Well, judging by the other responses, it seems to be fairly normal. I wear my hair combed-out wavy a lot of back in a headband because it is too short to curl now. Without help, it could pass for wavy. I'm mainly focused on getting it a little past shoulder length by taking care of it.
I think 3a curls need to be kept away from the scalp to curl right. The curl pattern is gentle and relatively big, so the locks need room and length to curl up on themselves. Just my theory of how it works.
Dense but fine and delicate 3a hair. Feels like a dandelion without product. Difficulties in getting less puff and more definition when short.
On a mission to grow out after my big chop!