You have got some beautiful 3C curls going on and I love the color too! You should start wearing your hair down more, as your curls are surely nothing to hide.
Well, what products do you currently use in your hair? I have Type 3b curls that are BSL and I don't use gel in my hair. Instead, I use styling creams, serums, and pomades in my hair to style it with. My favorite curly hair brand is Curls as I use most of their products in my hair to style it with. I have naturally dry hair and I like using products that are very hydrating in order to keep my hair from having that dried out weathered look to it. And, out of a hundreds of lines that I have tried, the Curls products work the best for me. Now, I do have another line that I have just started buying products from that have got me excited about and that is Sabino. If, you are interested in checking out these two lines of products here are their sites:
Curls - http://www.curls.biz
(use the Curls prducts for wearing my hair curly)
(Use the Sabino Moisture Block "the best anti-frizz serum on the planet" for straight styles) (It can be used for curly styles two)
And, a wondeful line of brushes for curly hair is the Denman line. The most popular Denman brushes amongst curlies are the Denman No. 3 & 4. I have both Denman No.3 & 4 in my hair. And, the No. 4 one is the best one for my hair, as it takes out less hair than the No. 3 does from my head.
Here's the site for the Denman line of brushes:
Denman Brush- http://www.denmanbrush.com
Now, I wet brush my hair for better lengthening and detangling purposes. And, here's how I go about wet brushing my hair:
1. After I have rinsed out the conditioner from my hair, I section my hair off into 4 sections. However, based on the thickness of one's hair, one can surely section their hair into more than 4 sections if necessary.
2. I then take a section of my hair, spray it with my liquid leave-in spray and then I begin detangling it with my Denman Brush.
3. After I have finished detangling the first section, then I apply my styling cream of choice to my hair I thoroughly smooth it through. And, after smoothing the product through then I just move on to another section of hair and then I just repeat the same process all over again.
4. Once I have finished detangling and apply product to my entire head, then I just let my hair airdry.
In the mornings, I just spray my hair with my liquid leave-in conditioner/moisturizing spray all over my head. I then massage it into my hair. I re-dampen my hair just so that I can refresh my curls a bit. Next, after I have finished "waking up my curls", then I apply my styling cream of choice to my hair and then I just fingerstyle my curls into place. Sometimes, I will apply a little pit of pomade to my hair to finish off my style, but pomade certainly isn't a product that I use in my hair on a daily basis. As, it can easily build up in the hair.
And, by the way, Happy 4th of July to you two!