Did your hair go curly at puberty?

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Up until age five I had 3a botticelli hair, then it went away for some reason and became a frizzy, shapeless triangle. This I had up until a couple of years ago, when I was thirteen, and I've been getting my original curls back glacially. I don't think it'll ever be as perfect with no effort as it was in my infancy, though. xD
Thick, mostly 2c with some 3a; fine texture, medium/high porosity, and a very strange curl & wave pattern.

Started CG (properly) as of 6/31/2009.

Cowash | Suave Naturals Ocean Breeze or Juicy Green Apple
Rinse-out | Burt's Bees Super Shiny
Leave-in | Live Clean Intense Moisturizing

Right now: growing hair past shoulder-length, looking to take decent hair picture (my avatar is my first day of CG).
I had stick straight hair and got a perm in the 3rd grade. When I was in the 5th grade I want my straight hair back and was told by the stylist that curly hair was my natural hair... so yes, I went curly at puberty.
Mod CG - 6/12/09
3a - medium texture - medium porosity
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Wash: JC Hair Cleansing Cream
Rinse out: JC Too Shea
Leave ins: KCKT in the Winter and Pink Boots in the Summer
Styling Combos: Pink Boots/KCCC & Gel (summer) or KCKT, KCCC & Gel (winter)
Currently Testing: JC's RR and CC
DT's: Whatever I have on hand.

oh yes, my hair was wavy when I was little then all of a sudden puberty hit and my hair was out of control!
sweet little old me, going about my business with my happy little swirly hair

then puberty came and I learned very quickly that brushing it will NOT tame the curly beast! LOL
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Type: 3a/3b, fine-medium
Cleanse: hg:whispering windz farm jar soaps,
Moisture/Co rinse: GVP conditioning balm
DT: Jessicurl's dt
Leave in: KCKT
Definition: kccc
Hold: rotating: gvp liquid scuplting gel
ACV rinse bi-weekly
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Up until puberty I had slightly curly hair and then I started puberty and my hair went CRAZY!!! It looked horrible because my mom would try to brush it out and I didn't really know how to care for it because I was the only one in the family with curly curly hair. I just used my mom's shampoo and then threw it up in a tight bun everyday. It looked gross!!!!
thank goodness I don't do that any more...
Hair Type: 3b /3a?.... medium texture, normal porosity

Aussie Moist

Shampoo: Organix Shampoo

Other products: Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam Mousse, LA looks Sport gel, & whatever is cheapest for a frizz serum.

Hiya! Yup.Puberty.It happened just this morning.I washed my hair and comb it when it was wet(with conditioner) and left it air dry.Omg.At the back of my neck there were waves and spirals and ringlets.I was soo happy.And I am now too.Can't wait to see what happens.
When I was around 1-2 years old, my mother always kept my hair short. And, I had a headful of ringlets. Then, as I got older, (age 8-9) it was more wavy like. Then puberty, and BOING! Ringlets again....Then in High School I straightened, straightened, straightened. I didn't even know I had the beautiful curls until a friends sister said, "have you ever tried to let your hair air-dry" This was after high school. I had so...many compliments on my hair, that I was like why am I straightening it? and I never straightened it again. I even had people run into me that I went to high school with who asked me if I had gotten a perm.
3a/3b & fine
CG since 3/2010
Low sulphate shampoo once a week:
Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo

Rinse Out Conditioner - used only when needed - Elucence Moisture Benefits, & KCKT

Leave-in - used only when needed - KCKT

Co-wash- Elucence Moisture Benefits Conditioner (about 1-2 a week).

Stylers: KCKT, Eco-Styler Gel, AG:Recoil, FSG.

Styling: Raking and smoothing product throughout hair and then the Super Soaker Method without the Denman.
My hair was curly until I was about 3 and then got really weird. It was just kinda poofy. My mother never helped me learn how to take care of it. She just force my to keep it really short (which looked like a clowns wig). When I turned about 14 I figured out the conditioner was my friend and then I figured out gel was too. So I don't really know if I had curly hair my entire life but I think so.
Bone straight until 19 or 20. Now it's a mix of 2a/b/c. It doesn't straighten at ALL... blowdrying and brushing just make it frizzy. I've finally come to terms with the fact that it's actually wavy, and that my family can't give me any advice. Looks like I'll have to keep looking for answers on my own... and with all of you, of course!
My hair was mostly straight with a little wave up until 6th grade when it started to curl. By 9th grade i had 3b curls and the same thing happened with my sister. No one else in our family has curly hair. Strange.
Ah yes my hair did the opposite XD
I was born with super bouncy 3A hair and as i went through 4th and 5th grade my curl pattern loosened up. From then on I kept fighting my hair
Silly me! Not until I entered college did I truly begin to embrace my hair
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2B/2C hair!

Shampoo: GTTT, SheaMoisture
Condish Tresemme naturals, GFTN
DT: Lustrasilk + honey
Styling products: Ouidad CC, TIGI Catwalk, KCCC, PaulMitchell Sculpting Foam
Oils: Coconut
I had waves until 12 and then it curled up to 3a. I kept on brushing it dry though and I had a major poofball going on. At 14 I started straightening it and had those super thick 90210 bangs going on. When I was 16 I started to leave it curly and had long ringlets to my waist. When I was 23 I had my first kid and those lovely ringlets turned into unpredictable kinks and curls. Now at 30 trying to get my ringlets back. Sigh to think I never even had to do a thing to it back then.

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*mama to 3 little boys and a 4th due in early March
*3a shoulder length curls
*experimenting with the CG method
Till 6th grade I didn't have much curl to my hair at all. It was slightly wavy. In 6th grade I began to notice my hair getting HUGE and poofy when I brushed it out (equivalent to what curls look when brushed out). I was straightening it everyday, and it wasn't until between 8th and 9th grade I stopped straightening it. I went CG at the beginning of the month and now my hair is happy

Modified CG! (silicones in my shampoo)
2c/3a, "wurly" cherub curls, high density, normal elasticity, medium fine hair strands, normal porosity
Low poo: Biotera Color Care shampoo
Styling product: KCCC
Sealant: grapeseed oil
PT: Cure Care conditioner
DT: GVPCB mixed with aloe gel
Hates protein and blowdryers (except for my bangs which I blowdry straight *gasp!* )
Loves plopping!

I always had wavy hair (I even got a few perms when I was a little girl-my hair is naturally curlier than a perm now), but when I was 11 it started curling and by 12 it was 3b. It's been curly ever since, so I am sure it was puberty. I've known of a few women whose hair straightened or curled when they were pregnant too. I've never been pregnant, so I don't know what mine will do.
-3A, fine, very thick, normal por., normal elast., long, dye- free (CG since Nov. '11)
-Low poo (As needed): CVS Argan Oil Renewing Shampoo
-RO: GVP The Detangler
-Styling: LALSG
-PT: ION Effective Care (seldom)
*I have learned that sometimes less is more when it comes to my hair*

Yep! Mine was waves/big curls as a baby, then was only slightly wavy until about 12 - then BOOM! Lol!

When I was pregnant, my curls died down to waves, and now that my boys are 14 months, I'm really seeing the curl come back!
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
I was rocking 3a/3b curls when my hair grew in. It's hard to tell when the curl pattern loosened. I've pretty much always worn my hair curly/wavy, but it was so manipulated with brushing and product and blow drying that I never noticed the change.

Modified CG since 11/5/11
CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel

Born with straight hair and my hair gradually began to get a little wave around 3rd grade, then puberty rolled around and my hair just frizzed up, no definition just a big ball of frizz. it still does that if i don't scrunch any product in.

seventh grade is when i fell into the evil clutches of the straightening iron. I didn't learn how to properly style my hair until a month ago. I'm still shocked at how curly my hair is now, family and friends are also shocked at how curly I've become lol, they love it and so do I.

3a/b? medium/unsure about porosity

Clarify: Generic baby shampoo, Baking soda/ACV
RO: Garnier Sleek & Shine
Styling: Vital Care Sport Gel mixed with a little of LA Looks Sport Gel; scrunch like a madwoman!!!!
PT: Gelatin

Goals: curl defintion, reduce frizz without comprising volume, grow out damaged hair

Profile pic is a little fun experiment I did to see what I would look like with a curly fro

Last edited by holdsteady; 01-01-2012 at 11:04 PM.
I was born with pin straight hair. I always curled it with over night curlers when I was in Kindergarten and 1st grade. When I was in 2nd grade it got wavy. It got wavier and wavier until by the time I was in 4th grade it was curly!! I didn't go through puberty until I was in 8th grade. My hair is now at it's curliest point ever but my hair got curly long before puberty ].
I had stick-straight hair until 8th grade, when it frizzed up! I had no idea what to do with it and avoid most pictures of that time lol
Hair Type: Combo of 2A, 2B and 2C ... with a weird straight underlayer
Fine, normal porosity, normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Low Poo: Yes To Cucumbers Color Protection Shampoo
Cowash: VO5 Moisture Milks
Styler: KCCC
Gel: Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Gel, Tigi Bed Head Creative Genius gel

Started CG 9/10/13
My hair's been curly from the start and I'm the only one in my family with curly hair. My brother's is bone straight, my Sister and my Mum have the same hair, just barely wavy-ish? It's still not even as wavy as the 2A pic in the guide here is.

I've been told by my Mum that she thinks I got my Dad's hair. No one can really be sure since most of it was gone before 25.

ETA: I do know one thing for sure, my hair density came from him. The only thing my uncles remember about my Dad's hair when he had it was that it was always thin.
Very fine, high porosity, currently dyed and growing out the relaxed portions. I'm pretty sure my hair's 3b something IIRC. We will be finding out for sure as time goes by.

Last edited by Zeldahime; 01-17-2014 at 08:12 AM.
I was born with a Mohawk. Then I had loose waves...then curls started appearing.It wasn't until third grade, however, that my curls really appeared. I had long flowing curls and my mother had my hair cut, and it sprung up into tight corkscrew curls. I guess the stylist didn't know how much shrinkage I would have by looking at it.

In high school, my curls started to get looser and now they're still curly but not as tight.
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3B, fine, normal porosity, high density, medium width and length
Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals, Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
Co-Wash: As I Am Coconut Co-Wash
Leave in Products: As I Am Leave-In, SM Smoothie/Milk, KCKT, Giovanni Direct Leave-In
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