We seem to have very similar hair, but mine has been irksome lately. It's not as curly and won't clump up or hold it's shape. I thought maybe it was wind and sun damage so I just chopped it off. Nope, that wasn't it. hahahaha. So now it's at my most hated length. But by spring it will be better so I'm cool with it.
--I'm located in Western PA.
--I found NC in late 2004, CG since 2-2005, started going grey in late 2005.
--My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
--My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
--My CG and grey hair progress --