Does anyone else get annoyed with this?

Whenever a magazine (especially a hair mag.) has a section on "how to have beautiful curls or waves" or "Manage your curls" or something of that nature, I'll admit, I'm probably the first to read about it. I'll snatch up the magazine in an excited hurry, look up in the front on where to find the article, and quickly turn to said page. Yet I'm almost always disappointed at the advice the experts give.
Rather than reading about some miracle cream that may help my hair become less frizzy or how to style my hair in different ways (as opposed to just up, down, or straightened), I find advice such as "straighten out your hair completely with a paddle brush and then wrap hair around the barrel of a curling iron". It makes me mad, especially at myself, for even believeing that anyone would write an article in a magazine that would actually cater to naturally curly hair types, as opposed to the more "fashionable" and "sleek" straight hair.
*SIGH* Maybe I'm just being a little ridiculous about the whole thing. I just think that if your going to write an article about curly hair it should pertain to curly headed people. Same goes with wavy headed people. Our hair is just as beautiful as anyone elses (and it certainly has more volume:wink:) so why shouldn't we get as much coverage in the media as others? There are so many women who don't think that their hair is beautiful nor managable due to the media's lack of valuable information on the subject.

Is it just me or does anyone else feel this way?
(BTW: Sorry for writing so much; you can see I like to talk a lot :love2:)
Also: I'm sorry if I offended anyone; I just wanted to know if anyone else felt the same.


  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
    I get annoyed also. And discouraged. I still think there is a lot of discrimination against curly haired people and it's frustrating. I am looking for a job and have been told to straighten my hair so I can look more "professional."

    I don't think you are ridiculous at all. Totally agree.:blob8:
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  • irishcurls1987irishcurls1987 Posts: 4Registered Users
    I agree as well. I worked at a grooming salon as a dog bather. And they were always like "why is your hair so frizzy....why dont you straighten it more? 1. I like my hair even if it is a little frizzy. 2. you try bathing a 100 lb dog and see if your very curly hair stays dry and smooth. It doesnt. It does always seem like they want you to change to "fit society". Well God gave me big hair to match my big personality. So there. Plus its realy nice when a goodlooking man notices your beautiful curls rather than the straight haired girl next to you. Haha
  • tinahtinah Posts: 1,195Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    You're not alone. It irritates me too. I hate that when they say "how to manage your curls" what they really mean is "how to make straight hair curly". It really is like they have no concept that people are actually naturally curly and don't need to "make" curls! I hate it as much as you do.
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  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,681Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Yep, annoys me too. There are some articles I see that cater to real curlies where the advice is "silicone products" are the ONLY way to deal with curly hair. Aaargh!
    3b in South Australia.