In a pinch I flip my wet hair over (that has some conditioner in it) and comb straight down and snip off 1/2 inch.(you can do it straight across or in a sort of V-shape) Takes care of the dry ends and gives a mild layer to it in between haircuts,etc.
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password: curly

3B w/3A underneath

Medium texture
Average porosity

Crazy-picky hair; likes some oils and proteins, but not others, can tolerate some glycerin.

Current products-
Co-wash: Suave/Vo5/TJ Refresh
Rinse out & Leave in: Suave Tropical Coconut/Garnier Triple Nutrition
Gel: Herbal Essences Set Me Up/Aussie Tizz No Frizz