I think if your hair has the ability to do the black hairstyles and you make it look good why not. What is it doing to hurt the black people? I'm infatuated with all the braids twists cornrows etc. that black people do. If I use it and it looks good on me, it my hair so there for its myhairstyle. I dont see it belonging to black people when it my head of hair. C'mon people it just hair, live a little. A part life is trying new things right. I'm not saying go do crazy thing all the time, but putting other girls down for wearing "black hairstyles" is very hurtful. It's my hair and my choices and it shouldn't bother you that much. I'm not hating on anything except the hateful comments over some hair and what ethnicity it belongs too. Why wouldn't I be able to wear a hairtsyle because it was less fortunate for someone else?
What Guys Said 2
I agree - I don't see the fuss - If you admire a style from another culture or race it is fair enough to wear it - I only have a line for things that would have maybe religious or cultural significance and the wearing of them may seem to belittle them - An example would be a Christian or non Christian having a a crucifix tattoo for cosmetic purposes - I have always liked the braids/cornrows on black girls amd think it can look very well on white girls as well.2
"Why wouldn't I be able to wear a hairtsyle because it was less fortunate for someone else?"
I am not exactly sure what you mean by that. Could you explain it some more?1
What Girls Said 6
Copying is the greatest form of flattery.
The person may not be doing it to offend or mock a person or culture, they may just really like it and want to rock it. Like in your case. :)
I love wearing my hair straight. Does that mean I'm stealing white people's culture? No. I just like the style and want to wear it.6
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@baepink There's a high level of self-absorption in this post. To sum it up, entitled white girls wearing dreadlocks makes them look like culture vultures. It's backwards for a group who has oppressed minorities and made them feel like parts of their racial identity are unacceptable in the workplace or in terms of global beauty to turn around and imitate it.
I recommend that you put aside your self-centered lens and do some self-educating. I'm sure you can find some highly informative, in-depth articles on this topic. No offense, but I really don't have the patience to sit online and educate racially oblivious, racially illiterate people who are too busy trying to validate their entitlement and lack of empathy that they fail to see how something is wrong.2
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I so feel you! I used to have yarn braids and, as I live in Europe, I actually had a lot of black people (and just people in general) complimenting me on my hairstyle and saying it looked really cool but as soon as I posted a photo of it on Twitter and on here I got this "culture appropriation" and "looks disgusting" kinda shit..1
I guess it depends on the person imitating the culture. If you are a white minority in a black neighborhood, maybe one of your friends braided your hair. If you identify with that culture more than your own it may be a natural thing to do. Otherwise, I can see someone getting annoyed like you're stealing their idea.1
Because back people will blame you for sh*t you've never done lmfao. Majority of them dislike white people.2