Just an aside: finally looked at your pictures, kjwavy, and our hair really is similar. In fact, before I cut mine off I had a really similar haircut and loved it. (The stylist I had that gave me that cut moved to Ohio, and I have been suffering ever since. That was 10 years ago.) Anyway, my hair is much shorter (sigh), and darker, but VERY similar in texture. Your hair looks beautiful. I think I'm just too lazy to figure out how to use a lot of the great products that are out there. I still would love to keep track of what works for you.