Laura - your hair looks great! That's a good idea to use several products/a mix. I hadn't thought of finger twisting. I admit that I'm a nerdy scientist and somewhat hair challenged.
Sayoon - what do you mean by "knowing your hair properties"?
Also, for washing your hair, what do you do? The curly part likes "no poo" and just using conditioner, but that makes the straight part very limp. I guess using two products here too?