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    Default Are people still using the "Good Hair" vs "Bad Hair" terminology?

    Just curious. My sister, the perpetual permie started locs this summer. They're adorable. Even my niece, has stopped perming her hair, although she's still opting for long straight weaves most of the time, but I've also seen her in braid extensions which I prefer. Not my choice though right?

    Ok, that said, my sister REFUSES to let go of the good hair/bad hair terminology. Today, she told me, once again, that the way I'm wearing my hair (styled from a braid out) makes me look like I have "good hair."

    Me, "I keep telling you I DO have good hair."

    Sister, chuckling, "Whatever."

    She just doesn't get it.

    I guess since she didn't grow up on Nappturality she probably will NEVER get it.



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    Ok, so I'm really feeling this style. I've been wearing it since Monday. It's holding up well. The longer I wear it, the frizzier it gets and the more I love it. The sides are flat twisted and the ends of the twists are pulled back and secured by a small hair clip. The back is pulled back and the ends are secured by a small rubber band and that is tucked under and held in place by a small bobby pin. I'm hoping this is serving as a protective style. I'll take it down and detangle Saturday. Hopefully that bun is not a tangled mess. My fingers are crossed.
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    Default Re: Are people still using the "Good Hair" vs "Bad Hair" terminology?

    Yeh, I hear it.
    When I do, I scrunch my face and say you dont want me to get started.
    That leads to people justifying the difference
    And, I sigh and go in on them and let them know I stand against everything you just said. And I do what I do as a 'nappy prophet' attesting that 'bad' is good and good is good...and the sermon begins....
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    Default Re: Are people still using the "Good Hair" vs "Bad Hair" terminology?

    I think the quote "Becky with the Good Hair" clearly implies the perpetuation of this concept.
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    Default Re: Are people still using the "Good Hair" vs "Bad Hair" terminology?

    Yes they are. With locks I've notice that people see the length and comment about how "beautiful" they think my hair is because of it. I just say thank you and keep it moving.

    Yes, I still hear women commenting about how if they had "good hair" they could style it like this or let it grow like that. Y'all, I just don't have the patience to try to change folks minds about their "good hair, bad hair" issues. Sometimes I do want to shake the nonsense out of them but I just settle for shaking my head at the foolishness and moving on.

    I also still hear women talking about how their husbands don't like "nappy hair" as an excuse for wearing weaves. Chile please, wear the weave if you want to but don't hide behind it.

    And yes, the "Becky...Good hair" mentality does perpetuate the concept.



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    Default Re: Are people still using the "Good Hair" vs "Bad Hair" terminology?

    Napia Mia, your hair looks lovely. That style always reminds me of how one of my favorite school teachers styled her hair.
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    Default Re: Are people still using the "Good Hair" vs "Bad Hair" terminology?

    I don't hear "good hair" and "bad hair" but I hear all kinds of synonyms for both. The ones for "good hair" bother me less than the ones for "bad hair." Just the other day I overheard someone talking about having "Kunta Kinte naps."
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    Default Re: Are people still using the "Good Hair" vs "Bad Hair" terminology?

    ^^^ Straight ignant!



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    Default Re: Are people still using the "Good Hair" vs "Bad Hair" terminology?

    Kunta Kinte naps? Well thank you very much! What a compliment!

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    Default Re: Are people still using the "Good Hair" vs "Bad Hair" terminology?

    AutumnRain thank you so much.

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