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Does Tiana really have curly hair, or is it straightened with just a couple ringlets peeking out?

A writer for Time magazine says that Tiana, protaganist of the new Disney film "The Princess and the Frog," is the first Disney princess with curly hair.

While we laud Disney for including its first African-American princess, we really wonder if she has curly hair. It looks straightened to us. We see a couple beautiful little coils peeping out, but is that "curly hair," especially given the princess's lineage? Wouldn't it be nice if she was sporting her presumably natural, tight coils? Now, that would be some curly hair, and that would send such a wonderful message to little curly kids everywhere!

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Several Disney princesses have waves, though we've yet to see a full-on curly.

Other Disney princesses have sported waves, but this is definitely the curliest Disney has taken it. But is it far enough?

This is a great step in the right direction, and maybe we should just take it as that. We'd love to hear your thoughts. Please complete our poll and add your comments below. We can't wait to hear what you think!