Sunday, 15 January 2012

Soap Box Special: Afro Hair Etiquette

Having a big, luscious fro comes with lots of adoration and admiration. Unfortunately, some people just don't know how to act around an enviable fro!The following are some ways that you, your friends, or strangers can enjoy an amazing fro without being annoying. Learn these rules and teach others.


  1. Ask. Do.not.touch. without permission. Especially if you do not know the person. Also, even if you ask, don't expect the person to automatically give you the go-ahead. The person with an afro is still a human being with likes and dislikes. They may love people touching their hair or they may not like it at all. Save yourself the trouble and just ask. 
  2. Do not get too familiar. It's hair, not a visa to be friends. Don't assume that because you like someone's hair that they want to go do activities with you. I.e. smoke weed/go dancing/do laundry...
  3. Do not go overboard with the compliments.  Yes, the afro-wielder has an amazing fro! You want to tell him/her that their hair is mind blowing. I'm sure the person with the fluffy hair goodness would appreciate the compliment. In fact, who doesn't enjoy a heart felt compliment? However, do not follow them around telling them how great their hair is. This leads me to my next point...
  4. Do not be a creeper! I know, I know, as soon as your eyes locked onto their hair, you had to talk to them. The afro was practically magnetic. You were drawn to it. Now you feel like you have to be everywhere the afro is, smell it, touch it, take lots of pictures, bump into the person five times "accidentally", and stare. Boy, you know how to make someone feel comfortable! Don't do this! Enviable afro or not, no one likes a creeper. 


  1. You're hilarious! And my new hair inspiration! lol

  2. Hahaha! Thank you! Thank you!:D