Pixie curling works for me. Some useful products are Jessicurl Confident Coils used in conjunction with Rockin Ringlets, or else Kinky Curly Knot Todaybtogether withbKinky Curly Curling Custard. Your hair might also like Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner. Like you I wanted a tighter curl, and that is what I get. Buy sample sizes of products if you can, or swap samples with friends. I'm in UK but I guess most people here are in US! Look on You Tube to find out about pixie curl. It's amazing!
UK based, Curly from birth 2b-2c fairly porous with cherub tendencies and frizz halo! Faves include KCKT and Keracare LIs, Deva Curl, CCCCL, Ecosyler gel and Be Curly Curl Enhancer. I donít mind the odd cone - shhh CG since August 2012