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15 Things You Can Stop Saying To Black Girls With Long Hair

"Are you mixed?"

1. "Is all that yours?"

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2. "Are you sure?"

Because I would totally forget if I had spent four hours sitting in the chair getting a sew-in.

3. "How did you grow it?"

4. "Are you mixed?" / Via

So basically what you're saying is that there's no way that my blackness could ever grow such glory.

5. "You got that good hair!"

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And by "good" you meeean... ?

6. "Who did your sew-in?"

I love how you just assume it's a weave.

7. "But it looks so healthy!"

Should it look sick?

8. "It looks like a wig." / Via

What wig shops have YOU been shopping at?

9. "How long did it take you to grow it like that?"

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Is this the part where I make up some struggle hair story because you won't believe me if I just tell you that I've always had long hair?

10. "Do you take hair growth supplements?"

Do you feel the same need to ask non-black women with long hair this question?

11. "But why does it look shorter when you wear it curly?"

Shrinkage is real.

12. "So why do you wear weaves?"

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Didn't know they were exclusive to people with short hair.

13. "My hair used to be past my butt, but my stylist broke it off." / Via

It's not a competition.

14. "Why don't you wear it down more often?" / Via

And will you be sacrificing an hour of your morning to come do it for me?

15. "You should relax it and wear it long and straight."

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