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Is your hair naturally like that?

OhSunshinex3OhSunshinex3 Posts: 74Registered Users
I have 3a curls and my hair is short (every curly is about 4 inches long because it's growing out from me having a shaved head). I work in retail and deal with many people every day (usually familiar faces) and normally I get the "Is your hair naturally like that?" and it's usually a GOOD thing. I tell them yes and they look at me like they can't believe it and they tell me how some people would kill to have my curls. I had worked at this store for a year (all while having my head shaved) and then I quit for about ten months but came back. For eight or so of those ten months, I was growing out my hair so the customers were shocked when I came back because they didn't realize that I had such curly hair.

Yesterday, this one woman says to me "I'm still not sure if I like the curls or not." or something like that. And I was confused because normally I get GOOD feedback. And I forget what my response was but we talked about my shaved head and I said something about missing it sometimes but that I liked my hair now. And then she asked the question "Is your hair naturally like that?" and I said "Yes." and she was like "Oh, no. Then I would keep it. I wouldn't cut it off." But I just didn't like how she came at me and said that. It's my hair... why should it matter if you like it or not? I don't know why. Even though her attitude changed once she found out it was natural, it still just bothered me. :/


  • GoldWavesGoldWaves Posts: 50Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Um, rude much? That would be the same as me going up to someone's outfit and saying 'I don't like your clothes'. Unbelievably rude!
    I wouldn't worry about snobs like that (probably envy, to be honest), I'm always getting people asking me if my hair is natural too because lots of people wish they had curls.
  • KeihsKeihs Posts: 435Registered Users
    That's kinda like asking if someone's nose is really like that...
  • OhSunshinex3OhSunshinex3 Posts: 74Registered Users
    I agree with you both!

  • KorkscrewKorkscrew Posts: 1,834Registered Users
    You know, it could be that she thought you were wearing a wig because the last time she saw you, you were bald and she might have assumed your natural hair would be straight or wavy. Maybe that's why she gave you a negative reaction (she thought it was an obvious looking wig).

    Either way, she gets a couple points for honestly, but then she loses those point because she lacked tact ;)
  • OhSunshinex3OhSunshinex3 Posts: 74Registered Users
    I think she might have thought I curled it everyday. But you never know! Lol.

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