I agree, if you like the products the stylist used, by all means use those. It's your hair and you shouldn't feel pressured by going CG if you don't wish to. I will say CG has made a huge difference in my curls, but I am still not fully CG at times, mainly in the winter.
2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density

NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, YTBbs
DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
STYLER: Ouidad Climate Control, SS Firm Hold Gel
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquats, parabens