I have stubborn and annoying baby hairs that refuse to stay down no matter how much gel or spray I use. I stumbled upon a video of a mixed girl doing an edging/taming of baby hairs with a toothbrush and edge control and I thought that was super neat and logical. It's just the fact I only see mixed or African American girls do it, and I don't want them to accuse me of stealing their culture and whatnot.
I think that a lot of the other opinions are over simplifying the idea of cultural appropriation and how it effects those who are so against it. Black people don't care about the fact that you may be wearing a particularly black hairstyle or African descended clothing or whatever, it is the fact that often times black people do something (like laying their edges or braiding their hair) and it's seen as ghetto or negative, but when a non-black person does it it's amazing and trendsetting and oh so original. No one cares what you do to your hair as an individual, it's the societal hatred of the black image that we black Americans despise. As long as you don't think you're better than black people for doing the style or that you are creating some new and hot thing (which you clearly aren't since you've already said you're getting the idea from the black community) it should be fine and you should feel free to do whatever you want with your hair. At the same time all of the people claiming cultural appropriation is "bullshit" need to check their privilege and consider a different perspective. Happy edge laying :)
As a black person I will honestly tell you this piece of advice; don't worry about those fear-mongering hateful black people who will accuse you of "cultural appropriation" or whatever. Just do what is best for your hair. :)
Who gives a shit, do what you want, if they say anything tell them to fuck off and get off their high horse with the "stealing our culture" shit. I've heard of black folk getting upset about dreads, uh how the fuck do they think they invented dreads, the damn Vikings and Greeks had it.
This is bull💩 yeah I said it! Why would we give a shhh about anybodies hair technique that is edging. This is NOT a culture thing. You always post these race questions man. If it isn't lighting ur skin or etc etc. Do whatever it is u want (except lighting ur skin, u have nice skin don't be a brainwashed society zombie), stealing a culture per-say is way more than tooth brushing ur baby hair's down with jam😑 I honestly feel you are just doing this for attention now, smh. No black girl in the history of black will ever get mad at this fucktarded thing... of all the thing's to be upset about or take a stand against this is not on any black girl's mind right now.
Most likely since some people are offended by literally everything lol. Do it though, I don't see why they'd care. They have their hair relaxed/straightened & you don't see anyone complaining about that.
*to save you time: yes you can* to not save time ~>> LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL people took that stupid bish for realsies? she's just an idiot!!! HAIR does NOT make or break a culture. thats like saying no one else can eat tacos or wear moccasins (yeah i see all y'all wearin Sperry's). completely ridiculous.
I'm for equality, so personally, I say you should have the right to do it and it's stupid that you even feel the need to ask this question. (Not you are stupid by the way, but it's stupid that you felt the need to ask and make sure about it because you were that scared of offending someone.)
are you white? No, then i dont think they will care. Even then ethnic Spanish gyspsies edge their baby hairs when they do flamenco. And I've never meet a mixed person unless they where into the whole afrocentric thing care. I swear Americans are all so very race driven.