After "discovering" my hair has curl (much like my mom's did around my age), I learned the CG "no poo" method at the same time. I'm only about a month in, and I haven't been able to find the perfect "cone-free" gels to help my hair remain un-frizzy; so, my hair's been feeling kind of heavy lately without using any shampoo. To see that you can have gorgeous curls like you ladies do in the pics you've shared makes me feel so relieved! I'm going to try it tonight and hope I'm blessed enough to rock my locks the way you have! Thanks for the thread!