Buzz·Posted on 15 Apr 201612 Pictures That Show The Difference Between Doing Your Hair As A Black Girl And Doing Your Hair As Everyone ElseThat's why our hair's so versatile – it's full of secrets.by Gena-mour BarrettBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Getting your hair done by your mum as a child: Georgerudy / Thinkstock Getting your hair done by your mum as a black girl: Twitter: @shortylex_ 2. Straightening your hair for the first time: Kaushal Beauty / Via youtube.com Straightening your hair for the first time as a black girl: Twitter: @____kimmie Who can possibly forget their first experience with the hot comb? 3. A trip to the salon: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Universal Pictures A trip to the salon as a black girl: 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: 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: 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: majorblackgirlproblems.tumblr.com Of course, you run out of conditioner wayyyy before you run out of shampoo. 8. Styling your hair post-wash: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF momgenerations.com Styling your hair post-wash as a black girl: @westafricanbaby / Via instagram.com Behold, the magic of shrinkage. 9. Using a hair product "sparingly": Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF xovain.com Using a hair product "sparingly" as a black girl: ️️️️️️️ @beyonseh Black people when they're told to use a "dime size" amount of hair products 06:08 AM - 02 Jan 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite 10. Owning a comb: Thinkstock / BuzzFeed Owning a comb as a black girl: Thinkstock / Gena-mour Barrett / BuzzFeed There's a comb for every occasion. 11. Wearing hats: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Warner Bros Wearing hats as a black girl: saylumbruhh.tumblr.com / PRUDENCIOALVAREZ / Thinkstock 12. Getting ready for bed: E! (Unlike Kim, you'd probably take your makeup off first.) Getting ready for bed as a black girl: Twitter: @qweenpush MUST. NOT. SLEEP. WITHOUT. HEADSCARF.