Thanks for the feedback, I'll try out the GVPCB first and if I find it too heavy I'll try the other.
As for plopping my hair into the hat, its definetly too long for that. My hair is about 4inches past bsl, and obviously curly and big. I have tried wearing a silk headband under the hat but then the hat slips off.
2c/3a long,thick and layered
Started CG May 31,2012