I'm a 3a/3b and use devacurl low poo followed by either GVP conditioning balm or tressemme smoothing conditioner depending on whether my hair seems to need moisture. I use devacurl low poo every time I wash because my hair is easily overconditioned. ...the same reason I use two different types of conditioners. For styling, I use herbal essences curl scrunching gel before plopping and herbal essences set me up gel when I'm touching up the next day. Before CG, my scalp was a mess! Very flaky and itchy...and not dry scalp. It seemed more like oily flakes and my scalp was easily irritated if I scratched. Sorry for the TMI, but I'm hoping this will help!