Curly Families

How many of you have curly members of your family? Just curious. It'd be interesting to completely unscientifically see how hereditary being a curlyhead is!

My mom and 2 of my three sisters are curly but my dad is bone straight and my nearest sister has just the slightest wave to her hair. My oldest (curly) sister has a son and daughter--the son's hair is EXACTLY like mine and the daughter is straight as a pin!

3A low/medium porosity, medium texture

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  • danigirldanigirl Posts: 59Registered Users
    the only other curly in my family is my aunt on my dad's side. everyone else has straight or slightly wavey hair. everyone always wants to touch my hair lol
    3a/some 3b
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  • JLRcurlyJLRcurly Posts: 245Registered Users
    everyone has straight hair in my family. I have the same color as my mom and younger brother and my sister has a wave to hers but no one has as crazy corkscrews like me.
    JEN :hello2:3b, currently bored with my hair.
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,681Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    My dad's sister has the same hair as me, we inherited it from my grandfather. No-one else has it on either side of my family, they're either straight or vaguely wavy. I've passed it onto my youngest son.
    3b in South Australia.
  • finallylikemyhairfinallylikemyhair Posts: 219Registered Users
    My dad, me and my brother are very curly and black hair. My mom and 2 sisters are both straight blondies. All the curl has come from my dads side all his brothers and sisters are very curly and most of their kids are also curly. However, my poor moms side always wishes they had my hair.
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  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    Practically everyone on both sides.
  • SpunGoldSpunGold Posts: 454Registered Users
    My parents both have brown hair & brown eyes. Mom's is fine, thin and straight. Dad's is coarse, thick and wavy.

    I wound up with blue eyes, blond, fine, thick and 3a curly.
    My younger brother is a blue-eyed redhead, coarse, thick and 3b curly.

    My mom swears we're not adopted. LOL
    Location: Frisco, TX

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  • Just KimmieJust Kimmie Posts: 116Registered Users
    My Dad is SUPER-wavy..of course, he doesn't have as much hair as he used to! Tee hee. Mom is curly, but straightens...Sis is more or less wavy but keeps it pretty short and straightens.

    I'm the only blue-eyed, blonde, left-hander of the bunch!
    Hair Type: 2B/3A hybrid, I believe. Had it short for about 5 years, and have since let it grow. Layers have brought out the curl...and I haven't gone 'straight' since!

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  • MarMar Posts: 3,003Registered Users
    My husband had gorgeous John F Kennedy Jr wavy hair(he's bald now),and I have curly hair,of course ;)
    Our three sons all have curls,too!
    They are 15,18 and 21

    I guess I got my curls from my dad :)
    I have two brothers-one a curly and one a total straightie!
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  • echokittenechokitten Posts: 1,751Registered Users
    I have 2 sisters, I'm the oldest blue eyes-brunette , middle sis is a hazel eyed brunette curly (who never straightens), youngest sis is a hazel eyed brunette straighty( her son is a curly 3b) . Mom is a dark brunette straighty, dad is a curly but he brushes it straight back. My mother has one sister with curly hair...out of all 10 kids, crazy how that works huh?
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  • 2poodles2poodles Posts: 2,480Registered Users
    My dad, brother, son and 1 daughter have curly hair like me. My mom, sister, other brother, and other daughter have straight hair.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]2Poodles :flower: Southeast PA
    fine, med porosity, normal elasticity
    Currently using the following 2 - 3 x/week:
    Living Proof Perfect Hair Day suphate-free Poo, cone-free CO and styling treatment, plus KCCC

  • Chelle547Chelle547 Posts: 47Registered Users
    Dad and his side are all pretty straight. Mom is a 3a curly, Her older brother started as a wavy, got curlier as he got older and is now a 3c. I seem to be following his path! Mom's younger sister has fine, thin, limp, pin straight hair. I'm the oldest of two, my sister has medium texture, blonde(my parents and I are all brunette) straight hair with great body to it. She can hap-hazzardly blow it dry, finger rake into place and good to go! No frizz! She wants my curl. lol My mom and I are trying to figure out where mine and my uncle's tighter curls come from. Her mom was a wavy, her dad a straighty. All her grandparents were straight or slightly wavy. My daughter has loose waves llike I used to. My older son has verrry straight, thick, coarse hair. My youngest son probably has curl like mine or a little curlier, I keep both their hair really short, but when it gets a little longer his starts to wave and wingding and tries to curl.
    3B/3A thick, medium texture, dark brown, waist length. Colorado Curly!! Denver area
  • Curly Girl FlaCurly Girl Fla Posts: 1,834Registered Users
    My mom, brother and sister all have curlier hair than I do (mom's is loosening with age, sis has taken to straightening most of the time), my dad from what I can see in pictures had fairly straight/borderline wavy hair. Now, DH is poker straight, and my 2 girls started out as definite straighties, but I see some waves fighting to get out on my 5 yr old's long hair, and the bottom of the length on my 2 yr old's is starting to flip and curl :)*fingers crossed*
  • StruttsWifeStruttsWife Posts: 819Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Dad and brother are pin-straight ... Mom is a wavy ... sister WAS a wavy before she had my niece, now she's pin-straight too (which is funny, because my hair didn't change a bit when I had my daughter). I have a couple of cousins with curly hair, but no one is as curly as me. Most of my extended family runs to wavy if they have any type of curl pattern at all.
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  • DominicanaHeatDominicanaHeat Posts: 2,729Registered Users
    My mom is a curly. My dad is a straightie. My brother and I are both curlies.

    My mom's side is a mixed bag of wavies, straighties and curlies. My dad's side is mainly straighties. The only time I can remember anyone in his family having curly hair was when my uncle had a Jheri Curl in the early 90's. :laughing9:

    My brother's wife is a straightie. Their son is a wavy and their daughter is a curly.
    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.
  • AmandacurlsAmandacurls Posts: 6,252Registered Users
    My dad has kinky curly hair, both my brother and I have curly hair, my mom's is stick straight. My dad's nearest brother also has curly hair, and one of his daughters and his son both have curly hair. I don't really know which of my grandparents (my dad's parents) had the curly hair, my grandpa was half Cherokee Indian and my grandma was Irish and English. So who knows!
  • JuicyTubeJuicyTube Posts: 2,369Registered Users
    everyone is curly
    3b-3c CG
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    My mother and my little sister (who texlaxes). Other 3 sisters are wavies with coarse hair that they relax. My dad's got the kink.
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  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users
    Everyone, on both sides.
  • cymprenicympreni Posts: 9,609Registered Users
    Let see. As far as I know, my great grandma, my grandma, 12+ aunts, my mom, my brother and sister, and both my kids. You don't even want me to go into cousins. Prolly more that I don't know of I got a big family.No clue about paternal side
  • legette68legette68 Posts: 216Registered Users
    My whole family have curls although my sister relaxes her hair. My mom is definitely a curlygirl. She was my inspiration to go curly.
    Thick, coarse 3C hair:coffee:
    BC Feb 2009/ relaxer free since 06/08
    Second time around!

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  • MagooMagoo Posts: 2,173Registered Users
    My sis is a curly, my mom is a curly but relaxes, and dad is slightly wavy.
    3b/c fine, thick, porous, protein sensitive
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  • Andrea91483Andrea91483 Posts: 57Registered Users
    My mom has curly hair, although these days she wears it cut real short so it doesn't look as curly as it used to. My younger brother and sister have it as well.
  • keikokkeikok Banned Posts: 585Banned Users
    My mom is a curly but neither my sister or brother are. My dad has straight hair. My mom's hair is dark brown and my dad's hair is black. My hair definitely resembles my mom's more

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  • GiveMeABMWGiveMeABMW Posts: 219Registered Users
    Everyone I've ever met on both sides of my family has curly hair. Probably the straightest-haired person is my sister, with 2C wavy hair.
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    GF Sleek and Shine deep conditioner
    Styling: Tres Semme Naturals as leave in, L'Oreal Melting gel and HE SMU raked in, LOOB and AG Re:Coil scrunched in, Jojoba Oil scrunched in when totally dry
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  • DolphinCurlsDolphinCurls Posts: 370Registered Users
    Mom and I are the only ones in the family that have either wavy or curly hair. Mom's is more wavy but she blow dries it straight. My hair is more curly with some waves to it. Funny thing is both of us were born with straight hair that went curly at puberty. We both have very thick hair that gets really frizzy. Everybody else in the family, on both sides, has stick straight, fairly thin, hair.
    3A/2C combination of ringlets and waves :nike:
  • iris427iris427 Posts: 6,002Registered Users
    I think curly hair is a dominant trait. So if a child inherits a curly gene from one parent and a straight gene from the other parent, their hair will be intermediate. That's probably overly-simplistic though.
  • JessieC777JessieC777 Posts: 40Registered Users
    Most of my mom's side has pretty straight hair, her hair has gotten wavy in the last 5 years or so. It used to be pretty straight.

    Most of my dad's side is wavy/curly.

    My hair has always been pretty curly...I wish someone would've know what to do with my hair when I was young. From about 10-13 I had tons of frizz. Then I kind of figured things out on my own.
  • crimsonshedemoncrimsonshedemon Posts: 2,098Registered Users
    My dad's hair is curly but didn't turn curly until he was in his early 20s.
    My hair didn't get any curl until 12/13yo.
    My sister always had big ringlets (my mother had NO idea how to handle it and chopped it off- I have memories of her using an old wire brush to brush out the ringlets) but not overall curl... around 14, her hair went curly.

    My son has stick straight hair but my daughter has curly hair.
  • Paul TownsendPaul Townsend Posts: 56Registered Users
    shell78 wrote: »
    My parents both have brown hair & brown eyes. Mom's is fine, thin and straight. Dad's is coarse, thick and wavy.

    I wound up with blue eyes, blond, fine, thick and 3a curly.
    My younger brother is a blue-eyed redhead, coarse, thick and 3b curly.

    My mom swears we're not adopted. LOL

    All perfectly understandable from genetics so don't panic :smilebox:

    The blonde or red hair, and the blue eyes, are both governed by "recessive" genes, so they can be masked out by the corresponding "dominant" genes (dark hair, brown eyes). Clearly your parents were "carriers" of your hair and eye colours although they didn't show it themselves, and you happen to have picked up the "blonde" gene from both, and the "blue eyes" gene from both. (Do you or your brother have freckles? What about your parents?)

    For the record my mum is straight, dad was curly. I got the curls, my elder brother is straight. And as my avatar suggests, I got the blond gene from somewhere, though my hair has darkened since.
  • crimsonshedemoncrimsonshedemon Posts: 2,098Registered Users
    Here's some more info for those interested.
    Hair color, eye color, skin color, etc aren't always so easily explained... but this website does a great job of explaining.

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