Son #2 started growing his out when he was about 14 or so. (these 2 pictures are scans so the quality stinks)
And he usually kept it in a ponytail.
(look how skinny he is!!)
Then Son #3 had long hair for a long time.
Gelled in natural ringlets
Straightened with a hair straightener.
So yesterday I decided that I had had enough of looking at Son #5's Mop Head!
This is brushed out. When it wasn't brushed... Wow!
Doesn't it sorta look like he's wearing a wig?
He's 11 so he'll have plenty of time to regrow it if he wants.