Welcome, hsr! We've all been where you are - frustrated and overwhelmed! I assure you that it takes some time and patience to find the products and routine that will bring out the best in your curls. You're off to a great start. You're here, you're reading and you're experimenting. earthnut gave some great advice. I also learned a lot at the Live Curly Live Free website but came here to learn more. I found that it was difficult to really determine my properties at first. It wasn't until my hair started to get healthier that I noticed some changes and differences in my properties and curl pattern. Hang in there! It'll come together for you!
3B, fine, normal to low porosity
Modified CG since June 2010
HGs: FSG, anything with glycerin, Tresemme Naturals conditioner, Curls Like Us cloths, satin pillowcases.