I have curly hair, but normally hang out in the 2s forum because it's more active than 3a. I've said it before and I'll say it again- waves are every bit as beautiful as curls. Look at Hollywood- the women are almost all rocking fabulous 2a waves. Many of the ladies who have been here for a while can tell you that I absolutely love beachy waves and was very disappointed that nothing short of heat or rollers will get me that look. The key is loving your hair for what it is and learning how to make the most of it- embrace what you have, rather than fighting and it will all fall into place.