I tried again and had much better results. I was able to wear my hair down for a change. There was some definition & less puff and frizz. I also got a little lift at the crown. Its not spectacular hair; just an improvement.
This time I used lighter products and used the Denman. Also, I dried my roots with a tee shirt before soaking the ends.
I posted pictures for the curious.
cg Dec 08
fine to med texture w/ some coarse / high porosity 2c to 3a