Is the rest of your family curly or straight?

greyergreyer Posts: 3Registered Users
So I was just curious to see how many of you come from families with curly hair or straight hair. My hair is wavy/curly but I seem to be the only one in my family who has very much of any curl. I come from a big family (I have 10 siblings) but my older sisters (who are twins) seem to be the only other ones who have any curl in their hair and it is only a little bit of wave. Everyone else seems to have stick straight hair. I tried to curl my little sister's hair for her and I put in a ton of gel and used a diffuser on her hair but I couldn't even get any wave in her hair doing that.

So do the rest of you come from families of straight hair or curly hair and what does the rest of your family think of your hair?

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  • SambokaaSambokaa Posts: 48Registered Users
    I honestly dont know. I've never seen anyone in my family without a relaxer/a sew in or hair extentions. But im pretty shre that they all have similar curl patterns to mine
  • carikkucarikku Posts: 5Registered Users
    Mine is half and half. My dad has straight, my sister and brother have straight (though both have some wave and body to it), my mom has extremely curly and frizzy (she doesn't know how to care for it u_u'), and I got her curls with just less frizz.
    My family is caucasian btw. Our heritage is northern european.
    When I was little, my hair was as straight as my siblings, but when I got to middle school my curls started developing. I really hated it at first lol and I still have some trouble. My family likes my curly hair, but they also don't understand how hard it is to care for and style curls than straight locks.
    3a curly (sometimes more 2c)
    High density, medium porosity, width, and length
    New to natural care and loving it already!
    Beginning my growing out journey!
  • kstankstan Posts: 423Registered Users
    My sister has a wave to her hair but not as strong as mine. My mom blowdrys her hair strait everyday, but shes still got a body wave. no clue about my dad his hairs only like an inch long. lol.

    However, I am the only blonde in my whole family. :D
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    • normal elasticity on top, none on the underneath
    • Fine side of Normal
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    • Poriosity is a mystery. I think its all over the place.
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 10,840Moderators Curl Virtuoso
    My mom has a tiny bit of wave, but I'm definitely the only curly.

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • CurlyloverCurlylover Posts: 4Registered Users
    They used to be, but they've straightened their hair do much that now its shorter and the curls arent like they used to be.
  • CurlyCutie1394CurlyCutie1394 Posts: 348Registered Users
    My mom side is a mix of curl and transitioners and my dads side are all relaxed
  • earthnutearthnut Posts: 226Registered Users
    My parents are curly, but they both keep their hair quite short so I'm not really sure how curly they are.

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  • guitargirl17guitargirl17 Posts: 17Registered Users
    In my family everyone is straight except for me! However I know that when my dad was younger he had longer hair that was curly, so that must be where I get it from! :D my sister wishes her hair was curly!! xD
  • germanbellagermanbella Posts: 62Registered Users
    My dad has waves and my mom uses a relaxer and my twin sister has a similar curl to mine
    3b hair
    normal porosity
    medium density
    fine/med. strands
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  • xaviarxaviar Posts: 5Registered Users
    My dad has wavy hair . My mom has natural 4a/3c . My brother has 4a/3C hair . I unfortunately had to be the odd ball in the family . I came out with 1a strands all over the head thst stick out , 3a strands all over , 3c / 4a , that mostly covers my head . I can only thank my dads side of the family though for my hair -___- . No one knows how hard it is to manage so many different textueres .
  • CurlyUniqueCurlyUnique Posts: 94Registered Users
    Lets see, my mom has 2a hair but you'd never know cause she keeps her hair in a pixie cut. My dad has curly hair, again you wouldn't know cause he keeps it short but when it starts to grow a little you can see finger waves through all of it. When he was in high school he had really curly and puffy hair, he said he actually had a Afro for a while. My older brother has 2b hair but he straightens it basically all the time so you'd never know. My little sister has 2a and 2b hair. I have the curliest hair out of us kids.
    2c/3a with some 2b-fine/coarse-iii-low porosity-normal elasticity
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  • bcody09bcody09 Posts: 115Registered Users
    My dad has some curls (with the little hair he has left lol) and my mom has some waves. My brother got some waves, and my two sisters and I got curls, like 3b/c curls haha.

    And weirdly, I have 20 cousins and my siblings and I have the only curls. Everyone else is stick straight.
    CG since Mar 2, 2012! :)

    Routine:
    CoWash: V05 Tea Therapy in Vanilla Mint Tea
    RO:Tresemme Naturals: Nourishing Moisture
    LI: Kinky Curly Knot Today
    Gel: CVS Sport Gel or Xcess Sport Hold Gel
    Mouse: Pantene Curl-Defining Mousse

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  • whovianwhovian Posts: 7Registered Users
    My dad's side of the family has stick straight hair, which includes my half brothers. My mom's curl is 4b, but she straightens it or pulls it back in a bun. I'm the only one who really wears her hair curly.
  • CinnamonagoutiCinnamonagouti Posts: 32Registered Users
    Dad: wavy/curly hair, he keeps it short but I would guess it's 2c botticelli just like mine.
    Mum: 2a-b.
    Little sister: 1c-2a with some spirals, but probably it will get curlier as she gets older since bith I and my dad had straight hair when little.
    Little brother: When his hair is about 10 cm you can se a body wave so probably he would have type two hair if it grew out.
    Big brother: No idea, he keeps it short.
    2C/3A/f/ii/iii
    CG with occasional schampoo-washes since April 2011
    Currently MBL, heading for WL or longer!
  • SimplySophiaSimplySophia Posts: 54Registered Users
    My mother has looser curls than mine but I think its the products she uses. My sister has very loose waves and both my dad and brother have straight hair. Out of everyone I have the tightest curls.
    The rest of our family has straight hair.
    Type -3a/3b
    Cleanser-KCCC
    Condtioner-KCKT
    Products- Herbal Essences TT Mousse
  • MissKrisMissKris Posts: 288Registered Users
    Mommi - short hair w/texturizer
    Brother - not sure of his type cuz it's always cut. He has waves tho
    Daddy - now deceased but was a 4b
    Brother - shaved bald


    Birth Feb 1984, First press 1990, First relaxer 1992, Last relaxer Oct 2006, BC Sept 2007, 4c.....
  • SammySingallySammySingally Posts: 131Registered Users
    My mum has curly hair (in the 3s)
    My dad has really kinky hair (4c and tighter)
    My brother has curly/kinky hair (about 4a/4b), but keeps it quite short (but you can tell he has curly hair.
    My sister (foster-sis) has kinky hair
    I have curly/kinky hair (very little 3c, 4a/4b and a little 4c)

    My grandfather (mum's dad) has 3a/3b curls
    My grandmother (mum's mum) has about a lil 3c, 4a/4b/4c curls


    My grandfather (dad's dad) about I think 4a-ish (but he was mainly bald)
    My grandmother (dad's mum) has quite kinky hair (4b/4c)

    My mum's siblings have 3a/3b/3c curls.
    My dad's siblings have super kinky hair (they all have relaxed hair, by the way)
    My cousins (on mum's side) all have hair types ranging from 3b/3c to 4b.
    My cousins (on dad's side) all have 4b/4c hair.

    I'm mixed race and all my cousins on my mum's side have a black parents so they're all mixed too. On my dad's side, there's only one white (my uncles wife) and her kids are the only ones with 3b/3c/4a hair.
    I have more whites on my mum's side, I don't know them, so I don't know if any of them have straight hair, but the ones I know are all curly haired (in the 3s).
    Things I use: Olive Oil, Canola oil, rosemary oil, aloe vera gel, shea butter, mayonnaise, eggs, milk, bananas

    Everything I use is 100% natural. I make most of them myself because then I'm sure what's in it and I'm sure nothing's added, it's pure, it's natural.

    Things I avoid: Mineral oil (codename: Baby oil), heat (I'm a total, no hair driers, no straighteners, no curling irons, no flat irons, no hot combs...nada), sodium chloride

    Growing plan: At least 6 inches longer in a year.
  • bringingcurliesback?bringingcurliesback? Posts: 1,308Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    greyer wrote: »
    So I was just curious to see how many of you come from families with curly hair or straight hair. My hair is wavy/curly but I seem to be the only one in my family who has very much of any curl. I come from a big family (I have 10 siblings) but my older sisters (who are twins) seem to be the only other ones who have any curl in their hair and it is only a little bit of wave. Everyone else seems to have stick straight hair. I tried to curl my little sister's hair for her and I put in a ton of gel and used a diffuser on her hair but I couldn't even get any wave in her hair doing that.

    So do the rest of you come from families of straight hair or curly hair and what does the rest of your family think of your hair?

    Okay, so I'm the oldest of three in my family, and my mom told me that I was bald until I was one and half. I had like little peach fuzz. My aunts (my dad has three sisters) were pretty snobby (think cinderella's evil step sisters), and my mom had just come to America after getting married to my dad and they gave her a lot of crap about me cause I looked like a boy lol. Then one day all of was quiet in the world and BAM! I had a little coily thing on my head. WHAT NOW???!! My aunts shut the hell up after that day after their countless perms (80's) and till this day they don't admit they wish they were me lol But I've abused my hair quite a lot before this... anyway yes I am the only curly and most of the time I look adopted, but I dont mind that.:cya:
    *Current Routine*
    LP: SM RSB
    CO/CW: CJ Daily Fix, GR Restorative, SM RSB, SM SFC
    DC: SM, CJ Rehab, G.Nutrafix, DIY
    LI: a CO, KCKT
    Sealers: an oil, JC N&S
    Stylers: just CO, CJ CIAB, KCCC, aloe gel, FSG
    Once in a while: ACV, Lemon-Aid

    Oils to seal, rinse, and/or pre-poo as needed :love10:

    2c/3a/3b coarse, normal porosity
    :toothy4: CG since 2007 :flower:
  • maddie619maddie619 Posts: 8Registered Users
    My whole family is curly. Especially my dad. I was blassed with a whole family of curlies lol. but my mom doesnt appreciate her curls and fries them every morning before going to work because apparently it "lowers the poof".
  • ClassySassyClassySassy Posts: 4Registered Users
    ohhh that brings back alot

    people look at me then my family then me and then ask where did i get the curls

    all of us go silent
    AWKWARD!
  • HazelgraceHazelgrace Posts: 8Registered Users
    I'm also the only curly in my family, though my dad and (paternal) grandfather both had curly hair. Everyone else has straight hair, but my 13 year old brother is beginning to have bit of a wave. That being said, I had straight(ish) hair for years because my curls grew out with my baby hair and came back once I hit puberty.
    3a/2c, fine, medium density, medium/high porosity (bleached). Jaw legnth inverted bob.
    Cowash- Suave Naturals Cocunut.
    RO- Tresseme Naturals.
    LI- Same as Cowash.
  • JohariJohari Posts: 673Registered Users
    All my living family either have curly hair or wavy almost curly hair.
  • Forever&AlwaysForever&Always Posts: 3Registered Users
    Nope their hair is straight as it could possibly be but mine is type 3A I love being the not one, it makes me different haha :)

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