I'd agree with the brushing thing. I thought my hair was wavy and big rather than curly when I was a teenager as I would brush it (and hence mostly wear it up as I didn't like the bushiness). I always thought I had really thick hair as there was so much volume. Turns out I don't!

It has only been the past two years I have really stopped trying to detangle whilst my hair is dry
get frustrated and basically rip through my hair with a brush
I now detangle in the shower with conditioner and running water - my hair condition is so much better.
UK curly - mostly 2c
  • Going back to basics!
  • Happily using a mixture of sulphates, cones and CG products.
  • Permanently undecided whether to cut or grow!
Currently loving:
Lush I Love Juicy shampoo
Charles Worthington frizz smoothing conditioner

Superdrug coconut & almond intensive conditioner
Montagne Jeunesse avocado & cherry bark mask
Umberto Giannini curl gel
Boots 'pink' curl creme