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August 8, 2013

Share Your Natural Hair Compliments!

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We all get them...and usually when we least expect it! While walking out of the grocery store, primping in the ladies room, or ordering a drink at the bar, you've most certainly been stopped and told how amazingly awesome your natural curls are.  Besides putting some pep in your step, it confirms that all of your time, energy, and moola spent, has been well worth it!

So dish! Share your favorite compliments...

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NappySummers said...

I was shopping this past weekend and this lady came up and told me how beautiful my hair was and I told her how I transitioned etc. and to not give up. She told me that she wouldn't and if she thought of giving up she would think of the lady she saw in Marshall's with the pretty hair as inspiration. It made me feel so good. I didn't even need to shop anymore :-D

Libra08 said...

My best compliment came from this guy I have been crushing on. It was the first time my twist-n-curl actually came out pretty good. This was also the time when I was just starting to get the courage to wear my hair in its natural state. We had an exam, and he sat across from me. I noticed he kept looking up to stare at me, but I thought it was just my imagination. Later that evening I bumped into him after work, and he told me that he loved my hair, and that he couldn't stop staring at how pretty I was while he was failing his exam lol So naturally, I called up my friends and told them what happened :0)

My second best compliment came from a guy friend. He was sitting behind me during lecture. He started playing with my hair and he said in awe "Your hair is like a forest." I know that might not seem like the greatest compliment, but I love big, thick hair so it was nice to know other people think my hair is big as well.

Mechelle B. said...

My best compliment came from my husband. He is always painfully honest.
I was wearing my natural hair straight and decided to twist-n-curl. I yelled out a disclaimer before leaving the bathroom and finally had the courage to show him my new do. He looked for a minute, i got nervous, and finally he smiled and told me he loved it :)
I've been twisting-n-curling every since!!! And the compliments keep coming.

MeelaJE said...

I met a woman Saturday before last at my son's music school. She said she loved how my hair curled up and that it looked soft. I am at a TWA stage where I can do a decent-sized puff. It caught me off guard since I really don't hear too many compliments from other sistas. However, this woman was from Nigeria. Many of them are brainwashed, too, about hair and having the "white girl flow" (sorry, had to dig that one out). They resort to perms and weaves, then naturally once their Afro-textured hair starts falling out, they grab a wig which was her current frustration with her transition. Of course I used it as an opportunity to "witness" (we gots to get them some hair salvation, ladies) to her about natural hair, products and the like. Come to find out not only had she been transitioning for about 6 months, but she was a Chemistry teacher at the college level and knew her chemical stuff, but little old me dropped some knowledge on her! She even gave me some cool tidbits. We've exchanged emails so maybe we'll create a new natural hair product line soon...

Anonymous said...

My favorite compliment so far came from myboyfriend. A couple sundays we were just standing outside church talking and he said, "Baby, at first when you said you were gonna cut your hair I wasn't sure it would look good. But you proved me wrong. You look really good. You got some curls. I didn't know that. I love it." I probably would have laid one on him in front of the church, but I couldn't.

I just did the BC two months ago so my confidence has gone up and down. Hearing that really helped it stay up.

A. Spence said...

I'm transitioning so my curls are manufactured..lol But the best comment came from a co-worker who said she loved my hair curly and thought I should wear my natural hair more. I guess she thought the curls were natural..

ChyeahBella said...

awww these storys are really cute

Anonymous said...

I have been getting a few compliments at the job I just started at. I work at Gap and am usually helping customers and ringing them up. I get compliments from men, women, children, etc. It does brighten up your day when someone gives you a compliment.

Oh and to MeelaJE - I notice that too. I don't get many compliments from other black females (even those with natural hair?). I usually get them from other races.

Anonymous said...

I received a compliment from a brother who has been natural for most of his life. He rocks locks and they are down his back. He could not believe that I was wearing twist in my hair in public. I BC'd only two weeks ago and have been transitioning for nine months. It felt real good to get a compliment from a brother even though he digs the natural look. Also my family have been really supportive so no matter how anyone else feels or thinks they got me thru and thru

Tif said...

I was in the bathroom at a club dabbing myself with a paper towel because it was so freakin hot! lol This girl walked in with her friend and just started gushing about how much she loved my hair. It was really nice and it made me feel good, but nothing compared to the night I was up talking to this guy that I'm sort of kinda seeing and he just leaned over and put his hands in my hair and said he loved my hair like this. And then a few nights later, we were just laying together talking and he could not keep his hands out of my hair lol I was like, what the heck dude? He just smiled and twirled a few of my curls around his fingers and said he loved the way my hair felt and all the curls. :) Put a smile right on my face and I've been smiling ever since.

L. Michelle said...

I get complimented at least two to three times a week and it's what I really like most about my hair. But the best compliment was from the youth minister at church..he goes, "that hair looks to good to NOT be on a CD cover!!" i said, "i can't sing!!" he said, "well you need to read poetry, talk, or do something, because you need a cover!!"

Liza said...

I actually get most of my compliments from other naturals (with TWAs, Locs, fros, etc...) and in turn compliment them also. White folks usually say my hair is "cool" but I don't take that to heart b/c they rarely even know what they are looking at. In my experience they consider anything an "afro" regardless of if its a twist-out, braid-out, or whatever.

I received my latest compliments from two black females with TWAs. They said my hair was beautiful and they couldn't wait until their hair grew out and they could start styling it. I just had in a two-day old twist out, but they were loving it. I told them that they would be there soon and to just enjoy their TWAs while they have them. I never had a TWA, but I know its got to be freeing to just get up and go without fussing with hair in the morning!

Anonymous said...

Lol, these stories are cute. I am Muslim, so I don't show my hair in public but I remember one time when I pressed out my hair, my husband was like baby I love when your hair is natural. I was surprised to hear that from him, since I wear it natural only occasionally pressing it out. Also, he loves my fro, lol. I use to hate it but I love it now :- )

Kyara said...

Right after my BC, when I went back to work, one of my coworkers told me that it suited me so much that he almost forgot my previous hairstyle! I found it to be the best compliment ever :)

Hali said...

It was my last day at school as well as my last final of the semester and I had been cleaning out my dorm room all morning with my hair in a ponytail and in a hat. I took my hat off, shook my hair out and went to take my final. I was sitting down waiting for my professor to come in and this guy looks at me and whispers, I like your hair. It made my day considering I did NOTHING to my hair that day and thought it looked a hott mess!!!

Diatta said...

Not to brag but I get stopped alot whether it is for the natural kinks and curls or the color. I have been stopped in restaurants, ladies rooms, parties, baby showers, getting out of my car etc.

My favorite compliment is when my husband and I were walking down the hall in the mall and this woman literally RAN up to me to find out who did my color and to get his name, salon and telephone number.

My husband was initially startled but very proud other people thought his wife looked good. :-)

Indigenous Productions said...

@Libra08
That story is soo cuteeeee. I mean the one about the guy staring at you while failing his exam.

You know I've met a few guys who always want to touch my hair and I used to get upset. But these stories are making me look at it differently. It's kinda cute after-all.

CURLYNIKKI said...

excellent stories ladies! I agree, the best ones come from our significant others...my hubby's compliments resonate with me for days.

E_v said...

These stories are too cute!!!! Keep 'em coming. I get compliments on my pictures on FB but my family nor close friends have seen my hair since I left NY (I have been wearing braids). I'm on my way to NY tomorrow so let's see what happens when they're up close and personal. Can't WAIT to see what my male friends think because they LOVED the long braids.

Have blessed day!

Eboney

puff said...

i've been wearing my hair in a bun for the past couple of days (bantu knot went wrong, don't have time to retwist for my usual BAA)... my co-worker commented yesterday about how sexy my hair was in a fro, which means tonight i'm making the effort to bring it back for the holiday weekend :) and anytime a guy (well, one in particular) runs his hands through my hair and plays with my curls, i'm happy :) i guess it feels better than plastic extensions or yaki... lol.

Canela325 said...

I don't have a particular story to tell, but I have noticed that I get a lot of compliments from people of other races. One of my bosses, in particular, told me she LOVES my curls.

I'd transitioned for a little over a year, doing a semi-BC in the beginning (cutting about 6-8 in. off), then cutting the rest off gradually. I'm just now allowing my hair to grow, and it's been a bit of an adjustment. Most of my friends still have relaxed hair, so it's hard for them to identify with the process....and even the mental courage that it takes to rock kinky/curly hair in a straight society. For awhile, I straightened my hair regularly as it was growing out. However, a month ago, I decided that I would consistently rock the natural....The other day I decided to straighten my hair just to see how it's coming along. Why do I miss my curls already?! I'm going back to curls TONIGHT!

Nikki, I want to thank u and my fellow readers for helping me thru this process. This is one of my FAVE blogs because it's a great place for curly girls to come and get support, offer insight, share tips, etc.

NappySince10/01/08 said...

from my little cousin during my first month of being natural. I was in the bathroom finger combining. She stood in the stood in amazement and just said, "wow! it's sooo curly!" If only I had a picture of her face :):)

My mom, one of the main ones who doubted my transition, would not accept that I did not put anything in my hair one day. She kept asking what I put in it to make it "look like that". I only used water once, earlier that day and she would not stop bugging me! I took it as a compliment :)

NappySince10/01/08 said...

*stood in the door* oopz!

D_luv said...

I get stopped a lot about my hair -- usually black women wanting to know how I achieve my look and where I get my hair done, by whom, etc. I love it! I love the look on their faces when I tell them I do it myself. The best thing about it is that I can't predict when it will happen, much like a guaranteed win scratch ticket but it's been happening an average of 3-5 times a week since I relocated. I even went to a natural salon recently (DISASTER) and I got compliments and questions from the stylists! Of course that was before I let them in my head... :P

I also gets lots of compliments from men on my hair. They stare and like to play in it. Just last week I was with a certain one and we were at a picnic that got rained out with what looked to be a full on typhoon. We got drenched! My hair was doused, and there my curls were, sitting pretty. He stared in my eyes and began to twirl his fingers in it.. very sexy. Then to top it off he says "Never straighten your hair. You're beautiful." (Shivering a bit just thinking about it!)
The best part is that I just BC'd in Dec with only an inch of hair and that I currently rock a coil out and is between 6 and 7 inches long!

Mzbush said...

I used to wear my hair straightened a lot but I wanted to stop damaging my hair so I finally wore it curly and several people in my office asked me how I got it so curly. When I told them that it was my hair's natural state, they told me that I should only wear it in it's natural state. I was surprised to hear that from them so it made me feel really good.

ChiChi said...

The most I've gotten is "Your hair looks good" and "You are rocking the natural well". Well, I take that back. My bff and another friend said I should have went natural a long time ago and it looks "real" good.

PRETTYLADYA04 said...

So this past Monday I did my second TnC. It took me an hour to do. However when I woke up the next morning, it was NOT DRY. So I decided I was NOT taking out my twists. I took out the rollers, so I wouldn't get fired from work. I couldn't afford to try again the same night knowing I was not gonna get to it until late again. Knowing that I was going to be highly embarrased by the comments I was going to get, it was the COMPLETE opposite response. People loved it.. And everyday this week people loved my curls.. LOL

Kyleigh said...

mine came at the starbucks drive thru window. First of all we all know how friendly those lil starbucks workers are...i belive they are santas elves lol. but we were jokingly trying to figure out what kind of coffe i should get and i pull up to the window and she is all i love you personality....GASP!!! OMG I LOVE YOUR HAIR! IT IS SO HIGH FASHION AND BIG AND CURLY AND I WANT IT! it feels so good to hear that because my family bashes me constantly and leaves me feeling low but that made me feel great. its intresting how people will say its nappy then others will say its chic and high fashion:)

c. janae said...

I was at an AKA Hat Luncheon and was talking to one of my mom's friends. Then I was introduced to two other ladies at the table. One of them said, "I love your hair." Of course, I said thank you. Then the other asked, "Do you get it done here in Sacramento?" My reply: "No, I do it myself." And they replied saying "Oh wow, well it looks great on you."

Another time, a woman in the grocery store asked me who does your hair. And I said I do it myself. She said, "Really? I looks beautiful." And I just had it in chunky two strand twists pinned into a mohawk. (mind you, my hair is only about 2 or 3 in long)

Anonymous said...

So,one day I was at the gas station and I noticed this lady looking at me. After starring for a while she came up to me and asked me who did my hair. I told her that I did my own hair and that I was natural. She said my hair was pretty and that she thought it was a wig.
Another day a couple of my co-workers and I were talking and one the ladies complimented me on my hair. The other lady said" Oh I know how she got her hair like that.....it's in a straw set". I was stunned how convinced she was, I took her comment as a compliment.
love reading everyones posts!

luvleelox said...

I get compliments all the time and from all sorts and I work at the Gov’s Office in my state…pretty conservative as are the most of the folk I work with…so just yesterday I went upstairs to visit a friend in Homeland Security (not quite a bastion of diversity) and one of her Caucasian colleagues stops mid-step as she walks past us in the foyer and says, “excuse me for interrupting but I love your hair, I wish my hair did that, it’s free and stylish, makes you take notice!” I thanked her for the compliment and smiled for two reasons: I appreciate a good compliment and I thought to myself how as a child, teen and young woman I would have never thought I’d see the day that a white woman envied my hair like I envied theirs most of my life…what a shift in my paradigm!

LuvDeluxe said...

Wow I am really interested in the Muslim naturals may we have an interview?

Professah Monee said...

I was at school ( high school, with a mostly white population) and the boy touched my hair and said, "It's all soft like cotton,I thought it was going to feel like a Brillo pad.I love your hair." He then commenced to smelling it.To this day, he still touches my hair and compliments me on it.

Anonymous said...

I got complimented twice by two different Sephora employees! I was wearing 2nd day twist out and one of the ladies just kept gushing over my hair. She asked me if I went to the salon to get it done! I told her I didn't and she wanted to know how long it took me, what's the style called, etc. I told her and she said the look suited me well- that I looked very Bohemian! LOL the other employee "just loved my curls" and just wanted to touch my hair so badly she said! Both said my hair made me stand out (in a good way obviously) bc you don't see many (any other) ppl w/styles like that.

Anonymous said...

When I was still pregnant and I went in for one of my checkups, I had half of my hair out in twistouts in the front and a ponytail in back. Well as soon as my midwife came in the exam room, she was all over my hair! She wanted to know "how my hair did that" etc. She spent a good five minutes on my hair before actually inquiring about my pregnancy! LOL.

Same thing happened at my postpartum appt. This time it was a male physician. He was really enthralled with my hair too! Once again, before asking about ME, there was a brief discussion about my hair! He wanted to know what the style was, how it was done, etc.
Well at least my hard work isn't in vain!

Anonymous said...

The best compliment is when women stop me to advice them on how to go natural!

Anonymous said...

Happen a few years back. I was in the check out line and was leaving the store. So I'm outside walking and this lady, who had cute locs or dreads I think said. "I just had to stop you, but you were walking too fast." And she told me "Your hair is very beautiful like that love your curls". That day I felt so giddy and glad that she said that, because at that time I was getting used to my natural hair.

Anonymous said...

Once when I was at a bar here in DC I was walking through the crowd and this white guy with eyes as big as saucers said "wow! I really like your hair!" LOL His look of awe just said a lot

Maria said...

My best compliment came from my 8 year old niece who is now natural, but for a while my sister had relaxed her hair when she was 4. Luckily I was able to convince my sister to stop relaxing my niece's hair so she's natural now, but for a long time she hated her hair in its kinky state (she's 4a). My niece thinks she's a diva and she never hesitates to tell me if I look a hot mess LOL Anyway one day I wore my hair curly and my niece not only told me how beautiful my hair looked, but she asked me to do her hair. Now she actually has learned to create her own curly styles (yes she's 8, I did mention she's a diva). So her compliment meant a lot to me because she only gives compliments when she genuinely means it. Thanks Angie!

Anonymous said...

I get many compliments from my Asian colleagues. I had one good friend (Chinese) tell me that she loved my curls so much that she was going to the salon to get her hair permed. I begged her not to do it since I'm so paranoid about chemicals. I told her thank you, but to embrace her straight hair in its natural state LOL who woulda thunk it

Mel said...

Mine came from my swetheart..i since i'm in the transitioning stage..i wear my hair in wet sets and it gives me an instant fro..he loved it..

northcentral said...

Mine came from a random guy in the club.. i was just standing there with my girls feelin all self conscious because i had just cut my hair and was wearing my TWA.. He was like.. "I love your hair! I just love it".. needless to say I was happy for the rest of the night! :)

forever35 said...

This was from my girlfriend, Normally it would take a bomb or some type of air raid to get her excited, but we were going out to dinner and she picked me up and I got in the car and she looked at me for a second and said, "Your hair looks great!" then a smile crossed her face and she said "I love it!" - I cant express how much that meant to me, its the best compliment Ive recieved so far.

Afrocentric Mocha said...

So I live in Japan, so I tend to get my fair share of attention. Especially when I wear my hair in twist or t/o fro. So the other day I was at Cold Stone waiting to get some ice cream and the guy behind the counter was just staring and smiling at me. He was a young cute guy and I was with my kids, so I just thought he was being polite. So when I finally got close to him, he whispered, I just wanted to tell you that your are GORGEOUS, and I LOVE you hair. I wish my hair could do that. You wear it well. All I could do was smile and say Arigato Gozimas!! It felt good having someone in this culture, openly acknowledge the beauty of another that looks DRASTICALLY different from their normalcy...

momo7 said...

When I wear my hair out and HUGE, I usually get long stares and whispers. People are rarely bold enough to tell me to my face. The whispers are either indirect compliments or things along the lines of...."she is werkin' that WIG" or "is that her real hair...no really is it?". It's hilarious to me! I love wearing my hair out. It's a liberating feeling!

Anonymous said...

Two of my favorite compliments occurred the same day at Wal-Mart. I had worn 2 strand twists for about a week and took them out for a twist out. So while browsing in the bread section, a middle age Caucasian woman approached me and said she loved my hair! She said that the hairdo really complimented me. Then a sister approached me in the meat section and asked how I "did" that to my hair. When I told her I just "twisted it, and then unraveled it", she looked at me and said, "Oh man, my hair won't do that"... (She had a relaxer).

Anonymous said...

lovely stories...these made my day!

Cygnet said...

You could probably grow a quarter inch of hair in the time it would take me to tell about the confluence of events that resulted in me transitioning, but I will say that rather than one BC, I lost my hair between it breaking and falling out and me doing a series of little snips in response so it wouldn't look so raggedy. The transition started June 2007.

I recently went home for a family reunion. My mom, who has been hard to please where my hair is concerned, saw my tight red coils and said I needed to pick it out so I wouldn't have "all them little balls" everywhere. It has happened that when I've done an obvious change to my hair that my mother dislikes, someone will later see it and compliment it in her hearing. Sure enough, later that same night after a Bible study, a long-time family friend, sort of an honorary aunt, began gushing about my hair, echoed by a couple of other people. She thought I'd "put something" in my hair to make it curl up like that, and I explained that no, this is how my hair grows and what it does when I style it. I gave a brief rundown of my regimen and got more compliments. My dad then said I look like Little Orphan Annie. Since I love red hair and think Little Orphan Annie is cute, I took it as a compliment.

Ms. Mae said...

So I have been transitioning for about 3 months now, but prior to that I had gone through so many changes with my hair that my boyfriend thought he was doing something to stress me out,lol...which he wasn't : ). Anyways, when I told him I was going to try and go natural (for the 2nd time), he said to do whatever made me happy ( he really was just tired of seeing me change my hair like every month!). Well, thanks to blogs like these and other, I finally learned how to do some transition styles that gave my hair a break and my true,thick hair started to show through. My boyfriend and I are long distance so I decided to surprise him the next time I saw him by wearing a more "natural" style. Right after we embraced for not having seen each other for a while, he said " Wow..I LOVE that you are going natural. You look HOT". There's no question that boosted me and gave me some motivation to continue on in this journey. Can't wait to share my transitioning story on this site one day : )

Lost_One said...

I love this post! I haven't had many compliments, but the few I have received really put a smile on my face.

I enjoyed reading all of the stories

Anonymous said...

my neice said "Auntie, i like your afro its nice and pretty and soft.

i melted!

Anonymous said...

2005 - I was only a year into my natural transition and vacationing in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. My friend, who is also natural, and I were amazed at all of the women who relaxed their hair but did the "wash n go" to have that faux natural curly look. The two of us, however, walked around with big curly hair and felt we stood out like "out of towners". Men would yell compliments and women would walk past us and call us pretty. Amazing!!! That vacation actually helped me start to love my hair.

Courtie said...

I just had to add mine - happened two weeks ago on my birthday.
I had gone over to my parents house for dinner and had my hair in a big curly twist out (I'm now a year and a half natural).
My dad said, "You know, when you first cut your hair off, I was skeptical. But it looks great on you. You look like a model."
My dad is not the one for compliments, so I knew it was genuine, and it made me feel great.

Anonymous said...

Every time I see my little brother he always says "I like your hair". No matter how many times I tell him "Thank You", he will keep saying it! Sometimes he will sit really close to me or sit on my lap just to play with it. If he likes it I know it must be nice since children are very honest about these things!

LovintheBlessin said...

I also went to a predominantly white high school, but i mostly wore my hair in braids with extensions, and i always got compliments on those styles, but I remember once I wore by hair out in between braid styles and it was slightly pulled back in the state in between a puff and a fro and this girl said "i just love your hair, it frames your face like a halo or a sunburst!" and I though that was the nicest thing a blond haired, blue eyed girl ever said to me :-D

Sherri said...

The best and most meaningful compliment about my hair came from my Mom. She lives in a different state and I went to visit her. At the airport, she gave me the once over and genuinely told me that my blondish TWA really complimented my features and that she looks forward to seeing it at different color, length and style stages. Since the first comments out of her mouth when she sees me are usually negative, I was surprised. That is one compliment that I play over and over when I'm styling my 'fro.

~EssenseVibez~ said...

my best compliment came from a gentleman while i was paying my cell phone bill-he walked up to me and said "your hair is beautiful, may i touch it?"--at first i was like "uhmmm, where is my husband and why is he sending a stranger to me to feel my hair?"--i said "sure"--he slipped his fingers all the way to my scalp and tickled my scalp-i said "are you satisfied?"--he took his fingers out and said "what do you mean?"--i turned and smiled "thought it was fake huh?"--LOL--we both laughed and his final words were, "you wearing it sistah!"--i hoped my husband was nearby looking at the smile on my face--cuz that brotha made my day!!---true story **wink**

naijaprincess said...

I get tons of compliments on my hair, especially when I wear it in all it's coiled glory;o) Most of these compliments come from folks of other ethnic backgrounds and some black men and women.

One of my most memorable moments occurred a few months ago. I had started a new rotation at one of the hospitals that I train at and had worn my hair in braids for the first two weeks. I started to miss my hair, so I took the braids out and wore my usual shake and go afro, which is super coily and big when stretched out. I knew my hair was on point by the number of accidents I caused in the hallway that day.

Folks were turning around and doing double takes, slamming stretchers and wheelchairs into walls and other people walking by, getting hands caught in the elevator as they whipped around to catch a glimpse of me and Bunmi (my hair) walk by ;o) I got lots of compliments that day, most of them surprisingly, from other brothers who rarely compliment my hair!

brwngirl901 said...

I have gotten so many different types of compliments in different stages. When I was wearing a TWA, I mostly got compliments from AA teenage boys who were trying to grow their hair out. If I wash and go, my caucasian co-workers are all over my hair. This one co-worker always says "it looks funky! I like it!". And forget about me going to department stores, I get so many compliments on how pretty it is.

Just today, I was at Wal-Mart and this lady was on the ailse talking to another natural and when I walked up she pulled me in the convo. She was transitioning w/micros. We talked about products, big chop, you name it! For almost 45 minutes. It was so amazing for three strangers to connect that way. Of course I referred them both to CurlyNikki.com. This has been a wonderful journey!

Anonymous said...

I get a lot of compliments on my hair but usually when I think my hair looks a mess (lol). But the best compliment is that my 8 year old daughter who is also a curly girl loves her hair too. When she was younger she wanted straight hair.I would say "Well baby god gave us this curly stuff so we gotta deal with it". I kept tellin her I love my curly hair and you'll love yours too someday. Ive kept it in cornrows and braids but over the last year or two I've been letting her wear a wash n go or a curly ponytail with braids in front (usually on special occasions or when we don't have time for a protective style). And to my surprise she loves it. Actually I'm kind of jealous because her hair is fuller than mine. Her Wash n Go is fierce (lol).

But anyway yesterday we ran into one of my cousins that I haven't seen in years. She hadn't met my daughter before. I had a wash n go and my daughter had her curly pony with the braids in front. She says "is that your daughter?"...then to my daughter "aww you have curly hair just like your mommy" My daughter just smiled this big smile and said "yep!". I was so proud!!!

LovintheBlessin said...

Nikki, it's funny that you reposted this because just yesterday something happened, and I said to myself that I wished I could share it with you guys. I was at the NAACP national convention, and this brother spoke, did a POWERFUL spoken word performance, and delivered a strong message. I don't know about y'all, but when I see an educated, dedicated black man, I SWOON. So, I'm totally crushing on this dude, and then he does a meet and greet, and unlike everybody else, he doesn't just snap pictures and go, but he engages people in conversation. We were talking about disparities in income, and he stops, mid sentence, and says,"i like your hair, it says a lot about you and is so beautiful to me"

Y'all, I just about DIED. I guess this is all to say that sometime, the person giving the compliment is just as important as the words themselves, because the rest of the day, you couldn't tell me NOTHIN. I was walking around working the heck out of my fro!

serenity23 said...

My compliment occurred Monday in the office. I speak over the phone to this atty a lot b/c he handles my cases for me, but we've never met. When he walked in and saw me, he asked if I was ~insert govt name~ and I said yes. He said, "Well Hello Foxy Brown." LMAO. That made me smile. He is an older white man and he told me that i reminded him of Pam Grier.

Anonymous said...

I can't say it was the best but it meant alot. A close friend of mines, who is like a bro to me, gets a kick out of snapping on me about everything. Im guilty I do the same to him, but since I've been natural thats been the topic of discussion. It doesn't bother me because I love my hair. BUt yesterday he actually said your hair looks good b*tch ( lol thats what he calls me). He just kept saying how my waves were spinning and my curls looked good.

LetYourSoulGlow said...

The most re-assuring and impactful compliment came from my boyfriend. When I first met him, I had a weave down to my butt and a face full of make-up. Because this look was what initially attracted him, I thought he would not be attracted to me anymore. :( Now, all I do is twist out my hair and throw some shea butter on my face and call it a day (very quick and painless)

Recently I had a Newly-natural-self-doubting-I-can't really-kick-the-worlds-ass-with-my-big-hair days, and I told him that I planned to scrap the natural look and just go to the Dominicans.

He then looked at me and said "Are you crazy? You're in the beginning stages of the process, of course you're going to struggle! Your hair is pretty, and most women can't even wear their hair like that. I like it and I think you're sexy! That's why I can't stay off of you..."

A thousand compliments from random strangers will never eclipse that. :)

Tanasha said...

My hair is in the funky in between stage right now, not exactly a TWA but not a lot of length either. So it is kind of difficult to find styles that work. So I felt a little adventurous and I tried a bantu knot out and pinned up, it really cute, put on my make-up and proceeded on my merry way to work. I recieved so many compliments that day. One co-worker told me it really suited my face and a friend told me I looked glamourous. It is amazing how these small compliments cand push you over the hump.

Ms. Mae said...

I'm glad you reposted this too Nikki because I received some really unexpected comments these past two weeks. I'm a graduate student and I work with my fellow grad students in the lab. The others I work with in the lab are nice and are brothers of another color : ) Recently I've been experimenting with more transition styles and I received compliments from them on several of the new hairstyles I wore. That surely caught me off guard! Put an extra pep in my step those days though,lol.

Anonymous said...

Actually, today one of my co-workers said I look like I belong on beach somewhere with a pina colada. I usually don't wear my hair out, so today I'm catching people by surprise lol.

curlychronicles said...

most people just say they like/love my hair or that it's soft when they tough it. My sister tells me I look like a little lion lol..that's cute to me :)
This one older guy said my hair looked interesting..I was like thanks.. lol?

Samantha said...

This actually was a comment made to my friend, but since she hasn't posted on this thread (yet), I will! Just this past weekend she came to visit me in DC and was rocking her fairly new TWA. We were on the metro waiting for the doors to close to continue our journey when I saw these two (black) teenagers (heading up the escalator to leave the platform no less) beckoning to me and trying to get my attention. I saw that they wanted me to get my friend's attention so I nudged her and as the door to the train was closing and the girls were reaching the top of the escalator, one yelled out, "I love your bush!" LOL I just thought it was wonderful that these two straightened strangers loved my friend's hair so much that they yelled it out for everyone to hear. It made me feel good and the comment wasn't even directed toward me!

puff said...

i rocked a fro hawk to work yesterday (getting my janelle monae on) and got compliments from my fellow interns :) it's my new favourite look... the extra styling time is totally worth it.

Rhapsody in PURPLE! said...

This man walked up to me and my coil-out puff and said, "i just looove a woman with a natural. its beautiful. I would ask to touch but its soo beautiful and i couldnt do that."

and he went on to try and impress me. I went home a STOOD in the mirror just to see what he saw!

Hali said...

Another one....more recent!
I was watching Aladdin with my niece the other night and got a random text from this guy that said "Hali...your hair is absolutely beautiful...just thought I should let you know"
Talk about making a girl BLUSH!!!! I couldnt stop smiling!

wingedleona said...

So the other day, I was in the Chiptole with my hispanic cousin. I'm half black and half hispanic and my family makes me feel horrible because I'm natural now. When I was driving over there with her, she was cracking on my hair saying how awful it looked, because it was in a fro. So we're getting drinks and this random latino guy behind us says, "I love your hair! I wish I had hair just like yours!!" and the look on his face was priceless. So I thanked him and my cousin looks at me and says, "You know what would be really cute? If you put a clip right there..." lol!!

Anonymous said...

when i first visited london, i stood in front of this cool club waiting to get in and feeling so not cool compared to the london crowd around me, i was stopped by the doorwoman.... I thought she would not let me in, but she was "you look beautiful...your hair is f... awesome and you really work it" -needless it was a very nice night out :-).

karama said...

I was at a street festival in Brooklyn, and this woman stopped me and asked me who did my hair. I told her I did it myself. She said "Oh great, do you have any cards? Do you take appointments or walk-ins?" LOL!

Libra08 said...

I love this post! Please keep bumping it! I walked into Trade Secret and this guy came up and asked me did I need any help. I told him no, and he said good! I just wanted an excuse to ask you for permission to touch your hair. I told him sure, and he started touching it and making moaning sounds saying how soft it was. Best believe I almost ran out of there! That was a little too creepy...

Franki said...

I think my favorite was this spring when I was entering the final stages of my senior independent work. I put my hair in Bantu knots so I wouldn't have to mess with it for a couple of weeks, and I got more compliments in those two weeks than I have on most any other hairstyle I've worn - almost all by my white friends.

Konstantly_V said...

I drove my best friend home to Charolette last weekend and when we got to the toll both the lady asked me what I put in my hair today and I said Tresemme and she said "Me too". She said it looked really nice (it was in flat twist in the front and curlie in the back) and I thanked her told her I was still trying to figure things out since I'm newly natural. I told her that her haired looked nice and healthy as well. Then on the plane coming back one of the baggage handlers came on the plane to ask me about my hair. I told her that it wasn't hard to handle or take care of and that I do my hair myself. I told her if she wanted to go natural she should do it and that the internet had lots of information/advice to help with it.

Anonymous said...

don't know if you are for locs or not but ima chime in anyway...so i was at the lake doing my usual power walk and there are lots of people out there but this guy and his girlfriend stopped me on my third time around and asked me if my hair was loced i said yes, they both asked if they could touch my hair i was hesitant because it was sweaty but they liked it. my other and best compliment came from my husband he says i look like a queen especially when i wear my locs up. i love my nappy naps locs natural hair makes me feel wonderful.

Bermuda Beauty said...

I wore my hair as a fro hawk. A white co-worker (who by the way hates my hair) said that she loved my hair like that. I thought people were going to point and laugh. But I was told by several people that day and on fotki that they really liked it. So now when I feel I want to be super dupa fly I will do the fro hawk.

CurlyLikeMe said...

Last night, my 4 year old son decided that he wanted to play in my hair all of a sudden and proceeded to pull it straight up, smoothing and shaping with the palms of his hands. By the time he was done, I looked like Kidd from Kidd n Play!! But he was so excited and kept making me go look in the mirror to see how "nice" it looked.

When I first went natural, he would tell me that he liked "down hair" (straight relaxed, how I used to wear it) so this is definitely a huge compliment for me...kids can be so honest sometimes :)

Claudia said...

My favorite compliment came from this guy I had a crush on. He said I looked so much better with the 'new hair' as he called it. He said it looked great and it suited me.

I beamed for days after that one :)

Anonymous said...

I just did my BC last week after a 10 month transition. Today while I was in the hallway one of my coworkers approached me and told me how much she really liked my hair. She told me she has worked with Black women (she isn't Black) for over 30 years and she has heard so many horror stories about relaxers. It was nice to get a compliment from someone other than my hubby...he likes it too!!!

Anonymous said...

This summer I have finally learned how to take good care of my natural hair and I have started to wear it down for the very first time in my life. Before it was always in a bun, or chemically treated. The funny thing is: when I walk around many men actually take a long look at me. This new feature actually attracts their attention. Like make up, like make up, like a red dress or like anything flattering. I'm not used to it and I surprise myself laughing.

Anonymous said...

I went on a first date with a guy that I've known for a while. Towards the end of the night he said he wanted to touch my hair from the moment he saw me! He then asked permission and commenced to twirling and massaging my TWA. That was definitely a first...that never happened when I was relaxed. The joys of being natural are endless...

MsLizziA said...

I think some of my best compliments were people that said they loved my hair and they wished they had the courage to go natural. The crazy thing is i never actually thought of it as having the "courage" its just something i wanted to do because my hair grows better that way.

I guess we must be some very brave people according to others.

Anonymous said...

i recieve many compliments from my white friends who are curious about my new curls but the best compliment is seeing the trend in weaves and wigs heading toward the curly fro that i rock naturally =]

Anonymous said...

The very first week I unleashed my curls on the world, I went to grab lunch with some classmates. It was a large group of about 12 or so, and the (white)cashier was really busy working to move things along. He looked up at me to hand me my change and stopped. "I don't mean to offend, but I just love your hair. It makes your eyes look... pretty." He was so nervous I laughed for the both of us, and said thank you.

caribbeanchic said...

i was in a coffee house a couple weeks ago and a fellow naturalista said she loved my hair :) i felt great because her hair looked nice and that must mean she had great hair standards :D

Also, a very fashion conscious coworker told me that my curls look very cute. I'm 4b, 4c and my curls are miniscule. I've always had this thing where i thought that my curls aren't considered curls so it was nice of him to say this.

BEAUTIQUE said...

I have been dating this guy for about 8 months now, and he has NEVER seen me with my natural hair. I have always kept a weave or braids. Well I wore it in my fro puff last week, and we were driving together. I had two little curls on the side of my puff, and he reach over and said "What's this"? I thought he was about to say something mean about my hair. And I explained that they were little curlies that I like to do. Then he looked at me and said "I like the natural look". That meant alot to me.

suniismom said...

Not to sound over confident but I get compliments almost everyday. I live in a very diverse area in Las Vegas. My 7 year old loves my curls. Men (black and others) give me double takes. The main people to tell me they love my hair (curls and beautiful henna color) are middle aged white women. I recently lost 20lbs. This along with my hair makes me feel like i'm getting my sexy back!!! Peace and God bless!

karibbee said...

i did the BC recently after an 8 month transition and have been timid and wearing my hair pulled back each day. but today I decided to just take the plunge and wear my curly fro out in public. I'd barely left my apartment when traffic slowed right down due to this one flirty driver trying to get an eye-full. later on a toddler, sitting in a parked car, opened its eyes really wide on seeing me and reached out the window to me which drew the parents' attention over. all very friendly and complimentary.

genie said...

I worked at a summer camp. There's this little boy in the kindergarten class, who I like to call "The Lil Homie" (cause he walks with a pimp walk and gives people dap/pound like he's a rapper or something). I had my hair slicked up in a side ponytail and the 'tail' was all curly. He sits by me, looks up and says, "I like yo hair!" He was just too cute.

This guy I'm dating has seen the straight, dominican blowout and my afro. Although the blowout can be "messed up or sweated out" (which I find guys generally like to do!), he definitely made it clear that he likes the "big hair" i.e. my afro.

Anonymous said...

I'm a high school teacher. I was signing in for work one morning when the building engineer called my name. He asked, "Ms. ________, can I run my fingers through your hair? You're all natural, aren't you?" This was a day after a colleague of mine stated that she loved my hair and asked if she could touch it.

NaturalBeauty9 said...

my 11 year old cousin who used to love my extremely long hair came up to me, touched my 2 day old BC and said that this was the best I ever looked. It made me cry because it was so sweet and I was feeling down about my natural hair. I rock it with fierceness now.

Ms. Cee C said...

These stories are very inspiring. I look forward to the day I'm done transitioning:)

QCFC said...

This past weekend I visited my dad and his wife complimented me on my twists. It was cool because first off her and I never really speak and she's never complimented me on my hair before. It was cool,might have sparked us having actual conversations.

liliMarie said...

yesterday i went to sally's and the sales associate there (who was relaxed) could not believe that my hair was mine. she asked "is that your hair??" in disbelief. after i responded yes she said it looks so soft and pretty and asked if she could touch it.

Angelina said...

Earlier this summer I was up north in Evelth, Minnesota which is not very diverse at all (I have only seen 2 other black people up there). I was shopping with my fiance's mom and I was looking at some jewelry when this older white lady comes up poking me she had a shocked look on her face (I thought we were gonna have an "issue" in this store), and she says "Oh my goodness you look like a doll your hair is so beautiful!" she had the biggest doe-eyed smile on her face and it just made my day.

Olivia said...

at the club - you're beautiful (clearly because i looked 'different'

at work - how did you do your hair? it's pretty.

at the nutrition store - you have to make sure you take care of your beautiful hair.

it makes me so happy and gives me strength to stay positive in my natural journey.

Anonymous said...

These really ARE cute stories! Well, one of my most memorable compliments was when my 14-yr old twin daughters and I were in a department store. We separated but they eventually found me again. One of the girls said, "Mom, you were easy to find, we just looked for your 'fro!" *I thought it was cute.

The last time I visited home, EVERYONE loved and complimented me on my hair. My sister, the one who "wouldn't ever go natural!!!" said to another woman all proudly, "Look at how nice her hair is; she's all natural!!"

I'm lovin' it!
T.J.~

Kacy said...

Hello everyone!! My best compliment came from the guy who is now my boyfriend as of this week (yay)! We've been hanging out for a while now and seeing as how I've been natural since Nov 2008, that's how he first met me. He never made any comment on my hair so I never really thought too much about it. 2 weeks ago I went to get my hair trimmed and colored so I decided to get it straightened. When I saw him the next day I said to him "what do u think of my hair?!" and he said, "it's nice but I like it better when u have it twisted or u have ur afro" and i was like whoaaaa!! =D That made me feel so good because everyone else was complimenting my straight hair everywhere I went but the fact that he said that made me appreciate him that much more and it also made my day! Who knew there were Jamaican men that like natural hair?!!! lol

sweetdrk1 said...

I am laying here smilin hard as ever reading these post. I too have gotten tons of compliments but the one that stands out comes from my mom. I hadn't seen her and I wasn't looking forward to the comments. (she is lethal with her tongue) A family friend showed her a picture from FB and she called me crying. "Baby you look just like you did when you were born, you had a head full of curls then..and look at you 40 some years later..OMG you look beautiful!!"

nellboogie said...

Curlies...I love the stories! So motivating and positive! My best compliment came from the wife of a friend. My husband and I were at their wedding reception and the bride stopped me and said that she had been looking at me all night and wished that she could look like me. I was shocked! She said that my hair was amazing. I humbly thanked her for her compliment as it provided more affirmation for my choice to be a Curly Girly! Stay strong and positive Natural Sistahs!

nickye said...

I get stopped all the time and asked and complimented about my hair. Although nobody thinks it's natural (rod set, curly perm, weave) I'm what I've had done to it so they can get it too. The funniest was it looks so good, it can't be real!

Anonymous said...

My boss lived in weaves from the time that she was a teenager. She told me a few weeks ago that my hair reminds her of the natural hair weaves that women are buying now a days. At first I wanted to punch her in the face for her slick little comment. A few days later she asked me how I got my hair that way and she wanted to go natural and that I was her hair role model. She'e very snotty, so I knew it took a great deal of swallowing her Yale unversity pride to ask me for hair advice. I told her patience,love, and care got me this rock star hair. She went natural a few days ago and I adviced her on the products she needed to use!

Lena Jolie said...

This re-post is right on time! haha
I've been rocking a twist-out this week and the weirdest (yet coolest! lol) thing happened the other day. I was sitting outside of our campus Starbucks with my hubby and our friends when a girl that was sitting inside came out there just to ask me how I got my hair the way it was b/c she really liked it!! :) One of the highlights of my day. It was funny tho b/c I was running around like a nut avoiding a bee that was harrassing us when she came out lol
As the days pass and my twist-outs get older, my hair gets bigger and fluffier--and sometimes I feel like a fuzzball, but now I embrace it. I'm starting to love it, my hubby loves it, and apparently others do too :) YAY!

breed08 said...

I did a bantu knot out recently and my collegue said I look like a rock star. Then she start singing "American Boy" by Estelle (she's so silly, LOL). I was exicited because it was first time trying it and it came out very well.

PoliBohoGlam said...

After going natural, rocking it for four years, relaxing, and coming back "into the light" I still struggle with my family's views of my hair. My mother is the toughest on me, but she seems to really like it when I started rocking the slicked back buns.
So, I found it funny that on the very day that Mom's raving about how nice and neat I look with my bun, a lady at work stops me and says "You know, I don't like your hair pulled back like this. I like your hair BIG".
=)
Me too.

CoCoCosmopolitan said...

Yesterday, my co-worker (who was born with straight hair) sweetly asked, "do you mind if I touch your hair?"..I said "sure". She was amazed...told me that my hair was soft and looked amazing :)

Ironically, I went to church in the evening and a middle aged couple who were born with napptural hair (if you catch my drift..) asked me if I'd been electricuted...and if I was loc'ing my hair..and how it looked like I was playing with electricity "or are you just having a bad hair day?"....it was mean..and sad.

It just goes to show that sometimes the ones who appreciate our difference, are the ones who are not the same as us....and those who are the same, feel uncomfortable with our difference.

CallaLily said...

One evening this week I was experimenting with styles. I let it set overnight and took it down in the morning. I did a frohawk style and loved it (I was slightly concerned it might not be the best choice to wear to work). I got so many compliments from co-workers on my hair that morning. It made me feel so good!

Christine said...

I was on my way home - and was standing on the train platform and a little old grey haired man walked up to me and said "OMG I love your style - the outfit, glasses, colors and your hair is so nice, it really fits you". I was so surprised all I could say was "oh my goodness - thank you". His compliment had totally made up for the horrible commute I was having.

Anonymous said...

Seeing all these compliments really is keeping me motivated. I've been transitioning for almost 7 months now and I must admitt that I have been tempted many times to get a relaxer, including this past week, BUT after seeing all these comments i'm not going to.

DivaDr175 said...

The evening of the BC I went out to grab some dinner. I was so worried about how uneven my hair was and loving the texture that I kept playing with it as I walked home. Some stranger yelled to me as I took my hand down from my head for the umpteenth time that he "loved my hair". I felt like a runway model and flashed him a smile.

Shanaz said...

My 3 year-old cousin has the same fine, fluffy 3c/4a hair that I have. Her mum is Scottish and has a hard time managing it. She's OBSESSED with the Disney Princesses, and talks about wanting a white horse like Sleeping Beauty or a Yellow dress like Belle....but whenever I go to the bathroom she says "Are you gonna do your hair!!!?? Let me watch!" She stands watching me wet or twist or put product in my hair and says "I'm gonna have that hair when I'm a LADY"....it melts my heart...I'm only 21 and have never described as a lady before, especially not for having curls!

DoWhatchaLike said...

I've had several of my friends tell me that friends of theirs (who I don't know) tell them they met or saw this girl who's hair and curls are were so pretty it made them sick. After a brief exhange of description and name swap...it's Me, they are talking about. It make me feel good that the curly fro I love so much is admired and topic of conversation of others.

DeNee said...

I was going to the grocery store and some very dark African Man was yelling "HEY, HEY, HEY!" I looked around and there were other people so I kept walking because I didn't know he was talking to me. I went in the store and he came behind me, and said "I was saying hey to you!". I was like.."OH!" And laughed. I was scanning the grocery "paper" and he was walking around me staring at my hair trying to act as if he wasn't looking at me. It was pretty hysterical. From the "hey" and the staring at me....I have a feeling he was diggin my hair. Lol!

Anonymous said...

These stories are great! But ladies... You let your men put their hands in your hair?!?! My husband tries, and I always tell him not to pull out my curls LOL

Anonymous said...

these shared compliments are very inspiring. Whenever i see another naturalista my heart leaps. i am loving it. beautiful beautiful beautiful. i am just learning the right products to rock my tnc!!yeah!! one day i was playing with the tnc and i liked it but it rained and it got all frizzy. well i went into a store and another natural sista said "i like your hair" she had a huge smile on her face probably like the ones i wear when i see and sista rocking the natural too. made my day. Love this site!!!! thanks curlynikki

DramaBrainiac_Cutie said...

I'm in the 8th grade, and my Caucasian Science teacher absolutely loves natural hair like me! I wore my twists and everyone was like look at the little curls at the bottom! It was funny and really cute

freecurl said...

As I was leaving out of the "Good Hair" movie by Chris Rock, this young girl pointed to me and said to her friends, "I want my hair to look like that".

nicholefreeman said...

since BCing 5 weeks ago from chin legnth hair to the teeniest of afros, I have had lots of compliments from just about everyone I run into..its my husbands compliments that warm my heart. He is a man of VERY few words. When he isnt suffering from a SERIOUS case of hand in 'fro disease, he is always smelling my hair (thanks to Herbal Essence HH and TT) or telling me how confident I am to rock a low cut, how beautiful I look when Im having a "wth did I cut all my hair off" day, and how proud he is that I am natural. :)`

Anonymous said...

I just bc'd in august and i get more "why you cut your hair?" than anything as a natural in mississippi, but when i come home from school i work at my dad's store and everytime i go to work this man tells me "i love your hair! imma get my wife to get her hair like yours!"

Pearl said...

I was waiting for a package at Fed ex and U know that feelin when someone staring, it was this man in front of me then he comes out of nowhere and asked me how i got my hair like that , I know I had the dumb Face cause I Was Like " Like what " , Its was Blown Out sometimes i forget people R not used to seeing That especially In Brooklyn, I simply Told him It was in its natural state, he asked me can he get his like that and smiled...

jamila said...

Ha I love these stories.
One day I was getting ready to go out with a guy friend of mine and I was fixing my hair which was in a twist out in the mirror. My little brother who is 5 looks at me and goes I like your hair Meme its looks really spikey.

Later as I am walking up on my friend he gives me the once over and goes I am really feeling that hair style. You are owning that look.This friend and I actually use to date and he is known for being very honest so his compliment really meant a lot to me. As we are trying to decide where to eat we bump into my best friend who could not stop gushing over my hair. My friend is transitiong back to natural and can not wait till she can wear her hair like mine again. It was a good day. lol

Angela said...

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my 2 cents said...

Thank you SO much for promoting natural hair! We seem to want whatever we don't have... meaning if it's straight we want it curly... if it's curly we want it straight. We are all beautiful! And we should remind each other of that everyday!

Charles said...

My personal compliment to all naturally-haired Black women:

"...a Black woman’s hair rises by nature. It blossoms against the current of life. At its best, it swirls and spins like the earth, or the sun – a supernova of sublimity and strength. And like any other heavenly body, a Black woman’s natural hair demands nothing less than orbit: total praise from every physical thing within her influence, all revolving around her omnipotence – instinctively, humbly, and altogether..."

Check out the whole compliment, here:
http://meandeverybodyelse.wordpress.com/2009/10/07/naturally-sexy/

Anonymous said...

what I find amazing is how many people think my natural hair is a wig. i suppose that's a compliment, huh?

happynappydelta35 said...

Beautiful hair!! I am loving all about it.

Anonymous said...

Well the past couple of weeks I feel like my hair has been a frizzball mess that is driving me CRAZY! I don't give up though and still take care of it. Well a lady came to me today (on a bad hair day lol) to tell me she was new to the natural hair journey and thought my hair was beautiful and healthy. I was so shocked! I told her my routine and she said she would try it. Sometimes we really are our own worst critics. It was just the encouragement I needed today! I wish everybody the best in their hair journies.

EricaThurman said...

I was in a crowded club, rocking my TWA and saw another sista making her way through the crowd towards me. She finally got close, leaned over and said, "I just had to tell you how much I love your hair." She went through so much to get to me that I didn't even mind that she touched it without asking :-)

Ellagirl said...

This summer, I wore my hair out in a curly fro, and went to a jazz open mic night during the local university's jazz camp. About ten strangers came up to me during the course of the evening to tell me that they loved my hair, including one of the headliner from the evening, a fairly big, well known jazz artist. It was pretty cool...

Lost_One said...

I wasn't feeling well recently and I KNOW I looked horrible. I went into Walgreens to buy some medicine and the cashier told me my hair was really cute. I told her thank you because I hadn't combed/styled my hair all day. It's amazing- when you feel like you look bad that's when you seem to get the most compliments ;-)

Liza said...

This morning a friend of mine was like "this is what I need, its so thick and healthy" and proceeded to put her hands all up in my hair. I told her "first, get your hand out of my head, and second stop getting relaxers and you'll have thick healthy hair too". She wasn't trying to hear me though.

Alicia said...

Today while I was washing my car I got a compliment from another sista. She said "your hair is beautiful" and she's actually transitioning right now. She was wearing a weave but vowed that she's never relaxing again. She said she actually saw me before and thought my hair was a 1/2 wig (I was wearing a braid-out)! I told her the next time I see her I better see a fro!

babygirl84 said...

Last weekend, my friends and I went to PA to visit Field of Screams for some scary fun and while we were waiting in line for the haunted house, my girlfriend who is natural but only wears it straight laid her head on mine (hair was out in a wash and go) and squealed, "OOOo, your hair is like a pillow, I wish I had pillow hair". I laughed.

JoyCurl said...

A young woman who I hadn't seen for a while was wearing her hair natural. I complimented her on how great her hair looked. Her response, "Thanks, I was inspired by you."

curlygem said...

I was looking around for random items in a Houston area Wal-Mart when a lady stopped me in the juniors' section. "Excuse me, but how long have you been natural, and what did you do to style it that way?" I told her 1 yr., 8 mos., and a twist-out that I had put up in a stretchy cotton headband. I noticed her curly, silver roots and asked if she was transitioning (with a big smile). She told me she wasn't sure if she was ready to BC. All I could do was advise her not to be afraid of her natural texture. She said something like, "Looking at your hair inspires me to keep growing mine out."

Anonymous said...

It was my first time in NY last month and I was underground in the subway trying to find the right exit. A natural girl with twists or dreads whooshed right by me (it was so fast I couldn't tell, i wasn't even looking up)and I heard her say something but she was moving so fast, I guess trying to catch her train, that the sound trailed behind her. I heard "I like your hair." It took a second to register, especially since it was just my shrunken fro, and it was loud and noisy in there. I yelled out in my easily drowned out voice "thank you!," but I doubt she heard me. I really like this compliment because I felt like she went out of her way to say it. It was so fast, so encouraging, and so simple that I will never forget it.

ddenise said...

my very first time going out in public with my natural hair that i washed and styled myself (with curlformers!) was this week. i havent had a perm in almost 2 years, but I have still been 'trapped' doing presses and always going to the beauty shop. So I was a little self-conscious about going out with my wild frizzy curly hair for the first time.

Well, I am getting my eyebrows waxed yesterday and as she is doing my eyebrows and then says "you have beautiful thick hair." (i say thank you. but then keep talking because I dont know how to take a compliment). "no really, you are lucky to have such beautiful hair." i was on a high all the way home. my big curly hair has a personality all on its own :-) thanks eyebrow lady! you have my business forever lol.

Anonymous said...

I had good hair days this week and some random man on the street SHOUTED at me, you have BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL hair!

mrssmif said...

I have two very favorite compliments:

This past summer, I braided my own hair in to very small braids, and was amazed myself at how long my hair had grown. I was in the walmart checkout line w/my son, and when we got to the register, the cashier (who had micros w/extensions) looked at me and said, "ooh, what kinda hair is that? I'm bout to get mine redone, and I really like that." At first I was baffled, and looked at my son, and he started giggling, as I explained to her that it was all mine. She was taken back for a minute, and then she was like "wow, that's some nice hair." I was geeked all the way home, lol...

The other time was when I went to a grad party from one of my bff's since high school. (We are both adults now, and she was really against my original decision to stop perming, she was like "what are you gonna do if you don't perm", lol"). Being a gala event, I was extremely worried about my hair, as I knew I'd be the only nappy in the place. Imagine my surprise, when people were coming up to me left and right ALL night telling me how pretty my hair looked, and asking how I got it like that...

Anonymous said...

I was sitting down minding my own business, when this guy comes up to me and starts touching my hair. He tells me: 'I really like your hair.' It was sweet.

Ro said...

I got a compliment while cuddling with my boo...He said it felt like "cotton"...I simply smiled, and kissed him on the cheek...

Pretty Awesome Penguin said...

I am 14 weeks into transitioning and am wearing a 2nd day BnC today. I was walking past a bus stop and a woman with a wig on stopped me and asked me how I got my hair that way and if I had done a flex-rod set. I told her it was a BnC and I curled the ends and she said it looked really pretty. I couldn't stop smiling and I still am :D. That is the first compliment I've gotten about my hair.

Butterfly73 said...

So I've been wearing my curly fro/wash n go for awhile now and when my job had a Halloween contest for each team, I just worked my fro with the outfit. Well, I've gotten so many compliments about how good my hair looked.I was so surprised and thankful

Anonymous said...

I had taken my niece to Marshall's a few weeks ago. I was standing outside the dressing room while she was trying on different outfits (Auntie's treat). All of a sudden out of no where this overly enthusiastic white woman kept telling me how pretty my hair was. That was great but then she almost broke the cardinal rule! She began walking towards me with her hand extended....yes! she was reaching for my hair. She wanted to touch it. Stating that it LOOKED so soft. I love being natural it makes me stand out.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love when my daughter receives compliments on her hair. Usually it's the people who are born with straight hair that give the compliments but one day, while leaving the library, there was a group of our people outside of the door and when my daughter (sporting a twist out) and I walked by they all ooohhhh and ahhhed over her hair. My daughter ate it up! This was one of the rare occasions that some our people complimented her hair so I especially loved that.

Malyboo.Barbee said...

I've had natural hair for several years but I always wore it straight never let anyone see it curly. During my freshman year in college the guy I was talking to came into my room after I had showered and washed my hair and it was still wet && curly. He just kept looking at me and was like "I love your hair like that, It's really cute"

It was so funny to me because he was a white guy and all the black guys that had ever seen my hair didnt really seem to care for it. So that kinda made my day and made me like him even more.

Now I love my curly hair and hate to have it straight!!

b. said...

I was playing with my friend's 1-yr-old son, who has Korean and Russian heritage. As usual, my 'fro was out and big. As I sat on the floor, he kept coming up to me and playing with my hair with this look of utter fascination and glee on his face. I love cute babies and he *so* made my day.

Karua said...

I was sitting in math class a couple weeks ago and I'm sitting with this biracial girl I've really gotten to know well through being in class with her. The past couple years I would see her in school with her hair in a fro, puff etc. and I remember I used to envy her because of her curly hair (I didn't think mine could do that because she had "good hair"). Anyway, I went to math class with a wash and go with twist-out bangs, and she said "You know, since you cut your hair last year [when I BCed], I've really been loving it. It makes me a bit jealous actually because my hair is too loose and thin to hold twists or braids..." and she frowned. I said thank you and told her how her hair helped inspire me to continue to grow my hair out. :( Sadly we're the only two natural girls at my high school....

Novemberlady13 said...

I was at Cook-out one day after school and this lady tell me I should be a hair model. I'm mad now because I don't even remember what I had done to my hair or what products I used.

Also at the end of my senior year in high school and I was talking to this guy and he just loved my hair. Every time we were together, her couldn't stop playing in or complimenting my hair. Sometime even when I was driving down the street and he was in the passenger side.

When I came to college, my room mate just loves my hair. She even told me she was going to cut it off and glue it to her head! I keep telling her to just grow out her hair. But apparently the transition process is hard. [I've been natural all my life]

And my last one didn't involve any word just action. I went to this party Saturday night and I was dancing with this guy, and the whole time he was playing in my hair. I had it in two-strand twist, and I guess he thought it was soft. He was "foine" too!!!! lol

Anonymous said...

I love this post for its positivity and I usually don't comment but I will because I am loving my hair. One memory is from last year when I was wearing my TWA, which I usually didn't do then. My roommate just paused when she saw me and said "you are literally glowing. You look so happy when you are not in braids". That made me tear up. Compliments from my husband make my day. He loves feeling my hair and he beams everytime I wear my braidout. I even have him buying me flowers to stick in my hair! I love him, but most importantly, I love how my confidence grows with every day that passes by.

Anonymous said...

During a break from lecture, a friend came up to me and we were talking. Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed another classmate who I really didn't know just standing there. Finally she says " Don't mind me. I just had to come back here and look at your hair. It is awesome. I dunno if you saw me but I kept looking back at your during lecture". That made me feel preeetty good:)

Channyboo23 said...

my favorite compliment came from this guy while I was in the student center goofing off with a friend I hadn't seen in a while. I introduced myself to him and I noticed that he kept staring at me for some reason until he finally said "Your hair is so beautiful I just wanna touch it, may I?" Since he asked nicely I let him play in it for a sec.
Another funny one was from this older guy he asked "is that all your hair?" I smiled and told him yeah and he said "You look beautiful." I love my naps!!!

Anonymous said...

I get lots of compliments from my coworkers (all white females) who like when I wear my hair "big" after I uncoil it from bantu knots. Usually I wear wash & gos, which gets compliments too, but I'm always asked "when are you gonna wear it big again?" Makes me feel good when I hear all you ladies great experiences!

Anonymous said...

I love when i get compliments like who do your hair, and i say oh i do. I never got that when i use to flat iron my own hair. My first compliment was this older lady on the bus who was also natural.The compliments keep coming.

KrazyK said...

Best compliment was actually from the lead singer of a heavy rock band called Sevendust. I'm in the front row, basically, of the crowd and the singer Lajon Witherspoon (with the most awesome dreads) walks and observes the crowd giving shout outs. He sees me and smiles and reaches out and touches my hair! (which was in a curly fro from a few day old twist out) and then he gives me a guitar pic! I was sooooo excited! And that was truly the best compliment I've gotten thus far. Even rock stars dig it!

UrbanDesire said...

My girlfriend (white) and I were attending a Halloween Party, I didn't dress up as anything specific I went as me- "random black girl" I was wearing my curly afro....lol. So at this particular party, it was mainly caucasians, this white guy came up to me and started staring at me and started complimenting how great my hair looked au natural and other white guys came in and joined in with the compliments. I was so in awe...and blushing from ear to ear.

Nickey said...

My white friend at work almost everyday compliments me on my hair...but especially loves it when I do the twist-n-curl she calls it "rosettes".

Raedell said...

I'm 7 months into my transition and experimenting. A few weeks ago I was switching from my my style and feeling a little self conscious about my new do. I was in the elevator going up to work, and this woman behind me was staring at me - I could feel her eyes on the back of my head for 7 floors. Well, when I was about to get out she said, excuse me, but I just absolutely love your hair - its beautiful. I was shocked! and of course my confidence was sufficiently boosted for the day :o)

satin doll said...

My best compliments always come from my husband who is always running his fingers through my hair and hates for me to even twist it up at night. I love it!

Another great compliment came when I was volunteering at a respect my vote campaign. My hair was in a braided roots wash n go. Nelly (yes the rapper) was there and he was shaking everyone's hand and then he came to me and said I like your hair, and then ran his fingers through it! It was surprising to see that even rappers who love the video chick type of woman liked natural hair

Neeci said...

At Thanksgiving, my cousins drooled over my 2-day braidout. They loved the health an length...I even inspired my older cousin to grow his 'fro out!

Anonymous said...

A few weeks ago another natural (if I had to guess, she was in her 60s) walked up to me and was like OMG!!! I was looking around like, "What happened?" She went on the tell me she loved my hair and asked me how I achieved the look. I was wearing a twist out. She told me I looked like a doll.

Misses B. said...

Today, I wore my hair in a wash n go, which is very rare for me. I usually have my hair in a twist or braid out. I walked by a women in the mall that seemed to be staring at me. As i walked past, I heard her tell her friend, "See, that's what I want my hair to look like." I walked a little taller for the rest of the day, *lol*

MissCurly said...

This compliment came by surprise while I was at work and wearing a three day old BraidNCurl no less! My co-worker was like... "Can I cut your hair and keep it? Your hair looks so full and healthy." OMG I was like wow because I had just henna that weekend. I felt like all the work I put into maintaining healthy hair has paid off. I have beautiful full healthy hair that people actually notice.

Maria said...

One of my co-workers admitted to me that there is a person who works at my firm that made the decision to go natural because of ME. She saw how I went from relaxed to natural and is now transitioning. Now this news made me so happy because I didn't realize I was indirectly helping people. That made my entire day and also made me realize that we may influence more people than we really know.

fergee said...

Beautiful!!!! Too many complimets to read! :o)This is my second time going natural in three years. With more information on how to care for my natural hair, I am loving God's blessings! I'm getting compliments from both blacks and whites. The black people are saying, "You have 'good' hair! I tell them, "You have "good hair, too' --just let me show you!

Nutmeg said...

Yesterday just happened to be a great day -- I had done a braidout, but I wanted to keep the pattern tight until I styled,so I just unbraided and put it in a ponytail. I saw a lot of folks I knew who talked about how much it'd grown and how shiny it was (and how good it felt, 'cuz folks just put their hands all in it without asking, ha!).

Then I went to do some shopping, and the clerk had just done the BC, and we had a 15 minute conversation about natural hair. At the end of that she said, "You inspired me, I'm gonna stick with this." That was the best compliment EVER! :-)

kwm537 said...

Last Friday I spent the entire day putting small twists in my hair. It was the first time I had done them so small, so I had no idea how they would turn out. As usual, my husband made no comment, and my kids barely noticed. The first time I went outside with them in a lady at Target told me my hair was beautiful. Literally every time I have gone out I have had a positive comment. Just yesterday (twists are now a week old) a lady at the grocery store stopped ad said... "Girl, your hair is GORGEOUS... I wish I could do that!" I wish my family could appreciate the beauty in my hair, but at least it feels good to know others do.

Anonymous said...

I live in a place where the natural scene is non existing. When i do get compliments it's always from caucasian race, never my own people. One day at work a brother came up to me and said how much he loved my hair, i was in total shock, i ask him was he from here, he told me New York......so that explain why he loved my hair...that made my day hearing it from some one of my color

Monique R. said...

I finally decided to debut my TWA at work and at school earlier this month. I did my BC Oct. 17th and had been wearing a wig to work and a scarf to my classes. I went to work and had nothing but compliments from customers and my employees. "Oh my goodness, I love your hair cut, it's so pretty and curly! I wish I could do my hair like that!" Those compliments were from straight haired co-workers. I had a women come in that was transitioning tell me "I love your natural. Keep on doing you! I'm going back to being natural." All this on my first day wearing it this way to work. I went to class the next day and on my way out to my car, a black man probably in his late 40's early 50's complimented me. He said "Your hair is beautiful. That's what I call true beauty. We need to see more of that instead of that straight hair." Now his comment really made my day because that was the first compliment I received from a man. I love being natural and will never go back!

Sabrina said...

I think my favorite comments come from my other natural ladies. Over the summer, when I was on the way to work, I would see other women who were natural. Often, we would make eye contact and fall all over ourselves to compliment and encourage each other. Those moments are always special.

Anonymous said...

I've been visiting CT for the past week and I've been rocking a twist out. These are the compliments I received:

1. I love your hair
2. Your hair is so cute. How did you get it to look like that?
3. I like your twists
4. Your hair is nice

SHADOW said...

My first ever in public!:
I was in Ricky's NYC and a lady sporting a small afro abruptly stopped me as I was passing her and said 'Excuse, can I ask you, what do you put in your hair to make it so shiny?". I was flabbergasted and all I could do was make a cheesy grin for a second and pat my hair like, OMG really? Haha. I was sporting my 1st ever successful braid out and I was at a loss for words of what to tell her exactly because I didn't want to overwhelm her gushing about my fav products. :-)

Anonymous said...

So I've been transitioning for a month now. Last weekend I was staying at my aunt's house and I was wearing a braid-out and my cousin just looked at me. He asked How I got my hair "that way". I told him I had washed my hair, braided it and then unbraided it when it was dry. He just smiled and said: Black people hair is the most interesting hair there is. I thought that was a huge compliment lol

Anonymous said...

I was in the hospital of all places and I was told my hair was fierce! The lady also had naturally curly hair and she seemed to be growing hers out whereas mine is at a full length. I was extremely shocked because the wind had pulled my hair 80 different directions by the time I had got inside, so I was fairly pleased to know that most weather, rain, wind even snow doesn't do much hair to our lovely curls. After seeing my friend that was doing well and that compliment I walked out of there with a hop in my step.

Lit26 said...

My best compliment came from Human Resources at my jod. Two days in row the person in payroll in HR walekd past me and said "your so cute". She has never said that when I wear a weave or a wig so I knew she meant my natural hair and I wasn't dressed up either.

Kikilious said...

well... all these compliments are so awesome . im actually doing two strand twists ( or as we call it on island in the caribbean - twist curls ) now. anyway, the best compliment that i have gotten can from a canadian guy ( with straight hair lol). He stared at me really hard then he said " ur hair....its just soo so b.b.. beautiful. i means it just soo..ur just so beautiful". oh lord!i was so supprised and he's compliment was sincer. that made me feel soo good because i thought he was going to say something bad when i saw the way he was looking at it.
to all the natural sisters, our hair is totally awesome! so rock it with con- fi- dence lol

Anonymous said...

I received my compliment the Tuesday before Christmas at a retail clothing store. One of the employees there told me my hair was very "festive" and if I was wearing the hairstyle (a several days old twist 'n curl) especially for the holidays. A very unexpected compliment since I was thinking at the time of how badly I needed to wash and restyle my hair! It made my day.

Apryl said...

Just yesterday while doing some after holiday shopping, I was complimented by the sales lady in the Chanel boutique at Niemen Marcus. The impressive or shocking thing is, I thought my hair looked rather frazzled. I was wearing two week old twists that I plan on redoing tonight! But this Caucasian saleslady told me my hair was "adorable" and "fabulous"! Imagine that!

Nappy3000 said...

For the holidays I did a bantu knot out and my hair came out really curly, soft and shiny! Everyone loved it and many were surprised when I told them, I do not have a perm. The best compliment over the holidays was after my aunt touched my hair she said "it's so soft like a baby's'."

brittbritt14 said...

During the greeting of the guests at my church this lady I'd never met before complimented me on my twist out. She asked how I'd done it and said that she could never get her hair to turn out like mine. She asked for my phone number and then asked how much I would charge to do her hair like mine. Side hustle on in 2010!! :-)

Anonymous said...

On Christmas, my brother told me that everyone wanted to touch my hair and started patting my curls. I was wearing the Kinky Curly line of products and it was a wash and go. It was my first time using that line and my hair that day was defined and moisturized. Also, it was nice to hear because people always compliment his hair for its extremely loose texture. And here he was enjoying my curly "boingy" hair! :]

Notthecoolmom said...

I can't say waht my best compliment is, but 2 of my best were from mature naturals who asked me how I did my hair. One even said, " I'm going to have to have you do mine." At first I was thinking, I don't even know you like that, but looking back it was a compliment.

Anonymous said...

At my coworker's New Years Eve party, she and another coworker hands were in my TNC for some time. They normally see me with a slicked back puff and this was the first time they saw the TNC.

Also, saw the family New Years day for dinner and they were remarking on how pretty my hair was. I'm very self conscious and it was pretty weird looking up and catching people staring at me and my big hair.

Anonymous said...

I was at a commencement ceremony late last month and some random lady asked if she could touch my hair (I didn't know how to feel about that, but i obliged...boy was I glad that it was well moisturized :)! It was probably the best twistout I've ever done. She simply said "your hair is soooooo soft and nice." After that compliment, I was on cloud nine for the rest of the day!

Anonymous said...

I have three different instances that stand out in my mind. The first is when I had dreads. They were dyed a honey blond and they were in curls. I was at work and this mexican guy came through the checkout line. He said my hair was beautiful and asked if it was real. I said yes and then he asked if he could touch it (which I allowed). He seemed to be in awe of my hair.

The second was when I first cut my dreads. I probably only had about a half inch of hair. I was afraid of looking like a boy but I got the most compliments. One was from this black guy I was helping pick out some jewelry for his girlfriend. He said my hair was sharp and that not all women could wear their hair that short and look good.

The third was a couple of weeks ago at Target. I was paying for my purchase and the cashier (a young white guy) said "wow your hair is awesome". I said thanks, then he asked if my curls were Natural or if I had a perm or some other chemical in it. I stated that it was Natural and then he said "it's beautiful".

In my time being Natural, I have heard a few ignorant comments but mostly positive ones. I think it depends on presentation. I know there is a lot of conversation about how men in general especially black men feel about Natural hair, but since I've been Natural I've dated and been complimented by black, white, hispanic, and Arab men. I think men and people in general are drawn to the positive energy that comes with showing your true self. It's funny to think that hair would have anything to do with that, but I believe it does. I think wearing Natural hair says this is the real me, unaltered. There are people who think all black women wear weaves because it's all they see. A lot of people don't think or know that blacks (who are multiracial) can have curls. A lot of black women don't even know their own hair texture because we've been brainwashed to think it's bad. I never felt like my hair was anything special until I went Natural but I realize that it is. I stand out and I am able to create my own style based on who I am and what I have not what society tells me I should be or look like. I still rock a weave from time to time or wigs/hair pieces for versatility but I love being Natural. By accepting my hair it is part of accepting myself and I am also teaching other people that Natural hair is pretty and versatile. That it's not what they thought it was. One by one we can dispell the myths and help people understand that good hair is healthy hair. I have watched my mother suffer with hair loss and it has been painful. She would love to have a full head of healthy hair regardless of texture so we are all blesssed.

maiyavann@yahoo.com said...

I get compliments on my hair all of the time. I LOVE it!! My sister gets tired of hearing people talk about my hair!LOL!!! My hubby loves my natural hair so much that he begged me not to ever get a perm!!! Yeah, he so sweet:)

I even get compliments from white people. I mean A LOT of white people. White people with naturally straight hair express to me that they wish they had big naturally curly hair with the option to wear it straight.

I must admit that receiving these compliments is AWESOME!!WONDERFUL! and FABULOOUS!!! It's so nice to hear that people love my hair since we live in a world where perms are the dominant choice. I truly LOVE it!!!

curiouslovechild said...

Hey, I def used the last compliment post as my inspiration before my BC last month. I'm glad I can be part of that inspiration now!

So far the majority of my friends and coworkers love it! When I got home the day of the BC, my mom held up the Black Power fist when she saw me. That's all I have for crazy "compliments". I feel like I do get a lot more stares than usual, but I take it as a good thing. It makes me more edgier and confident.

Anonymous said...

today at church my pastors wife (caucasian) was making an anouncement, and half way through it she stopped, and said 'i like yor hair', the entire church laughed. after service everyone in church was complementing my hair, and my pastors wife came looking for me to tell me my hair looked chic and wanted to know what i did to my hair. i even convinced my friend who could never make to her mind to go natural. yay

Jae said...

Hi Nikki & Fellow Naturalista's!

Im excited to share my first compliment. Last monday, a day after my BC I was at a restaurant waiting for a table & this girl walked by with a natural poof and it was kinda messy but a cute messy and as I was admiring her hair and thinking that looks cute she says out loud to me "I like your hair", much to my surprise but I said "thanks & omg I was about to tell you the same" she says, thanks & yes girl yours is just beautiful"! :) Now mind you I was somewhat fresh off a 13 hour road trip and had thought ok I cant wait to get home to really do something with this all "new" natural hair. So needless to say that was a good feeling especially fresh off the BC! ;)

Anonymous said...

Got mine at a friend's wedding from college. She got married 1 month after my BC (well, a fade really =)At that point, my new growth was just coming in and was very curly/ coily. One guy who I haven't seen in 10 yrs came runnin up to me to tell me how much he LOVED, LOVED my hair and thought women w/ natural hair are the most beautiful. Kicker was... he didn't recognized me! When I "re- introduced" myself he said "WOW! You were beautiful then, you're BEAUTIFUL now!" I was gushing for a few days after that =)

Anonymous said...

I got mine at church one morning. One of the younger gentlemen there loves to see what I do with my hair each time he sees me. One morning I was behind him and he didn't see me come in, he turned around and was suprised I was there, then said, "Whoa, the hair is ON POINT!" I've been on cloud 9 since then.

Anonymous said...

My sister said " Wow. You look like you really know who you are."

Girl Friday said...

THIS IS MY FIRST COMPLIMENT!!!
Well, from someone not my husband lol. I was out at a night club/bar this weekend sporting a knot out. Now, I had spent ALL DAY fussing with it and looking in the mirror while out shopping and wondering how it is that I could look so crazy. I was REALLY not feeling my hair that day! Anyway, so this dude walks up to me and says "I really love your hair, it is so you!". My jaw dropped. Not only was this my first compliment since I started transioning in June last year, but the fact that he said "It's so you", that really touched me. It IS me, and it's like him saying it was the first time I realized that other people could see it. I felt so out of place all day, so I definatley feel like God was right on time with that one! He was like, yeah, I made that hair on your head and you look beautiful with it!

Anonymous said...

I'm a high school student and I recently put my hair into yarn twists for the first time. I go to a predominantly white school, and all of my friends were complementing me on my hair. They asked lots of questions about it and the twisting process. Their curiosity about my hair kind of made me laugh because half of them were baffled at how I got it to grow a foot in three days =)

Anonymous said...

I love all the compliment stories!! This makes me even more excited to go natural. I have gotten quite a few compliment on my permed hair, but i cant wait to hear them when i go natural. I've been the type of girl who always blends in with the crowd. I'm ready to change that and have all eyes on me! lol.

Anonymous said...

All of these stories are a true inspiration, I have not received a verbal compliment yet but my son is 3 months old he grabs my hair all the time! I love that! I'm waiting my husband to notice lol

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