I love your hair!

However, I disagree about not going CG until you've grown out your old hair. For me, the curly cuts and CGing worked together to bring my curls back. I hadn't straightened my hair chemically or with heat prior to going CG, but there was still damage, just from sulfates and silicones. I noticed a difference with each cut until then, but the biggest difference when the last of my pre-CG hair was cut off.

Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
CGing since July 2008