I am welsh/irish/sicilian, too! I get the same questions and comments about my hair and looks. I love looking different from everyone else! Why would I want to look like the Jersey Shore model, pin straight hair, faux tan and 5 inch heels. yuck!
Mix of 3A and 3B
Wash: Recently changed to using low sulfate shampoos. I love it. My hair needs all residue removed to get any volume.
Conditioner: Kinky Curly Knot today
Styler: AG Recoil (I have eliminated everything but AGRecoil. My hair has tons of volume and bounce.)
In high humidity: a dime/nickle size of gel lightly scrunched on the canopy. FINALLY I found a way that doesn't kill my hair volume.