I LOVE nappy heads too :D (I have yet to still understand why natural hair on black girls is called "nappy", the term sorta confuses me because in England, the term "nappy" is the word we use for what Americans call "diaper",I don't think that's correct? lol)
Its pretty rare to ever see black girls any more with their natural hair, in person let alone google. I believe beauty is subjective but its also socially conditions, people are sheep they follow whatever you tell them to. I think black girls in the past converted their hair to straght as a means to be more socially accepted I guess... but its sort of moulded into something pretyt much common place now, black guys generally seem to prefer straighter hair (just from my experience I haven't yet seen a black guy with a black girl with straight hair but I have with other races) so its pretty much the norm now for black girls to have it straightened because I think some believe it makes them less attractive.
Because they didn't have a Malcolm X to tell them not to put the "white man's poison" in their hair. Some girls would say that men like girls with long hair. Throughout history, they've (blacks in general) been told that black hair is ugly and undesirable. If you want to be beautiful you must have hair similar too white women. In the black family, little girls with lighter skin tones are often embraced for their lighter skin and more strait hair. Calling them cute and pretty. In time, that had an effect on black women as a whole. Blame it on the white beauty standard.
Give me a natural black girl anytime over some imitation anytime.
Black women have been brainwashed to believe that their natural looks are unacceptable and undesirable unless they are whittened up. So they reject their natural hair texture and wear weaves or put harsh chemicals on their scalp to get it to look like something it's not. It's actually very sad. The media makes us feel like our looks are the least exotic when actually, Afro-features are the most exotic. No other ethnicity can have our diverse range of hair textures unless they are mixed with black. The shades of black skin are beautiful. So many black women just don't believe it because they're so focused on other types of beauty that their own beauty feels so outshined and overlooked.
I'm a black girl and I love my natural hair texture! :D Ignore the profile pic lol I'm paranoid about putting up pics of myself and the idea of a girl with two wine glasses and a disco ball behind her just looks like fun to me :P Anyway though, I have a dream fro! I want a huge fro! My hair type is very unique. I've never seen anything like it. They are very tiny spiral curls that get looser as they grow. It's so soft and huge and fun to play with. My hair makes an awesome pillow! :P I can't wait to have a huge main of hair that frames my face like a lion! :D The only thing I don't like about my hair is that the tight curls make it look shorter than it really is. Like now, it's to my shoulder, but if I straightened it, it would almost be to the middle of my back
I don't think it has everything to do with wanting the hair of white women.
Some cultures, however, place white as being more beautiful. So, in many cultures light colored eyes are more beautiful, lighter skin is better and there are even increased availability of skin lightening products in neighborhoods that have a high population of a particular ethnicity
I know that the thicker and coarser the hair, the more unruley and harder to style. Some get their hair relaxed because it is more manageable after it is done.
Then there is the ideal that natural hair isn't beautiful.
Well for one, "nappy" hair is really tough to comb out, I'm mixed & it still is hard to comb. Straight hair is manageable, and well that's why I straightened mine. Others just like the long hair look because that's what most guys prefer & that's what projected in the media & in magazines.. etc..
Not all black women want straight hair. I like my hair curly, wavy or straight. But with straight hair I find it's easier to try out the latest hair trends you see on TV and in magazines. I know a Filipino girl and a Romanian girl with naturally "kinky" hair and they get theirs straightened too. I think it's just part of North American culture. Some people look good with their natural hair and find ways to care for it and style it and it looks really good on them. I never learned how to do this and sometimes I think I'd like see how it looks on me, but once you permanently straighten it you can't go back, unless you want to shave your head and grow it out again. My hair's pretty long so I wouldn't do that though, but some people would. Pop culture drives what most people do, so when you see celebrities with straight hair like Rihanna, Beyonce, and even going back to Diana Ross and Arethra Franklin, subconsciously you wanna do the same thing since it's the "in" thing to do.
Me being black don't know either I love my curly hair I where my hair natural most of the time I just straighened because its something different . I think black women should chill with all that straightening and saying how my natural hair is nice :)) I guess they do whatever the next black.girl do.
Nappy hair? I think you mean frizzy, curly or wavy.
There are black with with naturally straight hair, just like there are white women with frizzy, curly or wavy hair. I think this hair type is unique because you can change the texture and style whenever. I like curly hair but that's because I love mine. But I also love frizzy hair especially when I see it on others and it's styled and maintained it looks really sexy and elegant.
Society and our community tells us that nappy hair is ugly. We have been taught that we must either sew a weave in, relax the kinks out or slap a wig on if our hair is nappy because natural hair is not acceptable unless you have 'good hair'. I'm really surprised that nonblack people seem to like black natural hair more than we do collectively. This question is kind of coincidentally because I'm going natural, it's been several months since I've had a perm and I'm really thinking about getting weave, I'm not used to this and I don't really want to wear my hair natural until it grows longer.
also good hair (less kinky, more loosely textured) is considered the best. the people who can get away with no perms are those with nice grade of hair. my sister has very soft hair because we are 1/2 caribbean but she got the good hair and I didn't. she stays getting compliments and fawned over because of it
btw you probably didn't know this but "nappy" is considered an insult to some.
PS for you guys who say natural hair is tough to comb out, try combing it while it's still wet. works for me! dry combing can break it