That is a very interesting point that you make Samantha! I feel differently, I feel more free and more myself, with my curls. I feel as though I was oppressed when I felt like I had to straighten my hair to be normal and fit in with the general public. The amount of time that it took to straighten my hair was insane! I can't believe I did it as long as I did! Since I have gone natural I have not straightened my hair for a cut ever. I'm lucky enough to have my sister as my stylist and she gets it! She has been CG herself for several months now & is trying to get more of her clients to jump on the curly bus! You have to find the right stylist!!!!