Hi, all! I am from California's unknown central valley--we live near Fresno, where the weather is pretty warm and dry. I am over 50, my hair is a little longer than shoulder length, and probably 2c. I have had my hair layered for years; the shortest are around jaw length. I just read Curly Girl, and would love to get a better haircut, but have no idea where to go. I have been using conditioner and gel and my hair is looking a lot curlier than it used to (it used to look worse on days 2 & 3--frizzy and bulky). So I have learned a lot already. Looking forward to learning more as I get to read the posts!