I have been CG four months. Others I'm sure will offer their wisdom. However, when I started, I didn't overload on all the products right away. I wish I had at least tried a few different ones becuase the one I was using was pretty useless.
Either way, experiment! Try different things! Try plopping, try pixiecurling (I would have been doing from day 1), try pineappling...all of these are very helpful and time-saving. Welcome, and good luck!!!
Condish Faves: GVP Condish Balm, GDLI, GTTTT
HG Stylers as of NOW: DMCCB, CJ CCCC, Boots, Re:Coil, SMU, BRHG
ABSOLUTE FAVES: KCP, CJ AF