I still sulfate shampoo once a month or so for build-up. Darn polyquats. Also, my hair sometimes needs a "clean slate," so to speak.
One of the better light gels I've used is Bioterra Styling Gel (firm hold) from Sally's.
CG Journey Start Date: 08.21.12 Now modified CG
F/M texture, Med Density, Low/Normal Porosity, Hennindigo
Current Routine (Still working out the kinks):
Sulfate wash: CHSTS
CO-Wash: IEC, VO5VMT, TNRV
Rinse Out: YTCarrots, DLOO, Renpure Red, GVPCBLI: YTCarrots, CCC
PT: NPF Styler: AG:RC, KCCC, LALNC, FSG