Do you think my 1.5 year old son will keep his curls?? Picture included

posted 5 months ago in Parenting
Post # 2
357 posts
Helper bee

Oh my god he’s so darn cute! Anyway, I was born with curly hair and I still have very curly hair. I’m not sure if that’s how it normally goes but that’s my experience.

Post # 4
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

My brother had lots of curls as a little kid. They never came back after his first hair cut. So he might keep them but he might not. There’s probably no way to know.

Post # 5
6167 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2017

They look like adorable baby curls; the hair closest to his scalp looks pretty straight. 

Post # 6
195 posts
Blushing bee

My son was born with curly hair, we decided to cut it short when he was 1 and a couple of months and it went completely straight. Hi hair was strait until he turned 3 and now he has the curliest hair. So strange!! Curls run in his dads side my side is super straight.

his hair befor the curls came back

his curls now!

Post # 7
7804 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I don’t think there’s any way to tell. Many times, hair thickens as a child gets older, and the weight of it alone is enough to pull out most of the curl that delicate baby hair had. Additionally, many parents keep a boy’s hair shorter, so one cannot see if they have curly hair or not until it gets longer. 

Post # 8
2198 posts
Buzzing bee

We have baby hair, child hair, then adult hair which gradually gives way to our geriatric hair. Each is influenced by different genetic coding as well as health and environmental factors. Ultimately, no way to be sure. I’ve noticed a high tendency for toddlers to have curly which gives way to straight child and adult hair. In my case, I had curly baby/toddler hair which gave way to straight child hair which then gave way to very curly adult hair in my tweens. You never know.

Post # 9
9519 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Looks more like baby curls if I had to guess, but solidarity, sister! My toddler is way overdue for his very first haircut, and while I like to blame quarantine, it’s more because I’m going to be so so sad to say goodbye to his curls 😭😭

Post # 10
126 posts
Blushing bee

There’s no law that says you have to cut boys hair! This is my eight year old. He doesn’t want his hair cut and I’m ok with that. I would be so sad if he lost his curls! 

Post # 11
229 posts
Helper bee

My two daughters had identical hair as babies and toddlers. Each had her first haircut at age 4. Our eldest lost her curls completely, and our youngest sprung up into much more intense, bouncy ringlets. You never know!!

Post # 12
4920 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@farmerswife94:  I don’t think you can ever really tell what is going to happen with hair. Your son will still be a cutie even if his curls never grow back. 😊

My family have this weird genetic thing where your hair is dead straight as a kid but during puberty your straight hair goes curly. My grandmother had that happen to her and its a pattern that’s happened with my sisters and with my female first cousins. Apparently our genetics decided that boobs and curly hair need to come in at the same time!🤷‍♀️ 😂

Post # 13
780 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My sister had wild blonde ringlets as a toddler and has dark brown pin straight hair as an adult. As a child it was mostly straight with just a hint of wave. Me and my other sister both also had curls as toddlers, but not as impressive. We had curls as kids and are both more wavy as adults. 

My son (just over 2 now) also has the greatest curls right now. They took a while to show up but they seem to be just getting better so far. I’m hoping they stick around (and have not cut his hair either) but who can say.

Post # 14
9560 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

is there curly hair in the family?

we are a family of straight hair.  my son’s curls did not come back after his first haircut around 2yo.  they sorta come back when we let his hair grow out, but nothing like that first 1-2 years.

unlike my son who’s hair was out of control, thick gorgeous hair at 10 months, my daughter didn’t really get hair until 2 and it’s very fine.  she’s 2.5 now and i can finally do pigtails or a ponytail.  she has little ringlets at the bottom and i have no plans to cut her hair anytime soon.


eta: in the jewish religion, it is customary to wait until the 3rd birthday to cut a boy’s hair.  i did try to wait until 3, but cut my son’s at 2 because i was getting impatient. we aren’t religious so it wasn’t a big deal.

so don’t cut his hair if you don’t want to.  no reason you need to, especially if you want to keep those curls as long as you can.  and if his hair isn’t getting in his eyes or bothering him.

Post # 15
2648 posts
Sugar bee

So precious! My almost 2 yo has the most lovely loose curls and I really hope she keeps them, but who knows. I had curly hair until my early 20s when it randomly turned to straight & lank. Still not over it!

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