back to top

12 Pictures That Show The Difference Between Doing Your Hair As A Black Girl And Doing Your Hair As Everyone Else

That's why our hair's so versatile – it's full of secrets.

Posted on

1. Getting your hair done by your mum as a child:

Georgerudy / Thinkstock

Getting your hair done by your mum as a black girl:

2. Straightening your hair for the first time:

Kaushal Beauty / Via youtube.com

Straightening your hair for the first time as a black girl:

Who can possibly forget their first experience with the hot comb?
Twitter: @____kimmie

Who can possibly forget their first experience with the hot comb?

3. A trip to the salon:

Universal Pictures

A trip to the salon as a black girl:

And about 3 – 8 hours of your time.
Gena-mour Barrett / BuzzFeed

And about 3 – 8 hours of your time.

4. Sitting under the dryer:

Wavebreakmedia Ltd / Thinkstock

Sitting under the dryer as a black girl:

Mike Hinson / BuzzFeed / Via Facebook: Cocoa.Butter

5. Sleeping after getting your hair done:

Fox

Sleeping after getting your hair done as a black girl:

It's likely you'll be complaining about how tight your hair is for at least a week after getting your braids done.
Jen Lewis / BuzzFeed / Via Facebook: Cocoa.Butter

It's likely you'll be complaining about how tight your hair is for at least a week after getting your braids done.

6. Washing your hair at home:

Screen Gems

Washing your hair as a black girl:

Make sure you set aside the best part of a day and every hair product you have, because these are several hours you will never get back.
abctoppictures.net

Make sure you set aside the best part of a day and every hair product you have, because these are several hours you will never get back.

7. Using conditioner:

Gpointstudio / Thinkstock

Using conditioner as a black girl:

Of course, you run out of conditioner wayyyy before you run out of shampoo.
majorblackgirlproblems.tumblr.com

Of course, you run out of conditioner wayyyy before you run out of shampoo.

8. Styling your hair post-wash:

Styling your hair post-wash as a black girl:

Behold, the magic of shrinkage.
@westafricanbaby / Via instagram.com

Behold, the magic of shrinkage.

9. Using a hair product "sparingly":

Using a hair product "sparingly" as a black girl:

Black people when they're told to use a "dime size" amount of hair products

10. Owning a comb:

Thinkstock / BuzzFeed

Owning a comb as a black girl:

There's a comb for every occasion.
Thinkstock / Gena-mour Barrett / BuzzFeed

There's a comb for every occasion.

11. Wearing hats:

Warner Bros

Wearing hats as a black girl:

saylumbruhh.tumblr.com / PRUDENCIOALVAREZ / Thinkstock

12. Getting ready for bed:

(Unlike Kim, you'd probably take your makeup off first.)
E!

(Unlike Kim, you'd probably take your makeup off first.)

Getting ready for bed as a black girl:

MUST. NOT. SLEEP. WITHOUT. HEADSCARF.
Twitter: @qweenpush

MUST. NOT. SLEEP. WITHOUT. HEADSCARF.