I use plain old curlers. Curlformers work pretty well, but you have to make sure you have enough of them.
It's just getting long enough for french braiding. My hair is very fine, and everything else would probably horribly tangle it.
Averages out at 2b, ranges from 1c to 3a, very fine
Mane 'n Tail co-wash + leave-in
Clarifying shampoo every few weeks