“My most noticeable physical trait is, hands down, my hair. It's big, unruly and curly, and you can spot it from a mile away... literally.” ~ Becca Fitzpatrick I was born with thick wavy hair and this was the bane of my existence growing up, next to my weight. While most of my friends had long gorgeous, shiny straight hair that they would simply let down, I had to tie up mine in a boring ponytail. I wished and prayed for straight hair, night after night. Hair that men could run their fingers through. Hair that will not puff up in humidity making a pride of lions suspect I am one of them. So when I was in sophomore high, my all loving all merciful mom brought me to the salon to have my hair... *gasp*...straightened. It took a couple of hours to wait and half a day to complete the arduous process. I sat patiently while they combed and doused my hair with harmful chemicals but of course I was oblivious to all that. The picture of me with long straight hair was enough to keep me patient in silence. I was the last customer in thatsalon but I bet I was the proudest and happiest. Never mind if I could feel my right ear burning because of the strong chemical they used. Then there were the problems of curly roots showing, the intense drying up causing split ends, the moisturizing treatment every month, leave on conditioning, getting a re-touch meaning more chemicals just to keep my tresses the way it looked like when I walked out of the salon. All these I endured for 20 years! It was a hair raising hell! When I turned 35, I declared freedom and decided to leave my hair alone. It was the BEST decision I’ve ever made in my life. Why? Let me tell you why curls ROCK: Curls make you look fun to be with.I never saw a sad looking curly haired girl. The curls lighten up your face no matter the shape. You are easier to spot in the crowd.You will never get lost in a party with a population of 80% straight haired women. You will always look alert and quirky.No need to spend too much on caffeine. You will look good in a messy top bun.I think this hair style was made for curly hair. No need to make it look artfully messy as it is naturally messy. You don’t spend too much time using a hair dryer.Curly hair looks better when air dried. Imagine getting out of the shower, the ocean, the pool and not having to fuss too much. You don’t need to worry when you didn’t bring your brush.Your fingers will do the work. It makes you look sexy and rebellious.Enough said. I encourage every girl to embrace their curls!