your hair is really beautiful Sairis. And no, Mexicans have no idea what to do with curly hair. I'm Mexican with 3c/4a curls and I am constantly being told that I should straighten it. I once had a Mexican woman argue with me and tell me that I must not be Mexican because I had such curly hair. But I speak very good mexican spanish, so folks just usually leave me alone.
I grew up with many of the same comments that everybody else did. Brillo pad, sponge head and chia pet were many of the popular ones in elementary school. I do love it now though. People appreciate it because it it different and it is part of me. I find that usually the people that are the most insecure have the most difficulty with my hair.
Frankly, it's taken me this long to figure out that I am who I am and I am not at a point in my life where I am going to chemically straighten anymore. I don't know, maybe I just feel exotic.
I am also an educator in a large urban area and many of the people that I interact with are very liberal and love the hair. Be true to yourself chica, you're the one that has to look at yourself in the mirror everyday. Suerte!
3c/4a...sometimes frizzy, always beautiful!

Last edited by lachicacurly; 08-29-2008 at 06:15 PM.