So while in the shower just now I realized that my sulfate free conditioner I have been using has silicone as the SECOND ingredient after water! I just ASSumed since it was a very expensive salon sulfate free shampoo it would be silicone free. OMG.
Anyway, I clarified again and am having to start CG all over again. I am trying the clip method using the clips that I have laying around as we speak:
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Jaw clipping the canopy - Incredible lift and root curl!-imag0266.jpg  
I am a newbie. I think I am a 2b. I have been blowdrying and straightening my hair for the last 15 years. Trying to embrace the REAL ME.