View Poll Results: What kind of hair do your parents have?
Both Curly 8 12.12%
Both Wavy 5 7.58%
Both Straight 11 16.67%
One Curly, One Wavy 13 19.70%
One Curly/Wavy, One Straight 29 43.94%
Voters: 66. You may not vote on this poll

Curly Genetics - Now with more choices!

OK, so my poll making abilities are suspect. I have made another one to include all possible combinations. Hopefully everyone can vote now.

I'm sure this has probably been asked a million times before, but I was just wondering how many of us have parents with curly, wavy or straight hair.

Edit: The poll thing would only let me have 5 options, sorry if you have a curly/wavy parent and a straight parent, I put One Curly, One Straight and One Wavy, One Straight as seperate options in the poll maker it just hasn't shown up :x so they have to share.

Edit 2x for spelling etc.
Fat does not make you fat. It's actually pretty important.
My mum and dad are both curly 3a/b and 3a respectively.
Fat does not make you fat. It's actually pretty important.
Both my parents have straight hair although my mom's baby pictures look like she might have had 2a waves.
I don't know how I ended up with my hair. My parents are both wavy..barely. One of my sisters is 2c/3a and the other is 2a/b, then there's me - by far the curliest.
3b
Great survey. I have always wondered if curly hair is a dominant or recessive genetic trait. I have curly hair. My husband has gorgeous thick straight hair. Wonder what kind of hair our kids would have!
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My mother and father do not have perfectly straight hair, but its pretty straight next to mine (3b)...My mom's is a tad more wavy than dad's, but it doesn't show up at all with the way she styles it.
Curly hair IS a dominant trait...

Edited to add: but then again so are 6 fingers...
2b/3a/3b botticelli curls, medium fine, medium coarse

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Curly hair IS a dominant trait...

Edited to add: but then again so are 6 fingers...
Originally Posted by JolieCurls
That's what I always heard too. Still I am puzzled because all my grandparents had straight hair, but my mom was a wavy and my dad is a curly. That shouldn't happen if curly is dominant.

On the other hand, maybe my grandfathers actually had some curl or wave but cut it too short to be noticeable. I prefer that theory to the milkman!
Curly hair IS a dominant trait...

Edited to add: but then again so are 6 fingers...
Originally Posted by JolieCurls
Just to add, as far as I'm aware, curly hair is incompletely dominant, hence you can end up with wavy hair, an inbetween of straight and curly.

And I wouldn't mind six fingers...could type so much faster!
Think I'm 3b-ish...maybe some 3a there too...plus wavy roots....I'm just a mixed bag! CG since August '05
And I wouldn't mind six fingers...could type so much faster!
Originally Posted by Mise
I think I would just make more spelling mistakes.
Fat does not make you fat. It's actually pretty important.
And I wouldn't mind six fingers...could type so much faster!
Originally Posted by Mise
I think I would just make more spelling mistakes.
Originally Posted by curlylaura
Me too! The amount of times I have to re-write things.....not funny!
Think I'm 3b-ish...maybe some 3a there too...plus wavy roots....I'm just a mixed bag! CG since August '05
My father had very kinky/curly/wavy hair. My mothers is stick straight. Mine is a combo but more toward my fathers.

gggggg
My Mom and Dad are both complete straighties!
Curly hair IS a dominant trait...

Edited to add: but then again so are 6 fingers...
Originally Posted by JolieCurls
I thought it was recessive. Which is why two curlies will amost always have curly children (both parents only have the recessive allelles to pass on). I thought straight was dominant....meaning if you have straight hair you can still carry the recessive allelle (spelling?). However, so many other factors influence your hair (such as hormones), that this isn't an exact science. When I took biology in high school, we had to do punnet squares with other students in the class to see if our children would have curly hair and I actually put down that I had straight hair -- and now I'm a 3b.
I think that I deceive genius.
I don't know..I've read in numerous places that curly hair is dominant.


http://www.floyd.edu/academics/divis...hnd-domrec.htm

http://www.blinn.edu/socialscience/L...s/0203hand.htm

and these are university websites... so I would hope it would be accurate!
2b/3a/3b botticelli curls, medium fine, medium coarse

Photos: http://www.fotki.com/joliecurls
Bumping because I want to.
Fat does not make you fat. It's actually pretty important.

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