I'm NC for almost 2 years now. My hair curled better and better, I even got more root curl.

But... Last week I went for a haircut from BSL to 2inch above. Long layers so it curls easier also on the back of my head. The day after the haircut I styled my hair and it curled perfectly.
Anyway, at the end of the day my hair looked weight down, as it did for a couple of days. So I thought I needed to clarify and I did. After SOTC it looked weight down again and felt supersmooth, so I clarified with another shampoo. But again after SOTC my hair felt extremely soft and lost a lot of texture. I don't understand..with a lot of extra weight off it should at least curl just as much as before the cut, especially at the roots, shouldn't it?

I don't know what to do with my hair, what does it need?
I don't use a lot of protein high on any list because in the past my hair got very very dry from it and IAgirl's PT made my hair soft and straight..
Can too much gel make your hair soft and weight down?

Edit: and I did a stretch test, moisture balance is perfect. Not too little and not too much.

What do you think? Please some advice!
2b-c/3a med/fine- low porosity- normal elasticity, BSL
2B/C-3A) fine - low porosity
Wash: Daily Fix,SMT, Kesham, Urtekram
RO: Motions CPR Li, Inecto Cocos co, AO GPB, KCTT
acv-rinse, sometimes honey-rinse
LI: coconut oil (winter), CJBC-LI
Styling: AVG, Etos Solid Power Gel, Taft gel, CJPP
Plopping~Pixiecurl diffuse~clipping

Last edited by rapunzel4ever; 04-30-2013 at 01:49 AM.