at what age will biracial baby's hair curl?

Jackie - posted on 02/09/2010 ( 40 moms have responded )

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Hello, i have a two month old boy who is 1/4 black. he has a lot of hair but it is strait when its dry. how old will he be when it curls? or do you think it will stay strait because i have strait hair?

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Vicki - posted on 11/14/2011

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He might never get curls. I have a bi-racial cousing with mostly straight hair, It has a very slight wave it it, but no curl. She's now around 30.

Chelsea - posted on 02/24/2010

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you can never say just because a baby had black origion in them that they will have curly hair the same goes for the fact that they may not have any colour to their skin either. my sons mixedrace, im mixedrace and his dad is mixedrace all ofus are half white and half black and all 3 of us have different hair types, my sons dad has very curly hair, my hair is loose curls and my sons hair is straight with a tiny kink in it. it just depends on the genes the baby takes.

Amy - posted on 02/18/2012

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My baby's 4 months old and her hair is also straight when dry and curly when wet. She is 3/4 white and 1/4 black (with a little native american on both sides too.

I was just wondering tonight if eyelashes have anything to do with it. Her eyelashes curl really big. Maybe it's a sign? It seems that most babies with curly hair also have eyelashes that curl. What's anyone's experience with this?

Ellen - posted on 02/16/2010

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Wow Im trying to remember when my daughter's hair started to curl...(she is four now) I think she was about 5 mths but It only curled up when I washed it then it would straighen as it dried. I do want to suggest that you don't give him his first hair cut until he is about 4-5 years old bi-racial babies hair texture tends to change as they grow older. And who knows, his hair may never curl up, depending on which gene is the most dominate. my daughter's hair started to say curly at the age of 1yr (I think)

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Meghan - posted on 01/22/2014

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My daughter is going to be 8 months old on feb. 7. Im half white and half black and her father is white. Her hair is straight when wet and straight while dry but she has one loopy curl (not kinky) on top of her head when its dry. Im trying to determine what her hair will be like. I have kinky curly hair and her father has straight hair. Comme ts pleae

Susan - posted on 09/27/2012

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Neither you or your child has "strait" hair. Maybe "straight" hair. And it certainly depends on nothing. I've seen it go so many ways that it will be a surprise. Even with same race babies it's a surprise. My daughter was born a brunette. Then she turned to a red-head. Then she went bald. Then she was blonde. Then she turned into a brunette again. And the texture changed from straight to wavy to curly and back to straight with one wave on one side. Who knows?

Heather - posted on 11/21/2011

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my daughter was bald until she was 6 months old, her hair started growing in as pretty little ringlets, now it's a wild afro that i can barely keep tame (she's 2 now)

Cassandra - posted on 11/21/2011

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@gerrilynn im not sure what legal documents you may be refering too however all of our hospital papers were marked "mixed races(non-hispanic)" you are not, by law required to disclose you race or ethnicity for much of anything and if there are no proper options for us to choose then it will b left blank however its not uncommon for an "other" box to be present the world is def making strides but remember all starts with the mom in the mirror

Gerrilynn - posted on 11/20/2011

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@ Cassandra I wish we lived in a "more open minded" world as well and that your daughter will grow up to embrace all of her cultures or ethnicities. I am just a little curious though as to what race you choose on legal paper when only given the option of Black, White, Asian, Indian, Latino? God bless you in yoour endeavors! (:

Cassandra - posted on 11/20/2011

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@ gerrilynn i have a daughter who is BIRACIAL she is neither black nor white but equal parts her father and i both share this pov its an extremely outdated law that states that 1/16 black in you constitutes that your all black it clearly needs revision and honestly wont get considered untill we as mothers, we as people can be more open minded about it we are from louisiana so i know all about the south and its closed minded, racist views we are however teach our daughter to fully embrace both sides of her heritage and i only hope that she will accepted for doing just that and not only relating to one or the other i mean no disrespect just wishing for a more open minded world.. oh, and to Jackie..my daughters hair didnt start to curl up till she was about 18 months now its outta control! haha

Gerrilynn - posted on 11/13/2011

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ummm, 1/2 black? 1/4 black? Just curious..When one fills out on app for a biracial child, are those options listed? FYI, if you have at least 1/4 Black blood in your veins, you are 100% BLACK! WOW! Anyhow, parents have the choice when, if ever, they should cut their Black boy babies hair.If thr child is 1/4 or 1/2 Black as you all say, it will eventually curl on its own. Either way, I'm sure the child is beautiful.

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Hi Jackie, my daughter is 1/2 African and it took about 6 months before it started curling. :) Good luck!! I love them curls too. :) And at first her hair just had some curls at the bottom and now it's out of control as you can see in her pic. :)

April - posted on 04/28/2011

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I think every child is different. My son is two and his hair is still soft ringletts. He is 1/2 white and 1/2 black. I've got super curly hair myself. So far, his hair is exactly like mine. :)

Roxanne - posted on 02/26/2010

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my son was born with super straight black hair, by about 6 months it started curling up. He is now 7 and has long beautiful curly hair!

Brunette - posted on 02/26/2010

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My son had straight hair for the whole first year. He got a haircut at age 1 and when his hair started growing back it was curly. So whenever his hair is short or freshly cut, its staright. When it starts growing, its curly.

Jessica - posted on 02/25/2010

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my daughter is 7 months and just has a couple curls on top of her head she doesnt have much hair never has she is half black and half white but we think she will just have wavy hair

Sara - posted on 02/25/2010

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My son is 18 months old and is 1/2 black, his hair didnt curl until he was about a year old, it started when he was about 6 months but didnt fully curl until he was one. My other son is 2 months old and his hair is very thin and straight so I am not sure if his will. Every baby is different.

Hayley - posted on 02/25/2010

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hi.. my kids dads r both african im white my oldest had really straight hair till she was abt 6-7 weeks then it curled now she got the biggest fro goin lol ( shes now 20 mnths) but my baby whos 3 wks had curly hair from bein born x

Kristina - posted on 02/24/2010

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My son and daughter were completly different (same daddy) my son's hair went curly at about 3-4mths but my daughter had straight soft hair until she was 18 mths old then it slowly curled, got some texture, and now at 2 1/2 she has no curl unless it's wet, she just has fuzz for hair. LOL I try to keep it braided cuz it's outta hand. LOL

Jennifer - posted on 02/24/2010

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It just depends. My husband and I are both half black/half filipino so are kids are the same. We have a boy and a girl and my sons hair curled at 3 months (he is now 3) and my daughter still has straight hair (she is 1), so every situation is different. :)

Tiffany - posted on 02/24/2010

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You know what I was actually wondering the same thing lol. My baby girl is 1 month old and her hair is straight and stickin up every which way lol when dries but when i lay it down with a brush it curls at the end. i just cant believe how it be sticking up everywhere!

Keeshea - posted on 02/24/2010

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My son had lots of jet black hair (straight) when he was born. By 2 or 4 months, his hair became to turn brown and curly. Now, it almost 9 months old, his hair is light brown and he has the cutest ringlets.

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I'm not sure if it necesarily will. My son is almost 6 months old. He has alot of hair but most of it is straight. He just has one kind of curly part down the middle so it kind of looks like a little mohawk.

Umm A'isha Zara - posted on 02/24/2010

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my daughter is the same- she is quarter black- when her hair is wet it curls, more on top than at the back. If she wears her hat her hair goes straight. She is 3 months now and her hair seems to be getting curlier- but there really is no telling!!!

Chloe - posted on 02/23/2010

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hi my little boy was born with loads of straight hair,it started going wavy at about 2 months and went really curly at 3-4 months

Lacinda - posted on 02/16/2010

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all three of my boys hair didnt get curly till they were almost two my youngest hair is a mix between straight and curly i love it my oldest hair is tight curl and my middle boy has the most beautiful rightlet curly hair iv ever seen. it just depends on your child really.

Katie - posted on 02/16/2010

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When my son was born he had really straight soft hair and when he was about 6 or 7 months old his hair started growing and getting curly and when i cut it right after his first birthday it got course. My cousin also has to bi-racial children her oldest is 5 and his hiar is straight but course and has always been like that, and her youngest is 3 and his hair was just like my sons hair, so i guess its different with each child

Danielle - posted on 02/16/2010

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My daughter will be 2mths old tomorrow. She was born with dark hair, I don't call it "jet black" but anyway, and it was straight. At about 2-3weeks old, I noticed the hair on the top of her head had some wave in it but the back remained straight! But the first time I wet her head, all of it had curls and now when it's dry it has some wave/curl on the top and sides, but the back still remains straight lol She hasn't lost any hair yet... I hope she doesn't but I guess we'll see!

Yannine - posted on 02/15/2010

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it might not curl. I have very curly hair, and my husband genes might have dominated, he is pacific islander, i am costa rican and mexican with panamian genes as well. So my side is extremely curly. However his family also has alot of "curliness" but he has jet straight along with 3 of his brothers but 2 of them are curly. My daughter is so far straight hair, 2 of my nieces turned curly when they hit puberty and my nephew as well, they were straight. So there is hope. But they also could stay straight. It depends on the genes and the baby.

Wendy - posted on 02/14/2010

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Hi, My daughter was born with a full head of black straight hair , at about 2 months it started to curl and now at 10 months she has black spirals and when wet it is down her back, itsa really long. It's like coils that bounce back up but with my texture.

Rachelle - posted on 02/14/2010

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HI....I have 3 boys now 7,6, and 3. They are 1/4 AfrAm, 1/4 East Indian, 1/2 Caucasian (my part, very soft and fine) and each of them have different hair but mostly straight. My oldest has some curl, but it's soft so it easily combs straight. My second son has the most coursness and curl but you don't see it unless it's kind of long. My third son has completely straight hair, but it started off soft and wavy. I don't think there's any particular time when a babies hair will begin to curl...it depends on the shape of the hair follicle.

Crystal - posted on 02/13/2010

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considering that he is only a quarter black it may not curl. But my sons hair was thick and straight until he was just about a year and then got really curly. and now everytime i shave their heads sometimes it stays curly and then sometime it goes straight and their 4 and 5 now.

Katie - posted on 02/13/2010

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my son is 50%white and 50% black, he is 7 months and his hair has just started to go curly on top until now it was straight.

Janessa - posted on 02/12/2010

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jackie your baby is 1/4 black who is more white then black.so which means you baby might have sraight or weavy hair. my son is almost 9 months he is more weavy but he is 50% white and 50% white.

Lisa - posted on 02/12/2010

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even 100% black babies are different hair at 2 months. Its baby hair, their hair won't start to change unil about 6 months. Even then, its hard to tell until about 2 years old, different babies have different hair. My sons have the same father who is Puerto Rican and Columbian, I am black. My one son has straight hair like Columbians and my other son has curly/wavy hair like Puerto Ricans, they have no sign of black hair in them but then black people come in a variety of colors and hair types. But my kids father has another daughter with a black girl and the baby's hair is just like her mothers, you can't even tell she's mixed. Then one of my kids is 100% black and she has the curliest, pretty hair, everyone asks what she is mixed with, but her dad and me are all black.

Amanda - posted on 02/12/2010

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I have the same with my son. He has loads or dark brown straight hair! I love it though because it is the kind of hair I know how to manage at the moment. I hope it will curl someday though.

Kimberly - posted on 02/10/2010

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My daughters hair started out super straight and by 2 months it got curly (only when wet). If its dry and we comb it, it gets staright...if we comb it when wet she has big curls. It really depends though on your baby...she may just have straight hair.

Michelle - posted on 02/10/2010

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My daughter was born with black straight hair, loads of it, then it started to curl at then ends slightly, then by 5 months fell out and she was practically bald :) and at around 9 months she had it all back and it was pretty curly, now at 2 yrs old its really dark brown and very curly/frizzy but the same texture as her grandma on her dads side, but thin like my hair.
You will never know what your child's hair is gonna be until they reach around 18months/2yrs... It may well stay straight, but he is still very young. my friends baby is mixed black/white and his hair is totally straight and thin, not much of it, but as the father is muslim they did shave it off to start with so this may have had an impact on the way his hair grows back, hes 8 months now and still straight.

Lia - posted on 02/09/2010

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It really depends on the baby. Usually by age two the pigment and hair texture is pretty much set. My son was born with brown bone straight hair and now at 18 months has a blonde thick afro. His hair started to turn at a year old. So it's God's plan. You just never know.

Natalie - posted on 02/09/2010

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It can go either way. Not every biracial child has curly hair.

When his hair grow longer you might see a change in them..... my kids had almost no hair until they were about 11-12 months old, then finally some hair grew in everywhere and it became quite long.

My son got his first hair cut right before his 1st birthday and my daughter is 2 now and her hair is really curly but my texture.

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