+1 Rustina. I've been "CG" for 18 months. My naked hair now looks very similar to how it did 18 months ago. The single biggest difference maker for me has been styling technique. I will say my hair hasn't liked styling products with dimethicone, but I happily use curls rock amplifier with cyclomethicone. I still shampoo every time I wash, but I only use SLS once a week or less depending on how my hair feels. I flat iton very rarely, as opposed to once a week previously.
I don't feel guilty about it. I want to enjoy my hair & minimize stress. I don't think it was that damaged to begin with, just needed some TLC & better technique and THAT'S what CG has taught me