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The Ultimate Black Hair Poll

Is your salon within 30 minutes of your house?

  1. Who taught you how to do your hair?

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Who taught you how to do your hair?
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    Mom/Aunt/Grandma/Other family member.
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    I still don't know how, that's why I go to the salon.
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    YouTube.
  1. How often do you get your hair done?

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How often do you get your hair done?
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    ONCE A WEEK DON'T JUDGE ME.
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    Maybe once a month.
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    Only for a trim or touch-up every few months.
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    Never. I can do it myself (or at least have a family member help).
  1. Is your salon within 30 minutes of your house?

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Is your salon within 30 minutes of your house?
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    I WISH. It's a journey through Middle Earth to get to my hair salon.
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    Yep. The closer the better.
  1. Would you ever go to a non-black hair salon?

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Would you ever go to a non-black hair salon?
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    It really depends on the service I want done.
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    Nope. I've had too many bad experiences.
  1. What's the most you've ever paid for a hair appointment?

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What's the most you've ever paid for a hair appointment?
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    Less than $100.
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    Between $100 and $500.
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    More than $500... depending on the style.
  1. How often do you wash your hair?

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How often do you wash your hair?
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    Every day or at least every other day.
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    Once a week like clockwork.
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    When it starts to smell a bit โ€” whenever that is.
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    Whenever I go to the hair salon.
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  1. Is your hair still natural if you dye it?

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Is your hair still natural if you dye it?
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    Yes, as long as it's not relaxed.
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    Nope, dye is still a chemical.
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    I really don't care.
  1. For the relaxed ladies: Have you ever thought about going natural?

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For the relaxed ladies: Have you ever thought about going natural?
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    Not really. This is what works for me.
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    Yeah, but the whole transitioning part would be such a headache, no?
  1. For the natural hair ladies: How often do you use heat styling tools?

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For the natural hair ladies: How often do you use heat styling tools?
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    Pretty close to never.
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    I like it straight, what can I say?
  1. For women with extensions: What kind do you use?

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For women with extensions: What kind do you use?
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    Sewn.
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    Taped.
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    Glued.
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    Clipped.
  1. Be honest: Do you use a silk pillowcase to sleep on?

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Be honest: Do you use a silk pillowcase to sleep on?
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    I know it's bad... I don't.
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    Sometimes.
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    Obviously. It also travels with me.
  1. Do you wrap your hair at night?

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Do you wrap your hair at night?
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    I would but it just seems like a lot of work.
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    I've never felt like my hair needs to be wrapped.
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    Only if it's a special style and I need my hair perfect for tomorrow.
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    Religiously, every night.
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  1. What's your vacation hairstyle?

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What's your vacation hairstyle?
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    Natural.
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    Braids.
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    Blow-dried and straightened.
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    Please, I don't have to worry about this โ€” I have twists or locs.
  1. How many hair products can you not live without?

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How many hair products can you not live without?
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    1-2. Hey, all you need is shampoo and water.
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    3-5. Nothing too crazy.
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    I buy out beauty supply stores on the regular.
  1. Has a stranger ever asked if they can touch your hair?

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Has a stranger ever asked if they can touch your hair?
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    Less than 5 times.
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    Eh, I'd say 10-20.
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    I've lost count, literally all the time CAN I LIVE?
  1. Have you ever changed your hair to feel more professional at work?

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Have you ever changed your hair to feel more professional at work?
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    Nope. I wear it how I feel.
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    I have different hairstyles for work and my personal life.
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    My hair is already deemed "appropriate" for work.
  1. Have you ever changed your hair to please a spouse?

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Have you ever changed your hair to please a spouse?
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    Yep. They liked it a certain way.
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    Hell no, this is my hair, it comes with the territory.
  1. Do you consider the way you wear your hair a political choice?

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Do you consider the way you wear your hair a political choice?
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    Sometimes.
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    Never.
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    It depends.
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