Reading the CG handbook opened my eyes to the "straightening" effect of the shower head. Generally my underlayers are curlier, but when I tried doing everything in the shower upside down, it became inverse and my canopy became the curliest and my underlayers became straighter. I think washing your hair in still water could prevent some of the "shower head straightening" effect. It makes total sense why a shower head, especially a stronger one, down on your locks would make a difference, especially if you're using hot water.... don't know why I never thought about that before reading the book.
fine - normal porosity*?- medium density - normal elasticity. Hard water. SoCal.
*Used to be low-porosity, but I lightened my hair 1-2 shades, so I may be normal-porosity now.

New climate! Current favorites:
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni SaS
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: JC Confident Coils, JC Rockin Ringlets, CJ CIAB, gelatin gel

iherb discount code: CFN646