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9 Problems That Only Canadian Naturalista's Would Understand

Because the struggle is so, so real up north.

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1. Finding an affordable hairstylist who specializes in natural hair.

Because Super Cut's doesn't know wa gwan.
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Because Super Cut's doesn't know wa gwan.

2. Being excited for Target to come to Canada, then realizing they forgot to bring Shea Moisture across the border with them.

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3. Knowing that frigid winters and dry air only means one thing...

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...breakage on breakage on breakage.

4. Paying inflated prices for natural hair products you find on popular blogs and YouTube videos.

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...if you can even find them in stores.

5. Trying to figure out the 'right' natural hair terminology.

Are they chiney bumps or bantu knots?
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Are they chiney bumps or bantu knots?

6. Ordering natural hair products online, only to find out they don't ship to Canada.

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7. If you're a Black Canadian with dreadlocks, dealing with people assuming you're automatically a Rasta from Jamaica who only listens to Bob Marley and smokes marijuana.

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Because there's no way Black Canadians who rock dreads have diverse backgrounds and aren't all Rastafarian, right?

PS. Bob Marley did quite a lot more than smoke.

8. Having to go to the city for hair products if you live in a smaller town.

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Better hope gas prices stay low.

9. Or having to cross the US border...

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That's really what it comes down to sometimes.

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