Got my flexi-8 today and I have to say it's sturdier and better looking in person. I pictured plasticky looking beads on flimsy wire. The "8" is more rigid than I thought and nothing plasticky about it (I ordered one without colorful beads). I am pleasantly surprised. It holds hair well and looks nice! I need to buy bigger size for full up do's. I underestimated the amount and thickness of my hair!

I also got the spin pins but haven't played with them yet. 
3a/b, fine texture, low porosity, normal elasticity, mod-CG 7/11/11

Poo: KC Come Clean, SM Moisture Retention
CO: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Renpure Argan Oil, YTCucumbers, Sevi Pumpkin
Style: AIF, HESMU, Biolage gelee, KCCC
LOOB for second day hair

Like BS/ACV rinses, limit protein/humectants.