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 you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, 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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I Tried The Korean Beauty Skincare Routine For A Month And Hated It

Oh, the things we do for picture-perfect skin.

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In this ever-crazy society where importance is placed on looks, everyone wants picture-perfect skin. No one wants acne. No one loves acne. It's just something that most people have to accept. Acne and imperfect skin are completely normal, no matter how much we wish it wasn't. It's important to recognize that everyone's skin is different. Some have dry skin while others have oily skin, some have more sensitive skin and others don't. Therefore, what works for one person might not work for you. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of different skin care products. I'm sure we've all heard of Neutrogena, Mario Bodescu, Proactiv, etc.

Last year, I went on a journey and attempted to follow the Korean Beauty Skincare Routine that consists of a ridiculous 10 steps, more or less. In all honesty, I say ridiculous just because I'm lazy and my usual routine consists of face wash, moisturizer, and the occasional tea tree oil for pimples. As you can imagine, following this skincare routine is pretty expensive, depending on which products you decide on and where you buy them. While the routine usually consists of 10 steps, I knocked out a couple just because I didn't feel that they were necessary for me (and because I didn't want to spend more money).

For those of you who are unaware of the famous K-Beauty Routine, I'll list them for you in the exact order they should occur. In addition, I will also list the products I used and how I felt about them. As a side note, I bought all of the K-Beauty products off of Amazon because they were much cheaper here than actually K-Beauty websites!

1. Oil Cleanser

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I tried the DHC Deep Oil Cleanser and I wasn't too worried because I'm not super oily, I have (slightly) combo skin, I don't get too try or too oily. At first, I loved this product because after I used it, my skin felt so soft and clean, it was not oily whatsoever. However, as I continued, I think this product ended up clogging my skin, as it is oil-based. I started noticing little bumps under my skin all over my face, even in areas I never break out in. However, I think my pores are easily clogged. I'm never able to use cream moisturizers, only gel ones because I break out so bad.

2. Foam Cleanser

I actually skipped this step and would usually just opt for my Neutrogena face wash or use Garnier's micellar water to get the last of the residue/dirt off. Oops.

3. Exfoliator

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I loved, loved, loved this product! It smells so good, exactly like a strawberry smoothie or candy. Which in its own way is kind of gross because it almost feels like you're rubbing straight sugar on your face. However, it was a great exfoliator and I feel like it came with a lot! It's kind of like a lip scrub but just for you face.

4. Toner

For my toner, I went ahead and used apple cider vinegar. I already had some laying around because it's great for other uses. I just poured some on a cotton pad and rubbed it on my face. I absolutely hate the smell of ACV but as they say, beauty is pain.

5. Essence

I skipped this because I bought an ampoule instead and I didn't want to waste more money. I wanted clear skin but obviously not that much.

6. Serum, Boosters, or Ampoule Treatments

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As I stated above, I bought an ampoule and most (probably all) of you will find this one a little gross. It has "snail filtrate extract" (ew) but targets acne scarring, aging, and texture.

7. Face mask

So for face masks, I already had like 10 other face masks so I didn't feel the need to buy a new one (even though I really did want to).

8. Eye Cream

I skipped this one entirely, I didn't bother because most eye cream products are ~creamy~ and cream-based products clog my pores.

9. Face Cream

I also didn't buy a Korean based product for this, I just continued on with my gel moisturizer!

10.  SPF

I skipped SPF because who really puts on sunscreen nowadays? I feel like being tan is all the rage. Also I hate the smell of sunscreen and a lot of sunscreens clog your pores.

So as you can see, I really half-assed this Korean Beauty Skincare Routine but that's fine. It's the effort that matters, right? However, I'm sure that if I had actually done the full 10 step process, I really would've given up after three days because I am as lazy as can be.

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