I have 3a curls and my sister does too. My mom has 3b curls and my boyfriend's mom has somewhere between 2b and 2c, I think. My sister always straightens her hair but I try to get her not to. Both my mom and my boyfriend's mom always wear there hair natural with their own kinds of products. It's hard now because I've started the Curly Girl Method and before starting, I tried to explain it to both of them a little bit but they both have been doing their hair their own way for years. It just sucks to start to try to do the method alone. It would be more fun to have someone I am close to do it with me.