Success; curls accepted in my high school!

Ana021Ana021 Registered Users Posts: 47
After my hall of shame post about not fitting in high school with my curls, I grabbed a pair, washed my hair, applied mousse, scrunched and let air dry.. Put on my silk cap to sleep, woke up and revived my curls with a spray of water and walked into senior year :)
AHHHH! I've never felt so liberated! I got compliments as soon as I stepped into the hall. I walked into the bathroom and this girl stood there with her jaw opened and said she didnt recognize me because I had always straightened my hair. My friends said my hair smelled great for once. The guys in my class who have never said a word to me couldn't stop with the glances. The girl who has bullied me since last year rolled her eyes, got jealous and finger brushed her weave.This asian girl convinced herself to get a perm after coveting my curls. This other girl, who had spent about an hour making spirals in the morning with a wand, told me how she had been jealous of my thick wavy swirls since years ago when I wore my hair natural once in a blue moon. She said she had always seen the back of my head in class and always wish she could trade her stringy hair for mine. At an assembly in the gym, I noticed how all the incoming freshman girls had straightened their hair to a crisp and held it in the little clips. My sister said she recognized me across the gym because I was the only one with exotic looking voluminous hair, and I stood out among the rest. I absolutely loved that part :) My teachers seemed to really like me because I felt confident and showed the part too :) And the best part of all, I saw this one freshman by herself and I told her that we now have something in common because she had curly hair too, and I think that she felt a TON better about her hair after being approached by a senior. LIKE WOW. I am converting one curly at a time! :) My boyfriend came to visit me today and he couldn't stop putting his hands in my hair, because he said my curls drive him WILD.
Basically, I want to thank everyone in this website for being such a supportive community. I have never felt so welcomed without even having known anyone, and I now I am learning that curly hair is no longer a curse, but a blessing to be unique :') I love you all, and I will continue to post some more if it ever comes down to more curly hair topics!


  • curlicious13curlicious13 Registered Users Posts: 1,632 Curl Neophyte
    So glad you had success with your hair.
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 20,731 Curl Virtuoso
    Great story Ana!
    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
    --My CG and grey hair progress -   
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey -
  • chupiechupie Registered Users Posts: 5,280 Curl Connoisseur
    What a great first day!!
    2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation
  • wavydazewavydaze Registered Users Posts: 2,065 Curl Novice
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • xocandiixocandii Registered Users Posts: 94 Curl Novice
    Awww, so inspiring. Wish I could have read this when I started my senior year last year. Still learning to accept mine. Cheers to curly hair! :)
  • JohariJohari Registered Users Posts: 673
    Awwww jus what I needed to hear :)

    Next week I start college and for sure now I'm not gonna flat iron it as 'first impression'

    Sent from my C5155 using CurlTalk App
  • GreenlightGreenlight Registered Users Posts: 16
    That's really inspiring! I'm glad you had so many compliments and it sounds like they're set to continue!
    Type 2C... I think
    Very coarse, highly porous and thick as you like
    I use Henne Color Paris henna powder
    Start on CG road on 12/08/13
  • KiraSavannahKiraSavannah Registered Users Posts: 423
    I was the freshman last year that crispy fried her hair. but I love this post:happy10: It's inspiring, and I like how you told the freshmen that comment, that would have made me feel tons better. Yo've got me excited t start school with my curls:blob7: next month, have a Great school year !!
    CG/LOC Method's 3b/3c hair SL-Curly/ Goal-MBL Curly:)
    Weekly Poo/Low Poo: some Shea M Poo.
    Weekly Deep Treat-Dermorganic Intensive Hair Masque
    Bi-Weekly RO:Tresseme Naturals - V.Smooth/N.Moisture
    Daily Leave in:Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Detangler
    Daily Oil: Olive Oil & Conut Oil Mix
    Daily Styler: Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk
  • PyjamaLlamaPyjamaLlama Registered Users Posts: 72
    Aww congrats!! It's so good that it went well :)
  • fightingfrizzfightingfrizz Registered Users Posts: 65
    Well done you! I can remember being a teenager and a younger child and feeling as though I didn't fit in at times with my curls and waves, but I was a child of the 80s and suddenly everyone was perming their hair and desperate to have my look. It's harder for you, because flat irons are freely available whereas nobody had them when I was growing up. So carry on breaking the mould and being your gorgeous, natural self! Fly that curly flag :hello1:
    UK based, Curly from birth 2b-2c fairly porous with cherub tendencies and frizz halo! Faves include KCKT and Keracare LIs, Deva Curl, CCCCL, Ecosyler gel and Be Curly Curl Enhancer. I don’t mind the odd cone - shhh smile.gif CG since August 2012

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