I have straight hair too! How long have you actually been neglecting? My hair has taken longer than others....but it dreaded! When you have really short hair it takes longer still...but they come! I have friends who started out with shaved head! They said it was maybe a year or two before it got long enough to start really tangling...it's just part of the process of natural/neglect!The self satisfaction of having the patience is just part of the journey! You can be so much more proud getting there than caving in to impatience for the final result.