#MenOnNaturalHair

Having worn my hair in various different styles during the years, I feel like there is a definite change in how men speak to me when my hair is natural.

In light of this, I have asked other women to share their experiences of men treating them differently when they wear their hair natural, as well as asking the question.. Would you change your hair for a man?

Read other women’s experiences, as well as men’s opinions on women with natural hair.

If you want to get involved, please email me at thelondoncurls@gmail.com for details!

Jordan: Why are we obsessed with the hair on our head?

The discussion of natural hair is layered in race, misogyny, sexism, gender, stereotypes, skin tone, racism and many many more things, so it is not easy to just gives ones opinion without delving into those topics. What I will do however is give an overview of how I see it. As a 24 year old black man born and raised in the UK, I, like hundreds of thousands of my peers have been brainwashed. Brainwashed into what we (we, being the masses) view as pretty, beautiful, sexy and so on. To put it simply we are taught that being black and more importantly, having black features is not beautiful and so having black hair (natural hair) is not beautiful.

Del: What I think of natural hair

"Do men like natural? Do they like weave?" Before you ask that question, you have to realise that it's a trap. 1. I cannot speak for the entirety of my gender. I'm not a spokesman for men, that's stupid. 2. Does a man really know the difference? Like really?

Ben: What I think of natural hair

Ben, 26 The current times we are living in, I believe that we are heavily influenced by the media, celebrity culture and peer pressure. The media consistently publish and advertise their idea of 'the perfect woman' -stick thin with long, straight and often dyed hair. This is often further endorsed by our favourite music artist or actress. Our peers are notorious for mocking those that differ from the norm so really what chance does natural stand?
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