Jun 27, 2008 - Yes, Marlene is wonderful! I found her on NC about 5 years ago. She challenged me to grow my hair out and has helped me along by refusing to chop it when I start to weaken. Yesterday I stopped in just to say hi and saw her for the first time with curly hair! I thought she had it permed, but she said she's naturally curly herself! 3a or 3b (I get confused on that system) So, anyway, now we know why she's so understanding of us curlies!