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17 Really Stupid Things You Should Stop Saying To Women With Natural Hair In 2016

Because we're tired of hearing how you liked us better with straight hair.

1. "What is natural?"

See #6 here.
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See #6 here.

2. "Isn't everyone natural?"

3. "Going natural ain't for everybody." / Via

But you were natural before you went relaxed, sooooo....

4. "I would go natural, but..." / Via

Let me stop you right there and tell you how I don't care.

5. "What did you do to your hair?"

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How do you not get the rudeness of this question?

6. "My curls don't look like yours."

Just be you, boo. / Via

Just be you, boo.

7. "I liked you better with straight hair."

That's funny. I don't remember asking what you liked.

8. "How did you get your hair to do that?"

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9. "Can I touch it?"

We have went over this A THOUSAND times. NOOOOOOOO!

10. "Tell me about your natural hair journey."

Sorry, no deep stories of self-discovery here.

11. "You remind me of Solange!"

I should be offended because you just lumped together every black woman with an Afro... but I'm lowkey flattered.

12. "You should get it blown out!"

You should stop talking.

You should stop talking.

13. "Is that a wig?"

None of your business!!!

14. "You should do a twist-out to make it look less kinky."

Or I could just love my kinks.

Or I could just love my kinks.

15. "Why are you wearing a weave? I thought you were natural."

'Cause I can do what I want with MY hair.

16. "Are you mixed?"

I'm me.

17. "Natural hair is in right now."

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Actually, the way I was born is not a trend.

Let's do better in 2016, folks!

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