What guys really think of afros

kalishakalisha Registered Users Posts: 3
A guy friend of mine made a comment on my hair a couple days ago. Then he told me that he has no idea why some girls don't like there natural (he said afro) hair and he thinks its sooo pretty. He was like, "who tf decided curly hair isn't just as beautiful as straight?" Even still, be curly not because of what other people say, but for ourselves. I don't think I hear that enough with all the pressure I feel to have straight hair.

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  • CatitudeBooCatitudeBoo Registered Users Posts: 590 Curl Connoisseur
    I really don't care what men think of my hair whether it is positive or negative. I did this for me, not for validation from strangers of either gender. Compliments are nice to hear but I don't put too much value into them.

    Worshiping Eurocentric beauty standards, whether consciously or not, impacts why curly/wavy/coily hair has been considered less attractive than straight. I'm glad the tide is turning.
    CG since Dec. 2013  B)
    3b/c ~ fine ~ high porosity ~ low density
    No-Poo: SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Shampoo 
    RO: Tresemme Botanique Nourish & Replenish Conditioner 
    Stylers: Tresemme Flawless Curls Mousse & Extra Hold Hairspray 


  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Moderators Posts: 10,840 Curl Virtuoso
    I really don't care what men think of my hair whether it is positive or negative. I did this for me, not for validation from strangers of either gender. Compliments are nice to hear but I don't put too much value into them.

    Worshiping Eurocentric beauty standards, whether consciously or not, impacts why curly/wavy/coily hair has been considered less attractive than straight. I'm glad the tide is turning.
    ME TOO!!!!

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 20,729 Curl Virtuoso
    I don't care what men OR women think of my hair (or makeup or clothes or whatever). 
    PS I love afros and am so happy to be seeing more and more of them around my small town. 
    --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 - 
    https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/color/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • bomegabomega Registered Users Posts: 1,355 Curl Virtuoso
    I don't wear my hair for other people, but sometimes it's nice to hear the love.
    Low-poo: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Shampoo for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Coconut & Shea Hydrating Shampoo
    Clarify: Kinky Curly Come Clean
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    DT: Camille Rose Naturals Algae Renew Deep Conditioner
    Leave-in: As I Am Leave-in
    Styler: Lily of the Desert 99% Aloe Vera Gelly
    Treatment: Daily tea spray; Coconut oil overnight treatment; Citric acid rinse for hard water; 2-step Henndigo w/ amla to cover gray

    2C, fine, low porosity, low/medium density, protein sensitive

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  • maniamania Registered Users Posts: 56
    well truly couldn't care less what men think about my hair whether it is sure or negative. I did this for me, not for approval from outsiders of either sexual orientation. Compliments are pleasant to hear yet I don't put excessively an incentive into them.

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