I can totally relate to how you feel! I tend to go through phases where I get really into certain things, and I guess this is my hair phase!
I have always been a nighttime showerer, because I'm terrible at waking up in the morning. Since I finished grad school and started working full-time (almost 5 years ago), I've had trouble figuring out how to make my hair look presentable for work. Ponytails just aren't cutting it anymore, and straightening takes way too long, so I've found my way here.
I really just want something low maintenance that doesn't involve a ton of products or take forever in the morning. That's harder than it sounds! Believe me, I feel your pain