I have 2 c hair, with a little bit of 3 a thrown in around my face.
This is what I do, and I have CRAZY soft curls that actually hold:
Cleanse, making sure to rinse well.
While hair is still SOAKING wet, I work in about a half dollar size dollop of Tressemme curlcare mousse, and comb it through with a wide tooth comb.
Immediately afterward *hair is still soaking* I take about a nickel size dollop of that same garnier curl creme leave-in and comb it through.
THEN, with my head upside down, I scrunch my curls, squeezing out (gently) excess moisture.
*up to this point, I'm still in the shower. I have my mousse and leave in my shower to aid me in this*
I get out of the shower, "plop" my hair into a tshirt (or a normal towel in a pinch) and leave it that way for about 10-15 min while I do other grooming stuffs.
Take hair down, shake, air dry...AND DO NOT TOUCH
It sounds like a lot, but it's not