i think your hair looks great, it's a good haircut!

i disagree about the products -- as my stylist told me many years ago, it's 50% cut and 50% products. and, as you mentioned, you started seeing better curls since your transition. that happened for me, too. within a week of cg i was getting compliments.
what products did she sell you and what are the ingredients?
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: [I] curl junkie products
leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: cj aloe fix gel, cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab.
sealants - jane carter nourish & shine