Toddler with curly hair... possibly!?

LOL Forgive me! My soon to be 4yr old daughter will be having her first trim this friday. I am TERRIFIED she will lose her curls, as a lot of people like to mention, or if shedding the weight will enhance them!

I know it is almost impossible to know for sure, I was hoping everyone here could give me their educated guesses from lifelong experience.

It was much more curlier when it was shorter. Her hair is thin, grows slowly, and what she has cut in the past on her own, has remained curly. But it seems like it's starting to straighten out at the top.

Thanks everyone!

This is from this past weekend.



And this is from last year.
First...she's adorable!

When I had nice, fine curly hair, too, but then when I was three, I also gave myself my own haircut. It was so bad, the hairdresser had to give me a pixie! Then, my hair grew back really thick and straight and stayed pretty straight until I wass maybe 13 or 14. I thought my hair was still straight but just acting up and getting coarse and frizzy, but then I found out my hair was curly. It was probably 2b when I started caring for it properly, and about a year later, it got up to 2c/3a.

Even if she does lose her curls, she will probably be at least wavy, and there's definitely a possibility that she will get them back during her teen years.

HTH!
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
She is beautiful!

Unfortunately, a lot of little girls do outgrow their curls. But the happy news is, many times the curls will come back in puberty! So even if she does lose them for a while, hopefully they will come back!
Gretchen
NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
3A

You are beautiful!
I had hair like that when I was little too. Around age 3 it started getting board straight and thick. When I hit puberty it started getting curly again. I know have 3b hair and have had it for 15 years. So it might come and go.
3b very fine & very thin, normal porosity
Modified CG, since September 2006
Shampoos: Devacurl No Poo or Low Poo, TJ Tea Tree Tingle
Conditioner: Deva One, GVP Conditioning Balm, TJ Nourish, Kenra & TJ Tea Tree Tingle
LIs: Curl Friends Replenish, KCKT, Satin Roots
Stylers: AG:Recoil, Angell, Devacurl Set It Free, KCCC, JC CIAB, JC Pattern Pusha, BRHG
New HG: Coily Kinks Line - Clean Creme, Satin Roots & Coil Jam
DT: JC Curl Rehab
Old HG: Prive Curl Activating Creme - Not GC
Thank you ladies for the input! Assuming they stay put, is there anything I can/should be doing to help enhance them? I have very fine, straight hair myself so I am quite lost in the curly care department.
Why not just find a gentle sulfate free shampoo and silicone free conditioner for now? IMHO, just keeping it healthy is probably the best way to enhance her natural curl to be its best! We use Burt's Bees products on our kds. My son has hair like mine and it keeps it shiny, smooth, and curly
48 y/o married mom of 3
3a Baby fine Cherub Curls! Low porosity, normal elasticity

No longer CG - I use cones & shampoo every 2 - 3 days

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Currently trying: Aveda Shampure Shampoo & Conditioner, Aveda Be Curly Shampoo & Conditioner, Suave Captivating Curls Mousse, Condition 3 in 1 Mousse
She is beautiful!

Unfortunately, a lot of little girls do outgrow their curls. But the happy news is, many times the curls will come back in puberty! So even if she does lose them for a while, hopefully they will come back!
Originally Posted by Gretchen
I agree. As a little girl (ages 2-4), I had hair similar to your daughter's; fine curls that were very soft. As I got older (ages 5-12), my curls straightened out and I had very soft waves.

Then, BAM!. Puberty hit, I started my period, and my curls returned in full force, curlier than before. Sadly after a year or so of nurturing my curly hair, I straightened my hair to fit in. That lasted for 10 years until I took the CG plunge.

Conclusion: Even if her curls fade now, they might come back with teenage hormones. Just try to encourage her to wear her hair natural, I wish I had.
Curl Style: 3b/3c
Texture: Fine
Porosity: Normal

Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut
RO: GVP CB
Styling: As I Am Leave In, Jessicurl Rockin' Ringlets & Confident Coils, DevaCurl Set Me Up, Curl Keeper
Gel: Ecostyler Olive Oil, BioSilk RHG

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