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Halsey's Tweet About 'White People Shampoo' Has People Divided

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Nov. 7 2018, Updated 9:14 a.m. ET

If you've ever used the wrong type of product for your hair, then you know how annoying it can be.

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Your once vibrant and shiny locks all of a sudden look flat and stripped of all their color. That volume you used to get with your favorite conditioner? Yeah, you can kiss that bye-bye as you walk around the grocery store a frizzy-haired mess.

The wrong product can have you reaching for a hat or beanie right quick - a struggle that many people of color know all too well.

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Something that singer Halsey pointed out in a recent Twitter post when talking about the types of shampoos and conditioners that she finds in hotel bathrooms.

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"Perfumed watered down white people" shampoo isn't going to do much for someone with thicker, curly hair. 

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Halsey's invective against the hotel toiletry industry had some people wondering why a "white" singer would have such a big problem with hair products designed for "white" hair.

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Despite appearing light-skinned, Halsey is biracial, but even though she pointed that out, people weren't having her "shampoo is racist" argument.

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For Halsey the matter is simple: a huge demographic of hotel customers are unable to use the amenities provided by the hotel.

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As the singer points out, it's no skin off her back - she can afford to buy products designed for her hair when she travels.

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It still didn't stop people from accusing her of overreacting and making the problem seem bigger than it "really is".

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But those who agreed with Halsey's original tweet pointed out that even finding hair care products that suit their hair type outside of a hotel is difficult enough.

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Hotel customers have pointed out how much it means to them when they stay at a location that happens to be accommodating to their toiletry needs.

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But there were a lot of people who just chalked the problem up to hotel shampoo being trash anyway.

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"Whack" or not, some people can't use the shampoo on their hair, period.

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And, as one Twitter user mentioned, Halsey's tweet was more of a small complaint, and not intended to be a swooping call for racial equality based on hotel toiletry items alone.

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For someone who spends a lot of time in hotel rooms, it probably gets annoying not being to use the shampoo in your room, ever, so I get where Halsey is coming from.

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