when you hang around youth long enough there are going to be times where your hairstyle will change. i've managed to keep the curly hair for 13 years now. i've had various braiding or pony/pig tail styles done by excited teens. this was a first. a crew of two or three straighted my hair. given the shirt i had on and the late night we call this "emo" gavin. so as not to shock the family or fiancee at home i washed the hair the next day to bring back some of the curl, but i think some of my hair is still straight which helps me realize now more than ever... i need a haircut.