Thanks for the information - I'm really out of the loop on all of the new terminology (that said, I still mourn the loss of the Suave Aloe gel/mousse - I've never found anything I like as much). I'm going to try this sheamoisture and see how it goes, and will look into some of those protein treatment options, as well.
3A/3B, m/ciii, (3B corkscrews around my face and hairline, 3A botticelli curls around the rest of my head)
Low Porosity
High Density

Mama to:
3B 4 year old girl - medium density, porosity not yet determined,
(and 3 year old boy - slightly curly, maybe 2A/2B)