Up to the age of 6 I had curly, red hair -- what my parents would call "Shirley Temple" hair because of its redness and curliness.

But then my hair inexplicably darkened somewhat and got more wavy and less curly, although it still retains some of its redness.

I keep wondering if it hadn't changed, would I have hair like this (Melissa Auf der Maur):

I guess I should be thankful for being blessed with some natural curls; millions of women spend fortunes trying to put curls in.