When I was in my twenties and living in SF, a stylist at what was supposed to be a high-end salon cut my hair in a straight line in back. It was like he took a ruler and cut right along the edge all the way across. He also did a lousy job on the layers, but I had no idea of the disaster in back until my roommate noticed later that night. It was awful!
Still new to all this, but so far I love:
Co-wash: As I Am Coconut Co-Wash
Leave in: Hawaiian Silky 14 and 1, Shea Moisture Raw Shea Hair Masque
Gel: Ecostyler Krystal, EO Tame Curl Control Gel

Any product recommendations are much appreciated!