im half spanish, a quarter black and a quarter chinese with 3c hair
the first 13 years of my life i have always put it in pony tail, then in 8th grade i flat ironed all the way till jr. year of h.s, now im a college freshmen going naturally curly since senior year in h.s.
although my dad is half black and half chinese, he's more in touch with his black side, so he would always treat my hair as if i was full african! that sooo didnt work.
i have noticed that aveeno nourish+ style collection has worked out pretty well for me, its gotten to the point where people think i look prettier with my curls then my hair flat ironed, which is huge for me.
i think you should try it