Month: September 2016

Calling All Curly Girls

This afternoon I was procrastinating writing a paper by scrolling through Twitter, when I saw this girl mocking the idea that white girls can have curly hair. Now I, having 3a-3b curls my whole life, replied that it was possible to only use water to “make” our hair curly. The girl got very agitated (I think she called me a “2b wavy haired bitch”) after that. So here’s what I want to say… All curls are beautiful. Whether you have 2a or 4c curls, your hair is gorgeous and you should be proud of it. However. There is no hierarchy. IT’S HAIR. Having kinkier curls does not make you a “REAL” curly girl and having waves doesn’t make you less of one. Attacking people or saying only certain genders/races/ethnicities can have curly hair is ridiculous. Of course it’s going to look different on everyone. Of course we’re all going to have different experiences and struggles with it. But invalidating someone else’s appearance to fuel your weird superiority complex is wrong. We have to stop putting down others to …