#1: I don't know what else to try?!?!
I have been trying to embrace my curly hair for about a year and a half now. I have very fine, curly hair...and LOTS of it. My curls are fairly large. I got a really cute cut that looks great when it all works, but the big problem is that I can't get my hair to curl consistantly. It will start out great, but day by day it slowly starts loosing it's curl. Finally it will get to the point where it hardly has any curl at all. The odd thing about this, is that the ONLY thing that will bring back the curl is to straighten it for a few days. I have tried everything from vinegar rinses to expensive curl creams. I have tried more shampoos and conditioners than I can count. I have tried going without any products at all, with extra texturizing in the cut, various methods of scrunching.....yet it's always the same. The only thing that will make it curl again is straightening it. I'm about to give up because I hate the way it looks when it is straightened and I'm sick of the battle. Has anyone else experienced this? I have been to so many stylists and everyone who sees it thinks its bizarre and has no advice for me. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.