My hair comes out silky and smooth when I straighten it. I think it has less to do with race and more to do with the condition of your hair and products you use. I only get the poof when my hair is extremely dry.

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Originally Posted by Layali
Me too. I can get my hair pretty straight and silky when my hair is healthy, and when I use the right products and appliances to straighten(I'm 3c/4a with fine/medium textured strands). I have family with 3a/b whose hair looks really puffy/frizzy when they try to straighten. How straight you can get your (I believe) has more to do with texture, condition(health wise)and how the hair responds to manipulation as opposed the the person's racial background.
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