As you know I am Black female and what you may not know was that I went natural about a year ago, got a texturizer, 7 months ago, hated it and the went back natural after chopping my hair to two inches.
When I first arrived here I was natural and my hair is extremely curly (afro). When I ran out of hair products I got braids and have them in and out till this last weekend.
Now my hair is down to my neck straightened, but since it is almost winter time -- and I am lazy (I have very thick hair) -- I am not flat ironing it and wearing it in its natural state.
Imagine the surprise of the other teachers and students when I walked in with my natural hair.
They love it. My students were pretty much in awe and the 6th graders especially like it. One of the teachers later said it suited me and she liked it.
My experiment is the treatment I get when I wear my hair natural or flat ironed or braided.
Well actually braided or fro because when it is flat ironed I am going to go get it braided and it is covered by my scarf.
I have found so far on Day ONE I get more smiles from older Koreans and have so far got very favorable responses.
The reason I started this experiment was because I realized one day when I was wearing my hair natural unaltered one guy, Cute Nerdy guy, shyly said "Hi." to me. I said Hi back and I peeked back and noticed he was still looking at me while he was walking the other why smiling. When I wear my hair in braids he doesn't even notice I am there.
Would you all be interested in my results of this experiment? It is an ongoing one since I will be here for awhile and I like to explore, so it just won't be in my little part of town.
Ankh, I am not sure how to label this. You said not to add any new tags. I will leave it up to you, I guess.