This is a before and after pic from somewhere here on NC. I kept it because the after pic is something I want to get someday when I decide not to have long mostly one length hair anymore. I adore this haircut. It seems similar to what you are describing
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--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 --