This is a wonderful thread and topic. Such smart and thoughtful answers.
The one thing still left niggling at my brain is that for some reason curly hair isn't good or pretty or professional or fancy or formal or wonderful or stylish or worth having. It makes me sad that otherwise rational people feel that way.
--I'm located in Western PA.
--I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
--My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
--My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
--My CG and grey hair progress --