Spike Lee brought it home in School Daze with his account of the “good and bad hair”. It reminds me of the sad but continuing battle of light skin – dark skin, now its natural vs. chemically relaxed. I am a 2nd time natural (1st time in 2002, 2nd time in 2004) who did not truly embrace her curls until about 3 years ago. My typical routine was to wear my hair straight during the winter and reserve the curls for the summer months. I was a seasonal curly! J I now intend to wear my hair curly all year round. Nothing against the straight, it’s just that curly has been my preference as of late. My goal is to limit the heat exposure, not eliminate it. Because I do wear color (usually bleach), I find that my hair is hit hard when I chose to use the flat iron and make my hair do something other than what it naturally wants to do – curl up. The consequences are too great for me.