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Poll about your Curls?

MichelleMichelle AdministratorPosts: 724Moderators Curl Neophyte
We're conducting a poll about curl attitudes. Thanks for your help!

Michelle
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  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    Edit:

    Never mind, as the poll was attached as I was typing....


    But to answer the question-I didn't have natural curls as a kid! My hair was super thin and stick straight, so my mom had to perm my hair to keep my scalp from burning. I hated that, and wanted long, thick hair.
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  • wild_sasparillawild_sasparilla Posts: 4,306Registered Users
    I voted, I helped! I voted "didn't care one way or another". Heck, I can't even remember when it darkened!
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  • cjccjc Posts: 636Registered Users
    Growing up in the '60's, I hated my frizzy curly hair. I begged my sister to take me to have my hair straightened. To this day, I remember going to Ollies in downtown Brooklyn to get my hair chemically straightened :D
    cjc
    3B very thick, curly hair and on the longer side
    Palm Beach County, Fl
  • PeppyPeppy Posts: 3,290Registered Users
    There's really not an option for me. I didn't have curls as a child. I only got my curls when puberty came along.
  • pinksugarpinksugar Posts: 2,346Registered Users
    I think high school was the worst. They used to call me "POOF", I can laugh about it now, but it was upsetting then. That was back in the 80's when nobody knew what to do with curly hair. Remember Glamour Shots? I went there and she had no idea what to do with my hair, she did my make up and said you can do your hair.
  • RheannaRheanna Posts: 2,614Registered Users
    Hated it. My mom didn't know what to do with it... I have one brother with curly hair and he just kept it short, so no issue. Mom would BRUSH mine with the rough bristly brushes and I'd end up with a gigantic poof. Oh, with bangs too. Nice.
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  • YolyCYolyC Posts: 3,758Registered Users
    Hated, hated, hated them. There are times even now when I still do hate them.
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  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    When my curls found me I was indifferent. I still am at times. :|
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    cjc wrote:
    Growing up in the '60's, I hated my frizzy curly hair. I begged my sister to take me to have my hair straightened. To this day, I remember going to Ollies in downtown Brooklyn to get my hair chemically straightened :D

    I did this too at Ollie's! I HATED my curly frizzy hair. Everyone called me Little Orphan Annie.
  • CurlsCurls Posts: 72Registered Users
    I hated them when I was a kid. It wasn't until about 14 or 15 that I started to appreciate them and stop brushing them out.
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  • SCGSCG Posts: 5,416Registered Users
    My hair didn't get very curly until I was around 8 or 9. Before that, I don't really remember it much - I always asked my mom to blow dry it. But, once it started to get curly, I hated it. I had no idea what to do with my hair, and since I didn't do anything to it, it just kind of looked messy, and my health book said I should brush my hair everyday to keep it clean. So I did. Not the best idea.

    Anyway, I finally figured out that brushing wasn't working. So around age 12 I started putting gel in my hair. Once I learned how to take care of it, I loved it. So, I don't really have a straight (no pun intended) answer... :P

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  • shellibeanshellibean Posts: 4,500Registered Users
    My hair was just wavy and didn't get CURLY until puberty and then it got REALLY CURLY!
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  • FidoGwenFidoGwen Posts: 92Registered Users
    I'm with Peppy. But my hair was straight and thick. Started to wave around 8 or 9, didn't realize I had any curl until about 14.
    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. ;-)
  • cjccjc Posts: 636Registered Users
    cjc wrote:
    Growing up in the '60's, I hated my frizzy curly hair. I begged my sister to take me to have my hair straightened. To this day, I remember going to Ollies in downtown Brooklyn to get my hair chemically straightened :D

    I did this too at Ollie's! I HATED my curly frizzy hair. Everyone called me Little Orphan Annie.[/quote

    Too funny....i guess Ollies was the place to be in the '60's....I wonder if its still around...do you still live in Brooklyn? Sorry about the guano.
    cjc
    3B very thick, curly hair and on the longer side
    Palm Beach County, Fl
  • JoyForeverJoyForever Posts: 1,628Registered Users
    I didn't have curls as a kid, either, so I'll pretend to vote for that option, even though it doesn't exist. :wink:
    Previously Joy4ever.
    Changed because the "number in place of a word" thing was bugging my no-longer-14-year-old self.
  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    So far, I'm the only one that loved them????? There must be more....
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  • PoodleheadPoodlehead Posts: 6,959Registered Users
    Amneris wrote:
    So far, I'm the only one that loved them????? There must be more....

    My niece always loved hers, but she's the only one I know. Sorry I can't help! I hated mine, but am trying very hard to get my daughter to love hers. It's not working, though.

    I think the problem was that all these old ladies (they were old to me, but probably actually younger than I am now) would tell me how beautiful my curls were and how they pay lots of money to get their hair to look like mine. At 14, who wants old lady hair? I wanted a Dorothy Hamill or a Farrah flip!
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  • ~915~~915~ Posts: 519Registered Users
    I hated them and wished I had straight hair. That was during the Christie Brinkley, Farrah Fawcett era of feathering.
  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Posts: 24,963Banned Users
    cjc wrote:
    cjc wrote:
    Growing up in the '60's, I hated my frizzy curly hair. I begged my sister to take me to have my hair straightened. To this day, I remember going to Ollies in downtown Brooklyn to get my hair chemically straightened :D

    I did this too at Ollie's! I HATED my curly frizzy hair. Everyone called me Little Orphan Annie.

    Too funny....i guess Ollies was the place to be in the '60's....I wonder if its still around...do you still live in Brooklyn? Sorry about the guano.
    C~
    Suz was the fabu curly I was tellin' ya about! :D

    btw...hated my curls too! But now since it looks like they've been handed down...I'll do way better than my Mom did! :lol:
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  • automaticflowersautomaticflowers Posts: 3,465Registered Users
    Hated them. I looked like a red-haired Shirley Temple. Everyone LOVED my curls except me. I used to get teased all the time, when people would yank on my hair or call me, you guessed it, Orphan Annie. Unimaginative weasels.

    Harsh shampoos, not enough conditioner, bad haircuts and evil hairbrushing pretty much ruined my hair after a while, though, since my parents didn't know how to take care of it. Plus, my mom used to try to feather my hair, which made me look ridiculous (Farrah Fawcett is my enemy for this reason). Then, once hairbrushes started breaking off in my hair, my dad would make me get it thinned and cut off to my shoulders.

    As I got older, my hair got thicker, heavier, and the curl mostly pulled out. Now I find myself wishing for the curls I had when I was little. :lol: I was darned cute and never appreciated it.
  • amerasiancurlsamerasiancurls Posts: 168Registered Users
    Up until I was in 5th grade, I didn't even know my hair was naturally curly! My mom always blew my hair out with a dryer and had it in a pony tail that was usually braided. But, once I found out it was curly, I LOVED IT!!!! I didn't really have traumatic experiences with my curly hair at all. I discovered mousse when I was 11 and that was all I needed! Granted, that didn't stop me from experimenting with different hairstyles and repeatedly damaging my hair by relaxing it, but as a kiddo, I loved my curls!!!! I love them even more now, especially when I have the right combo of products (read: Boots, plus a gel! :-)).
  • curlylauracurlylaura Posts: 8,352Registered Users
    I hated them with a passion. I didn't start to accept them (read: was completely uninterested in haircare) until I was about 18 and then I still had no idea what to do with my hair until I came here!

    My curl hatred was not helped by these facts:
    1) my mum made me have a really short cut until I was 7 or 8.
    2) everyone commented on them and I was told repeatedly "people pay a lot of money for hair like your's".
    3) it hurt to have it brushed.
    4) I moved to England, where I stood out like a sore thumb amongst everyone else's straight hair, just as I was about to go through puberty and become really self conscious about my appearance.
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  • lazykerrilazykerri Posts: 650Registered Users
    I was sort of all of the above (which was not an option, so I put I didn't care). I loved it when people asked if I had a perm or curled it or if it was naturally curly. Although they didn't always say anything nice after that, I take it as a compliment. I didn't like when they got horribly tangled and painful brushing ensued, which resulted in frizz. I also didn't like them when I got a very short haircut and it looked like a bad perm. I used to wish I could trade with my sis, who has slightly wavy dark blonde hair (which used to be lighter), but now she wishes she could trade with me :)

    Now I love my curls, thanks to this site and my fellow curly message board members! Thanks, guys! :)
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  • TamrinTamrin Posts: 43Registered Users
    I hated my curly hair. I was young during the 1960's and 70's, when straight hair was in style. My mother has fine hair with just a bit of a wave, and she had no clue what to do with my very thick, frizzy, coarse 3b mop. I have terrible memories of her yanking fine-toothed combs through my hair, cursing and breaking combs. Frequent brushing and harsh shampoos made my hair huge and poofy, and I got constant teasing in school. I was called 'mophead,' 'frizzball,' 'poodle,' 'Phyllis Diller,' 'Tiny Tim,' 'puffy' and worse. In high school, I tried everything to straighten and defrizz. Nothing helped. I felt ugly and weird and my greatest wish was to have straight hair.
  • jsmlygrljsmlygrl Posts: 35Registered Users
    I absolutely hated my hair! Even into adulthood I hated it. Hated it until about two years ago when I found this site and first went to Ouidad and learned how to deal with it.
  • MarMar Posts: 3,003Registered Users
    Loved my curls-NEVER wanted straight hair-just didn't know how to care for them!
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  • goldilocks777goldilocks777 Posts: 1,020Registered Users
    Didn't have curls til puberty...
  • zmanzzzzzmanzzzz Banned Posts: 3,826Banned Users
    why do you girls think curly hair is bad when you are young?
  • SuZenSuZen Posts: 1,595Registered Users
    zmanzzzz wrote:
    why do you girls think curly hair is bad when you are young?

    I think for two reasons:

    1) Curly hair is harder to care for until you figure out a good routine, which takes time, so most of us go through a phase of our hair looking horrible.

    2) Our hair goes berserk on us just at the age when we want desperately to fit in and look like all the other kids.

    I loved my curly hair as a young child -- it wasn't super curly, but it was pretty and I got lots of compliments. Then when I was 12 it got much thicker, curlier and frizzier. There weren't any good hair products back then, and everyone was wearing their hair straight. I hated my hair. I would have ironed it with a clothes iron if my mother had let me. She wouldn't let me relax it, either (thanks, mom!). So I fought with it until I was in my late 20s. Big hair came in, everyone was perming and I was in heaven. From that time on I've loved my hair, even when straight hair came back in in the 90s. Now I can manage my hair, and I'm mature enough not to care if my hair doesn't look like a model's.
  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Posts: 24,963Banned Users
    Great post, SuZen! :)
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