My routine is mod bc I use low-poo.
In my mind there are 4 types of curlies.
1.) those who poo and condish with "regular" products (SLS and cones), with no knowledge of this whole CG world.
2.) mod CGers who use cones, perhaps SLS poos in moderation
3.) mod CGers that typically don't use cones, but do low-poo, and may use some non-CG ingredients on occasion.
4.) your full CGers - co-washers, no-pooers, BS/ACVers, water washers. No cones, no sulphates. May clarify once in a great while. Some may use an ingredient or two that are borderline mod, but most stay pretty strict.
Of those categories, I've been more of a 3. I do tread into the 2 zone from time to time, and am considering doing it even more right now! Lol!
Anyhow, hopefully that answers your question - the long way. Lol!
As for clips crimping hair - again I'm brand new to jaw clips, but I don't think they would cause crimping unless left in too long. "Too long" will differ from person to person, but I doubt using them for a little while when you are air drying or diffusing will cause much problem!
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.
Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing