I love this forum! Now I have a few more questions.

1. I am pretty sure I'm a 2c, but as I read more about type, I'm realizing I might be a 3a. I thought I was 2c because of the trouble I have getting my under layers to curl. However, I was looking at these pesky under layers the other day, and noticed a couple spiral curls growing out from my roots. I haven't had a highlight since June. Which leads to my next question...

2. Could approximately 10+ years of heat styling (hair dryer and hot rollers every day) and highlights have straightened my hair? Is it possible that if I continue CG and don't highlight anymore, I could get curlier hair? Which leads to my third question...

3. In that case, is it worth considering growing it all out and doing The Big Chop?

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