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Old 07-29-2022, 08:33 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Apia resurrected View Post
What I always say about hair, when I was growing up I was told that straight hair was unacceptable for a woman and that men hated straight hair.
My mother did very aggressive perms.
Depends on the culture.

I would say straight hair was more wanted in recent history, at least in North America. For people of colour, it was a way to get less comments about their hair or to feel more like they're a part of Western culture. Racism was definitely a part of it.

A lot of these people (this includes so many different cultures) have beautiful curly hair and newer generations are now learning how to maintain everything. I have friends who are trying to get their parents to work on their hair more but the curly hair = ugly and umkept is so ingrained.
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