Thank you guys so much! You are all so awesome and supportive! Rustina and Ped -- Thanks! I think the most difference came after completely cutting protein out of my whole routine! Oh, and I think it's pretty hysterical that we just exchange hair compliments all the time, ha ha! I love your hair, you love my hair... It's too funny! But no matter how many times someone says it, it always feels awesome. So thank you again!

Blissdrops -- Your comment about my hair cut both cracked me up and made my day! My hair was actually always a LOT longer. Then I went to a "curly specialist" to get some layers, and she kept the length but gave me one really short curly layer and kept the straighter part longer, and it just didn't look good. So, I had a family member hack a LOT of length off while it was dry -- and they didn't go to beauty school or anything, so it wasn't a "curl specialist" cut, but it wasn't a bad cut either! T I'm glad you like it, though! There are still bits of hair that are uneven that I have to trim and work on, though. I think next time I'm gonna save myself the pain of going in to a salon and having them ruin my hair and just try IAgirl's DIY hair-cutting technique! Or have the same family member cut my hair.
Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.

Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
Mod-CG since 12/1/10!