How does your hair compare to your parents

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My mother has bone straight, baby fine, thin, porous, blonde hair.
I have wavy/curly, super thick, dense, low porosity, brown hair. Hahaha, so as you can see, we have the exact opposite hair. However, both of ours gets pretty dry.

My dad has 3a, thick, dense, black hair. At least, he used to. Now, his hair is thinning, graying, and just frizzy/undefined on the top because he keeps brushing it and using shampoo everyday. I keep telling him not to brush it, and I replaced his shampoo with sulfate free, but he still brushes it and doesn't want to use the sulfate-free until he uses his sulfate one up :/
2c/2b with some 2a, coarse, dense, thick, low porosity
Growing out a CL bob. Currently at APL.
CG again as of 7/20/12


Cleanser: BRÖÖ Smoothing I.P.A. Shampoo
RO: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner
LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
Styler: Beautiful Curls Gel for Wavy to Curly Hair

all-natural products, light moisture, humectants, argan oil
silk protein, synthetic ingredients, heavy oils/products, cowashing
My mom has 1c red, straight hair.
My dad has a buzz cut, but when he had a mullet it was about 2aish and super coarse.
I have wavy blonde medium/fine 2c hair.
My sister has absolutly pin-straight hair that I used to envy soooo much . (poof days)
My paternal grandmother and my aunt are the only ones with any wave at all. I suspect my aunt would be a 2c/3a if she stopped using tressemmé smoothing shampoo/conditioner.
rocking 2c waves with 3a bangs (on a good day)

Modified CG

Low-poo: Yes to Carrots (contains Sodium Coco Sulfate A.K.A. SLS), Live Clean Volumizing
Co-Wash: Suave Naturals
Rinse-out Condish: Yes to Carrots
DT and PT: IAgirl's PT, Enjoy Hair Mask (A-cone)
Stylers: Joico Curl Defining Cream/Gel, Joico Joiwhip, He Body Envy Gel, He Tousle Me Softly Mousse, Boticelli Babes FSG, DIY sea salt spray

I my difuser
Cool thread.

Hmm my dad has/had thick, course jet black (now it's mostly all white) 3a hair but only reason I know this is because I've seen some teen pictures of him with longer curly hair. Now he keeps it so short that it just waves in the back.

My mom has thick, fine light brown (naturally, now she dyes it red) 2b hair if she would let it grow out, which now she is trying to do.

I have thick, fine dark brown (my natural color) 2b to 3a hair.
2c/3a with some 2b-fine/coarse-iii-low porosity-normal elasticity
Started CG 10/16/12
Co-Wash
:
Vo5 Kiwi Lime
Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals
Styling Products: La Bella Lots of Curls gel
My first post on CurlTalk. I've always be fascinated by genes!
Both my parents have black straight hair. Dad had oily, coarse texture, and very dense hair. Mom had thin textured, limp, and sparse witch she often damaged.

I'm an ashy black/dark brown hair with the rest described on my siggy. Never treated with dyes, perms, or relaxers.
Hair is doing poorly at dew point 70+
2B, coarse texture, medium/high dense, low(spotty high) porosity
Using: Tresemme Natural Shampoo and Tresemme Split Remedy Conditioner
Co-wash: Aveeno® Nourish+ Dandruff Control Conditioner
LI: Tresemme Natural Condish
Style: HESMU
My mom has wavy hair though I think mine is wavier. We both had stick straight hair as children until our early twenties. My brothers have wavy hair and my sister is a straighty. My dad had shockingly white hair and I hope I inherit that some day!
I'm going to go ahead and say 3a
fine/medium texture and a bit porous-I color
Spring routine: Renpure luxurious argan oil shampoo/Loreal Advanced Care Color conditioner , HETT gel
Microfiber towel/diffuse
Trying KKCC
Mom and me. Hers is much curlier than mine.
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Hair Properties: 2A/2B, Medium-fine, Normal porosity, Normal elasticity, Medium density
Low Poo: DevaCare, Yes to Cuc's
Rinse Out: DevaCare One Condition, Yes to Cuc's
Cowash: Suave Naturals Lavender, Yes to Carrots Scalp Conditioner
Curl Cream: AG ReCoil, Organix Moroccan Oil Curl Cream
Gel/Mousse: Sweet Curls Elixirs FSG w/ Mag Sulfate added, Sweet Curls Elixirs hard hold gel, DevaCurl Frizz Free Foam, Aquage Uplifting Foam
Protein: Spiral Solutions Protein Spray for daily use
My dad has very fine straight hair. My mom has thick, coarse slightly wavy hair that's almost straight (less than 2a--maybe 1c?). My brother has SUPER coarse curly hair (maybe a 3a-ish pattern) and I have fine, dense, wavy hair. They all have naturally dark, almost black hair but mine is dark blonde.
2A/B. Mix of fine, medium, and coarse (mostly medium). Dense. Mix of normal and high porosity.
Dry climate.


My mother has stick straight hair, my father is bald but had soft waves and curls when he was younger maybe 2b/c. I think they both have fine hair, don't think either mine or my siblings is tho.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
My mom's hair is extremely fine, light-colored, and barely wavy. My dad is bald, but after digging up some old high school photos of him, he used to have gorgeous hair. Thick, jet-black and wavy. O.o

My hair is light dishwater brown, fine, dense and 2C.
2C, Armpit length, Medium/Fine Texture, Low porosity

Shampoo: None Currently
Conditioiner: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration
Gel: IC Fantasia Hair Gel w/ Sparkle Lites
Hairspray: Aussie Sydney Smooth 12hr Anti-Humidity spray

Last edited by 3Rotini; 06-21-2013 at 03:05 PM.
My parents and my siblings have straight hair but I ended up with wavy hair.
My Mom has course brunette dense 2a hair. My Dad had black, normal, dense 2b maybe 2c hair.

My hair color is very dark brunette, but lightens a bunch in the sun. My hit started out straight but started to curl up when I hit puberty. I'm now 2c, normal, dense hair.
my mother blow dries her hair strait everyday & doesn't like my curly hair. My sister has the same pattern as me, but it not as strong. I think it's due to the length of her hair (almost waist). However, i'm the only blonde in my family. My mother was when she was younger, but it went light brown in her late teens. My sister and dad both have dark brown hair.
Originally Posted by kstan
I have the same problem with my mom, I feel ya!
I think she has a similar wave/curl pattern to me from some pictures I have seen from the 80s, of course... it's very 80s-ed out with teasing and hairspray so I could be wrong! I have never seen her hair "natural"... It has always been blow dried and now it's professionally straightened. She keeps trying to get me to do the same to my hair Kills the confidence sometimes, you know?

My dad, on the other hand, has stick straight hair and baby fine!

I am left with baby fine wavy-bits!

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