I am black and my husband is white. We have three bi-racial children. My oldest daughter has type 3a/b hair; my youngest daughter has type 2a/b hair; my son is only 4 months old and has essentially no hair!

My girls' hair straightens very easily. In fact, I can just brush it when it is dry, and it comes out straight. My husband has bone-straight (type 1), silky hair and I have type 4a/b fairly coarse, dry hair.

The hair typing (1-4) is meant to define the curl pattern, not the hair texture. There are many type 1 people in this world with coarse hair (many Asians have bone-straight, coarse hair). There are also many type 4s with soft and silky hair (my mother has 4a/b soft and silky hair).

kdcreigh 4a and b (who knows?)

Relegated to occasional lurking in order to keep the PJ in check!

PW: natural