Some of the comments that arise about a woman’s decision to rock short tresses can range from completely rude to downright crazy. After reviewing some feedback from the TWA community via social media here is a list of the top 10 craziest things people have said to women with short natural hair:
Did you really want your hair cut that short?
Yes, in fact, that was the point. The stylist didn’t get happy with the clippers. It was a choice and a good one at that. Even though short styles aren’t anything new, long flowing coils are a popular topic of many videos in the natural hair community. Big chops usually are done to get rid of damaged hair and start fresh, but many women just want a fun new look.
You did that to be lazy.
Maybe, maybe not. Shorter hair is easier to take care of and requires less product, but there is so much versatility when it comes to styles. You can twist, finger coil, taper or dye it. Some of these cute styles do require more maintenance than the others, so they are most definitely not for the natural that desires easy upkeep.
Are you protesting something?
Honestly, you just wanted a new look or maybe you’re starting off your natural hair journey. It is your own personal journey and doesn’t have to necessarily be about making any public statement.
You have to wear heels and makeup all the time so people don’t think you’re a guy.
False, just stop. You don’t have to look very far for examples of naturals with short hair rocking many styles. Anything from a t-shirt and jeans with a fresh makeup-free face, to a full-on glam look. Both are beautiful and both highlight your natural beauty in different ways.
When are you going to grow it back?
Does it matter? Especially if you’re loving the short look, there is no point to growing back what you’ll probably just chop off again.
Are you going through something?
Many times life events can spark a big change, like Sanaa Lathan’s character Violet Jones in Nappily Ever After. But that’s not always the case. You might have done it for the health of your hair or simply because you like the tapered look. At the end of the day, it is your hair, your choice and you don’t need to justify your decisions to anyone.
Did you talk to your boyfriend before cutting it?
No, why? You love your boyfriend or significant other, and you would consider them in the decisions you make but you don’t need to ask for permission to cut your hair. If they really care for you, then a haircut will not be a deal breaker. If it makes you feel beautiful and liberated, then that should be all that matters.
That’s not sexy!
There is no one way to be sexy. Sexy is different for different people. And at the end of the day, that is just that one person’s opinion, it’s not a fact. Don’t let them knock your confidence, rock your short cut and love your life.
Your booty isn’t big enough for a bald head.
Honestly, I had no idea this was a requirement for having short hair. This is a beyond rude statement that suggests that your body has to compensate for your short cut, and this is ridiculous.
Did you cut it because of the Black Panther movie?
Yes, Wakanda Forever!