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.
Most Helpful Guy
You have to stop caring what others will think of you. If you want to do it, go right ahead, it's your hair after all.1
Most Helpful Girl
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 :)1