Thank you for all the great suggestions.
It's been a busy week...so far I've tried 4 new products. 2 have been misses, but I think the other 2 will work for me once I figure out the right amount to use.
1. Lacoupe Perfect curls mousse and curl creme did not help my curls form at all and had very little hold
2. Joico Joiwhip mousse...texture of mousse is wet and thick like I wanted. I think I simply used too much on my first time as I ended up with a LOT of crunchiness
3. AG Recoil...used it in combination with the mousse, and again I think I just used way too much product as my hair was very very crunchy.
Next time, I will definitely use way less product and I think I will see the results I was hoping for!