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#BlackSalonProblems is Trending & the Reactions are Too Real

Twitter turned into a support group of sorts this week with trending hashtag #BlackSalonProblems.

It’s been well established that hair with a natural curl pattern is mystifying, gravity-bending and, well, pretty damn awesome.


But those who haven’t been endowed with kinks and coils may not fully understand the struggle to maintain them (because it has a mind of its own and its mood depends on the day’s humidity levels), the cost and time involved, nor the patience required to keep it looking at peak fleekness whether worn in an afro, twists or braids, or laid for the gawds.

So Twitter turned into a support group of sorts this week with trending hashtag #BlackSalonProblems. And for those who have ridden on the struggle bus, the tweets and gif reactions are way too real.

Here are some of the best ones:

Yup, cause you already know when you set an appointment at the salon, especially if it’s on the weekend, you’re in it for the long haul.

So. Dead.

When you’ve been skipping regular trims because you’re too afraid the stylist is going to give you a big chop without your permission.

Getting your hair braided means you’re pretty much agreeing to forgo sleep and pop aspirin for at least a week.

Men who wear their hair cropped have no idea about the struggle.

Dear white people, I don’t think you fully understand the natural hair drama-trauma either.

When you get home and you realize that instead of your hair lookin’ on fleek, it’s so weak.

Cause black girls know that finding a decent stylist is like landing a dream job, and when you do, you wanna hold on for dear life.

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