On the superficial level.
Regarding curly hair, have you tried the Curl Keeper? http://www.frizzoff.com/Curly-Hair-Institute.aspx I discovered this product about ten years ago and if I wear my hair curly, I do it with this. It's amazing. I also use Moroccan Oil http://www.moroccanoil.com/ It's expensive, but a little goes a long way. I have thick long curly hair and I literally use about a quarter size (at most) dollop through my wet hair. It helps to keep it soft and conditioned. On top of a gentle shampoo, only a couple times a week and good conditioner.
I'm on Wellbutrin, it's actually helping me lose weight because in addition to taking my appetite down so I can maintain good portion sizes, it just helps with my motivation. I've also started dancing a bit which has helped keep things going. I've lost 10lbs in about as many weeks, it's a very gradual process, and I'm in a size 16-18, but just the progress feels great.
Good underwear is essential. Get something that makes you feel good. Also if you want to hide some muffin top a slimming camisole is great. My friend just turned me onto it. It doesn't make me really look a size thinner or anything, it just diminishes the rolls so I look better in a sweater. Paired with a good bra, I'm pretty happy with my appearance.
I know there is always a lot of work to be done on the inside around positive body imagine, but I often find if I feel like I look put together I'm often in a way better mood.