Well, you're headed in the right direction and you've definitely come to the right place!!
Basically, being CG means using conditioners to wash with and ditching the shampoo. But, alot of us are modified CG, which means we use shampoo on occasion because some of the products we use have a cone in them. And then some aren't CG at all!
That stubborn non-curling part of your hair might respond to using conditioners to wash with as well as finding a mousse or gel that works well with your hair.
Diffusing isn't a bad thing, either, just don't use the hottest setting. Lots of us diffuse to help give curl and volume or to just help the hair dry faster.
Start reading hair product labels and try to stay away from those with ingredients ending in -cone or cyclopentasiloxane (the worst cone). There are lots of products that have a cone, thought, that aren't too bad. I usually try to stay away from a product with more than one in it.
I'm sure lots of other curlies will chime in to help you
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