Welcome. I love this site. I spend way too much time trying to figure out the Holy Grail of hair routines!

I am a 3a, so I can't really help you with hair style or heaviness issues, but if you go on the 3b forum, that will really help.

I bought the Curly Cocktail for my hair, and it was ok, but I think I did better once I read the forum recommendations and tried the products the other members suggested.
I am a big fan of Jessicurl products.
Well, good luck!
Growing out my curls. White hair, fine to medium texture but a lot of it. Low to medium porosity. Botticelli curls -- 2c/3a mix. My hair loves protein.
CG since '08.

Cleanser: (Summer) Beautiful Curls Nurturing shampoo or Kathymack's soap bars
Co-wash: TJ Nourish
Protein: CJ Repair Me
Styling products: (Summer) BB Styling Mudd
Gel: (Summer) BRHG, Upper Management gel.