On appropriation of black hairstyles
You know what really irritates me?
The fact that so many of my fellow white women copy black hair styles when there are literally HUNDREDS of different ways in which you can style non-afro textured hair to create a unique look without heat, gel, or a perm.
You want to look different? Great! Why not explore the PLETHORA of ways in which European women have styled their hair over millennia?
YOU DON’T HAVE TO STEAL FROM BLACK CULTURE TO DO SOMETHING UNIQUE WITH YOUR HAIR, FELLOW WHITE PEOPLE.
ALL YOU NEED IS TO A LITTLE PATIENCE AND CREATIVITY.
White people wearing dreads, cornrows, or other black hairstyles does not show creativity and uniqueness, it shows A TOTAL LACK THEREOF.
There are COUNTLESS braiding tutorials for hairstyles designed for non-afro textured hair available on the Internet.
A little research even shows how the VIKINGS and the ANCIENT CELTS did their hair.
You wanna stand out? You want to make a personal statement? Make it really personal by putting real time, effort, and creativity into it.