Thanks for putting all this info in one place. I think there is a learning curve with curly hair. So many new products have come out and each curly is different. Time-wise, I am baffled by the amount of time people will spend doing various twists to produce certain kinds of curls. We used to use juice cans in the 60's to get the straight locks. I wear my hair natural so that I don't HAVE to put the time into my hair as I would if I relaxed or straightened it. I just don't have that kind of time and my hair is healthy as a result. I do use henna and indigo, but do it overnight. Root touching has gotten to be a fairly speedy task, too. I love my 3B/C spiral curls, and always have, (I got my niece, who is also bi-racial, to love hers, too) but honey, I won't be spending more than 10 minutes on this hair unless I get invited to the Oscars!