I Have Naturally Curly Hair

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 1,187 People

    I love it! For years I relaxed my hair

    and straightened it and damaged it. Now that I am grown I realize that I really do have beautiful hair without the relaxing and all the styling. Its naturally curly and big. Im growing it out now and working on getting it 100% natural. I still have some straight ends in my hair...
    VirgoBeauty VirgoBeauty
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 21, 2015
    Iamalostcause Iamalostcause
    22-25, M
    May 28, 2015

    I love my curly hair.

    Its a pain in the mornings trying to brush and style my hair but its worth it in the end.
    velvetybat velvetybat
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 22, 2014

    It's hard to tame my messy jungle of hair,

    so it's usually in a ponytail.
    HypnoticAqua HypnoticAqua
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 5, 2014

    I used to have curly hair

    when I was a kid
    bandit5320 bandit5320
    31-35, M
    Jul 1, 2015

    We're in a love hate relationship I can brush

    it, comb it, even tired hair spray. It still curls lol And when it curls it gets messy Plus I have a bald spot I've had since birth and when I wear a cap it is see able so I have to grow out my hair which causes it to get curlier and even more messy lol
    chase667 chase667
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 1, 2015

    Yeah, it's super curly.

    It can also be hard to comb.
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    1 Response May 26, 2015

    I was called every kind of ugly names

    because of my wild-kinky-happy-uncombable-curly hair...The fact that I refuse to straighten this mane bothers people for reasons that I know but do not bother me at all, and probably that is more infuriating for them... who knows. As years have passed I have learned to love...
    Marife7128 Marife7128
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jun 25, 2015

    After 4 years of crying over it

    and burning it with flat irons, I think it's safe to say that I have embraced my curly hair. Although certain family members do not like my hair ('cos it's not straight), I really don't give a rat's arse about their opinions, as they do not validate who I am.
    Etherealinsanity Etherealinsanity
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 19, 2014

    I swear its such a pain having curly hair

    but I love it. Some people get perms to make their hair curly so I'm glad mine is already curly. The struggle though, when I wake up with my wild curls. I wish it was like the movies where the hot chic always has beautiful silky curls that make me want to run my hands through.
    rainsound rainsound
    22-25, F
    Jun 3, 2014
    gglz18 gglz18
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 18, 2014

    I have an Afro basically

    and I like my hair but recently I straightened it and my bed friend said "oh your hair looks pretty today!" And I got an off feeling about it like my natural hair was ugly looking and I understand that's an opinion and maybe it was a completely innocent comment but it still kind...
    lolamer lolamer
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 5, 2015

    I gave myself a mohawk(?

    bandgeekavery bandgeekavery
    16-17, T
    3 Responses Apr 5, 2015

    When I was little my mom use to brush my hair

    and said she hated doing it because it was so curly . When I got older an did it myself people would always compliment me on my hair and I love having curly hair so **** what she said lol 😊😊💯👌🏻 I never straighten it either 💕
    lexyrose26 lexyrose26
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 19, 2015

    Ugh, so annoying! I have really long hair,

    and THICK hair! Trying to brush through it is a living hell. It took me an hour to brush it while I was in the shower. 0.- no joke. The only good thing about curly hair, is that I don't have to spend ours using some hair curler. Just wake up, and walk out of house with styled...
    HawaiianPunchz HawaiianPunchz
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 20, 2014
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    5 Responses Jun 27, 2015

    I'm currently transitioning (growing out

    chemically processed hair) I'm so in love with my curls! can't wait to chop off these straight ends=)
    AsrielAsItGets AsrielAsItGets
    26-30, F
    Dec 24, 2015

    I recently discover a line of products called

    Devacurl. As a woman with super curly hair I feel the need to tell all my curly haired friends about these products. They're great! They don't have all the junk in them that other products have and they smell amazing. My curls always look very nice when I use this line!
    an2012 an2012
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jan 11, 2015

    nothing is more burdensome

    than the up@~keeping of who you are truly.......
    deleted deleted
    Nov 5, 2015

    I have 4c hair, think Afro diva from the 1970s

    on her black power ****. But I tried a texturizer last fall for a looser curl pattern. Unfortunately it made my ends nearly straight. I'm terrified of hair cuts so I use a lot of conditioner and curl activator... I think I will just face the music and get a cut. I have like...
    BlackSheep613 BlackSheep613
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 18, 2015

    As a child I used to HATE my hair,

    only because of how my peers made fun of it. They would call me things like "cotton ball head" & "flurry hair" and really stupid names like that. At the time, they were probably the harshest, most hurtful names ever. But now I just find them kind of comical.I didn't grow to...
    beyondrepair321 beyondrepair321
    26-30, F
    May 28, 2015

    I love my natural curly hair

    but sometimes the maintenance that comes with curly hair that's thick on top of that is VERY tiring. I feel blessed to have it though(:
    Born2Inspire Born2Inspire
    22-25, M
    1 Response May 28, 2014

    I straightened my hair lol

    so I'm yea. I think I look good with both curly and straight hair. :D but tbh I like my curly hair better.
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    1 Response May 10, 2015

    I was born with it. My mother complained

    when she had to brush it and about jerked every strand out by the roots! I really like my curls on days I'm in a hurry and don't want to take the time to blow my hair dry and straight. I always thought curly hair was happy hair...each tendril smiling at you as it curls its...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Jun 6, 2014

    It's Just Not "me".

    I don't (and never really did) hate my curls, I just didn't feel like they suited me. When I see curls on a woman, (and yes, this is stereotyping) my immediate assumption of her is that she is bouncy, bubbly, funny, and kinda ditzy. Because of my own issue with that assumption...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Oct 27, 2009

    Don'T Kill Your Curls!!!

    I have thick, curly hair and when i was younger, i straightened it a couple of times but now i care for my hair so much better and don't understand why some curly-heads still continue to straighten their curls! Let them grow and spring and be happy and alive! :DCurls give people...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 2, 2013

    My hair is curly too My friends never

    knew Because its straight doesn't mean I hate Its just easier to do
    NayaAngelou NayaAngelou
    31-35, F
    Jun 5, 2015
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    2 Responses Jul 10, 2014

    I feel like no one will answer this either

    because they can't or because it's lowkey irrelevant but umm it's a Bantu Knot question. So my hair is 3c and I've knotted it twice . It came out okay but I prefer my natural curls. My weave is like a 3a maybe even a 2 curl pattern . I want to knot it because I work better with...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 13, 2015

    Anybody ever try coconut oil?

    I keep hearing how great it is so I bought some and it's soaking into my hair until morning. Supposed to be a great deep conditioner and fight frizz so we will see lol. I know argan oil has been a lifesaver for me!
    Env06 Env06
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jan 4, 2015
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    4 Responses Aug 14, 2015

    I have long, thick curly hair.

    I straighten it sometimes and it is several inches longer. I use leave in conditioner and argan oil on it to keep it healthy, and mousse and gel to help fight frizz.
    Env06 Env06
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 26, 2014

    I don't know what type of haircut to get.

    I've had the same style for like 8 years. I'm white, the only one in my family with this hair, and the hairdresser doesn't know what to do. Even products I should try? Any suggestions I would appreciate.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Oct 6, 2015
    bloodstream11 bloodstream11
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 29, 2015

    I love my natural hair

    but I like my hair better straight or curled
    lovenicolexo lovenicolexo
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 12, 2014
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    3 Responses Jun 7, 2015
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 29, 2015

    I love my hair. And I finally found a length

    that I can wear it short and not get an Afro (shudders). Nothing wrong with Afros, but it does NOT look good on me.
    RandomStumble RandomStumble
    18-21, F
    May 18, 2014

    I've stopped straightening my hair everyday

    and I'm just starting to fall in love with my curls. They are big and bouncy and make me feel unique and wild. took me about 22 years to realize this.
    fevertotell fevertotell
    26-30, F
    Jun 2, 2015

    And I HATE it! It's such a struggle to handle

    it.But its something I have to accept.
    Ale246 Ale246
    18-21, F
    May 12, 2014

    In other words: I look like a lovechild of

    Albert Einstein and a sheep.
    LeapingToadstool LeapingToadstool
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 2, 2015

    Does anyone with naturally curly hair have

    bangs? I really want bangs but I can't really tell how short ones would look with my curly hair..
    Jessicaliners Jessicaliners
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 19, 2015

    This is how my hair looks every morning.

    I know it looks big and frizzy but I love it. ;)
    Pinaybarbie Pinaybarbie
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jul 20, 2015
    IvanEstelle IvanEstelle
    18-21, M
    Aug 26, 2015

    And is so weird because I normally wear it

    straight and people like it but when I wear it curly the same ppl like it.
    deleted deleted
    Aug 8, 2015

    I love my hair it is amazing

    but tons of people keep asking me to straighten it :( So tomorrow I am straightening it I'm kinda excited I post a pic with my curly hair and straight hair lol I kinda can't wait till tomorrow lol
    deleted deleted
    May 9, 2015

    I stopped straightening my hair every day in

    march and my natural curls are coming back. I love them. When i was really young i had the tightest kinkiest ringlets and my mom always brushed or straightened them out so thats what i became accustomed to doing. boy what a mistake.. my curls are beautiful
    comicalbasketcase comicalbasketcase
    Sep 21, 2015

    I have natural curly hair

    but everyone always tells me I look prettier when it's straight. It really knocks my confidence and I always think that I should just relax it
    applepie41121 applepie41121
    18-21, F
    May 25, 2015
    AshleyNichole1995 AshleyNichole1995
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 4, 2015
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