If you grew up hearing the words "pelo malo" or "bad hair" to (inaccurately) describe your naturally curly texture, the road to embracing your curls can be a long one. Fortunately, social media has helped disrupt that negative way of thinking about curly hair in the Latino community — thanks to the many women rocking their curls proudly for the world to see.

These 20 curly-haired Latinas on Instagram are killing the style game — and inspiring the world while they do it. You need to be following them on the platform like, yesterday.

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Yas, Nicole Castro Gonzalez, yasss!

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Mairaly's style is perfection.

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We love the highlighted look that Melonie carries off so well.

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Rocío Isabel is definition goals!

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Beyond here for Bianca Alexa's choice of red.

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Marlene's road to impeccable curls is so encouraging.

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Francheska Medina can do no wrong.

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Living for Christina Vega's fullness.

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We love Edyeliz's multi-dimensional color and style.

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Alba Ramos is one of YouTube's curly hair stars for a reason.

11

Leyla Jasmin is straight killing it.

12

Ada Rojas will leave you full of inspiration.

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Carolina "Miss Rizos" Contreras is her own best advertisement.

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Stephany Peguero García's confidence is contagious.

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Lynn Molina's feed is back-to-back perfection.

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We all need an expert like Daily Baez in our lives.

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Model Avril Guerrero stays fly.

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Ivelisse Vásquez is team balayage and slays in it all day.

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Alicia Gibbs is a queen of versatility.

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Issa Quisqueya will motivate you like no other on your curly hair journey.

@issa_quisqueya


Are there other Latinas with curly hair inspiring you on the 'gram? Let us know in the comments or on Facebook.