I know!! Look at your end curls, Kitschy! I'm envious! I wish mine did that. Sometimes I think I still have old damage from my pre-cg days of flat irons, etc.
My curls aren't nearly as tight as yours, and my ends will never curl like that, but hopefully they'll continue to improve.
Back to the OP - you'll have to KUP on how things go after your cut on Friday and the following week of styling experiments!! Good luck!!
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.
Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing