Stop using non-water soluble silicones, FSG, cowashing, t-shirts to plop or scrunch, coconut oil.... And I do agree, don't go nuts if you have to modify. I was down on myself because I thought I was failing in the beginning but it's all about what works for you! It's been over a year and I'm just now starting to get the results I really wanted.

Love this thread!!! Thanks Hippie!
V05 Lime cowash/SN Pomegranite RO FSG and LOOB
I still use Tresemme Fine Mist hairspray for the side swept bangs...I can't live without it!
Curl Genie: Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, low elasticity, medium density