Your mom's hair sounds like my mom's hair. My hair tends to be a lot drier than hers and no where near as silky. Buns are a great go to transitioning style. Messy buns, top knots, etc and you can dress them up with cute hair clips!
Cleanse: TRESemme Naturals
Condition: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose+Oils
Moisturize: Alaffia Beautiful Curls:Curl Enhancing Leave-In+Jojoba Oil
Seal: Apricot Kernel, Jojoba, EVOO, EVAO, Rosehip Seed, Rosemary
Style: Kinky-Curly Curling Custard, KMS California Curl Control Creme