Dusalocks, yes I was born in the mid 80's so no Idea, Besides, all I knew came from 80's back in India was to oil and braid your hair, well pretty much thats all I knew back then from any era!
3a with some 2a-2c, Medium/Low Porosity
Co-wash:deva no-poo/Vo5 kiwi
Leave-in:Shea Moisture/GVP conditioning Balm/AOHSR

Since long hair- I finger twist in big chunks, which helps till 5th day hair
Gel:LA sports
Plop: Old T-shirt for 15 minutes ,diffuse