This was exactly me when I started- I never used conditioner. This was the first thing I learned here, and it got me started on the path to turning my hair around. Yes, use conditioner every single time your hair gets wet, whether you wash it or not.
To learn about the CG method, check out the stickies at the top of the newbies section, and in general discussion.
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Transitioning to gray
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip