How Other Cultures See My Natural Hair

natural hair while traveling

I have been a naturalista for so long that most of the time I walk into a room and don’t even think twice about my hair, unless someone mentions it. I do enjoy that when I walk into a room with my hair in its most curliest, biggest form and non-manipulated state it inevitably causes heads to turn!

From my experience I believe that most cultures and backgrounds are starting to appreciate and embrace the idea of wearing naturally curly hair, regardless of race.

As expected when it comes to the black community I usually receive positive reactions, aside from the ever so often “You’re a pretty girl I just wish you would fix your hair” – whatever that mean, LOL.

Ironically, I once went into the beauty supply store with aspirations to purchase a wig and the Asian store owner told me that she liked my 4c kinky hair.

…most cultures and backgrounds are starting to appreciate and embrace the idea of wearing naturally curly hair, regardless of race.

I have found that other cultures (Caucasians, Spanish, etc..) have pretty much accepted that my natural hair is how I chose to wear it and usually embrace it.

I cannot personally say that choosing to embrace my natural hair has caused a problem for me. I even went on a job interview (with a Caucasian male ) where I chose to wear my natural hair and was still offered the job.

As I go through my daily activities from working, grocery shopping or working out I notice that all cultures have started choosing to embrace their own curly curls and have therefore chosen to accept mine.

What has been your experience when traveling or even in your neighborhood when wearing your hair in its natural state?!

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