I went CG about 6 months ago not only based on the advice of a lot of curlies here, but my stylist. As she cut my hair on Thursday, she said how much healthier my scalp looks. I told her I'm pretty sure it's from cutting out sulfates. She said she was so happy to hear that I had gone CG....and then coated my hair in a silicone-based curl cream. Argh! Is my only option to use a sulfate now? It took 2 weeks to recover last time I used a sulfate shampoo.