Hi Leah,
I love talking to a 3A fan. Ha ha! Since I'm naturally curly as most here are, I don't know the answer to your question. It probably would be best to talk to a stylist who you trust.
3A, Protein Senitive, Low Porosity,
Wash: Suave Naturals Conds (excluding Coconut), CVSB
Rinse out/Leave In: GVP Cond. Balm, KCKT,
Style: Naturelle Gel(winter HG), KCCC (summer HG), Flaxseed gel
Love your hair: Love yourself!