I had not had a perm in my hair for 10 years but I always flat ironed it. I stopped doing that in January. My daily regime is to drench my hair in the shower, apply coconut oil, apply eco styler gel and put it in a ponytail. I co-wash about twice a week with VO5. I did have box braids for about 2 1/2 months. I have noticed that the front of my hair (which I brush the most to get it into a ponytail) is still all straight. It is not waving up like the back (see attached pic). Is it because of the brushing into the ponytail everyday? Also, can anyone tell me what my hair type is? If it means anything, I have not done a bc yet.