I was similar. As a kid, I had skin that, while normally somewhat pale would easily develop into a deep tan in the summer. My hair was blond and mostly straight, and would go almost white in the sun.
Then I hit puberty, stopped growing in height, suddenly had skin that burns at the thought of sun and was even paler, and my hair went curly and turned medium brown.
My hair will be the death of me. It took me 10 years to learn how to deal with my curly hair and be pretty good at it, then I decided to cut it to chin length last summer and it suddenly stopped being curly. Run a brush through it, and I don’t even need a straightener. So, now I’m back to learning how to style it.
ETA: brain hurt—one of the last women that cut my almost waist-length curly hair before I chopped it all off just couldn’t get over how curly and soft it was, and how I must not have styled it that often or dyed it (true, it was actually pretty wash and wear, maybe a bit of curl defining mousse). She kept lamenting how she wishes her hair was like that too. Well, lady, it’d be an easy fix, considering you just named off the reasons why mine was…you could do the same!