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Do you get more compliments from men or women?

I get compliments on my hair fairly often whenever I go to a social event that involves friends and their subsequent friends who've never met me before. If/when you get complimented on it, is it more from men, or women?

I think it's more often with women. In the past month or so I've gotten maybe, 4 occurrences where a girl I don't or barely know randomly says "I like your hair." I guess I count it more because it's more spontaneous and unrelated to any conversation subject we have. If a guy compliments me, it's probably because we're talking about hair or something =P
2c or something MODCG Since December 2011!
New May 20th Routine
Co-wash:VO5 KiwiLime or VanillaMint
LI:TN, Regis OliveOil Condish, GVP CB
Styler: LALSG
Daily routine: Cleanse, LI, soak with water, scrunch in gel, plop, pixie diffuse, air dry.


  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    i think i get more compliments from women as well, when ever im out in town or shopping, lately ive been getting quiet a few :) i get different compliments from men lol

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
  • CurliesFTW_xoCurliesFTW_xo Posts: 111Registered Users
    Defo women!

    Naturally brunette but dyed hair, dark brown ( nearly black ) in November 2010.Trying to grow to WL but only past SL atm. Currently not CO washing and using Pantenes shampoo. Styling: Schwarzkopf ultimate repair serum with total ends repair. Also use Aussies 3 miracle worker from time to time. 3B,bouncy ringlets,medium thickness,strands are neither fine nor coarse,dry,low elasticity ( when wet, but high elasticity when dry ) and proud to be a curly!
  • DedachanDedachan Posts: 1,644Registered Users
  • ttlollattlolla Posts: 948Registered Users
  • Curly-AsianCurly-Asian Posts: 104Registered Users
    Women, definitely. XD
  • wavynwild16wavynwild16 Posts: 2,121Registered Users
    Most definitely women! I guess guys just don't say that kinda stuff as often as women do. I've gotten an indirect compliment from a guy or two -- someone would tell me they said something nice about my hair. But that's about it.
    Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.

    Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
    Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
    Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
    Mod-CG since 12/1/10! :happy7:
  • naturalnewbnaturalnewb Posts: 193Registered Users
    Women--especially women who are considering or already are rocking their natural hair.
  • Cuban-curl-ECuban-curl-E Posts: 476Registered Users
    Wow, for me it's definitely MEN! I get stopped by men who have seen me around at work that don't know me but let me know they prefer my hair curly. Male coworkers and friends also compliment me/my hair much more so than women. Women tend to complement me when I flat iron. I've only been stopped by 2 women -- both curlies!!
    3a/b, fine texture, low porosity, normal elasticity, mod-CG 7/11/11

    Poo: KC Come Clean, SM Moisture Retention
    CO: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Renpure Argan Oil, YTCucumbers, Sevi Pumpkin
    Style: AIF, HESMU, Biolage gelee, KCCC
    LOOB for second day hair

    Like BS/ACV rinses, limit protein/humectants.
  • Robin-in-FLRobin-in-FL Posts: 1,731Registered Users
    Women, by far. I get the occasional overall 'you look good' from guys but never really hair-specific compliment.

    When it was superlong, this was different, lots of guy compliments, not from guys hitting on me or anything, just recognizing the very long hair.
    2c / C / iii (FIA)
    Med-Coarse, LowPorosity, NormalElast (LCLF)

    Shoulder-Length now.

    Wash: DevaCare Low Poo
    Detangle & Rinseout: Walgreens or Sally's Conditioning Balm (always)
    Leave-in: DevaCare OneC (budget choice is GFTN)
    Style: ReCoil & DevaCare Arc Angel (budget choices are HESMU or Got2BSpikedUp)

  • happynappyhappyhappynappyhappy Posts: 122Registered Users
    Cus its winter time I have to cover up my curls untill I get to Work which filled with all women that compliments I get.
    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I897 using CurlTalk App
    4a in the top of my head/3c in the back of my head
    Last relaxer July 1st ,2011 :happy2:
    Big chop September 30th ,2011 :angry5:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fuser%2FNaturalafrochick%3Ffeature%3Dguide" class="Popup
    follow me on twitter @Naturalafrochic

    showing off my twa for now!!

  • pinkwolfpinkwolf Posts: 430Registered Users Curl Novice
    Women but lately it has been men.
    *Natural 3C/TWA* :toothy7:
    Wash: BS/ACV, ABS, KC Come Clean
    Conditioner: Garnier WB Honey Treasures
    , Garnier WB Apple & Green Tea
    Pre-Poo: Oils & Honey Mix
    DC: Garnier WB Honey Treasures Mask, SM 10-N-1

    PT: Super Mayo Deep Conditioning Treatment
    Leave-In: KCKT
    Whipped Shea Butter
    EVCO, Jojoba
  • CanItBeChristineCanItBeChristine Posts: 6,343Registered Users
    Gay men! Seriously!
  • ChikyuuChikyuu Posts: 268Registered Users
    Gay men! Seriously!
    Wow, I lol'd. xD
    2c or something MODCG Since December 2011!
    New May 20th Routine
    Co-wash:VO5 KiwiLime or VanillaMint
    LI:TN, Regis OliveOil Condish, GVP CB
    Styler: LALSG
    Daily routine: Cleanse, LI, soak with water, scrunch in gel, plop, pixie diffuse, air dry.

  • britney.britney. Posts: 292Registered Users
    Woman for sure.. girls always tell me all the time that they love my hair but guys have never commented on my curly hair! haha.. the only time guys have commented on my hair is when I've worn it straight, and that's probably just because it's different since I wear my hair curly most of the time..
    2c/3a some 3b/Thick/Fine texture?/High Porosity
    Currently trying out the CG method again as of 1/3/12!

    Current Routine:
    Co-wash/RO: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
    Low poo: Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat (when needed)
    Products: LA Looks Sports Gel and Curly Kinks Coil Jam

  • proudcurlygirlyproudcurlygirly Posts: 478Registered Users
    :icon_smile: Any compliments on my curls have usually come from women. I've seen a few males studying my hair, but they haven't actually commented on it (with the exception of my husband, who loves my curly hair, bless him!) :love5:
    :icon_smile: UK Curly
    Curl type : Boticelli, 3a, loose curls
    Porosity : High
    Texture : Fine/medium (I think!)
    Co-wash/rinse out/leave in : L'oreal Full Restore 5, GFR&S, Schwarzkopf Bio Pomegranite
    Gels : Umberto Giannini Flirty Curls Scrunching Jelly
    Finish product : Boots Naked Style Frizz Fighter Serum or a pea-sized blob of condish smoothed over canopy
    CG since Feb 2011
  • monniejmonniej Posts: 25Registered Users
  • wholelottalovewholelottalove Posts: 168Registered Users
    Women. I recently started wearing my hair natural (3a/b) and I get atleast 2 compliments a day! Gay men and older men like my hair too, but younger guys usually say something like this, "is your hair naturally curly?" "yeah" "oh" "what?" "I like it straight". Well I guess thats too damn bad then because I like it curly :) I really don't understand what guys today have against curly hair. I think in the past curly hair was much more of an ideal than it is today. Whenever I straighten my hair women usually tell me that its an interesting change but they like my spirals or that it looks damaged (I agree, I rarely straighten it anymore because its just frizzy when straight and I dont think my curly cut works for straight hair so well. However, the few guys that tell me that they love my curls always end up being the good, genuine guys, not the ones looking for you know what. My SO gets mad if I even joke about straightening my hair, lol!
    Loves protein and oils

    Low-poo: MopTop gentle shampoo
    Co-wash: CJDF, Jessicurl Aloeba
    RO: Jessicurl Too Shea, MopTop daily conditioner, CJ rehab, CJ strengthening
    LI: ^^^
    DT: Jessicurl WDT, SS Deeply Decadent
    PT: SS protein treatment, Ouidad 12 min
    Oils: argan, sweet almond, jessicurl oil blend
    Stylers: SS firm hold, SS curl enhancing jelly, Kiss My Face Upper Management gel, AG Recoil
  • CanItBeChristineCanItBeChristine Posts: 6,343Registered Users
    Chikyuu wrote: »
    Gay men! Seriously!
    Wow, I lol'd. xD

    I'm in the NYC theatre world and I meet a lot of gay guys. So many of them rave about my hair!

    Years ago, I met an actor who would eventually become a very good friend. I didn't see him for almost a year and the next time he saw me, he recognized me because of "all that fantastic hair."

    It's a very image conscious industry so those compliments weigh a lot!
  • curlislandcurlisland Posts: 85Registered Users
    Women. Although, when I wear it straight guys who see me around at college will tell me they prefer it curly lol
    [PHP][/PHP]High porosity. 3C.
    Poos: NG Hemp Shampoo.
    Condish: Alba Botanica Gardenia Hydrating Condish. Mill Creek Keratin. Aussie Moist.
    Leave in: Alba Botanica Leave In. Tresemme Naturals. Cantu.
    Seal: Whipped Shea Butter Mix.
    Styling: GF Pure Clean. EcoStyler Protein.
    Hair loves: Finger combing. Protein.
    Hair hates: Plopping.
  • GaladrielGaladriel Posts: 12Registered Users
    Both. Women are typically more direct about it. However I have had quite a few men, as bluntly as women do, tell me they love my hair. :) My fiance compliments me non-stop. He is obsessed with them :p :)
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,754Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    As far as strangers go, I get more compliments from women. Maybe men think it would creep a woman out to talk to her about her hair just out of the blue?
    As for people who know me, I get many more compliments from men.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey. Yes, it's in the senior section. : / -- https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/seniors/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it

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