I feel like people think that straight hair is the "normal" thing, as most people around us have straight, wavy hair.
They don't understand, nor appreciate it, because it's unfamiliar and strange to them.
I'm only 13.
I'll be starting eighth grade this year, and I intend to keep my hair curly for graduation, and all through high school. I'm not even straightening it for my 8th grade farewell or prom.