For many years, the fashion, advertising, and makeup industries have completely overlooked curly hair — but those days are now behind us. Today, courageous women wear their curls au naturel (or in any other style they like) with pride and joy instead of feeling obligated to adopt the idea that having straight hair is better.

Enlighten compiled the best stories from people online who decided to share their tips with us and we embrace the liberation that accepting their natural hair has brought them.

20.

tokyogrowI/ Twitter19.

NS_Giovanna_/ Twitter18.

goldsjulia/ Twitter17.

renatarodryguez/ Twitter16.

Juu_santoos19/ Twitter15.

_hxxstyles/ Twitter14.

karinaandrade/ Twitter13.

carlasant_ana/ Twitter12.

giistyles275/ Twitter11.

mslaryhill/ Twitter10.

raioreluzente/ Twitter9.

DudaLira118/ Twitter8.

<-33">thaysouzzzzz/ Twitter7.

<-35">anapiresmed/ Twitter6.

dricaxxxx/ Twitter5.

itsniggx/ Twitter4.

<-43">babymxllx/ Twitter3.