This review is really helpful. I'm glad you wrote it up, and I'm happy you had a good experience.

wendi.wendy, a lot of stylists will let you schedule a consultation with them before the haircut so that you guys can discuss your hair and your goals beforehand. Hopefully you can find a good stylist. Also, there's nothing wrong with bringing a friend along to help you navigate things if you're not use to being in an actual salon.
Fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity. Dyed to brown a few months ago.
Lowpoo:
Trader Joe's TTT Shampoo
Rinse Out:
Yes to Carrots, AOHR, Aubrey Organics Rosemary Peppermint
LI: Yes to Carrots
Stylers: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, LA Looks Sports, Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Whipped Mousse