If you follow a Eurocentric standard of beauty it could destroy your self-esteem as a melanated man or woman. You will learn to hate your melanin, wish your hair was straight, and try to become something you are not.
Listen here, contrary to popular belief having “nappy” hair is actually a dominant trait. Genetically speaking, having straight blonde hair is recessive trait. So while America tries to make you feel ashamed or out of place for having natural black hair remember that the original humans on planet earth had “nappy” hair.
I’ve noticed a trend over the past 5-10 years or so of black people embracing their natural self more and more. These days it’s no strange thing to find important public figures, politicians or just ordinary citizens with locs, a natural fro, or some sort of unique afrocentric hair style.