I am also wondering about how often to co wash. I tried doing this once before but my hair just ended up lying flat on my head. But! I'm going to try again. So let's say I decide not to co wash - does this just mean the scalp area? Or does it include the length of the hair - because I can't imagine not using conditioner on the longer part of my hair- it would just be a mess. And, will just water on the scalp area get rid of the product (example, I'm using LA Looks gel, whatever #8 is)

And I hate to say it, but I use a little bit of hairspray, right in the front - because I have to use bobbypins to give a little lift right at the front of my hair, and if I don't use hairspray, it'll just fall right beck where it was. Will this wash out with conditioner?

Thanks for any help!
Type: 3a - type 1 on the underside. Thinning.

Currently using:
-Organix Tea Tree Mint Shampoo (occasionally)
-Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition conditioner
-Suave Waterfall Mist Conditioner or Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific as leave-in
-A mix of Shique Gel and HE Totally Twisted mousse
-FX Curls Up Mousse, on occasion