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10 Hair Struggles Every Black Girl Grew Up With

"Go get the comb and brush"

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10. When you're mid-conversation and the rubber band holding your ponytail pops

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"Little Sally Walker was walking down the..."

9. When your braids are too tight but everybody at school wants to play with your beads

Don't.

8. When your mother brought out this bottle

RIP to combs of all shapes and sizes.
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RIP to combs of all shapes and sizes.

7. The excruciating neck pain from getting your hair washed in the sink

"One more rinse then we're done"
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"One more rinse then we're done"

6. Barrettes...lots of barrettes

Plenty of colorful tiny knives to randomly stab you during the day
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Plenty of colorful tiny knives to randomly stab you during the day

5. Stepping on one of these

Ouch.
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Ouch.

4. The first - and last - time you tried to cut your own bangs

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"...but they looked straight"

3. Your first curling iron burn - most likely on Easter

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"I told you to sit still"

2. That time when you took down your braids by yourself and cut off a chunk of your real hair

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"My hair? Oh, I just went and got my ends clipped"

1. Your weekly encounters with Satan himself

I still rebuke you, hot comb.
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I still rebuke you, hot comb.

And even through all of that, we're still beautiful. No matter how you decide to wear your hair. Relaxed or natural.

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