Without knowing your hair properties it is difficult to give recommendations for products or recipes that will give you the best shot at good results. Otherwise, you will have a lot more trial and error. If you do not know your properties, you can find information here: http://livecurlylivefree.com/curly%20hair%20basics.htm
Also, if you know, does your hair like protein? Tolerate it? Hate it?
remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!!
2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
LI: KCKT or CJSL
Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)
Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.