There is one step that I learned from the book which helps immensely with my new daily washing/co-washing routine. It's called a, "pre-cleanse". With this step you just apply conditioner or sulfate free shampoo prior to getting in the shower to wash your hair (book version). I altered this method a little because I prefer to apply loads of cheapie conditioner like Suave's Naturals Coconut (my staple) instead of the amount suggested. I do this in sections and it really helps me to pull out shed hairs and tangles. It also elongates my hair which is usually shrunken up into a tight curly fro from the day before.
I'm still using sulfate shampoo and my favorite leave-in conditioner (Paul Mitchell's The Conditioner) which has silicones in the ingredients list. For this reason I can't say that I'm abiding by the "rules" outlined in the book. Sulfates and Silicones are big no-no's with this method but I make sure to use Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) rinses to help resolve any issues there. Not only does the ACV help remove build-up but it also helps my hair to return back to a normal pH after using the shampoo. This is important because this leaves my hair more manageable by closing the cuticle layer back down. It also helps with moisture retention. I love ACV rinses!
My hair is definitely benefitting from all of the moisture it has been getting. I have been rockin' wash n' gos for six weeks straight and can't really see myself quitting anytime soon. I usually do my hair at night so I'm not too worried about having wet hair in the mornings when I head out. Hopefully I will begin to see tons of growth and length retention in the upcoming months.