Pretty much everything I did over the years was crazy, ridiculous, damaging, and a terrible waste of time, money, and tears.
Ironing it with a clothes iron.
Rolling it up in soup cans.
All manner of perms and straighteners.
Flat irons and crimpers.
Salon hair cuts.

Life is sure better now that I just let it do it's thing. And finding cheap products that keep it healthy and help it look great (most of the time) is a bonus.
In Western PA
Found NC in 2004. CG since 2-05, going grey since 9-05. 3B with some 3A.
Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
Suave & VO5 cond, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
http://public.fotki.com/jeepcurlygurl/ password jeepy **updated Aug 2014**
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