Curly ASIAN hair, am I the only one?

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I'm somewhat new to the forums, and I have yet to find another asian with curly curls. There are plenty of mixes but I don't see anyone that I can relate my hair to

It's always awkward telling people that both of my parents and their parents all originated from Taiwan/China. Then I get stared at like I'm some kind of goddam unicorn. Tell me I'm not the only one! I know Sandra O has curly hair and she's asian, right?
3a/3b Protein sensitive
Lo-Poo: MOP-C Hydration
Co-wash TJ's tea tree, suave
Conditioners: Yes to Cucumbers, TIGI Moisture Maniac
DT:Ion reconstructor
Leave-in: Giovanni DLI, Any of my other conditioners.
Stylers: FSG!, Curl Keeper, HETT mousse, CJ CIAB, Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Gel, L'oreal Studio Silky Curls Gel, Deva Set it Free
I diffuse and use CHS roller jaw clips
I'm full Chinese and I never knew how to control my unruly hair until now! I <3 this website oh so very much.
I'm somewhat new to the forums, and I have yet to find another asian with curly curls. There are plenty of mixes but I don't see anyone that I can relate my hair to

It's always awkward telling people that both of my parents and their parents all originated from Taiwan/China. Then I get stared at like I'm some kind of goddam unicorn. Tell me I'm not the only one! I know Sandra O has curly hair and she's asian, right?
Originally Posted by mimiko
I think there's someone on here called...helloitsio, or something like that. She has curls and waves as well. Welcome!
Big chop: 5/30/10
CG, clarify with Aveda Brilliant Shampoo when needed
Dense, medium-fine strands, lowish porosity. Avoiding glycerin outside the shower.
Cowash:Suave Coconut Conditioner.
Leave in: YtCucumbers and EVOO
Styling Products: Flaxseed gel, Phillip B Soft Hold Gel, KMF Upper Management Gel
DC: Doctored GVP or Suave conditioner
Cleanser: Bentonite clay
I'm half Japanese, and I have curly hair!
My mom, who is fully Japanese, also has curls when we go on vacation to a more humid place.
Meet Chelsea: a curly-haired (type 2c/3a and very porous), half-Japanese 18-year-old with a lot on her mind.
Just beginning to embrace the curls!
At the moment:
Co-Wash: Tresseme Naturals
Conditioner: Burt's Bees Very Volumizing
Leave-In: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
Gel: Kinky-Curly Curling Custard
I love my life!

I'm half Japanese, and I have curly hair!
My mom, who is fully Japanese, also has curls when we go on vacation to a more humid place.
Originally Posted by Possm
It's really nice to know there are asians out there that don't always have pin straight hair my mom has big waves in her hair, and my dad has curly hair, but he always brushes it into a fro so I never knew that my hair could clump into nice curls. Do people ask if you get it permed? I get that sometimes, and I used to spend hundreds of dollars getting it STRAIGHT by thermal reconditioning lol.
3a/3b Protein sensitive
Lo-Poo: MOP-C Hydration
Co-wash TJ's tea tree, suave
Conditioners: Yes to Cucumbers, TIGI Moisture Maniac
DT:Ion reconstructor
Leave-in: Giovanni DLI, Any of my other conditioners.
Stylers: FSG!, Curl Keeper, HETT mousse, CJ CIAB, Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Gel, L'oreal Studio Silky Curls Gel, Deva Set it Free
I diffuse and use CHS roller jaw clips
I'm full Chinese and I never knew how to control my unruly hair until now! I <3 this website oh so very much.
I think there's someone on here called...helloitsio, or something like that. She has curls and waves as well. Welcome!
Oh awesome! I can't wait for my hair to be long like hers thanks!
3a/3b Protein sensitive
Lo-Poo: MOP-C Hydration
Co-wash TJ's tea tree, suave
Conditioners: Yes to Cucumbers, TIGI Moisture Maniac
DT:Ion reconstructor
Leave-in: Giovanni DLI, Any of my other conditioners.
Stylers: FSG!, Curl Keeper, HETT mousse, CJ CIAB, Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Gel, L'oreal Studio Silky Curls Gel, Deva Set it Free
I diffuse and use CHS roller jaw clips
I'm full Chinese and I never knew how to control my unruly hair until now! I <3 this website oh so very much.
I'm Korean and have lazy waves and I have a lot of it! Without product my hair gets super poufy and kind of triangle-like. I only recently have been trying to tame it into some sort of waves.

I'm adopted so I have no idea if my parents had wavy/curly hair.
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Repair Me, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC, UFD Curly Magic
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG

I'm not asian, I'm biracial (black and white) but WELCOME!

P.s. Asianrunner, I didn't know you were adopted.. So was I!
  • 3c & 3b, Normal Porosity, Very Very Coarse and Protein Sensitive
  • Shampoo: Deva Curl No Poo, Kinky Curly Come Clean
  • Conditioner: Deva Curl One, Castor Oil,
  • Styling: Expiramenting with FSG

"Time to own this poodle!!!"
I'm not asian, I'm biracial (black and white) but WELCOME!

P.s. Asianrunner, I didn't know you were adopted.. So was I!
Originally Posted by currlyQ4days
Yup!

(when I saw u posted here last I just had to click on it. If you had been Asian, you really would've been my hair twin, haha!)
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Repair Me, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC, UFD Curly Magic
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG

Haha, my dad is Taiwanese as well and curly hair runs in the family. But my mom for the most part has slightly wavy, more straight hair. So half of my siblings have curly/wavy hair, and the other half have straight hair. However my hair is mostly thick than curly.

Most of my teachers, obviously unaccustomed to seeing an asian with anything but straight hair, nickname me Sandra Oh. It used to be okay-funny at first but then random teachers have been coming up to me to yell that at me.
(oh and, its my first day here! )
I'm happy to know I'm not alone out there
3a/3b Protein sensitive
Lo-Poo: MOP-C Hydration
Co-wash TJ's tea tree, suave
Conditioners: Yes to Cucumbers, TIGI Moisture Maniac
DT:Ion reconstructor
Leave-in: Giovanni DLI, Any of my other conditioners.
Stylers: FSG!, Curl Keeper, HETT mousse, CJ CIAB, Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Gel, L'oreal Studio Silky Curls Gel, Deva Set it Free
I diffuse and use CHS roller jaw clips
I'm full Chinese and I never knew how to control my unruly hair until now! I <3 this website oh so very much.
Asians with waves/curls are super cool I bet everyone around you envy you for having this hair!
-3b, high porosity, medium/fine texture (I guess).
-CG-ing since 29/9/2008 (on and off)
-lifeless, limp curls that need all sorts of protein in the universe.
i'm asian (indian) with wavy/curly hair.


i have to say, i went to middle school and high school with tons of asian people, and i've noticed that a lot of the girls that had the super stick straight hair would either flat iron or get it japanese straightened. there are many asian girls that have at least a bit of a wave to their hair. so you're definitely not alone!

btw, if that's you in your avatar, your hair looks lovely
2b/c, med./coarse texture, med./high density & mod. porous http://public.fotki.com/wavyR/
LOVE tresemme naturals, suave pomegranate, ecostyler, HESMU, BRHG, KCCC, CIAB, CCCClite, KY Jelly & JCN&S.
HATE soy protein.





i'm asian (indian) with wavy/curly hair.


i have to say, i went to middle school and high school with tons of asian people, and i've noticed that a lot of the girls that had the super stick straight hair would either flat iron or get it japanese straightened. there are many asian girls that have at least a bit of a wave to their hair. so you're definitely not alone!

btw, if that's you in your avatar, your hair looks lovely
Originally Posted by wavyR
Yeah I've seen a lot of wavy asians, but I've never met a full on curly one like me. This is my avatar and my hair looks nice thanks to fsg
3a/3b Protein sensitive
Lo-Poo: MOP-C Hydration
Co-wash TJ's tea tree, suave
Conditioners: Yes to Cucumbers, TIGI Moisture Maniac
DT:Ion reconstructor
Leave-in: Giovanni DLI, Any of my other conditioners.
Stylers: FSG!, Curl Keeper, HETT mousse, CJ CIAB, Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Gel, L'oreal Studio Silky Curls Gel, Deva Set it Free
I diffuse and use CHS roller jaw clips
I'm full Chinese and I never knew how to control my unruly hair until now! I <3 this website oh so very much.
Your hair is truly beautiful. I respond to a lot of new people's questions. There are a couple other wavy Aisians that don't post often and didn't respond to this thread yet.
http://pedaheh.blogspot.com/ (a blog to help new wavies, go to the how do I get started page)
2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
I think there's an Indian who's got waves or curls on here as well - I can't remember her name now.

Personally, my friend who's Indian and her mum both have waves and curls. Her mum nearly has 4a hair!

Just more proof that waves and curls aren't race specific. :-)
3b/c. Fine, med-high porosity, normal elasticity. Hair loves oils in summer, protein in winter. Constantly battling the hard water monster.

Favourites:
CJ Curl Theory, Curl Rehab, Smoothing, Curl Fix, Daily Fix, CCCC, CIAB, CQ, SSCC, MC shampoo, Inecto Pure Coconut Oil, CP luscious curl creme (summer), DB Pumpkin Seed (summer), FD/MT, JCWDT, JCTS

American literature PhD student in the UK...
You're not alone, in fact, you've got plenty of company.
Curl Type: 2b/2c
Porosity: Normal
Elasticity: Normal (I get breakage when I pre-poo and then when I shampoo it all out and then some more over the course of the next 24 hours.)
Texture: Medium
Curly and wavy Asians aren't actually as rare as people let it on to be, I think.
We live in Utah so my mom's hair is very straight here because of the dryness, but it DOES get quite a bit of volume. It doesn't have that smooth, slick texture that Asian models seem to have.
Anyways, yes, tons of people ask me if I've gotten a perm.
I don't even know if it counts as ASKING, actually -- because they say it somewhere along the lines of, "You have a perm... right?"
Hahah! I get it all the time.
Meet Chelsea: a curly-haired (type 2c/3a and very porous), half-Japanese 18-year-old with a lot on her mind.
Just beginning to embrace the curls!
At the moment:
Co-Wash: Tresseme Naturals
Conditioner: Burt's Bees Very Volumizing
Leave-In: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
Gel: Kinky-Curly Curling Custard
I love my life!

I'm not Asian, but I am a Japanophile, so welcome!

I do believe that wowohwow is from, um, India or Pakistan, I think (if not originally, then ethnically) and she has gorgeous curls. Haven't seen much of her on lately, but there you go. Another curly Asian.
3a3b
Natural since 11/25/09
Then: fine, superdry, non-elastic, porous
Now: medium, dry, elastic, lower porosity, BSL

Curl Junkie Conditions!
Eden BW Cleansing Condish Rocks!

~CJ Protein Tx
; BEE-U-Ti-Ful Deep Condish
~SMasters Method; Pixie-curling
Dumped clumps for VOLUME!

Marchioness Mir, Magister of Moisturization & Mystic of the Lofty Crown in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
I probably should have specified asians as 'east asians'. As in china/japan/korea etc. Lol.
3a/3b Protein sensitive
Lo-Poo: MOP-C Hydration
Co-wash TJ's tea tree, suave
Conditioners: Yes to Cucumbers, TIGI Moisture Maniac
DT:Ion reconstructor
Leave-in: Giovanni DLI, Any of my other conditioners.
Stylers: FSG!, Curl Keeper, HETT mousse, CJ CIAB, Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Gel, L'oreal Studio Silky Curls Gel, Deva Set it Free
I diffuse and use CHS roller jaw clips
I'm full Chinese and I never knew how to control my unruly hair until now! I <3 this website oh so very much.
Hi!
I am Taiwanese as well! You're the first Chinese curly I've heard of (other than my family!) DH calls me a mutant. LOL! Both my mom and grandmother had big curly hair. If it's any consolation, it thins and straightens out with age. People always ask if I'm mixed. One time at a Mexican restaurant, the waitress just started speaking to me in Spanish. She seemed surprised that I couldn't understand her!

I've always wanted a clean, short, straight bob haircut, but CG has taught me to appreciate my curls more. Diana Ross, eat your heart out -- no weave!!
Coarse, thiiiick, porous, drrrry, 2c, dislikes proteins, likes ACV!
Suave or V05 for co-wash, Garnier Nutrise triple nutrition and sleek & shine, Matrix Biolage conditioning balm, FSG and LA Looks sports gel.

Last edited by mushroom_head; 07-09-2010 at 04:09 AM.

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