i have had naturally curly hair my entire life and did not always embrace it's uniqueness. In fact in the 70's I tried to iron my hair so it would be "straight and beautiful" Now in part to my stylist Melody, I LOVE my gift. She is one of only 2 stylists in my entire 50 years that understand me and my hair. I will never change stylists and will wait however long necessary to get an appointment with her. She is always trying to find products that are specially designed for us curlies. No one has ever done that for me. She always works with me when I get a wild idea and bring in a picture!!! She keeps me grounded, happy and frizz free. She is a true hair hero!!