We have quite a few 2c/3a around . Welcome to the club
!! I am working on pictures this weekend.(trying to figure out my new digital camera!!!)
You hair is very pretty! Have you ever tried not brushing it ? It will probably help with the canopy frizz you talked about and curl formation.(I really didn't notice any in the pictures!)
I use a wide tooth comb in my hair while it is full of conditioner. This week I have been experimenting with combing my products thru and not combing in the shower. I am really not sure which is working better for my hair hence trying to get the photos!