Sad to hear that your mom won't accept your gorgeous curls ballerinacurls! I agree with GroYoFro, as long as you are comfortable with your curls, that's all that matters. My mom flits from "why don't you brush your hair" to "ahh, look at your curls" (I think that's her compliment!) Much as I love her, I just brush off any negative comments now, and concentrate on making my curls look their best. Maybe eventually, your mom will get the message that it's your hair to style as you choose.

Best wishes.
UK Curly
Curl type : Boticelli, 3a, loose curls
Porosity : High
Texture : Fine/medium (I think!)
Co-wash/rinse out/leave in : L'oreal Full Restore 5, GFR&S, Schwarzkopf Bio Pomegranite
Gels : Umberto Giannini Flirty Curls Scrunching Jelly
Finish product : Boots Naked Style Frizz Fighter Serum or a pea-sized blob of condish smoothed over canopy
CG since Feb 2011