I had very slight waves in my hair all of my life. I actually used to get perms to have curly hair and then one day I realized that either my last perm had lasted for about 4 years or it was now natural.

I always used pretty decent products and washed every other day but conditioned everyday. I used gel and mostly air dried like I do now. If I blew it dry I used a diffuser.

The only thing that's changed is I use even better products now, wash less often and with sulfate free shampoos and do DT's more often. I did used to get split ends sometimes and I haven't had any now since I found nc.com.
2b/3a, primarily use Jessicurl and DevaCurl products, Curls Hair Tea conditioner and various gels. I'm modified CG-ish since 5/04.