The Curly Hair Etiquette Pamphlet – Do’s And Don’ts

Woman with curly hair looking serious and angryYou have decided to say no to the relaxer for whatever reason, and now you are now a curl girl with curly ideas expecting a ton of curly love. Going natural these days is very popular but back in the day, not so much; you might get the side eye or a lot of flak from friends and family who just don’t get it.

Sometimes there is some stigma that can kinda get on your nerves and you wish you could hand somebody an etiquette pamphlet so they know what NOT to do when they see a you rocking your curly hair. Here are a four scenarios that could be considered a curly hair pet peeve.

1. Curly Hair = A new level of Consciousness – No disrespect to the ‘conscious’ brothers and sisters of the world but just because I have curly hair doesn’t mean that I suddenly like African prints, I only wear long skirts and I don’t eat pork. Who doesn’t love a good movement (fist in the air) but sometimes a girl just wants to live and listen to a little Taylor Swift in peace. Don’t call me ‘sistah’ or ‘Queen’ don’t bow when I walk down the street and hell don’t sniff me to see if I smell like Shea butter because you are going to smell the new Chanel no 5 (wispers ~ mixed with a little shea butter) and you’re going to get hurt.

2. Understanding the shrinkage – Don’t ask a curly girl if she had a hair cut every time you see her- It’s called shrinkage boo! And that’s just what curly hair does, get an education, and don’t pat her head like she is a little puppy saying, ‘awwwww… that hair cut is ca-yute!’, Because that is’nt cute and curly hair can be stretched or worn at full shrinkage by choice.

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Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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