For me a shampoo of any kind is too cleansing. But many people use sulfate free shampoos and of course it is 'fine' because, for them, it works best. It isn't pure CG - but IMO, who cares...do what works! You may find that as you discover styling products, hair properties, and learn more, you might be able to reduce the use of the shampoo and move into milder cleansers. But, until that time, if sulfate free shampoo is what is working best then go for it.

ETA: I do believe many wavies need low-poo's and find they can't co-wash successfully. I forget why, but I recall reading it's common amongst wavies. Always exceptions to the rule, of course, lol.
remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!!
My hair:
2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
My routine:
Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
LI: KCKT or CJSL
Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.

Last edited by Ml001; 11-14-2012 at 10:11 AM.