Zendaya Coleman learned how to do her hair from YouTube.
The 19-year-old Disney star was never "very confident" with her locks when she was younger and even her parents struggled to know how to style her thick curls.
She said: "Growing up, I wasn't very confident in my curls. It wasn't like the hair that girls around me had.
"And nobody really knew what to do with my hair. My mom is white and my dad is black -- they have two very different hair types.
"So we learned how to manage my hair together, and I also watched YouTube videos to find easy styles to do."
And Zendaya admits she longed for her hair to be different when she was younger.
She told People magazine: "Obviously you want what you can't have, so I wanted different hair than what I had.
"And it wasn't until I got older that I learned you don't know what you've got until it's gone."
But these days, the 'Replay' singer is much happier with her hair and enjoys experimenting with different styles.
She said: "There is nobody out there that is completely, 100 percent satisfied with every portion of themselves.
"And as you grow up, or as you grow older, you have to learn about yourself and you have to become more familiar with yourself.
"When I was younger, I was afraid to experiment with my look because I was worried about what people thought. But as I've gotten older and become more confident in myself, I just don't care."