I found this statement in a blog. Basically, the author was saying that the afro should not be a "default" style for our hair and that it is not even a traditional African hair style. I just found that interesting. I wear an afro as a default style because it is easy for me. I also retain more length when my hair is left alone and finger detangled. However, I KNOW that her points about breakage due to picking and shaping along with potential tangling ARE valid FOR SOME. I just thought it interesting that she mentioned "traditional African styles" as a sort of explanation as to why we shouldn't wear afros. I know there are some on here who don't wear their hair loose, but if you DO, what are your reasons? Feel free to chime in if you DON'T as well....