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Old 07-29-2022, 02:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by thirteen View Post
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.
Absolutely it depends on the culture.
I grew up in Eastern Europe with 0 people of color, literally 0.
But this was my experience. I was told that my natural hair was not not good enough and I needed to change it if I wanted approval from society.
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