I think much depends on the condition of your hair. My hair is pretty healthy right now so the occasional sulfate or cone is doable.
Originally Posted by mhen76
I agree with Mhen, I did CG for almost a year. About a month ago I started using Herbal Essences HH and haven't looked back. I have not used any sulfates, I think this was what caused most of my hair problems. It may be that 'cones aren't always bad as long as the hair is healthy.