i can suggest twisting/braiding the hair with our without extensions, bantu knot (outs), twist/braid outs, wash and gos, defining your coils/curls, finger coils (or one strand twists/comb twists, hair buns, corn rows, flat twists… i don’t know you length, but i hope this helps :)
woop woop go West Africa! lool :D
I call myself a Type 4 as I have a looser curl on top (4a), 4c on the sides and 4b at the back. I don’t try to avoid ssk’s as they’re almost inevitable with curly/coily hair, but stretched and protective styles prevent the hair from tangling on itself. proper detangling and minimal handling should help too!