Hm. Well, I'm glad you helped start the family liberation. I'm doing my best, and already am getting some ripple effects.
I don't go to any sibling gathering without taking a tote with curly hair stuff just in case I can get my hands in there and scrunch them up.
I will say that after watching Chris Rock's GOOD HAIR, and how those Indian gals sacrifice their locks so Western people can have weaves and what-not, well, it's just so weird to me. I don't want my head full of someone else's hair unless I'm, like, bald from illness or chemotherapy or something.
I do like Bollywood flicks, and what I see is a lot of amazing, thick dark hair--but straight to wavyish, like it's been blown or smoothed in some way. And when I go to the Indian stores to get some nan or rasmallai or raita or a can of garam massala or somesuch, those ladies have the long, long ponytail of straight dark hair (though it looks coarser on some than others). Even the Hindi ladies my hubby works with have straight hair. So, I think the idea comes from, well, watching Aishwarya and Sharukh and Deepika and Rani and others who at most have some body-waviness (generally) and not all out head of curls (with exceptions, of course).
Clearly, there's a lot of BODY...cause one of my faves, Madhuri sure can wave beautifully....man, I'd switch faces with HER! And bodies, for that matter.
So, yeah...it's what we see, we non-Indians who once or still may lust after that idea Bollywood hair.