Yep same here. Strings instead of ropes.

Some people have success with different methods mentioned here, but none work for my hair. I have no luck with the search function here or I would give you some links.
In Western PA
Found NC in 2004. CG since 2-05, going grey since 9-05. 3B with some 3A.
Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
Suave & VO5 cond, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar. password jeepy **updated August 2015**