@Mimee, as far as the BRHG, how long after you put in in do you SOTC? I find if my hair is damp at all (I feel the roots on the back of my head to kind of check), my waves don't last as long, so the longer I can let it stay in there without SOTC, the better.
2b, fine texture, normal porosity & elasticity (CG as of 12/2011)

Low-poo: UFD Rich & Funky
Cowash: VO5 Kiwi Lime
RO: Tresemme Naturals, Aubrey Organics GPB, Ion Effective Care, MillCreek Keratin
PT/DT: IAgirl's PT, GVP CB
LI: KCKT, Cure Care, CJ CCCC Lite
Styling: Curl Keeper, As I Am Jelly, UFD Curly Magic, CJ Curl Queen, TIGI Strong Hold Mousse


^^ day 1 of going CG; avatar = 6 months later