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Old 03-19-2006, 01:03 PM   #21
 
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hahaha, i kep my curl ambassador cards in my purse right along with my sister's salon business cards. im like, "you like the hair?? BAM! take a card!"

next time i see them, im going to have to hook them up!


and yeah, it is weird that so many family members hide their natural texture...
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Old 03-19-2006, 01:09 PM   #22
 
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Subbrock-

You are way too cute in the way that you express yourself. My hunch is that you are a lot of fun IRL - you seem to find humor and joy in much that you do. Speaking of which, your album of "do not date him" men is hysterical. Brilliant idea

Based on your inspiration, I'm off to buy a pair of stilletos soon
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Subbrock-

You are way too cute in the way that you express yourself. My hunch is that you are a lot of fun IRL - you seem to find humor and joy in much that you do. Speaking of which, your album of "do not date him" men is hysterical. Brilliant idea

Based on your inspiration, I'm off to buy a pair of stilletos soon
aww thanks. i feel all warm and fuzzy inside!

im looking out for the ladies out there with the "do not date" album. there are plenty more, i just dont have a pic of them!
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aww thanks. i feel all warm and fuzzy inside!

im looking out for the ladies out there with the "do not date" album. there are plenty more, i just dont have a pic of them!


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Old 03-19-2006, 05:24 PM   #25
 
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Curltopia I love your new avitar!

I voted sort of. Both of my parents have 3c/4a hair but their textures vary. My mother’s hair is more cottony while my father has a more wiry texture. My hair is 3b/c and it is a wiry/silky texture.

People in my family say that my hair is most like my grandfathers but his hair was a silky 2c so I have never really agreed with that comparison. Most of the women in my family relax so who knows what their hair looks like. The men in my family tend to have either loose but dense waves like my grandfather or really tight curls like my parents, my hair is kind of an anomaly from what I can tell.
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Old 03-20-2006, 01:28 AM   #26
 
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No.

Like Sapphire, my hair is considered a "mutation" in my family. My father has extremely straight, fine hair. My mother and sister both have a slight wave.

There are two theories: that my father's mother had curly hair that she treated so that it didn't curl like mine, and that it has something to do with recessive genes from my mother's father, who was adopted (but not a curly).
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Nope. My hair is tight curls everywhere.

My mom's hair is exactly like UrbanCurl's. My mom isn't biracial, though.

Dad's hair is probably 4A.
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Old 03-20-2006, 09:26 PM   #28
 
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my mom had STRAIGHT and very thin hair. my dad was bald since age 30 but before that he had some waves. i have a curly cousin on dad's side and my cousin's daughter on my mom's side is a real curly 3c. my cousin's daughters on my dads side say they are curly but all blow straight. go figure. can a 3b become a 3c with good hair care?
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Old 03-22-2006, 07:29 PM   #29
 
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Mom's natural hair is THIN and straight.
Dad's hair is THICK and wavy.
Bro's hair is thick and wavy.
MY hair is THICK and curly (with a lot of premature white.) Plus, my dad and brother have hazel eyes, mom has blue eyes, and I have dark brown eyes. No, the mailman wasn't involed, for I look a lot like both of my parents.
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Old 03-23-2006, 02:54 PM   #30
 
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I voted 'sort of.'

My mom has a had a relaxer for YEARS. But I was around when it was press and curl, so I would say she's a true 3C with a tiny bit of 3B thrown in. Her hair is thin and fine. Her father on the other hand was a 2B/3A (I say was because he barely has any left.) Her mother was probably a 4A judging by my mother's sisters and brothers. And her father's mother was a 2B.

I am a 3C probably a 3D (I a 100% a curly head, but my curls are very small.) My hair is full and fine. (not thick) My baby sister (before the dreaded relaxer) is also a curly, her curls are even smaller than mine. Her hair used to be very very thick. Now it's just... blah.

And my father. I have no idea but he's probably a 4A. But who cares.
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Old 03-25-2006, 07:32 PM   #31
 
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Mom's a straightie. Dad's 3c-4a, sister is a mix of 3b-3c on top, and 2a on bottom (she relaxes the top of her hair to soften the curlier texture).

I'm mostly 3B, with some 3A on top.
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Old 03-25-2006, 07:48 PM   #32
 
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I'm so glad that people are still voting and posting Very interesting assortment of curly families we have here, with some "honorary curly" straighties mixed in of course

Thanks, B&B. I like to switch up my avatars, but plan to keep this one for a while.

Let's keep those votes and posts coming!
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Old 03-27-2006, 06:30 PM   #33
 
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I voted No.

My mom relaxes, but I've seen pictures of her from the 60s and 70s with a big, gorgeous fro (and mini-dresses; she looked so fly!) and I'd type her as a 4a/b I guess... and my dad kept his hair very short most of the time, but also from old pics I know that it is not stick straight. I'd guess he's a 2a.

My siblings and I go in order of age from most curly to least curly. I'm the middle kid. My sister relaxes though. If I had her curls I'd be wearing them out all the time. She has these tiny springy coils like another curly on here whose name I can't remember. And my brother lost his hair. So I'm the only actively curly one in the family.
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Old 03-28-2006, 08:22 AM   #34
 
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My mother is some kind of 1 and my father is some kind of 4. I can't be any more specific because I never really paid that much attention. I don't have any siblings.

I'm (roughly) a 3b, and DH is a 4a, and DD (who is still a baby) will probably be a 3c/4a combo...hard to tell because her hair is still short.
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Old 03-28-2006, 08:37 AM   #35
 
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my mom has curly hair of some sort, but it's hard to classify. My father is a 1.

My youngest sister has wavy black hair that is probably a 2-something (I dont know about the 2 categories sorry). I have 3c/4a hair and so does my oldest sister and older brother. My younger brother has hair like pete sampras/emeril lagasse. I guess that's a 3c.
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I voted No.

She has these tiny springy coils like another curly on here whose name I can't remember
Are you talking about amarilla505? I love her hair! She has the most perfect little corkscrews.
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My Mom is a 4a that relaxes - this is really a shame!!! and my dad is a 2B.

I am a 3C and my siblings range from 3B to 4A.

My husband is 3C/4A and our girls are 2B and 3C.
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I voted No.

She has these tiny springy coils like another curly on here whose name I can't remember
Are you talking about amarilla505? I love her hair! She has the most perfect little corkscrews.
Yes, that is who I mean! Thanks Shyygirl. I love her hair too! I wish my sister appreciated having those curls.
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Hmmm.

Mom is 4a with very fine strands; Dad is 3b with silky strands...I am definitely a mixture of both-- 4a/3c, with some 3b thrown in to confuse everyone.

My mom almost never relaxed ( a few years on and off; if she wanted a straight look, she pressed). Now that she's 60, she boasts that "she has more hair than most other women her age." Last time I was there she had a poofy salt and pepper fro.

Hmmm.
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Old 03-29-2006, 03:40 PM   #40
 
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my mom has fine, thin, 3a/b hair that she blowdries straight. (i've been trying to get her to go natural for years.) my dad has thick, 3b/c hair that's gotten straighter as he's gotten older, veering more towards wavy 3a territory. (he also brushes it down.) one of my sisters is a 3c that relaxes, my other sister is a 3a/b that flatirons. i'm in the middle texture-wise, and the only one us who does the wash-and-wear thing. they always tell me they can't wait to see what i look like after they take a flatiron to my head. no thanks....
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