I am welsh/irish/sicilian, too! I get the same questions and comments about my hair and looks. I love looking different from everyone else! Why would I want to look like the Jersey Shore model, pin straight hair, faux tan and 5 inch heels. yuck!
3a, thin, growing out as far as i can before i go insane and chop it!

Co-Wash: Cure Care
Conditioner: EVOO hot oil from the kitchen
DT: Joico K Pak
Stylers: CG Mousse of some sort, usually HE or Clairol 3-in-1 if I can find it!

Then Diffuse until about 75% dry, then air dry the rest of the way**