I am also mod-CG. I've been following it for around 2 years I think. When I first started I used to only use a silicone conditioner when it was wash day. My hair has dramatically changed. It is sooo moisturized and I only finger detangle so that has really helped maximize my curls. I had horrible hair in high school. It was dry and dull and just a big poof. I slowly learned about my hair in the second half of HS. I've learned even more during these last two years in College. It's been a whirlwind. My hair was put through a lot the first year because I swam a lot and didn't know how to take care of it. I have come a long way. I am skeptical about using a conditioner to cleanse the hair after swimming in chlorine. Another tip that I have used is coating your hair with coconut oil and drenching it in water before jumping in the pool. Also, I saw someone review a lemon/citrus hair spray made specifically to remove chlorine from the hair.