It's question time! Kristoff asked, "What can I do with extremely kinky-curly-frizle hair? The humidty where I live doesn't help. -_- I would REALLY like something other than this '70s 'fro I got going on. I have thought about dreading it, but I can't due to my family, becuase I'm sixteen. Help?"
Other than the fact that GOTH FRO is damned awesome, if you really can't stand the curls you could always pop into a salon and ask about chemical relaxants, depending on your hair type (which straighten hair by 'relaxing' the natural curl). You can also find home straightening kits in your local drugstore (usually, and somewhat bizarrely, on the same shelf as the perming kits) but I'm not sure what sort of result you would get from these and it may be better to speak with a professional hairdresser first.
However, I would have thought that curly hair would possibly backcomb better if you were interested in a really old-school, Robert Smith-esque style?
Along the same lines perhaps crimping your hair rather than using straighteners could create an interesting look? What about dyes - a shock of short-cropped white or scarlet hair could be really striking.
|My eyesight isn't quite good enough to tell if this is curly or crimped... either way it's awesome for girls OR guys.|
I did see a guy a few weeks ago who had very curly hair - he'd had it cut quite short and shaved the sides so he had a curly mohawk going on which looked absolutely brilliant. Depending on what your family is happy for you to do there is always the option of having it very close-cropped and getting a pattern or design shaved into it (although be warned: pentagrams might freak out the neighbours). Very short hair is flattering on most men and would certainly sort out the 'fro. (You could always shave the lot off, if you wanted to!)
Until you can move out, when, presumably, you could get dreads, is having your hair braided an option for you? It would stop the 70s 'fro effect and keep your curls under control a little. You could also use many of the same accessories that are supplied for dreads such as these and these (which I do think look awesome with lots of Goth styles, very tribal-urban, if that even makes sense). Personally I would love to see beaded braids with a top hat...
Lastly, I would advise that you talk to your family about possibly getting dreads; find out why they wouldn't want you to do so and explain to them why you're not happy with your hair as it is. They may not agree and you still may have to wait until you are older but at least then they will be aware of your point of view and there is the chance that you could compromise.