Wow we have very similar hair except yours is my dream color! Mine is more damaged and frizzy than yours but the pattern is similar and mine will go flat and wavy like that too. What helped for me was a haircut and long layers, which I know everyone says that it helps but it made such a difference in my hair. I don't know my stylist did it but she made it so the dead ends were cut and layers were put in but it didnt look like i had any length cut off...That helped the flatness and the curl formation, as did protein and deep treatments. Glad everything worked out for you though!
2c/3a, fine texture, normal porosity, medium-to-thick
Co wash: Vo5 Extra Body
Conditioners: Deva One Condition, GVP CB, Loreal Evercurl
Stylers: Devacurl ArcAngel, KCCC, AG Recoil, Iso Bouncy Creme, Ecostyler Krystal, CCCCL, KCKT
Low Poo: Devacurl NoPoo, GTTT
Hair likes: plopping, diffusing, SMaster's, coconut and argan oil, honey, protein
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