Hi! Welcome! I'm a newbie too.
So, the best way for you to start would probably be by going to newbie thread (Newbies info/introductions - CurlTalk
) There is a TON of information on these boards. I would suggest, if you haven't already, that you determine your hair info (porosity, texture, curl pattern, etc.) and then you'll be able to filter your searches for that particular info or ask a question giving that info. For example, I look for info that is tailored to people who are wavy, highly porous and with protein and oil sensitivities. Otherwise, it's a huge topic!
Another plus to knowing that info is that you can check out products and tips from people who have the same type of hair by just looking in their signatures. It makes it so much easier to gauge if what they do/use might also work for you.