As Afro-Latinos, many of us are no stranger to the term "pelo malo."

But as a participant in this video rightly points out, "Mi pelo no es malo porque nunca le ha hecho mal a nadie," or "My hair isn't bad because it never did anything bad to anyone."

Whether it's your stylist at the Dominican salon, an ignorant co-worker, or a backhanded compliment from a family member, we face micro-aggressions about our hair from all sides. But what people don't realize is how truly empowering it is to embrace your natural texture.

These Afro-Latinos keep it real with you on what it's like to have natural hair in the Latino community — the stress, the struggle, and the downright beauty.