to be honest with you I've noticed that when I straighten it it's a lot less dry than when I leave it curly....like I had it curly the last couple days and when I washed it it felt like yarn....I had to condition it like 3 times...but when it's straight it doesn't feel like this in the shower...
also when I straighten it I don't do it as often - about once a week, and then leave it for the rest of the week, yet when it's curly I'm constantly fixing it with a curling iron....
trust me if you had my hair you'd understand...it's not normal curly hair...
Was 3b then I did a soft relaxer and I think I'm now a 3a
pw: curly