Tiffany Haddish learned to be herself after she suffered a hair disaster in an attempt to make ''boys'' like her.

The 38-year-old actress has revealed that she once went to great lengths to get the boys at school to notice her by getting her hair permed, but added that after the hairstyle went drastically wrong, she learned it was best to just be herself.

When asked what she'd tell her 15-year-old self, she said: ''Just be who you are. All the girls in school had perms and stuff or they already had naturally silky hair, so I thought if I get a perm, and then I can get in the swimming pool and my hair will lay straight and then boys will like me and all that. But I was too goofy anyways.''

But the 'Girls Trip' star wasn't prepared for how much the style backfired.

She added: ''[Boys] still liked me anyways except for when all my hair had fell out [from the perm], and I was like bald.''

Since her horrific hair experience, Tiffany has learned that simply being female is enough to attract the opposite sex.

She said: ''[Boys] gon' like you regardless. You a girl!''

These days, the 'Keanu' star stays away from major hair changes, and instead lives by a healthy beauty mantra.

When asked what her mantra is, she told People magazine: ''I love and approve of you and it doesn't matter what anybody else in the world thinks because you're beautiful to me.''

Tiffany's comments come after she previously shared her style secrets, noting that she was shocked when learned her Alexander McQueen dress - which she famously wore to three events - cost her just over $4,000.

She said: ''I should've known - wasn't no price tag on that dress.

''So I wear it for 'Girls Trip', and then they give me the receipt. When I saw the receipt, I cried. The dress was $4,122!

''So I'm wearing it multiple f***ing times. I don't care what nobody say - that's a down payment on a car, that's a medical bill.

''So, even though everyone says I shouldn't wear the dress in public again, I'm wearing it.''