Welcome and congratulations on going CG!
I've never used that shampoo, and I'm FAR from the Miami area (I wish I were, it's cold in Minnesota!), but here's a before and after thread for wavies: Before/After for Wavies
Hard hold gels seem to do really well at holding waves (LA Looks, Aussie Instant Freeze, Biosilk Hard Rock Gelee).
Wave Pattern: 2A
Hair Properties: Normal Porosity, Thick Density, Medium Texture w/Fine Straight Underlayer
Co-wash: Suave Naturals
Rinse Out & Leave In: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
Gel: LA Looks Mega Mega Hold Gel, Garnier Fructis Spray Gel