I am new also and have been a CG no poo for over a year. Occasionally I have to shampoo but not often. The date on my bottle of shampoo is marked 12/26/08 so that pretty much tells it all about shampoo and me. I am 62 years old and wear my hair in a short inverted bob. It was shoulder length about two years ago while I was still coloring it. It has grown in gray with highlights occasionally. The longer hair dragged my face down and I feel much younger with the shorter hair. I am not sure what type hair I have... maybe 3a? If someone can tell from the picture I'd love to know. Thanks