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Curly hair since the beginning

How many of you have had curly hair since you had hair? :D
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  • sweetpeacurlisweetpeacurli Posts: 343Registered Users
    That's a toughie for me... I was a curly toddler, then had only slightly wavy hair until I hit puberty, when it got totally curly again. I put "7-13", and didn't count the toddler years, though.
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  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    I was born with a little afro of black, coily, nappy hair - lots and lots of hair. A little later, it fell out and I was bald, then it grew back reddish brown and in looser, 3a-type ringlets. As I got older, it turned black again and the curls tightened and grew to my waist in big, fat, bouncy 3b ringlets. When I was about 13 or 14, with puberty the curls tightened and shrunk. I cut it to my chin a couple of years later and pretty much had my 3b/c to 3c hairtype since then. When I went really short in college it was almost a 4a in terms of curl tightness, then grew out to 3c and now more to 3b/c. It changes a lot with length.
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  • DominicanaHeatDominicanaHeat Posts: 2,729Registered Users
    I was born bald but once my hair started to grow in and get long, it curled up. It was always curly BUT my mom would blow it out straight or braid it up when I was a kid because it was SO thick and long. Then I would hood dry it up until the middle of HS when I just started to wear it either naturally curly or blow it out straight.
    3a/3b thick coarse WL dark brown hair. CG/Mod CG since: 5/4/05. Current products: Right now my hair is in such a tizzy over this winter weather we are hving that nothing really seems to be working. I need a haircut.
  • kimmyckimmyc Posts: 551Registered Users
    Mine was slightly wavy until I was about 19-20 and then when my last perm didn't grow out I decided it must be natural. :)
    2b/3a, primarily use Jessicurl and DevaCurl products, Curls Hair Tea conditioner and various gels. I'm modified CG-ish since 5/04.
  • klillardklillard Posts: 2Registered Users
    When I was born it was like little curly Q's and as I grew older it became more of just a wave. Looking back at my pictures my hair wasnt frizzy at all and it just was a nice wave down to the middle of my back. I wish I could get that back...
    Kimberly Lillard
    Dark brown hair just past the shoulders 3b (a little on the dry & frizzy side)
  • AlexaAlexa Posts: 208Registered Users
    I had lovely blonde ringlets as a toddler which my mum encouraged, but as I got older my hair became wavier, probably cos I would brush & blowdry all the time! Then I straightened it for quite a while (with a big brush, blowdryer, curlers, woolly hat, etc. etc...) Then I went through a big scrunchy hairspray phase when that was fashionable. Then back to straightening, oh & its been cut short & grown out a few times as well, my hair isn't curly when short.
    I started growing my hair again about 2 years ago & Iv'e been back with my natural curls for about 18 months & I can't imagine being without them at the moment.
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  • curlylauracurlylaura Posts: 8,352Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I would assume I've had curly hair since birth, since both parents are curly, but since my hair was so short until I was about 2 I can't be sure, so I chose the 2nd option when I can see I had cute blonde ringlets in photos. Why can't my hair be like that now?
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  • JoyForeverJoyForever Posts: 1,628Registered Users
    I voted "7-13", because my hair changed when I hit puberty-- although it wasn't really fully changed until I was more like 14 or 15. (What can I say... I was a late bloomer. :wink: ) 'Course, I was also a little bit curly as a toddler, as my avatar sort of shows. But I had straight hair with only a little bit of a body wave during the in-between years.
    Previously Joy4ever.
    Changed because the "number in place of a word" thing was bugging my no-longer-14-year-old self.
  • eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Posts: 4,144Registered Users
    I voted since I was born, but then realized that I was pretty much bald until I was 2 yrs old. I had alittle bit of hair, and from the pictures I 've seen, I had soft waves(maybe 2b/3a ). Then when I hit 2, my hair grew and tightened into 3c curls.
    A wonderful mix of coils, curls, corkscrews, and kinks.

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  • curlsallovercurlsallover Posts: 16Registered Users
    I was bald probably until I was about one. Then I had a full head of blonde ringlets. My mother could never even attempt to brush my hair. My hair has gotten much darker over the years, but it is still just as curly. When it is short, I have ringlets, as it gets longer, I have corkscrews.
    Mostly 3B corkscrews.
  • CurlilocsCurlilocs Posts: 821Registered Users
    I was born with little ringlets all over my head. It's varied in texture over the years but the curls remain :)
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  • DancingbadgerDancingbadger Posts: 136Registered Users
    I was a bald baby. My mom said I had hair and then it fell out. (dramatically aparently) I had a head of tight curls. My first haircut was at age 5. I remember it. Somewhere in my mom's house there is an envelope of my hair from that hair cut! Later on when I was about 7 or 8 my hair got less curly. I always wanted it to go back to the way it was before my first haircut! :)

    You know when I was about two or three my hair was so short and curly that I sometimes looked like a little boy. My mom told me this awful story about that. Once we were out at a restaurant or someplace, she had dressed me in a dress. Some guy said to her, "Why do you cut her hair like that!! She looks like a little boy!" :x My mom was so mad. She said she just could imagine what if it wasn't just growing like that what if he said that to someone who's child's hair was growing back from chemo or something. She just thought it was the most stupid and obnoxious comment.

    Although the good thing about looking like a boy until I was three was that I could go to the bathroom with my dad. Ah 1980's kid clothes you could never tell! :lol: You know Izod shirts in yellow and white stripes and jeans!
    My hair is a mix of 2b/3a and even a bit of 3b thrown in! I would call my hair wavycelli. It curls most when I leave it alone after wet scrunching. My hair has a spring factor of about 2 or 3 inches and has a very silky, medium texture.
  • eastcoastwaveseastcoastwaves Posts: 54Registered Users
    I went wavy in my late teens, after puberty
    "It's not having what you want, it's wanting what you've got"

  • MuñequitaMuñequita Posts: 157Registered Users
    My hair was stick straight when I was born. I had a lot on top and it was actually so straight that it would stick up and my mom had to put lil clips up there so she could 'tame' it :lol:. I think my hair started to look 'wavy' when it grew out longer (maybe 2 yrs old?) but didn't actually get to be 3a texture and thick until I was about 4, before it just looked wavy.
    3a with 2c
  • dianetdianet Posts: 4Registered Users
    i went with other because i just don' know! my father has ringlets, my mom has straight, but thick hair. my mom always just brushed my hair and so i had straightish, yet frizzy hair. i always wondered about my frizz. i finally learned that i had waves when i was 33! and now i have been doing CG for almost a year. and that means no brushing for almost a year!!!
    HG: Abba Weightless Gel. Add a touch of honey and frizz be gone!!
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,791Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    I was born with just a bit of wavy hair that my sister promptly rubbed off (not in a loving way!). So I pretty much looked like Alfred Hitchcock til I was about 2, then I became a curly.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.
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  • RainRain Posts: 217Registered Users
    I answered "since birth" since my hair has never been 100% straight. It's hard to say for certain what my hair's texture was while growing up because of all the hairbrushing. I have fine hair that goes straight when brushed out. I remember my mom combing my hair out and blowing it dry so it would, "stay that way," which would seem odd to have to do if it was straight, you know? Why was my hair so contrary? It got curlier as I hit puberty but I don't think it was ever really straight.
    3a/b, fine, lots of it
  • MarMar Posts: 3,003Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Mine started to get really coarse and curly when i was about 15.
    It was soft and wavy before that,and I was virtually bald between birth and age 4.
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  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    born with it!!!

  • Curlee QCurlee Q Posts: 523Registered Users
    I was born with a straight full head of hair. Around 1 or so it started waving up.
  • LadydncingLadydncing Posts: 964Registered Users
    I've had curly hair since I was 6 mo.
    My hair got even curlier when I hit
    puberty more like a 3c. When I was
    pregnant with my daughter and son,
    may hair changed again to a 3b/c
    and it's been like that ever since. :)
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  • love yourself firstlove yourself first Posts: 5,398Registered Users
    I was born with barely wavy hair. It curled up by the age of 2. It's always been naturally 3b or 3b/c with different textures and curl patterns. I used to have even more volume when I was younger.
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  • LavenderCurlsLavenderCurls Posts: 1,478Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I always thought my hair was a mess. It's ashame there was nothing like nc.com back then or I'd have had beautiful hair growing up! I'm looking at a pic of me right now (I have a wall of family pics behind my monitor) when I was about 3 and I had a pixie cut. My bangs are perfectly straight, but the rest of my hair is wavy as can be. When I think back on my hair in school, high school ... well, heck up until this last year after finding nc.com, I wish I could have those years back to go with what I had instead of fighting with my hair :roll: .

    Society is embracing curls much more than in the past. Now if it would just embrace us fuller figure gals :lol: !
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    2b/3a and 3b on occasion!
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  • DolphinCurlsDolphinCurls Posts: 370Registered Users
    My hair was fairly straight (not stick straight) and non-frizzy until I hit 7th grade. It was fairly thick though. By the end of 7th grade my hair was still straight but really frizzy. Sometime during the summer, my hair became wavy. It's gotten even wavier and curlier since. When I had straight hair, I wanted curly hair. When my hair first became curly, I straightened it and thought that curly hair sucked. I hated my hair until I got it cut. My hairstylist told me to use a diffuser and gel to enhance my natural waves/curls. I love it! The first 17 years of my life were difficult because I had to endure both types of hair naturally and wished I had the other. But now I love my natural curls and wouldn't trade them in for anything.
    3A/2C combination of ringlets and waves :nike:
  • FidoGwenFidoGwen Posts: 92Registered Users
    I was born with a head full of black curly hair, that quickly went straight. It went curly again during puberty. (I voted 7-13)
    I'm a 2something/3something. Started modified CG routine on 6/6/05
    Cut more than ten inches from my BSL hair on 8-10-05 and growing it long again
    But we're STILL adjusting. ;-)

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