This is a great thread indeed. Since I decided to grow my longer seven years ago, I have embraced my curls rather than shun them. As a guy, it's an even bigger uphill battle. As I got older, the less I cared who I impressed. Plus, it took watching other guys lose their hair for me to embrace having curly locks. I kind of feel empowered and re-invented at the same time.
"Curls aren't just for girls."