My hair is so thick that i don't even where it down curly and haven't since i was 5 for picture. I don't straighten it alot either i just kind of brushed it into a ponytail and wore it like that. Both of my parents are african-american and i came out with 3b/c black hair and one of my sisters(who has the prettiest hair) came out with 3c/4a hair. I swore on the fact that my hair won't clump..it was like born to be stringy except for the first few curls on each side..THIS METHOD ROCKS!! swear i did it for fun and thought it wouldn't work, but wen i saw it i was like OMG OMG OMG! lol thnks rudee!