I’ve had times in my life where I cut my hair really short and I did not like it. I bought extensions and had them put in.
This is what I’ve noticed:
When a black girl has long hair people automatically assume its weave, especially dark skinned black girls. Light skinned black girls people seem to assume they’re mixed and got their white parent’s hair, therefore it grows long and healthy.
Yet, dark skinned black girl, people automatically assume its weave or a wig or something.
Do people think that black people can’t grow long, shiny, healthy hair?
White girls wear extensions (aka weave) yet people just seem to think its their hair.
Has anyone else noticed this besides me?
I’m light skinned. I have long hair but I cut it recently ( I don’t like it) and for my senior pictures and prom and such I’m wearing extensions in my hair. People compliment my hair about how I "grew" it out so long and healthy. Yet, my dark skinned friend who got her hair done at the same place as me, using the same extensions (real virgin hair) as me, on the same day, people say "girl who put in that weave, that stuff is gorgeous." Whats up with that? Even people who don’t know us, never seen me before, never seen her before, assume my hair is real (they assume I’m mix, got my white parent’s hair. I’m not mixed) and her hair is just a good/expensive hairdo.
Anyone else notice this?