Who cares if others think you are high maintenance? Aren't you the one doing the maintaining? It's your time, your hair, and YOU who feel beautiful because you do it. If they mean it as a put down well then, they need to mind their own business. People judge too darn much. Your hair in the pic is BEAUTIFUL---maintain away!
Have begun the CG process as of May, 2012 and have already gotten my hair from a frizzy 2b-sometimes 2c to a 3a. YAY!!!!:
Tried Wen----made my hair frizzy, but SOFT! Am now using As I Am as a co-wash and Leave-in, and Curls Unleashed Shine and Define Mousse, as well as Plopping. I can't believe my curls are coming back!!!!