Thank you both so much for replying--hearing just one other person's take on this is very helpful and you've both given me things to take into consideration!
SaraNoH, I'm glad to hear that I am not the only one with two seemingly different textures of hair...I am now rethinking my staunch no-protein stance as it's only improved the under-layers of my hair. I guess my canopy needs some of your prescribed TLC in a different form! That is my one consistent problem area, no fail. From hereon out, I will be approaching my second day hair in a completely different manner. Hopefully I will have curls that make others as envious of them as I am of yours someday!
SpiralSpunk, thank you for mentioning your combing routine. I am hoping to reform myself in that respect
It's just so tempting to rake my fingers through the bulk of my hair, but I think focusing on each little curl and the tangles in between would be much smarter. I, too, am blessed with dense hair, and I'd never considered how my intent to make sure every part was covered with my products could actually be hindering my natural body! Sectioning is my savior from now on
And by your forum name, I can only imagine how awesome your hair is! I'll have to hunt down some of your other posts to see a photo.
Again, thank you both so much for taking the time to respond! With this being my first post, I was worried it'd get lost in the shuffle, but I couldn't have imagined a warmer welcome to the boards for myself! I'm glad I took the plunge into CG; just have to re-train myself regarding some of the things I used to be able to do to my hair without a second thought. I am in hot pursuit of some luscious locks like those of the many members of the boards, so I will continue to soak up any advice and take it to heart
Thanks again! Looking forward to crossing both of your post paths in the future