I think it may be more of a texture thing too. I'm a 3B, and it takes a lot of work to get my hair straight in a decent looking way. I can't even do it myself, so I get it done at a salon if I want it. The next day you can tell that I'm a curly incognito. But, I have a coarser texture, which I think plays into it more than my curl pattern. I think I could pull off straightening better if my hair was more fine and silky.

I'm not offended by the race qustions. As pale as I am, I get race questions because of my hair. My guess is that so many white women straighten that sometimes we forget that white people can have a tighter curl pattern too.
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Med/Coarse, porous curly.