Thank you both! I forgot to check the conditioner for silicones so ill def have to do that.

And thanks for the tip about switching the products around, I always thought there was a certain "method" to applying but the more I read the more I find I just have to go through the long process of finding what my hair needs

I do have one other question though, if I'm going to be CG does that mean I can't straighten my hair at all? It may just be my naivety but it honestly doesn't seem to damage my hair that much, and sometimes worked better for my hectic schedule.