This is a before and after pic from somewhere here on NC. I kept it because the after pic is something I want to get someday when I decide not to have long mostly one length hair anymore. I adore this haircut. It seems similar to what you are describing
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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**