I long for that day too, Sis...I'm trying to head up the movement in my part of the world- or at least on my street lol!!
I have my hair like this currently, to aid my natural transition, which is going well (small-ish kanekalon braids- not micro- plaited all the way down, sealed with hot water at the ends)- and I love how delicate it looks, and how easy it is to 'wear'. Although on the whole, my experience has been that I get approached less with an Afrikan hairstyle (like if I'm out in a club), the men that I DO get approached by are of a whole different 'calibre', on a whole different level...in so much as the way they will respectfully approach you (no grabbing my hand/arm, touching me without permission, hissing, "hey, yo")...I went out last just Saturday, and was referred to as an 'Empress' by one Brother...another Brother asked my friend to introduce him to me, because he felt that I seemed 'Regal', and was intimidated to approach me!! That has never happened before in my life, certainly not when I used to have relaxed hair, or wear weaves... In the beginning, my option to wear my hair in braids DID correlate strongly with a decrease in male attention, which I must admit that I missed...but I now I see that I appear to be attracting a different kind of man, which I much prefer I get mixed responses from females- some voice their liking for my hair. When I used to wear relaxers or weaves, alot of Black women on the club scene viewed me as some kind of 'competition'- the things they would say and their actions would show me that. Now that I have braids, I see that they are alot more comfortable with me because I am no longer a percieved 'threat' to them (and their lace-front wigs LOL!!) - I get alot less attention from men when I go to these commercialised venues, and those women clearly feel more comfortable with that...so do I