I started liking my wavy curly hair the week I started modified Curly Girl two years ago, I had spent years fighting it (too many in a 24/7 ponytail) and I felt hopeful that I could eventually have hair to be proud of. Sometimes I love it now sometimes it drives me insane, but I know I will love it properly once once I grow out the last of the damage, it's my goal length and I learn which products/ techniques suit. I certainly don't wish for naturally straight hair anymore and I do receive compliments these days which I obviously never did with the 24/7 ponytail.