Wow, everyone's before and after pictures are so amazing!!
Newbie rambles: I started CG today after the second time it was recommended to me, last week. I think I'll like it, and all these pictures along with the book are really inspiring. My hair takes ages to dry, though, so tomorrow I'm going to use a diffuser as well in hopes that I won't have to go to school with wet hair again. I used to use a dryer at full power after lots of shampoo and then some mousse, so my hair was wavy/curly but dry and kinda frizzy. Now I hope it'll get healthier and curlier.
My "before" pictures (if I had any handy) would actually look like yours, Merrycam, and if the afters turn out anywhere near what you have, I would be thrilled, aha. Your hair is gorgeous!