I got one when I was in the 10th grade, and I'm a senior now. It's only grown halfway to match the rest of my hair. With curly hair it's difficult, because it grows out like sideways, and then down. There's a large chance you'll have a poofy area like I did for a while.
But it was fun when I got it! Everyone kind of thought I was crazy, but they thought that of me before. I get things done for myself, and so should you!