Okay, first of all, LEARN TO READ. I said TEND. Not all. So no need to get huffy. And it is true. How does tight curls equal hair that isn't taken care of? And I've met west africans who's hair is more cloudlike rather than visably (sp?) coily. I never said either was bad or good, so no need to jump into defense mode. If you look at the racial make up of most african americans there is a little bit of something else mixed in there, because of the slave trade.. Whereas with west africans there is not as much. Hair doesn't always show the make up with someone, but it can a lot of the times. That is why I said to an extent.