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How do you wear your hair: Natural or straight?

Natural and I love it
Straight and I love it
Natural but I wish it was straight
Straight but I wish it was natural
Who says I can't do both?

The Hair Thread

Re: The Hair Thread
« Reply #500 on: May 06, 2007, 02:17:56 PM »
so what about hair and treatment in the professional world? I'm black and white so my hair is really long and curly, but it's still got that big, wild, and free vibe going on lol I find myself being taken more seriously when I put my hair up and/or straighten it. What's up with that? ( maybe it's in my head.) I mean if I really came to an interview with my hair frizzin and out of control like I don't wash it or something I can understand the differential treatment.. But me just wearing what I was born with.. I feel it shouldn't matter.

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Re: The Hair Thread
« Reply #501 on: May 06, 2007, 02:43:31 PM »
so what about hair and treatment in the professional world? I'm black and white so my hair is really long and curly, but it's still got that big, wild, and free vibe going on lol I find myself being taken more seriously when I put my hair up and/or straighten it. What's up with that? ( maybe it's in my head.) I mean if I really came to an interview with my hair frizzin and out of control like I don't wash it or something I can understand the differential treatment.. But me just wearing what I was born with.. I feel it shouldn't matter.

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Re: The Hair Thread
« Reply #502 on: May 06, 2007, 02:45:37 PM »
I wear my hair the way I feel like.  

Most people, for that first initial interview, either put their hair up and/or straighten it.  I do.  

My hair is natural.  Most weeks, when I know I'm working, I'll straighten my hair out with a flat iron. For one, its very low maintenance that way, and also, I don't have to worry about any comments.

When I don't have time for the flat iron, I put my hair up.

It shouldn't matter.  And most of the time, it doesn't.  I get compliments on my hair whether it is straight or curly.  Its all about proper maintenance and care. And, when it does "matter,"  its probably racial discrimination, and you should say something.

With that being said, though, me and my friends typically agree--straight for the interview, after that, do what you want.  ;)

so what about hair and treatment in the professional world? I'm black and white so my hair is really long and curly, but it's still got that big, wild, and free vibe going on lol I find myself being taken more seriously when I put my hair up and/or straighten it. What's up with that? ( maybe it's in my head.) I mean if I really came to an interview with my hair frizzin and out of control like I don't wash it or something I can understand the differential treatment.. But me just wearing what I was born with.. I feel it shouldn't matter.

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Re: The Hair Thread
« Reply #503 on: May 06, 2007, 06:16:45 PM »
Wow . . . i was reading back over this thread and laughing at how I had never been to the salon to get my hair done . . .

Re: The Hair Thread
« Reply #504 on: May 07, 2007, 06:20:24 AM »
yeah that was kinda funny lol...but it worked for u for yrs so it really didn't matter at the end of the day lol

Wow . . . i was reading back over this thread and laughing at how I had never been to the salon to get my hair done . . .

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Re: The Hair Thread
« Reply #505 on: May 07, 2007, 08:01:05 AM »
I have locs now and I just actually highlighted the tips myself. I was thinking about keeping them for law school becuase I like the maintenance of them. They are a LOT cheaper to take of than a fade. I can do them myself as evidence of this recent bleaching and I can edge up my own hairline.

I guess I am asking since I have almost made my mind up about cutting them, what is the prevalence of afro-amer men that wear locs in the legal profession and do you think it would be hard to attain significant 1L with the locs. I would like to grow them back one day, but I am not sure.

Re: The Hair Thread
« Reply #506 on: May 07, 2007, 12:48:23 PM »
I don't think you should allow them to grow past the end of your neck before you land a position if you keep them.. and I also think that it would be important for you to redye your hair to a solid color when you interview... I know a couple of 1Ls with locs that have obtained summer positions without a problem but they keep the line tapered and have the length that I mentioned above.

I have locs but I'm a woman so it's a bit different lol...

I have locs now and I just actually highlighted the tips myself. I was thinking about keeping them for law school becuase I like the maintenance of them. They are a LOT cheaper to take of than a fade. I can do them myself as evidence of this recent bleaching and I can edge up my own hairline.

I guess I am asking since I have almost made my mind up about cutting them, what is the prevalence of afro-amer men that wear locs in the legal profession and do you think it would be hard to attain significant 1L with the locs. I would like to grow them back one day, but I am not sure.

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Re: The Hair Thread
« Reply #507 on: May 07, 2007, 02:44:56 PM »
Yes, but now that I have gone I am somewhat addicted . . . I never let more than 2 months go by now, even on my budget, without sitting in that chair and getting "The Works," from shampoo, straightening, style, and trim!" lol.  ;)

yeah that was kinda funny lol...but it worked for u for yrs so it really didn't matter at the end of the day lol

Wow . . . i was reading back over this thread and laughing at how I had never been to the salon to get my hair done . . .

ladi

Re: The Hair Thread
« Reply #508 on: May 15, 2007, 07:16:42 PM »
I love my hair. I usually texturize with a relaxer, giving me the option to wear it curly or straight.  Recently I put a jet black rinse in for the first time and which damaged it so much. So I have decided to just go natural...



What type of rinse did you use?  Rinses should never damage your hair, in fact that should help protect it (kinda how varnish protects wood). 

I heard the same about rinses but it was the opposite for me. A stylist did it for me in NYC back in January. My hair is just very fragile...

ladi

Re: The Hair Thread
« Reply #509 on: May 15, 2007, 07:18:17 PM »
I love my hair. I usually texturize with a relaxer, giving me the option to wear it curly or straight.  Recently I put a jet black rinse in for the first time and which damaged it so much. So I have decided to just go natural...

Good for you.  Let the messageboard at www.nappturality.com become your new best friend! Enjoy your journey!  :)

Thanks, I joined awhile back and really should get more into it.  I love LongHairCareForum too...