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Big, poofy, afros :D

12 comments · save · last comment by Betty A. 3 years ago

Randi  Butler

Randi B.

NEW YORK, NY,
United States

2402 posts

how do you all honestly feel about afros? (more specifically on the ladies).
do you think it has too many connotations with the Black Power Movement to be acceptable in formal places?
how about the fro on people of other races?
the bigger the better?

any other imput?


i occasionally sport a wavy fro when i'm too lazy to get my hair done. the only thing is people have put things in it and they've gotten temporarily lost.

but generally the people i get the most positive compliments are white and have straight hair!



3 years ago

#1
Jen O. Cide

Jen O. C.

VANCOUVER,
Canada

3612 posts

I think lady afros are pretty much fantastic. I'm white and have straight hair, lulz

0 · April 24, 2011

#2
Olivia Chi

Olivia C.

ATLANTIS,
United States

8 posts

I love when someone can rock one. They're gorgeous and I do think they represent something, but not necessarily a 'black power' movement thing. I suppose, it's mostly because of the social suggestions that come with 'straight' hair (and more specifically straightening ethnic hair) that make something so big and poofy seem so rebellious, but when I pass a nice afro I can't help but admire it.

Like, damn. You know? <3

0 · May 4, 2011

#3
Max T

Max T.

PHILADELPHIA,
United States

6 posts

My girlfriend is African-American and I'm really excited for her to grow it naturally (we buzzed it a month or so ago). I don't feel like there are any serious, present-day associations connecting it to the Black Power movement, but even if there were, so what? There's no shame in pride.

0 · May 4, 2011

#4
Lucy Chapman

Lucy C.

THE SEASIDE,
United Kingdom

186 posts

I love afros on girls and guys the volume is just epic, If I could have one I would, they look amazing when you dance too! Fuck my straight hair.

0 · May 4, 2011

#5
Alicatstrut S

Alicatstrut S.

LONG ISLAND, NY,
United States

206 posts

Adore them. I love big hair in general and afros are like the mother of all big hair. I think they create presence.

0 · May 4, 2011

#6
Aurora .

Aurora ..

ONTARIO,
Canada

3744 posts

I love poofy hair, any kind

0 · May 8, 2011

#7
Sophie Rebecca

Sophie R.

LONDON,
United Kingdom

4363 posts

I don't think I could pull off an afro myself, but they look good on people that can!

0 · May 8, 2011

#8
Anna Lane

Anna L.

ENGLAND,
United Kingdom

343 posts

Big love for Afros

0 · May 8, 2011

#9
Lydia Jam

Lydia J.

ENGLAND,
United Kingdom

995 posts

I adore them. I wish I could have one!

0 · May 8, 2011

#10
Mara C

Mara C.

LAS LOUIS AND ST. VEGAS,
United States

4925 posts

they are adorbz... My opinion is that the world needs more fro'age, on everyone.
I get a pretty good Jewfro at short lengths, but I look like the brunette cousin of Ronald McDonald as a result, so I tend to wrap my hair up or brush it out as it dries so that it doesn't stick straight up off my head. This is after a whole day of being under a scarf... the curl's been mostly flattened out, the poofiness about halfway so... you can imagine how spherical and big it gets when not interfered with:


This one guy at my university has one of the best Jewfros. It's this golden-brown sphere of majesty. I've seen him put pencils in it for later use. Unfortunately he cut it all off but is apparently growing it back now. This is the best photo I can find:

o ya u wanna lick it

I'll be completely honest, in high school I definitely brushed out my hair and tried to hide the fact that it was curly, even when it was longer. And when a paint accident left me with a short granny haircut that fro'ed, I ended up unintentionally making myself look even more ridiculous by trying to flatten it out every day. And I told myself I'd let it poof out now that it's short again, but I'm having trouble getting comfortable with it. The thing is when I've let it go wild, people compliment it and ask me what products I use (none, lul), to my surprise. But I can't bring myself to do it all the time, still...

0 · May 8, 2011

#11
Laura C.

Laura C.

KITSCHY SOUTH FLORIDA.,
United States

19 posts

'Fros are SEXY!

0 · May 8, 2011

#12
Betty Amazing

Betty A.

ENGLAND,
United Kingdom

98 posts

Love them! There's this girl at the college where I work who has a massive blonde white-girl fro and it's gorgeous!

x

0 · May 15, 2011

  

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