Did your hair go curly at puberty?

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When I was reading responses to posts and threads and all kinds of things, I noticed that a lot of you didn't start off curly.

When puberty came around, your hair poofed up! So how many of you exactly did that happen to? I wanna know! When I was a newborn I had..eh..a reasonable amount of hair and it was straight. But as I aged it went curlier and curlier. By the time I was 5 months old my hair went crazy curly. So I can't remember not having curly hair.

Were you born with it or did it come later on in your life? Not that it makes your hair any less special, but I was wondering who.

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I had gorgeous 2b/c hair until I was about 12 or 13 and then I woke up one day with ringlets spiraling everywhere. So I cut it all off and began straightening Silly me!
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I didn't have curls till puberty. When it was humid I would get little curls in the fine, short, wispy hairs around my nape, but the rest was totally straight.
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Mine did. My hair was straight until I hit puberty and then it went crazy. It started off wavy and then got curlier. I have waves and ringlets, especially underneath. I hated my new waves and curls at first which was ironic since I grew up wanting curls and waves. But I discovered this site and learned how to work with my waves and curls and now I love my hair! No more straightening for me! My mom's hair actually did the same thing, so for me, there were genetics involved too.
3A/2C combination of ringlets and waves
Mine got curly with puberty too.
3A low/medium porosity, medium texture

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Stylers: HE Tousle Me Softly, Condition 3-in-1 Mousse
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my hair was super straight when i was young and my mom started perming it in 2nd grade. then twice a year until grade 6. after that it was a frizzy mess which i faithfully straightened every day. in college i cut all hair off and it grew back wavy/curly. now i spend every day trying 2 get it 2 curl more.
I had a perm in college that never grew out
Born curly. I just didn't accept it until I was 36.
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born really really curly, probably 3b or almost 3c, then after my first hair cut it settled down in thick 2a-b from 1st grade on. Then puberty and BAM. curly all over again.
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"Your head is like a crown on you.
It is as beautiful as Mount Carmel.
Your hair is as smooth as purple silk.
I am captured by your flowing curls."
Song of Solomon 7:5 (NIRV)

My hair was probably 2A when I was a kid and then around 12-13 it poofed up. If I let it air dry it was like each individual hair went its own separate way and there were no real curls at all (it still does this if I brush it out and let it air dry without scrunching it). So I blew it out with a huge barrel brush every day. For example:

If the hair wasn't bad enough, we had to wear knickers as part of our uniform. This was the summer between 8th and 9th grade at Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan. It looked like that for the better part of middle and high school. I didn't figure it out until one summer when I was home from college I let it air dry because it was so hot outside and the under layers started spiraling. That was when I started trying to figure out how to wear it curly.

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2C/3A, currently:
CO Wash - VO5 Chamomile Tea
CO - Suave Humectant Conditioner
Generic PM The Conditioner scrunched it, followed by Aussie Dual Personality Mousse + Leave in Conditioner, and a few blobs of HESMU scrunched on top.

Scrunch with MF towel, air dry for about 15 minutes, diffuse until mostly dry, air dry some more, come back and scrunch in some more mousse and then diffuse until completely dry. Curls are unusually well defined and clumpy!

i'm not really sure what my hair looked like as a child because my mum used to blow dry it straight every the whole time. but I would definitely say it's gotten curlier over the years, especially during puberty
UK curly

My hair was only wavy when I was younger so I always thought I just had wavy hair. Once I hit puberty my hair went CRAZY! RINGLETS RINGLETS RINGLETS! I love my hair now.
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Mine was slightly wavy until puberty, then it got really curly. I fought the curls until college, then I set them free! (funny how a busy "grown-up" schedule of class, work and studying lessened my desire to spend time straightening my hair. )

I do love my hair now. The last time I got it flat-ironed, just for the heck of it about four years ago, I did NOT like it.
shoulder-length 3a/b, depending on weather and products (or lack of products!)
I remember seing a photo of me at three with pretty loose ringlets. After five, mom started attacking with a brush.

So, I'm a born curly, but I blame the hairbrush for any misconceptions I've had that my hair was straight. (I burn it tonight, along with my flat iron and my 'miracle' straightening products).
Mine's always been like it is now. The kind of submission it's been beaten into over the years, however, is not fit for public discussion.

I don't remember puberty doing anything in particular to my hair, good or bad.
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My hair was mostly straight as a kid. I still had a lot of it, and it was thick. Then my mom decided to give me a perm. After that I all i remember is curly hair.
3a/b Thick, dry, in need of a haircut.
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Curly from birth 'til present (33 years old). My curls never changed but my hair color did. Blonde until I was 10 and brown until 21 and now brown and grey.

Went curly in the third grade, after Mom had me get a "shag" so that would have made me about 9 years old. I always smoothed my curls with hot rollers and blew it out with a round brush and blow dryer. Didn't start doing the curly thing until a couple of years ago, can't believe it took me that long, I am 43 now!
Location: Southern California, Los Angeles County

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As a baby I had some ringlets but then growing up I guess you could say I was a wavy, and once I hit puberty It started curling but of course I was always fighting it. Until 2 years ago, now I have hair I always wanted. lol
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My hair was stick straight until around 2nd grade then it turned curly, i think it was around the time of my first major haircut, maybe we have baby hair like baby teeth and when it's gone the new curly hair is there
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Curl enhancer: Mop-C curl cream
DT: Deva Heaven in Hair; JC WDT
Gel: B&A; Arc Angel
Conditioner: Deva OneC; JC too shea
Frizz fighters: CK, JCS C&S
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