thank you- it did give me an idea! i am going to try the micro braid as mentioned on your thread. is it just a plain hanging braid or one of those pretty braids kind of attached to the head like this-Google Image Result for

i always wanted to learn how to do a braid like that- but i have no clue! lol
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last softener: Sept 2010
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last cut/trim: 4.7.15