I think its sad, and I wish our shallow mentality would change. This is the way I was born. This is the way my hair is suppose to look when it grows out of my scalp. I am a woman of African descent, and my ancestors were proud of their hair texture, and I am too! This is who I am suppose to be. This is who I've wanted to "become" for years, but I was always reluctant, because I was afraid of what society might think. I've had several failed attempts, to embrace my natural hair texture, but now I have logging onto long hair care forum and youtube for support. I no longer listen to the negative comments, and I no longer feel offended, I feel motivated to continue my journey!