Oh thank you both for replying!
Candii, I can relate to your friend's hair. Wide tooth shower combs did nothing for removing shed hairs for the same reason as your friend. I picked up a Tangle Teaser that worked great for removing them, but since going CG I'm finding that fingers are just fine too! You're such a sweetie for helping out a friend.
Ketchup, its good to know I'm on a good path. I think I'm in love with wng's. Though I've always admired them on others, I never thought I could wear them. Your hair appears a lot thicker than mine, and if you're still doing wng, it gives me hope that I can too as my hair grows out. Thank you.
BTW, you both have some gorgeous hair.