My mom always told me that my hair looked its best when I wasn'ttrying to make it look good. I think she's right, although I'm not telling her that :)
I literally was wearing crusty braids underneath an old hat for about a week. When I unleashed the dragon I was horrified. I planned to wash my hair and make new braids (or twists) but when I took my hair down I was surprised that it actually looked O.K. I wore it out for one day before washing.
My curls looks defined and it had great body from me using less product.