Maddy - I'll look at those sites right now!

and ms.poema
I actually have no experience dealing with curly hair at all. My hair was permed when I was 8 years old and I'm 18 now. I stopped perming my hair about 2 years ago. I have been slowly cutting of the damaged relaxed hair because I was afraid to undergo a full on chop. So now I have a head filled with un-normal curly hair that I do not understand. Literally; who's hair goes from curly, to a broom in the course of maybe 3 hours. It doesn't dry into curls it dries into strands of hay (as my pictures demonstrate)

I have to do so much research about what type of hair I have.
But actually speaking to people about this is making me feel like I am getting some support so thanks guys.