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Why is it that black men look weird with longer straight hair but black women don't?

Harina

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Longer, straighter hair. By straight I mean more of the sheeny, shiny variety. Is it because we're so used to seeing black men with short short hair? But then again some black men do have long hair in the forms of fros, cornrows, and dreads. That doesn't bother me. That doesn't look weird. But If black men were rocking a Robert Pattinson (their real hair mind you) it would look really werid, right?. But if a black woman has long healthy straight hair (like many of the pics on this website), it doesn't look weird. Are we just used to it?

Has anyone else noticed this? Why is that? THe only black guy who looks somewhat nice with straight hair to me is Snoop Dog. I've seen a small, small number of black men who were rocking longer, straighter hair in real life, (4 inches and up), and it always, always looks bizarre.
 

Roux

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Re: Why is it that black men look weird with straight hair but black women don't?

I don't generally like men with long hair period.
 

Roux

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Re: Why is it that black men look weird with straight hair but black women don't?

Is it because we're so used to seeing black men with short short hair? But then again some black men do have long hair in the forms of fros, cornrows, and dreads. That doesn't bother me. That doesn't look weird. But If black men were rocking a Robert Pattinson (their real hair mind you) it would look really werid, right?. But if a black woman has long healthy straight hair (like many of the pics on this website), it doesn't look weird. Are we just used to it?

Has anyone else noticed this? Why is that? THe only black guy who looks somewhat nice with straight hair to me is Snoop Dog. I've seen a small, small number of black men who were rocking longer, straighter hair in real life, (4 inches and up), and it always, always looks bizarre.

OMG I remember I was dating this guy and he said he used to have long hair, and he gave me his license and I FELL OUT do you hear me? He had a relaxed Rob Pattinson length...thing on his head. I died. He had bangs and all. He said that women were so torn up when he cut his hair...it was a GOOD laugh because trust if he came to our date with that hair I would have did an about face and went home.
 

LoveLongLocks

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Re: Why is it that black men look weird with longer straight hair but black women don

I don't think that it looks weird. If the guy has swag it can be sexy. If he is like Antoine Dobson....???? Fail
 

Traycee

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Re: Why is it that black men look weird with longer straight hair but black women don

I hate to see any man with long hair no matter what race they are... I can't stand it !!!
 

FlowerHair

Reclaiming my time
Re: Why is it that black men look weird with longer straight hair but black women don

To be honest, I thought it looked strange with straight hair on black women too, but I'm used to it now. I never really saw a grown black woman until I was around 9 years old (odd, I know).

The 2 black women I saw on tv before that age were natural.

I think it probably does look weird, but it's so common that we have gotten used to it.

Imagine a Chinese person with an afro. It looks as natural as straight hair on a black person IMO. :grin:
 

DarkVictory

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Re: Why is it that black men look weird with longer straight hair but black women don

Doesn't necessarily look weird to me. Whether shiny, swinging hair looks good depends on the person's facial features and overall look rather than male/female, IMO.
 

MariposaSexyGirl

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Re: Why is it that black men look weird with longer straight hair but black women don

^^^ I agree. I think it has a lot to do with how facial features go with the hair.
 

RegaLady

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Re: Why is it that black men look weird with longer straight hair but black women don

Well I have heard from some men that it looks weird on black women too.
 

somewhereinbtwn

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Re: Why is it that black men look weird with longer straight hair but black women don

I don't know why but for some reason the title of this made me lol. To anwser your question I like long hair on men, but on BM its gotta be natural. No perms, hot combs, or anything silky and swangy. Personally I think long straight hair on bm can look kind of feminine. Not that there is anything wrong w that, just not my cup of tea. On BW straight hair has been the norm for so many years, that people think that's how we are suppose to look.
 

Makenzie

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Re: Why is it that black men look weird with longer straight hair but black women don

It makes them look effeminate.
 

Iluvsmuhgrass

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Re: Why is it that black men look weird with longer straight hair but black women don

I think it's because we've been so conditioned to what people are supposed to look like (what's accepted by society).....that when we stray from that, it's "odd/un-stylish/ugly/an epic fail". It's not just with men and long hair, it's literally everything outside the norm. But who determines the norm?
 

Miss*Tress

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Re: Why is it that black men look weird with longer straight hair but black women don

I disagree that black women don't "look weird" with long, straight hair because I absolutely hate the flat-ironed look for myself.
 

MsBoinglicious

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Re: Why is it that black men look weird with longer straight hair but black women don

Cause they look CRAZZYYYY!!! If a black man has long and straight hair 9 times out of 10they look like pimps or women. The only long hair on guys that looks good are braids (sometimes) but most def locs.



















See PIMPS and WOMEN!!!

lol
 
Re: Why is it that black men look weird with longer straight hair but black women don

It just looks weird. I don't like it on black men. White men, on the other hand, look nice with it. I can't explain why.
 

brg240

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Re: Why is it that black men look weird with longer straight hair but black women don

because society tells us it doesn't look good :nono: I agree that it looks effeminate. (and even if it doesn't really my brain still processes it as such.) I do occasionally like long hair on other races but I think with black men there is this hypermasculinity that i'm used too so I don't like it. :/ Not sure if that makes sense.

overall I prefer short hair on all men though
 

Rei

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Re: Why is it that black men look weird with longer straight hair but black women don

it looks strange on both of us, we're just used to seeing it on black women.
it has nothing to do with the length of the hair...look at men who have long dreads. Nobody is phased by that and some of them are :lick:, but once its straight its like we all go back to how we were supposed to think black women looked with straight hair before it became the norm :lol: I do it too, not even going to front. I have never seen a black man rocking long straight hair that I found attractive. Society at work
 
Re: Why is it that black men look weird with longer straight hair but black women don

i just cant take a man with straight or permed hair seriously at all , its too girlish. The only man i ever i thought looked good with it was michael jackson . Its funny because sometimes I even look at my own self in the mirror when its flat ironed hair and think it looks strange against my features im starting to like textured syles like waves, braids and twist better.
 

Naturallista

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Re: Why is it that black men look weird with longer straight hair but black women don

because society tells us it doesn't look good :nono: I agree that it looks effeminate. (and even if it doesn't really my brain still processes it as such.) I do occasionally like long hair on other races but I think with black men there is this hypermasculinity that i'm used too so I don't like it. :/ Not sure if that makes sense.

overall I prefer short hair on all men though

I get what you are saying and agree.
 

likewtr4chklit

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Re: Why is it that black men look weird with longer straight hair but black women don

It's all a matter of (mental)conditioning....years and years of it.
 

Southern Belle

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Re: Why is it that black men look weird with longer straight hair but black women don

Cause they look CRAZZYYYY!!! If a black man has long and straight hair 9 times out of 10they look like pimps or women. The only long hair on guys that looks good are braids (sometimes) but most def locs.



















See PIMPS and WOMEN!!!

lol


This made me laugh TOO hard! Thanks, I needed that...
 

DearJohn

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Re: Why is it that black men look weird with longer straight hair but black women don

It depends...if its naturally straight or close to it its fine but when it looks like you actually had a relaxes its weird to me.
Marion look nice to me, snoops is fine, so is what's that short dude that was in that dating show with the brothers on vh1 I think they called themselves stallionairs, yeah he is fine too. But the rest in the pictures are scary.

Maybe I have a prejudice that only man with 3a-1 hair can rock a straight style *kanye shrug*. To me black man kook best natural.
 

BraunSugar

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Re: Why is it that black men look weird with longer straight hair but black women don

Cause they look CRAZZYYYY!!! If a black man has long and straight hair 9 times out of 10they look like pimps or women. The only long hair on guys that looks good are braids (sometimes) but most def locs.













1st pic: **dead** :lachen:

2nd pic: Does Omarion have a twist out??? :lachen::lachen::lachen:

I can't!!!
 

LongLeggedLife

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Re: Why is it that black men look weird with longer straight hair but black women don

Because it instantly makes you think he is flat-ironing, wrapping, sitting somewhere looking crazy with relaxer on his head...and spending more time in a salon than a female, which is not exactly the most masculine of things a man can do with his timeLOL.

This boy has some GORGEOUS hair tho, quite a waste on a man imo:
 

Cherokee-n-Black

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Re: Why is it that black men look weird with longer straight hair but black women don

I'm not disagreeing with anything folksa re saying, but does anyone else find it interesting that we equate "long and straight" --the white ideal--with femininity? That being said, if I saw a dude with a banded fro or a twist-out, I'd still think he looked effeminate.
 

ScorpioBeauty09

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Re: Why is it that black men look weird with longer straight hair but black women don

I don't like men of any race with long hair. Period.:nono:
 

Okay

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Re: Why is it that black men look weird with longer straight hair but black women don

I'm not disagreeing with anything folksa re saying, but does anyone else find it interesting that we equate "long and straight" --the white ideal--with femininity? That being said, if I saw a dude with a banded fro or a twist-out, I'd still think he looked effeminate.

now you mention it :perplexed


i dont like the bald look on ANY race.. I love men with longish hair. Not BSL but longish and that only suits men of other races in my opinion.

I like black men with natural hair though!

I actually liked Jay-z hair! :yep:
 

LongLeggedLife

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Re: Why is it that black men look weird with longer straight hair but black women don

I'm not disagreeing with anything folksa re saying, but does anyone else find it interesting that we equate "long and straight" --the white ideal--with femininity? That being said, if I saw a dude with a banded fro or a twist-out, I'd still think he looked effeminate.


I equate the process he went thru to get long straight hair with being somewhat effeminate. Other men who have naturally long, bone straight long hair (picturing someone from Dances with Wolveslolz) do not have to go thru any salon styling, relaxing, or flat ironing to have or maintain their look/locks. I cant see Antonio Banderas getting a roller set at the dominican nor pin curling at night...Snoop Dog, on the other hand is in press and curl City.
 

Okay

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Re: Why is it that black men look weird with longer straight hair but black women don

I equate the process he went thru to get long straight hair with being somewhat effeminate. Other men who have naturally long, bone straight long hair (picturing someone from Dances with Wolveslolz) do not have to go thru any salon styling, relaxing, or flat ironing to have or maintain their look/locks. I cant see Antonio Banderas getting a roller set at the dominican nor pin curling at night...Snoop Dog, on the other hand is in press and curl City.


Lawd! The visuals of that are killing me!!! :lachen::lachen::lachen:
 
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