Curly or Straight?
Melanie Brown, aka Scary Spice, with curly and straight hair.
I was watching The Millionaire Matchmaker (great show by the way) today, and Patti Stanger, the founder of the Millionaire's Club, was giving some women style critiques prior to their meet-n-greet with some of the millionaire bachelors she had lined them up with. In addition to telling some women to flaunt their curves and let their hair down, she told a few curly haired ladies in particular to ditch the curls and go for a silky straight look. According to her, "Men want hair they can run their fingers through," and curly hair ain't cuttin' it. Don't get me wrong, Ms. Stanger knows a thing or two when it comes to dating, image consulting, and people's likes and dislikes. After all, she's been in the matchmaking business for over nine years, and has experience in the fashion industry as well. Yet, I must say that I disagree with Ms. Stanger about the curly hair versus straight hair issue.
Now, I'm not a man, and the few I know obviously don't represent every man in America, let alone the world, so I can't fully ascertain what all men like or dislike. However, I can say that there is one man that prefers curly hair to straight hair, and that's my husband. In fact, he would rather see me in my natural state of affairs than sporting a thermally altered do'. I find it a little funny considering that I prefer wearing my hair straight, and like Ms. Stanger, at one point believed that men preferred it that way too. Now, I can only speak from personal experience, so I must add that I have noticed a difference in how black men respond to my hair versus men of other races. I definitely turn a lot more Caucasian heads when my hair is straight, but when it comes to black and Latino men, the reaction is pretty much the same.
I would love to hear from some of you ladies out there about what the men in your life prefer. I've already shared my findings with you. It would be cool if we could prove Ms. Stanger wrong, especially since many of us are trying to embrace our naturally curly, kinky hair. So ladies, tell me, what is it? Curly or straight?