Thanks for your in depth response. I actually really needed that. I had a wee fit a few days ago and have learned my lesson. I'm back to CG after a few days or hair nuttiness. I went out and loaded up on silicones and junk thinking my hair would look great, and it soooo did not work! Oh well. Going back to CG now actually seems simpler. I guess I just needed a break to realize how well it actually was going. I think your right about the modified CG and I might just use a sulfate free wash once/week and see how that goes. I'm glad to be back.
p.s. I wasn't try to be 'catty' at all with my comment about Massey. It was just a reflection I had at the time. Her hair is very different than mine so there's really no comparison, just my honest opinion.