As a child, I longed for pin-straight locks like Jennifer Aniston's. But instead, God gifted me with a head of crazy curls like Anne Hathaway's in The Princess Diaries (or, at times, like Seth Rogen's in Knocked Up). I've spent 25 years battling with hairbrushes, attempting the latest hair trends only to look like a fool, and rolling my eyes at those who say they wish they had curly hair. Clearly those women have never considered the struggles that my curly-haired sisters and I deal with daily. So to all those wishing they had a head of curls, consider these 13 things before investing in a perm.