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

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Post # 16
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Sugar bee
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@farmerswife94:  That looks exactly how my little brother’s hair was. I don’t think it went away with the first haircut, but they did go away. His hair became somewhat wavy when it gets a little longer, but it’s so not here we kept it pretty short. He’s now an adult and keeps it pretty short. 

Post # 17
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Busy bee

It depends on the type of curl. My FH has long ringlets. His hair is so curly he can’t put it behind his ears. When he was a toddler he had beautiful blonde curls but when he got his hair cut he lost time. He has grown his hair long and shaved his head a few times over the years. I’ve never seen his hair short in person but I have seen photos. His hair stays “straight” but is quite thick and full when short until it reaches about his ears and then it starts to curl. 

That might explain why some babies “lose their curls” when they cut their hair short but then they reappear later on

Post # 18
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Bumble bee

Those curls…so sweet!  It’s hard to say if they will still that way as their hair changes so much over the years as they grow up.  My daughter had gorgeous wavy long wavy hair, the kind you see on models with the beach hair that have their hair professionally curled, from 3-6.  I always thought it would stay this way, but over the last two years it has totally straightened out.  Her waves are now all gone and her hair is straight, but still gorgeous and thick and lighter in colour too.  I miss the waves, but I love how her hair looks now too.  Don’t cut his hair yet – keep those curls for as long as you can.

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Honey bee
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@farmerswife94:  My brother and I both had a bit curlier hair than that when we were kids, and both have wavy hair as adults.  He’s adorable!!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Conversely my husband had straight hair until he was 13, then he got it cut very very short, and it grew back curly! And now it’s the curliest hair ever!! 

Post # 21
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Bumble bee

My hair has always been wavy n curly. Both my kids had curly hair and it became straight around 5yrs 

Post # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Who knows really. My husbnd has curly hair (Although he doesn’t like it so he always either keeps it short or blowdries it straight.) but it was pretty straight from the time he was a baby/toddler to when he was around 13-14. 

Right now my two year old son has very straight, white blonde hair so I’m interested to see what’ll happen to it as it gets older. Both myself and my husband were light blonde when we were toddlers (Mine   stayed blonde til I was ten and my husband’s started darking eariler at around 4-5.) where as we  are both medium/dark brunette now. I expect my son will go the same way eventuallty (and he may or may not develop curls later on too.) I guess only time will tell! 

And just for fun here’s a picture of my son from his second birthday last month! 

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Helper bee
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@yayhamlet:  that’s so interesting! Same age as my husband when he went curly! Hair is mad…

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
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They will probably go away, but come back at puberty. That’s what happened to me and my 11 year old daughter

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Blushing bee
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@littlered3:  Hair is very weird! Mine was almost black when I was born, then turned white blonde when I was a toddler for a couple of years, then turned ‘medium blonde’ until I was around 10 or so at which point it started turning light brown and now it’s medium/dark brown. (And suddenly really couse afer having my son two years ago, which was definitely not a welcome change!)

 

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Buzzing Beekeeper

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@farmerswife94:  Yep, what they all said: No way to know. Kids in my family have curls that look exactly like that and once they’re cut they’re gone for good. But I know other families whose curls also look exactly like that and are permanent. I’m sure it can vary within the same family too, but your relatives’ opinions will probably be slightly more reliable than us bees. 

Post # 27
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Busy bee

The folks over at reddit.com/r/curlyhair would love this! I’m sure they’ll have some good insight too. Gorgeous curls btw!

Post # 28
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Sugar Beekeeper
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If you stick them in a bag once you cut them off he can certainly keep them!

Post # 29
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Busy bee

I’m not an expert, I just have my own experiences.

I had beautiful ringlets as a toddler. As my hair grew longer most of it was dead straight and just the ends had ringlets. And then when my hair was cut short, it was all straight for many years. 

Post-puberty my hair became wavy and as I get older it gets wavier and wavier, and is almost curly now. Doesn’t have those ringlets though, haha.

I guess it depends on genetic factors. My mum had very thin, fine straight hair, while my dad has thick curly hair. I take after my dad. 

Do you or your SO have curly hair? If not then these are probably just baby curls. 

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - California

So hard to know! My husband had bone straight hair as a little kid and then at some point it turned curly and stayed curly. So I’m not sure if the same thing could happen with curly hair going straight but seems to be within the realm of possibility. Your son’s curls are so adorable!!

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