Here is my new method of hair care! I'm loving it. I only slightly rinse my conditioner; and use silicone-free gel...let it dry (a bit crunchy) then "release the cast." I love the way my curls hold together now! http://curlygirl3b.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/curlygirlmethodinfographic.png
Here is a handy chart to show you exactly what the number classification means for your curl pattern. Please bare in mind this is still subjective and your head can have a mix of these curl patterns throughout which is entirely normal Just remember it really is all about healthy curls at the end of the day and learning how to enjoy your own natural texture.