View Poll Results: Do white people have an opinion on ethnic hairstyles

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  • As long as said ethnic hairstyle looks kept, I don't care

    52 37.68%
  • I think ethnic hairstyles such as afros and dreadlocks are unprofessional

    11 7.97%
  • I think straight hair looks better on black women

    9 6.52%
  • I've never even gave it a thought

    74 53.62%
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Thread: Do white people care how black women wear their hair?

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    Re: Do white people care how black women wear their hair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    What about bald people?
    CAn a partially bald black guy have a halfro?
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    Re: Do white people care how black women wear their hair?

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    You'd be surprised how much talk is put into the matter. Chris Rock and Halle Berry both are coming out with movies/documentaries over this very subject . Chris Rock is doing a documentary called ''Good hair''. It exposes the dangers of the harsh chemicals in relaxers, how constant heat damages their hair etc. It talks about how black women(in general) are only accepted in places if their hair meets the European standard. Black hair is a booming buisness, and black women spend the most on hair products(including fake hair). Here you can see that anything that doesn't look straight or Europeanish, it is not accepted, even though their hair is completely different in texture. Why should anyone be ashamed of the hair God gave them? I've seen black women with a coily defined afro, and they had nice accesories and a nice headband to go with it. Why should she be considered unprofessional, all b/c she is wearing her hair in her natural state...unaltered?
    Oh puh-lease. This isn't a race issue. I don't know a single woman over the age of 25 who doesn't color, highlight, straighten or perm their hair.

    I'd venture to guess that at least half the men over the age of 50 have used either a grecian formula type of hair dye or some sort of rogaine type of product.

    It's called grooming.

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    Re: Do white people care how black women wear their hair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    How much talk was there of what Laura Bush did with her hair?
    Plenty since it made her look like she was in that tv special "The Point."

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    Re: Do white people care how black women wear their hair?

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    Oh puh-lease. This isn't a race issue. I don't know a single woman over the age of 25 who doesn't color, highlight, straighten or perm their hair.

    I'd venture to guess that at least half the men over the age of 50 have used either a grecian formula type of hair dye or some sort of rogaine type of product.

    It's called grooming.



    I don't color, highlight, or perm my hair. I haven't for years. I do use a straightener most mornings though. Does that count?

    Gary's never done any coloring. I think I would die from laughter if he did.



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    Re: Do white people care how black women wear their hair?

    I was told recently that shaving my head didn't look "professional".

    What's more professional looking then a shaved head? It's like saying "I'm so about getting **** done I don't even have time time to comb my hair".
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: Do white people care how black women wear their hair?

    Quote Originally Posted by missypea View Post
    I don't color, highlight, or perm my hair. I haven't for years. I do use a straightener most mornings though. Does that count?

    Gary's never done any coloring. I think I would die from laughter if he did.

    Straightening counts.

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    Re: Do white people care how black women wear their hair?

    I think its funny when they get into fights with each other, and one of them gets a weave pulled off, but other than that I give it no thought.

    I think there was a good Reno 911 skit with a woman who had her weave stolen.
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    Re: Do white people care how black women wear their hair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I like braids. And natural. And straight. And curled.

    The only black hairstyles that I don't like are a jheri curl (because all that oily crap is just NASTY) and dreads (which always look dirty).

    You need an other option on your poll.
    Agree with you on everything but the Dreads. If they are well kept? They are beautiful.

    I am so glad that not many people sport jerry curls anymore cause always was a little put off on em over the grease factor.

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    Re: Do white people care how black women wear their hair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marilyn Monroe View Post
    I don't like fro's, never did. Makes the white or black hair look unkempt and too dry. Never have seen a person with curly hair that looked good unless it's really close to the scalp short. The dreadful locks are just that, it speaks for itself.

    Most black people know that straight hair looks best, and they go to extraordinary lengths to get it. Ever notice white women always go for the curly perms when they get old? Prolly cause it's easier to care for, but it still looks bad.

    The black men look best shaved or close to the scalp like Obama. He does need to get rid of the pleated pants, however. Flat front pants look best.

    I think Michelle Obama's hair is beautifully coiffed, and she is beautiful. She's too good for Barack in MHO. I'll bet her Momma thinks so, too. I wonder if they've ever talked divorce. First AA couple files for divorce while still in the White House. I always thought Hillary was going to divorce old Bill, and she didn't, so I'm not doing so hot on my bets.

    I had a black woman doctor once, and she had one of those new fashioned, black hairdos. It was really curly and spiky. She looked unprofessional. It made her look too with it, but not in a good way. JMHO.

    I believe if Michelle went Afro it would look unprofessional. It looks like a hairdo for people who don't care, and you have to be extraordinarily beautiful to pull it off. I wouldn't like it on our First Lady, but on anybody else it depends how well she is dressed otherwise. Afro says casual to me. Laura Bush had better hairdos than Hillary, but Hillary is on and off with the hair. Sometimes it's ok, and sometimes it's not.

    I think Michelle could rock a fro just fine.

    I have very thick, long, naturally curly hair and think it looks pretty damn good
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    Re: Do white people care how black women wear their hair?

    Oh puh-lease. This isn't a race issue. I don't know a single woman over the age of 25 who doesn't color, highlight, straighten or perm their hair.
    I sometimes dye my hair to cover up the gray.
    But I haven't done that in a long time.
    I don't do any of these other things.

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