My mom relaxes her hair, but I did a touch up for her a month or two ago and her roots are wavy and almost straight, but not as straight as the wavys in her side of the family. I would say she is 3b/c or 3b/a, she screams that her hair is so "nappy" around touch up time, but she has a silky/shiny hair texture
, unlike my 3c/4a fine/kinky/sheeny/spongy texture
. She ignores me when I talk to her about her going natural, I don't get it.
And brother has this beautiful thick/kinky/sheeny/cottony long 4a/3c hair that he cornrows. I swear his hair is midback wet, but shrinks up inches past his shoulders.
My dad is 4a, like his mother, and I think my paternal grandfather (who was biracial, black/white or black/native) was a kinky 3c/4a like me. My maternal grandmother (who is also biracial, black/native) is a 3c/4a like me, but she has very thick, wiry hair, and my maternal grandfather was a silky 2a/2b from the pictures that I saw of him. My maternal aunts both have silky, fine 2b/3a or 3a/3b hair, one of whom straightens it. Both of my maternal uncles have fine, silky 2b hair. My paternal uncle (who is my father's half brother) has kinky 3c/4a hair like my grandfather, but they are not blood related. And my paternal aunt (who is also my father's half sibling) has fine 4a hair which she relaxes. My cousins all have 4a hair on both sides, besides my two cousins from 2b maternal uncle, who are both silky 2b/3a (more on the 2b side).
Sorry for my life story. LOL