Crisis!! Need Help!! product recommendations for 3A newbie

I desperately need some product recommendations and don't have a lot of money to spend trying things out!!  I'm 3A, low porosity, fine hair, medium-thick density and medium length. I am new to the CG regime and NC community and in the past I have used ordinary shampoo/conditioner with Tigi Curls Rock amplifier.  I have plenty of frizz to annoy me and have found in the past that I seem to need REALLY strong hold in my products to gain some sort of control.  I'm now living in quite a humid climate and my hair has gone crazy!!!!!  Please help before I cut it all off..............

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Check out Jamie's favorite products. She has 3a/b hair http://Shop.NaturallyCurly.com/category/jamies-3-a-favorites/
I just moved to a very humid climate and had to put away all my products with glycerin until cooler Fall and Spring temps before trying them again! My frizz has been much better since I did that. I'm low porosity too and here are some of my fave frugal CG products! Sulfate Free Shampoo: Shea Moisture Super fruit 10 in 1 ($11) Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals conditioner ($5) or GVP Conditioning Balm (Sally Beauty $7). Co-wash with V05 Pomegranate (although there are other scent options). Leave In: Kinky Curly Knot Today ($12 Target) Curl Enhancer: Kinky Curly Curling Custard ($18 Target-this is my most $$ hair product). Gel: LA Looks Sport Gel, it's a hard hold gel that scrunches out soft once dry ($2 Walmart). Hope that helps. You might be able to skip one of the Kinky Curly products but which one would depend on if you think you can do with a bit less moisture or a bit less hold? (You can always try a bit of your conditioner as a leave in too, some CG's do that). Hope that helps! Best!
I really like deva curl ultra hold gel. It may be a bit expensive, but I swear by that stuff, and I have the same hair type. I make it happen on my janitors salary, but sometimes it's hard! Lol I use deva curl low poo, one condition, b leave in curl boost, and the ultra hold gel. It dries crunchy, but scrunched out soft. Oh, and when I scrunch out the gel after it dries, I put 2 drops jessicurl hair oil in my hands first. 
I really like deva curl ultra hold gel. It may be a bit expensive, but I swear by that stuff, and I have the same hair type. I make it happen on my janitors salary, but sometimes it's hard! Lol I use deva curl low poo, one condition, b leave in curl boost, and the ultra hold gel. It dries crunchy, but scrunched out soft. Oh, and when I scrunch out the gel after it dries, I put 2 drops jessicurl hair oil in my hands first.