What's in a hairstyle? Women test reactions to straight vs. curly 'dos

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There are two options curly girls face daily: leave your hair natural, or straighten it. For many women, that decision carries a lot of weight — how you wear your hair can say a lot about your personality. So what happens when a woman who normally goes curly tries a straight look for the day, and vice versa? We asked a group of women to change their signature hairstyle for three consecutive days, keeping track of the reactions they received as well as their own feelings about the experiment. TODAY's Hoda Kotb, who has firsthand experience at having naturally curly hair that she wears professionally straightenedsat down with the women to hear more about their experience.

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