It sounds like you and I have very similar hair. I wish I could tell you the best way to take care of it, but the whole straight AND curly thing still has me wondering.
I'm trying to do the strict no shampoo routine, but I find myself shampooing about twice a week. I hope you find products that work for you! I'm not much of a product tester, so I'd like to hear what products work for you.
I can tell you that in my limited experience, my curls LOVE the no shampoo, no silicone 'diet', but my straight hair hates it - it gets greasy too quickly. Oh, and definitely get honey! Mixed with conditioner, placed on my curls, and not totally rinsed out . . . . . it's awesome!!!
Keep me posted! We may be hair twins!
I'm a 2something/3something. Started modified CG routine on 6/6/05
Cut more than ten inches from my BSL hair on 8-10-05 and growing it long again
But we're STILL adjusting.