Whenever someone says "why don't you - flatiron your hair? dye your hair? cut your hair shorter?" I always respond with - "Why would I do that?!? I get many more compliments and much more attention with my hair curly/grey/long. If I straightened/dyed/cut it, I would just look like everyone else". I always say it in a nice cheerful voice.
Just do what you're doing, be happy with your beautiful curly hair, and don't worry what others say.
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl
You can thank corporate America for that. As a guy it took me a long time to embrace my curls but I found that straightening actually takes longer and makes it look worse than figuring out ways to tame the frizz. Though I am a mixture of 2/3. When I decided to wear my hair long again, I used blowdry my hair and use the round styling brush. I even tried to curl it a few times. Looked good initially but not so much later in the day.