13 Obnoxious Comments And Struggles That Make Us Silky Straight-Haired Girls Want To Pull Our Hair Out

13 Obnoxious Comments And Struggles That Make Us Silky Straight-Haired Girls Want To Pull Our Hair Out

And our sarcastic mental responses we have when you say them.
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It's usually highly unlikely to ever see an Indian woman with natural straight hair, much less silky straight hair. But there are a few of them out there that break that rule, and I'm one of them. While I do see my straight hair as a blessing at times — #frizzfree — there are some comments that I'm just tired of hearing about my hair, over and over and over again. So here are 13 struggles we go through, and comments us straight-haired girls have all heard at one point, and what goes through our brains when you say them.


1. "OMG, you don't understand how lucky you are?"

Nah, because after 17 years of having straight hair, why would I know what the pros and cons of having straight hair are?

2. "Dude, you can do anything with your hair."

No. We can't. Having silky hair makes it impossible for anything to stay up in it. Retaking our buns and ponies is a nightmare. Braids? Hah, forget it.

3. We have to make sure to take a smooth pony...

...otherwise bumps for days. Sorry, we can't get away with it like curly folks do.

4. "You probably don't even have to comb your hair, right?"

Wrong. Honey, hair is hair. It gets tangled like any other person's hair. Whether I'm waking up or out on a windy day, my hair gets really tangled. And it's just as much of a pain to get rid of them.

5. "What shampoo do you use to get such silky hair?"

Err.. Pantene? But it's natural and has nothing to do with the shampoo I use?

6. "Okay come on, this isn't your real hair, right?"

You think I'm joking, but someone has actually said that to me before. But nah, you're right! I'm wearing a wig 24/7.

7. People calling you a liar.

Adding onto #6, even after hours of trying to convince them that you use literally no products, people still don't believe you.

8. "But isn't washing your hair everyday bad for you?"

If your hair was as silky as mine, you would have to wash it everyday. It gets greasy and oily, so I have no choice. But thank you! I'm sure you know what's better for my hair than I do.

9. No volume, what-so-ever.

Flat dog

Our hair is dead. It doesn't puff up like in commercials so, please, stop with the expectations.

10. We can't pin it up — ever.

Again, nothing stays in our hair including pins. The pins will just slide out after 10 minutes.

11. Baby hair is SO much more noticeable.

Thank you for pointing out my baby hairs to me. Because I definitely did not know I had them (sarcasm intended).

12. Getting awkward hair shape if we sleep with wet hair or put it up.

Yeah, it looks basically like a cliff and won't go away until we wash out hair again or straighten it.

13. People think that even with straight hair, there's no need to use product.

It's like a bad omen in the hair word for straight-haired women to use product. Please stop judging. Each hair type has their own issues and need products for their own reasons.


Every hair type is unique and beautiful in it's own way!

SEE ALSO: 17 Out Of Control Problems Only People With Curly Hair Understand

We just ask the world to open their eyes and see that every hair type has their own issues. Having straight hair isn't always rainbows and unicorns like it seems! There are pros and cons to each hair type, but at the end of the day, we should love our hair regardless. #StrongIsBeautiful

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.
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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning. You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret. So here are 20 tattoos where you can't go wrong. Here are 20 small tattoos with big meanings. (But don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!).

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.



2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."



3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.



4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."



5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."



6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."



8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)



9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.



10. The Greek word “Meraki” means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.



11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.



13. “Lux in tenebris” means “light in darkness.”

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora” is translated literally as “Towards greater things.” It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.



16. A glyphs means “explore.” It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."



18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower’s first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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To The Girl Who's Been Struggling To Get Clear Skin, Don't Give Up

You're beautiful the way you are, but if you have skin concerns, I know what it's like to want nothing more than to have clear glowing skin.

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I've tried literally everything at this point, from yogurt and turmeric masks to rice water, on my face in hopes of getting clear skin. Last year, I went out in the scorching sun for 4 hours for a dance practice on a basketball court and that ruined my skin for the entire summer. My face turned 5-6 shades darker and left me with splotchy spots and discoloration. Besides that, I've suffered from really flaky, inflamed skin as well as acne on my forehead for years. For me, it seems like the skin problems just don't seem to ever go away and I am tired of it. I look at my friends with flawless glows on their faces and celebrities on Instagram with radiant skin and I want nothing more than exactly that.

It got so bad that I had to go to the dermatologist to get a cream prescribed to me because nothing else seemed to be working, and honestly this was the best decision I made. I recommend going right after noticing skin problems rather than waiting years like I did, though. That definitely cleared up my skin for a couple months but then the acne on my forehead started coming back and my skin looks like it is going back to splotchy.

You're beautiful the way you are, but if you have skin concerns, I know what it's like to want nothing more than to have clear glowing skin. It is one of my biggest insecurities and I feel like I would just be a more confident person if I had smooth, clear, and glowing skin. I am nonetheless determined to keep finding ways to make sure I get the skin I want before going back for another semester of college.

Some of the skincare stuff I have tried is aloe vera, rice water as a toner, yogurt and turmeric (I accidentally added too much and turned my skin yellow), every sample from LUSH's face cleansers, coconut oil, just to name a few.

I am definitely not going to give up on my skin just yet because I am determined to get that glow but maybe I just need to leave it alone for a bit and focus on cleaning up my diet. And DRINK LOTS OF WATER. After all, it's what goes inside that matters when it comes to clear skin.

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