I also have a friend that I have mentioned CG to. The only other thing I would consider is possibly a small starter kit for a birthday or something. Ultimately it's her choice, but I think we can all understand CG seeming really overwhelming at first. It becomes second nature, but sometimes having that solid starting point helps a lot more than abstract ideas of understanding ingredients.

Modified CG since 11/5/11
CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel