26 Things People With Curly Hair Are Tired Of Hearing

“What do you mean you don’t own a hairbrush?”

1. “How do you get it to look like that?”

Step 1: Wake up.
Step 2: Shower.
Step 3: Hope for the best.

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2. “Can I touch it? Can I play with it?”

Please, please, no.

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3. When they insist on touching it anyway: “Omg, wait, there’s stuff in here.”

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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4. “Do you ever think about straightening it?”

Do you ever think about stfu-ing?

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5. “Whoa, you look SO good with it straightened!”

I know the words sound like a compliment when you say them, but I’m still hearing an insult.

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6. “I love how it springs back up when I pull it. I could do this forever.”

What Nicki said.

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7. “Ugh, I wish I had interesting hair.”

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And I wish I didn’t wake up looking like Chewbacca every day, but that’s life.

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8. “So do you have to curl it every morning?”

How have you lived so long with so little intelligence?

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9. “I have a great salon I can recommend.”

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Nope, nope, nope. Salons won’t do, I need a magician. Got one of those?

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10. “What do you mean you don’t own a hairbrush?”

I mean, I used to…

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11. “So then how do you brush your hair?”

Unless I’m trying to look like a wild lion on purpose, I don’t.

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12. “You’re so lucky. It’s like having a natural perm.”

No… A perm is like getting a fake this.

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13. When anyone comes over: “Damn, why do you need SO many hair products.”

In order to look at least somewhat civilized while my hair insists on defying gravity.

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14. “Why do you need so long to get ready?”

So I don’t have to spend the next two days looking like a disheveled hedgehog.

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15. “Don’t be a baby, it’s just a little drizzle, you’ll be fine.”

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16. “How come it looks different from like…TV curly hair?”

How to have curly hair like people in movies do:
1. Straighten your naturally curly hair.
2. Curl your straightened hair using curling irons.
3. Go into the world and propagate unrealistic expectations of what curly hair looks like.

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17. “Yeah, my hair is super frizzy too.”

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18. “Really, I totally get it.”

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19. “Loving the retro look.”

OK, sure, let’s pretend that was on purpose.

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20. “You have SO. MUCH. HAIR.”

Correct. Thank you. Yes.

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21. “So how long does it take you to straighten it?”

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Several hours. Cumulatively, probably years of my life. Any other questions?

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22. Roommates/significant others: “I literally find your hair everywhere.”

Yup, I leave a trail of hairballs everywhere I go so I don’t get lost.

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23. Old-fashioned extended family: “Why do you insist on wearing it crazy like that?”


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24. “You should try this amazing conditioner I found. I swear it works.”

I don’t need conditioner, I need a zookeeper.

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25. “I don’t get it. Why don’t you just comb it straight?”

Because I don’t hate myself.

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26. “If it’s that bad, why not permanently straighten it?”

Because when it works, it really works.

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