I'm biracial(black and Hispanic) and my hair is basically small curly ringlets. Some people can tell I'm biracial(although they don't always assume with Hispanic), some just assume I'm black, some Hispanics assume I'm black latino or whatever.
Well, I find in particular, black girls and guys, are always amused at my hair, especially when I straighten it and they feel it and ask me "is it real?" and I tell them "yes."
This black dude in one of my classes plays with my curls and when he first touched it, he was like "whoa, it's real." I was like "yes, of course it's real LOL." No offense to myself, but I sure won't pay for hair that looks like mine lol
This led me to think...do people just assume black or mixed girls have "fake" hair? Cause people seem astonished whenever I straighten my hair and tell them it's real.
Do people not think black or mixed girls can HAVE real hair?
Yes if you are black with long real hair most people assume that its fake. there is a stereotype that many people of all races believe: that all black women have short hair because we can't grow hair. (this is not me in my profile pic) but I am a black girl who has always had long hair, it runs in my family on both sides. but my entire life people have assumed that I must either be biracial (nope) or have a weave. now if you are mixed people are more likely to believe that's your hair, but if you're full black or brown skinned/dark they assume that it cannot be real because we're all supposed to be bald headed *rolls eyes* once your hair gets past your shoulders, all the weave speculation starts.
I have three sisters and their hair is all different. One of them has hair like you and one has hair that is frizzy and nappy and the last one has hair that is really wavy. They get asked all te time if their hair is fake. XD
Can I see your hair? It sounds amazing. I LOVE curly hair and I am completely envious!
To answer your question, no I do not think they have fake hair. I think that they just know how to keep their hair maintenance. I heard that it's a lot of work for people who have curly or wavy hair even in other races. My hair is straight and I am a tomboy. I don't even dry my hair when I get out of the shower, so I don't know too much about it, but I know that I never even realized that most black women wear wigs/weaves. I only found that out when I was 17; I was so naive.
I have natural shoulder-length hair, yet some people seem to think it's a weave or I'm wearing extensions. I straighten my hair also and I guess they think it's fake since it doesn't look like "stereotypical black hair". People who touch my hair tend to say stuff like "oh it's so soft what do you use?" umm conditioner like everyone else lol :P