I tried cg and then mod cg on and off for 4 years. The first time was for 2 years straight. I tried every product and routine that others were finding success with! My hair just didn't like it. I had more frizz, my hair was very dry and was breaking a lot. I have gone back to just using what works for me and not stressing about ingredients. I use a sulfate poo that feels very gentle. I can comb my hair right after using it before even applying conditioner and have no tangles at all. I am also getting length back a lot easier.
Do whatever works for you - no single method is right for everyone. I feel very relieved to not worry about all the cg stuff anymore.