Since there is also the "hurtful comments people've made about your hair"-thread, it thought it would be waaay more motivating to have a thread where we could all share the compliments we got!
Sometimes, the compliments were the only thing that kept me going ... even when my hair was a frizzy mess, other people seemed to like it
When I had just started the curly girl routine, I went to Amsterdam with my class and I was in the hotel room with three other girls. One of them has 2-3a-ish hair, but when she blowdries it it's straight. She NEVER compliments anybody, as she looks best in her eyes ... So we just arrived at the hotel room and had to leave again for a tour around the city and she asked, "has anybody got a brush?" I laughed and said, "well, I don't even own a brush!" (I don't know why I said that, I own a brush but just don't use it anymore ... I think I wanted to tease her
.) So she said, "you use a comb then?" - "No, just my fingers." - "What? Just your fingers and your hair looks so beautiful?? - I mean ..." And there was it, the compliment that had slipped out of her mouth
It was also funny that the very same girl started to wear her hair curly for some days after I had started wearing mine curly! When the other guys from my class asked her where she got those waves from, she said, "you know, yesterday I forgot that I had to wash my hair, so I washed it late in the evening and didn't have the time blow dry it and it got curly over night ..." Yeah, alright. Two weeks in a row and the first time in three years ... it was some sort of a compliment, too.
The funniest thing happened to me about 4 weeks after starting CG. Our family appeared in the local newspaper because of our unusal hobby building model rockets (in the US it's quite well-known). You can look at the article here
(PDF). I really don't know why my hair looks so shiny, nor which products I used. (Oh and don't look at my lips, they aren't always that red ...)
Some days after the article appeared in the newspaper I got a call from a woman who said she had seen my hair in the newspaper and really liked and then she suddenly asked, "you've got a perm, haven't you?" and I was like WHAT? do you think that I would do that to my hair ON PURPOSE? and I really didn't know what to say so I just said, "No, I'm sorry, but my hair is naturally curly." She explained that she had the same hair color and length but straight and wanted it to be curly. She wanted to know a good stylist to do it ...
Some days ago two girls from my class told me I had such cute curls and they'd also like to have them ... I was really happy because I thought I had a baaaad hair day that day ...
And last week my grandparents visited us and they usually don't care about how I look as I'm not the prettiest grandchild they have, I think ... but they looked at me and immediately wanted to touch my hair because they liked it so much! I was really surprised.
Whew! I'm so sorry that this post is so long. I just wanted to share all that with you, so that we can all enjoy our beautiful curls!
I'm looking forward to reading some of your positive experiences!
(Please ignore if my English sounds weird as it's not my mother tongue ...)