Well, knowing that your hair likes protein is a great start. I have pretty much the same properties (fine texture, thick density, normal porosity and elasticity). I found Deva AnGel (now Light Defining Gel) to not have enough hold for me. Their Ultra Defining Gel is great though. I also get good results with Curl Junkie Curl Queen and Pattern Pusha, Biotera gel (from Sally's), and I've been experimenting with a few others.
Depending on your climate, you may need to watch for glycerin. Some people can use it all the time without any problems, but many people can only use in certain dew points.
3a/f/iii Before the chop- Donated to Locks of Love, January 2013
Modified CG since 11/5/11
CO-WASH: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo
CLARIFY: CHS Treatment Shampoo (used prior to PT/DT)
RO: DevaCare One Condition, Regis Olive Oil
LI: Cure Care, As I Am Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Biotera Gel, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, GVP Liquid Sculpting Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse
PT/DT: IAGirl's PT, One n' Only Argan Hydrating Mask