Growing up, I always had thick locks of curls cascading around my face and down my back. I always disliked my curls because they made me look different from the other girls in my classes. I started straightening, curling, and doing all kinds of damaging styling to my brown tendrils until they ultimately started falling flat. The damage was so bad that I had to cut off most of my locks to have a fresh start with healthier, yet straight/wavy pieces. I recently cut my hair and have been leaving it natural and my Shirley Temple-esque curls have come back to their original form! I’ve been braiding my bangs and pinning them back and letting my ringlets shine through!