@ Aerohead - ITA about saving money & not being overly stressed about how a self-cut goes after you've done it a few times. At this point, I'm like "It's just hair, it will grow back. And if it looks awful, I can play around with cute accessories and pin it back."

Finally got my camera back and took some photos today. Thank you all for the compliments and encouragement, you are all lovely! Different products give more obviously different results on shorter hair, it seems. Today I used a tiny dab of Giovanni Direct Leave-In, Komaza Coconut Curl Pudding, and BRHG, which made my curls really shiny and uniform. Using LOOB instead of the Komaza & BRHG gives more volume and smaller, more piecy curls, and make the bob look more angled. Fun stuff.

http://public.fotki.com/opera-curls/ (I cut my own hair)
Pacific Northwest girl, color-treated fine 3B, med-low porosity

Products: Suave Coconut condish, Giovanni Direct Leave-In, FSG or KCCC, AfroVeda Shea-Amla Cream