Oh yes, you’ve seen it: two friends in a dressing room at Department Store X trying on their picks from the shopping floor. One friend says, “Hey! I’m ready. Come and see how this looks.” And the other rushes over for a quick dress inspection, followed by a sigh and a proclamation, “It looks great on you! I’m sure it would look nothing like that on me though.” Heck, you might have said it to a friend yourself. Whether it was at Shoe Store X or Hair Salon X, women compare themselves to anything from the model on the latest cover of that popular magazine or another women walking down the street. Alright, so we compare ourselves; whether it’s clothing, body shape, make-up looks or hairstyles, we’ve done it for ages or even eons. While some comparison can lead to inspiration and motivation, constant comparisons can chew through our self-image and stifle us from trying anything new.

With naturally curly hairstyles gaining popularity, this comparison theory has found a new subject to infest. And in doing so has created a slew of new myths about what looks good or bad on our heads. Has the Hairy (pun intended) Comparison Monster gotten you in its grips? Follow these simple tips to banish this curly myth for good.

April is NaturallyCurly's month of Curly Myth Busters. Don't be April fooled by these common curly hair myths!