Wow! Thanks Puffff and aislin for sharing your hair experiences with me! It sucks that alot of us have to learn how to come to terms with what nature has given us through the hard way but once we do its for the better and we appreciate the struggle its taken us to have gorgeous healthy hair again. I wish someone had told me the consequences of flat ironing regularly and that's why I feel like I need to tell every curly girl now to cherish and protect their locks! HAHA! Its taken this experience for me to accept my curls.. SADLY, but I do have a new love and perspective for not just my own hair but for all of us blessed with curls. I will continue to post my hair journey as I nurse my curls back to health.