After you have been here, studied the CG book and method, learned the things that you will read here-Whatever you do after all that will be from a much different perspective than that with which you started. You will be using products and methods with new knowledge and a better education. If you break the "rules" of CG, you will do so knowing exactly what you are doing and why. You will look at everything to do with your hair with new eyes. Your hair is as individual as you are. What works for you can only be determined by you.
Experimenting with too many products to name here. All this great info keeps my head spinning.