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We Are More Alike Than We Think

By January 27th, 202116 Comments

We Are More Alike Than We Think
Check out the email I received from Kanyin… apparently we aren’t the only ones learning to accept our natural curls.

Hi Nikki,

I’ve read a lot of blogs and I recently added yours to my blogroll as I’ve recently big chopped. Your site has been invaluable for me through this whole natural process and I am eternally grateful for that. I also follow a lot of fashion blogs and one of my favorites is Garance Dore. She’s a french fashion illustrator/streetstyle photographer. She is a very big deal in the fashion industry even though not many outsiders know of her. She is very good at documenting trends and waves that the fashion industry experiences. So imagine my surprise when she wrote this post about white people going natural! (http://www.garancedore.fr/en/2009/07/28/let-it-curl/) It seems like the whole world is beginning to embrace their natural beauty. I just found this really interesting and thought you might as well.

Pretty cool, huh?!

16 Comments

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi guys, greetings from Holland! The girl in the picture actually is the owner of the most popular Dutch webshop ilovevintage.nl, she is of Iranian descent. Her name is Faranak Mirjalili. Just thought you liked to know 😉

    xoxo Mau

  • PoliBohoGlam says:

    Just got back from vacation in Toronto, and was happily surprised to see how many white ladies were rocking their own curls instead of straight do's.

  • Y. says:

    Nikki!

    Garance Dore is one of my favorite blogs. If you read the post "let it curl" there is a link for Valentina. I saved her photo a while ago because I like her cut and the way her curls were styled – soft and natural. Anyway, glad to see so many people enjoy your blog and so many women and men are embracing their natural curls.

  • Cygnet says:

    When I worked in the labor & delivery ward of a hospital years ago, I had almost daily interaction with a baby nurse who was white but had dark, very tightly curled hair that she wore short because that was about the only thing she could do with it to keep it managed. We used to laugh together all the time about her "Africans", and she told of having people mistake her for black or biracial because of her hair. Another nurse, also white, had the most amazing, red, corkscrew curls that she wore shoulder-length. I loved both those women's hair.

  • Anonymous says:

    Wow…I never really thought about this so this article was pretty interesting. ~KF519

  • O.A.Eddy says:

    In university I had a roommate who had a relaxer and a white roommate with curly hair. I found it so interesting that I had more hair issues in common with my white roommate than with my roommate with a relaxer. We were always talking about hair and what it took to have fabulous curls

  • b. says:

    I read the comments (thanks G-Translator!) and it's marvelous to see other women around the world embrace their natural look. I found another blog link in the comments that adds to the discussion: http://lolitaofmoderntimes.blogspot.com/2009/07/curls-curls-curls-and-going-natural.html

    Yay for God-given beauty!

  • Anonymous says:

    dear nikki,

    i've been reading your blog for awhile now and love it. i'm white but have very curly 3b/c hair. as a child in a small northern mn town, it was very difficult to find anyone who knew how to deal with my hair. i felt all of the things i've seen you and others talk about — i felt i didn't have "good hair". and of course, i did everything to control it. when i finally started accepting and loving my hair and staying natural, i often had to explain my hair as "black hair" for stylists over the phone when i'd call for services. as you know, tiffany, the curl whisperer, says there's no such thing as "ethnic hair". i loved that and i love that it releases some stereotyping. don't you agree? so, thanks to all my curly sisters out there for helping us all figure out hair and identity!

    mary

  • Anonymous says:

    That's so beautiful! Bravo Naturals!

  • Shell says:

    I love the idea of curly girls of all races all over the world embracing their natural hair.

  • NappySince10/01/08 says:

    say it loud! We're CURLY and we're PROUD!!!! he he

  • Kinky Rhonnie says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this interesting article.

    The flip side is that many straight-haired caucasians also spend hours at the salon gettng curly perms and deep wave treatments.

  • clarahallow121 says:

    I like that website. And she seems really cool!

  • Anonymous says:

    I liked her blog. I think it's interesting that a few of the shots the women were smoking while modeling…definitely not the American way for a photoshoot 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    She has a cool website. Supposedly 65% of the planet is curly…if only we'd accept our dominance. 😉

  • curlykinkynfrizzy? says:

    Yes, it is. I have several friends -mostly Hispanics with naturally curly hair. And most of them have the same issues I have with my hair (dryness, breakage, growing out, etc). One of my friends is more of a 2-3 but we talk hair and products all the time! Yes, we ARE more alike than we think.

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