nappy.

A white person would get the side eye.
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Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:

im having this crazy battle going on in my head because every time i try to have this conversation with myself my mind wont allow me to have it and i become distracted.


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I remember this well and all I can say is I congratulate myself all the time for being over 40 because I finally could care less what not what damn anybody says about me.   Its shocking because when you're young and very self aware, overly critical of yourself, stressed about what people are going to "think" you have to exhaust yourself keeping those doubts under control and looking like you got this while the battle rages in your head.  So it is such a nice surprise to feel this free because I used to be so stressed trying to step right.  I wish a bish would try to define this for me now. 

Be a trailblazer hun, go with what feels good and make them follow your lead.   I wish I had done that with my hair journey specifically a long time ago.  Maybe be that way about anything that is attached to your body at leastLOL

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Nappy or kinky
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Originally posted by kfoxx1998 kfoxx1998 wrote:

Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:

im having this crazy battle going on in my head because every time i try to have this conversation with myself my mind wont allow me to have it and i become distracted.


Hug

I remember this well and all I can say is I congratulate myself all the time for being over 40 because I finally could care less what not what damn anybody says about me.   Its shocking because when you're young and very self aware, overly critical of yourself, stressed about what people are going to "think" you have to exhaust yourself keeping those doubts under control and looking like you got this while the battle rages in your head.  So it is such a nice surprise to feel this free because I used to be so stressed trying to step right.  I wish a bish would try to define this for me now. 

Be a trailblazer hun, go with what feels good and make them follow your lead.   I wish I had done that with my hair journey specifically a long time ago.  Maybe be that way about anything that is attached to your body at leastLOL



thanx Kfoxx but this really isnt about my hair.  ive never had hair issues.  this is more of a semantic issue and the use words designed to oppress.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Anah Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 26 2013 at 9:02am
Nappy in my mind means tangled, hard to manage void of a real noticeable curl pattern. Needing moisture usually. My hair is curly but can appear and be nappy at times. It's those moments that I refer to it as such. Generally tho, I'd say there is a negative connotation behind it so I don't use it in reference to others.

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