11 Things Not To Say To People With Curly Hair

I’ve grown to love my curly hair throughout my life, but there’s one thing I don’t love: dumb comments and questions regarding it. I don’t know why curly hair is so fascinating, but apparently it is. Seriously, you guys, it’s just hair. It’s not a magic trick.

Regardless, people loooove asking questions and commenting on curly hair. I understand that it’s different from yours so you’re curious, but you’re being weird. And you’re making me uncomfortable so just stop talking.

“Is that your real hair?”

Yes, yes it is. Is that your real hair? Why are you asking that?

“Can I touch it?”

No for several reasons. First, it’s my hair not a zoo exhibit. Second, if you touch it, you’ll mess it up. Keep your hands off my head.

“Do you ever straighten it?”

Sometimes I do, but I know this is your passive aggressive way of saying I should straighten it so…

“How long does it take?”

A while.

“OMG your hair looks so good straight! You should wear it like that more often.”

Gee, thanks. You should not talk about my hair ever again.

“I can’t believe you don’t brush your hair!”

Because brushing it will make me look like an Amazon woman who is in 100% humidity all the time. Because brushes are bad for curly hair and cause breakage. Because I don’t.

“Why do you use so much conditioner?”

Why do you care? I don’t ask you how much conditioner you use, creep.

“Ugh I hate dealing with frizz too!”


“You’re so lucky you can just wear your hair wet.”

Yup, that’s exactly how this works. I just get out of the shower and shake like a wet dog.

“Have you thought about a Brazilian Blowout?”

Have you tried thinking before you speak?

“I wish I had curly hair.”

I know, boo. I know.

Do you have curly hair? What do people say about your hair? Tell us in the comments!

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  • Amur

    People tell me I have pubes growing on my head, even my friends…and it really hurts.

  • Pris Matamoros

    “Curly hair looks so messy, you should start taking care of yourself more”

  • Bethany Lynch

    I once had a girl insist on putting a small plait into my hair even though I told her not to because it would knot, but she ignored me. When she tried (and failed) to undo the plait she caused a knot bigger than the end of my thumb, she watched as I had to pull out a huge chunk of my own hair to get rid of the knot. Needless to say she listened to my warnings before messing with my hair again!

  • Susan Thompson

    When you get a bad haircut by mistake and its all short and turns into an afro that takes forever to grow back

  • Danielle

    In high school a friend told me her brother said, “guys don’t like girls with curly hair.”
    Also, I have heard, “your hair is so curly, are you Puerto Rican?” More then once.

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  • angelina

    to be honest, i prefer straight hair rather than curly hair. i think it is more beautiful.

  • Alyssa

    People have known me since 1st grade and they still ask “Is that your natural hair.” Yes it’s my natural hair. Are you naturally stupid?

    • Lizzy

      People seem to believe that I put some products in my hair because a girl once walked up to me saying that my hair was weave and other times girls will say what do you put in it because your hair can’t be like that naturally. And my favorite, do you have dreads???

  • Em

    People ask me:
    -Is it natural?
    -Do you curl it?
    -Do you brush it?
    -What happens when you brush it?
    -How do people cut your hair?
    -Can I touch it?
    -Have you ever straightened it?
    -How long does it take to straighten?

  • Ronnie G.

    People are always asking me who does my hair and I reply God and Mario (my hairdresser). I love my red curls! They set me apart from the crowd.

  • grandma

    You should cut it.

  • rere

    I think curly hair is beautiful, and I don’t know why so many people are making a fuss when people ask them questions about it. I’m not saying that this article is wrong, because some of the things on it are really obviously rude, but that doesn’t mean that people without curly hair will be curious about it. Questions like, “How do you manage to keep your curls in such good condition,” or even ones like, “You can wear your hair wet? Lucky!” are just really ignorant.

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