@ op : my hair is like yours in the front and the nape, very loose. it gets looser the more it grows too. i never apply heat so i have no heat damage. i have straight pieces also! its the texture of my hair. the middle is tighter curled/coiled.
LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice