I know this may be super hard advice to follow, but try not to buy any other products until you've tried these. That way, you can return some of the ones that don't work and save money. I wish I had done that when I first went CG instead of buying every product in sight.
Also, the learning curve with KCCC is a little high so if you try it the first time and it doesn't look great, give it one or two more tries. I have also found that using KCKT as a leave in feels amazing if you put a tiny bit too much in your hair and then rinse it through.
2b, fine texture, normal porosity & elasticity (CG as of 12/2011)
UFD Rich & Funky
VO5 Kiwi Lime
Tresemme Naturals, Aubrey Organics GPB, Ion Effective Care, MillCreek Keratin
IAgirl's PT, GVP CB
KCKT, Cure Care, CJ CCCC Lite
Curl Keeper, As I Am Jelly, UFD Curly Magic, CJ Curl Queen, TIGI Strong Hold Mousse
^^ day 1 of going CG; avatar = 6 months later