Curly Hair in a Straight Hair Loving Society
My brother insulted my curly hair again yesterday. I have taught my mother to not comment on it but I know she doesn't like it curly. I have gotten negative feedback on my hair at work when I wear curly. On rare occassions I meet someone who likes curly hair. I like having curly hair in many ways but the stigma attached to it makes it almost not worth wearing it that way. It seems when I wear it curly I am a non-conformist in a conformist society.It is a lot of work to keep defending my hair and to keep positive about it with all the negativity around me. I really think most people do not understand our hair type. Some think we don't take the time to style it and it looks messy as they are accustumed to what is portrayed by the media (and others imitate) which is straight hair or wavy hair or curls created by curling irons. Sometimes I think it would be easier to just get thermal reconditioning. Does anyone else feel this way?