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Reply to "Would Black women choose, date, or marry a brother who perms or straightens his hair?"

Well, I'd like to say that I do have my hair permed, and it has had to battle with a hot comb time and time again. But... well, I've never viewed my hairstyle as a vent for self-loathing or even European traits and personalities that have been absorbed into the Black community. I know that I personally am not a very confident person, and I don't really like myself... but... I've never seen straightening my hair or getting a perm as a way of dissolving these thoughts or my insecurities. To me, it's just getting my hair done... and at the moment, it's in hopes of getting my hair to grow again. (One stylist completely messed it up with a process that I knew little about... that alone should have encouraged me to decline.) It is my own personal preference and also the only thing that I know about, when it comes to having nap-free hair. I won't expand upon what I do for my own hair, but... this discussion was more of an eye-opener. With all of the other things that I ponder, hair has never really crossed my mind all too much. Attire yes, because I'm now more inspired to wear native garbs, but never hair.
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