well kiddo, as gorgeous as you are and with a body like that, one could overlook many hair difficulties
anyway, your hair looks great now. forget about shampoo and combing. i only fingercomb now aka rake while in the shower , after washing with a co and then a second dose of co mixed with honey. then l go under a cold shower, rake and detangle with water running down my hair upside down. put in your leavein conditioner on sopping wet hair. plop and pineapple. avoid cones and sulfates. my hair responded to curly girl method within days. it is amazing. good luck and keep posting your pictures.
banjo
Susan suburban NY
3b going gray, not thick, waist length when wet, a bit below shoulders when dry
CG since 11/11/04
http://public.fotki.com/banjolady/
PW: banjo
HG: suave and honey for co-wash, deva, i use garnier fructis regular CO's or boots pink or white as leave ins and LA looks sport gel. plop w microfiber turban, then curl towel scrunch, then another turban.i sleep with the turban on. little one minute hair styling videos http://www.youtube.com/user/lazycurls