Hello, I'm Sarah and I'm pretty new to the boards. Ive been reading them a lot but am posting now because there are SO many products and kinds of products out there and I have no idea what to use! I'm about to be a college student on a budget so I was hoping for some advice from you guys instead of spending tons of money experimenting

My hair stats:
-pretty sure I'm 3A, maybe some 2C in places
-low porosity
-high density
-medium width
-10 inches plus length
- i am currently growing my hair out from a straight haircut (I've straightened for the past 5 years) and I have bangs that don't look very good curly along with split ends.

Any advice would be much appreciated!! Preferably products that are under 10 dollars and available at drug stores. Thank you