Trainee cosmetologist Payton Hicks gave ladies across Twitter a hearty chuckle with her freshly cut meme, entitled, ‘you vs. the girl he cheats with’.
The meme was simple.
Two photographs of the back of a curled head, but with one subtle yet very crucial difference:
For girls, this meme was instantly relatable and high-five worthy, but for guys this might as well have been the bloody Da Vinci code.
One bloke pleaded, ‘help, I don’t get it’ while another simply posted a picture of a confused cat, it’s eyes darting back and forth in bewilderment:
Is it because the right one is fake curls or something it looks like some fine pasta
— Dylan. (@dylanftw87) September 7, 2017
Luckily, girls were on hand to woman-splain the meme and why it’s so on the nose.
The curls on the left have a polished look, and are loose, soft, bouncy and completely in style – basically, these are the curls of a girl who doesn’t give a toss about her now ex-boyfriend who sent inappropriate pictures of himself to a lesser version of her. Ouch!
The curls on the right – the curls are way too tight and need to be brushed out. They’d have felt awful to touch and have the amateurish, outdated look of the girl who comments with love heart eye emojis on his Facebook pictures:
it means that the girl yo man cheats with downgrades and gets the uncombed stiff 8th grade curls
— defendDACA (@NPrine) September 7, 2017
the left is soft touchable curls and the right is stiff ass curls that haven't been combed or brushed out
— sunny ☀️ (@shananerr) September 7, 2017
Tight curls have been out for decades and they're ugly you're supposed to loosen your curls after you curl your hair that's the point.
— Chinara ? (@ChinaraHill) September 8, 2017
Girl hair is a language in itself. It’s terrifying, daunting and takes a lifetime to master.
A slip of the ghd’s is all it takes to send out the wrong signal…
Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.