Being natural, no it does not and never will I allow it to make me uncomfortable. It's unfortunate though, the ills that African our American ancestors endured in slavery, which didn't allow them to care properly for their hair; constant exposure to the sun and no proper nutrition. That said, with the majority of prejudiced minds looking down on them, everything about them was frowned upon and ridiculed. Our hair was never and will never be considered acceptable by society in general because of the mentality handed down to the slaveholders children and they're children and the shame that slaves incorporated from hearing the constant ridicule. Nonetheless, we all can put aside what is ignorant by encouraging a more open and honest mindset: learning about each other and fully accepting our differences. It's amazing how other nationalities and often blacks, look at my hair as if it is the most ridiculous and shocking thing they've ever seen! Why? Because we've been taught and conditioned to not like ourselves and to take on the appearances of what the slaveholders deemed appropriate. It truly runs that deep. Change only comes when you are tired of something and aren't willing to allow anything or anyone to interfere with your efforts and goals to have something more. Still and yet, accepting who you are, beautiful, bold, and courageous, is a must! I'm simply tired of over-processed, fried, unhealthy hair. I'm tired of conforming to a society that doesn't pay for my haircare, hair products, let alone, telling me that I'm beautiful just because I have a fresh perm and hair style and I look like "them". That's whack. If I want to wear my Afro, I will. If I want to wear twists, french braids, big scarves and wild and crazy sexy bows, I will without hesitation because there is nothing more beautiful than being comfortable with YOU. No more bowing down to what is acceptable to a world that enslaved my ancestors and dictated to them what they had permission to do. Today is a new day, hundreds of years later, and it's a matter of being free mentally, to do and be whatever makes you happy. Life is soooo short! Do you, love on your sisters and brothers, and be happy with your beautiful, sexy, nappy hair.