Right, they have all these words to describe their own hair poetically, but as soon as it’s us, it’s nappy. Or if it’s white hair that looks too unruly, it’s a “fro” or some shit.
It is also a word for just a kinky hair texture, sometimes derogatory depending on who is using it and how. It’s not the worst thing in the world he could have said but it’s just not really his place to be using it especially when he’s never heard me use it.
Me: I wish the weather was this beautiful when I was outside earlier.
White boy: you got rained on?
White boy: oh. Did your hair get all nappy and stuff?
Me: ... ... ... uh.. I mean it's like that either way. That's just the texture
I’m afraid i do not. It’s a tough situation and can really change a friendship and that’s the part that sucks about calling out people who are close to you. I’m not sure what to tell you. D: