I know this is an old thread. But, I am a newbie and it has helped me so much. I printed out all the info and put it in a folder. I am getting better at understanding what the abbreviations mean, but I still look at my list often.

3a (I think) New to going curly after almost 20 years of straight hair. Not curly every day yet--but most days.

Trying EVERYTHING right now. Not yet sure what my hair loves or hates.

Gave up flat iron on or around 10/1/08!