I'm in Alabama too!- Went to high school in south Alabama (THAT is some serious humidty!) and now i'm in B'ham- i used to straighten my hair quite a bit, but haven't in a long time. My hair is very curly right between mychin and shoulders when dry. My hair is layered too. The biggest difference between a frizzy day and a non-frizzy day is leaving conditioner in my hair. I either wear my hair down or in a messy updo- the messier the better. I also like to do the half down/half up thing. Sometimes i clip a couple of curls back on one side only. I love fun clips. And those hair sticks are great too. Better than just a rubber band. To tell you the truth i feel like women in the south who leave their curls natural are few and far between. Its different so i am going to get comments even if i have a conservative curly style, so i just go to town.
3B- anywhere from sidewalk chalk to straw sized! Porous and fine.

Hard water!

JR Liggett Shampoo Bar or V05 cowas
Pantene for Women of Color Conditioner
Kinky Curly Curling Custard
Kinky Curly Glossing Pomade